Displays Google Navigation instructions from the phone on your Samsung watch. Great for driving, cycling and public transport. Features autostart with navigation, voice output, customizable vibration, 102 languages, options for themes, speedometer and much more! It requires the free companion app "Navigation Pro" from Samsung Galaxy Apps.
How to use: - Install Samsung Gear and connect with your Gear smartwatch. - Install this "Navigation Pro" app on your watch. - Install "Navigation Pro" app from Google Play on your phone. - Start "Navigation Pro" app on your phone. - Allow the app to read notifications. (Go to: Settings > Security > Notification Access and enable Navigation Pro). - Start Google Maps Navigation and instructions will be pushed to your smartwatch.
Troubleshooting - Ensure your Gear watch is connected to Phone and you have "Galaxy Wearable" installed. - If the app still only shows the "Ready" message, please ensure that maps notifications are activated and displayed on your phone (Go to: Settings > Apps > Maps and enable "Show notifications"). - Restart smartphone AND Gear watch - Uninstall from phone, restart phone and reinstall the app - If you have a Xiaomi phone, go to Security -> Permissions -> Autostart and activate "Gear Navigation"
The Wear OS app is not standalone and requires phone interaction in order to function.
Compatible with all Galaxy Watch models, Gear S2 / S3 / Sport, Gear 1, Gear 2, Gear S. For Gear Fit2 (Pro) use the following app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=smartwatchstudios.app.gearfit20navigation
Aug 20, 2023
Maps & Navigation
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Works great. I started using it a couple years ago, and it was a little unreliable when put into background mode. Either through improvements in the app and/or Android, it's rock solid now (mid 2023). Setup can potentially be a pain, but my experience was straightforward and only took a few minutes of making sure the proper permissions were granted on the phone and watch.
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June 28, 2023
Turns on my watch navigation when I'm in my car and runs down my watch battery. In response to the developer, as I mentioned, the settings on the ohone are not helpful. I use android auto and do not want my watch to take priority over it. I have it switched to off, but it doesn't turn it off. When I had auto start turned off I could not get maps/location to woek on the watch at all. Again.. making the app useless.
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June 28, 2023
Hi Marilyn, in the Navigation pro settings on your phone, there are 2 options interesting for you: "Android Auto", switch this off if you prefer your car's navigation over the watch. Or switch off "Autostart watch app" to only use the app on demand.
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November 21, 2018
The app works but has a few flaws that make it unreliable. The watch vibration signaling an upcoming turn happens way to late to be useful. If you navigate to any other application or home screen on your watch the app will no longer alert you at all. When I finish with a different app, it should revert back to GPS automatically if the GPS is still in use on my phone. It should also have the option to turn the screen off in between notifications. There's no reason for my screen to be on my entire trip. It kills the battery way to fast. Please allow me to turn my screen off, not just dim it. Not worth the 2 dollars.
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November 22, 2018
Hi Justin, when you put the app in the background on your watch you probably don't want to use it. That's why it does not vibrate then or pop up by itself. It is a good idea to let the screen turn off between turns. However, the app would be closed then by the watch. You can open the app on your phone, go to settings and tick "Dim watch display".
Autostart watch app Voice output on watch Themes & customization Improved Android 12 compatibility Support for public transport Experimental support for Maps Go, Here WeGo, Locus Maps, OsmAndroid, Calimoto & GeoVelo Wear OS support