Don’t worry if you forgot your smartphone at home. If you have Android Wear smartwatch with Google Maps, you can use it to find the local business, get direction and more without being connected to your smartphone if it’s running Android Wear 2.0.

Sponsored Links

Furthermore, you can either use voice or finger to get turn-by-turn direction exact from the Android Wear smartwatch. You can also take the benefit of Google Map always on with the ambient display. If you are looking for the nearest coffee bar, then here’s the simple guide to use Google Map on Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch.

How to Use Google Maps on Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches

How to Use Google maps on Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches

Make sure that your smartwatch has GPS built-in and running Android Wear 2.3.

Quick Links:

To use Google Maps on Android Wear, first, you have to download Google Maps app from the Play Store on your smartwatch.

How to Use Google Maps by voice command on Android Wear

Step #1. Wake up your Android watch and say “Ok Google.”

Step #2. Command “Navigate to [destination].

Step #3. Next, Google Maps card will show up and ask you to choose a particular location.

Step #4. Now the turn-by-turn navigation starts.

Sponsored Links

How to Use speak to find a place or business in Google Maps on Android Wear

Step #1. Wake your Android Wear and say “Ok Google”.

Step #2. Now, say what you are looking for like:

“Find the Taj Mahal”, “where is the closest theatre” and “how far is Café Coffee Day from my home”

How to Use Google Maps manually on Android Wear

If you don’t want to use voice assistant to get direction on Android Wear using Google Maps, then you can use it manually by following the following steps.

Step #1. Launch Google Maps App on your Android Wear.

Step #2. Tap on a specific destination on the maps.

Step #3. Next, tap on the Navigation button at the bottom of the screen.

Step #4. Swipe left to see the complete detail of the destination you chose,

Step #5. Swipe left again to change the mode of transportation (walking, cycling or driving).

Step #6. Finally, swipe again to close that menu and start the turn-by-turn direction.

Steps to see time and distance to your destination

Step #1. Touch the navigation card to expand the Google Maps on full screen.

Step #2. Swipe left.

Step #3. Google Maps will show you complete time and distance details.

Steps to see your location on the map

Step #1. Wake up your watch.

Step #2. Swipe left.

Step #3. Scroll down to the Maps and tap on it.

Step #1. Swipe right.

Step #2. Go back to navigation.

Step #3. Tap on the blue arrow on navigation alert.

Steps to cancel navigation guide

Step #1. Swipe the card up.

Step #2. Swipe left.

Step #3. Tap on Exit notification.

You’re done!

This is how you can use Android wear navigation app on your Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch. If you have found any other trick while using the Google Maps service on your smartphone, then feel free to tell us in the comments or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.