Apple has launched a new Apple Watch Series 7 with the most advanced functions. It has added a separate App Store for Apple Watch, cuts the need for iPhone to download the apps on smartphones and synchronize them on the watch. Apple has launched three new features in the fitness section. The new bigger screen, more watch faces & automatic detection to Cycle apps. The new watch has plenty of fitness apps to use in daily workouts, and also it crowded with apps from the most commonly used categories. When you search for the specific app, then you will get it in the App Store.
The GPS & navigations apps are somehow hard to dig. Apple Watch Series 6 & Apple Watch Series 7 comes with various sensors, GPS tracking, and better antennas to use maps & navigation services.
We can use our Apple smartwatch to find out streets in new cities to find restaurants, hotels, cinema halls, schools, hospitals, and heritage places. Back in 2017 Google removed its Google Maps app from the Apple Watch store, but now it has returned in the store. If you are searching for best GPS & navigation apps in App Store, then I will help you to find out. I have listed the best GPS & navigation apps for Apple Watch Series 5, Series 6 & Series 7 smartwatches.
1. Apple Maps
Apple has created a curated version of Apple Maps for smartwatches. The map & navigation app from the company is not good compared to Google Maps. Google Maps are quite old in the market and updated many times to make it perfect and show you accurate tracking. On the other hand, Apple Maps is new and the company still working on it to provide most of the services to users. Use it to find locations in the new cities and to On turn by turn navigation.
You can call it is one of the best GPS & navigation app for the Apple Watch. It is the old app in the App Store since the first version of the watch. You can take advantage of it to search for various places in the city. Also, you can navigate the streets by running, walking & driving by bike, car, or other transport services. The Citymapper will alert you when you reach your destination with a simple notification.
Apple has rewarded this app as the best compass navigation app for its accurate services to navigators. The Compass app lets you find the altitude of an area, buildings near you, latitude/longitude display, and other options. It is best for hiking, trekking, camping, and other discoveries in unknown regions. The weather information on the current location and flashlight in the night have provided as an essential function.
Best in use to turn by turn voice navigation on the roads so you can ride your vehicle without any worries. The company behind Scout Maps & GPS Navigation calls itself as only a social navigation app in the App Store. It lets you share your location or meeting address with your friends and also allows you to track your friends with location sharing. Real-time traffic and live speed updates help you to find the best and quickest way to reach your destination.
To find out gas stations, bars, restaurants, ATMs, hotels, banks, hospitals, and more places, you can use the Find Near Me app. It automatically locates your current location and guides you to a new city. Find the distance you have to walk or ride to reach the place. The app uses Google Maps API to show you accurate location by using the GPS & navigation system. Find Near Me works on both Apple Watch Series smartwatches.
6. New York Subway MTA Map
The app on your wrist will help you to roam freely in New York city. it presents the MTA-created subway map of the city with a helpful transit route planner. It includes all the boroughs – Manhatten, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx & Staten Island. You can check the upcoming trains, see the nearest station, check the remaining time of next arrival, and plan routes according to the famous building Empire State Building. it also works in offline mode, so you should use it while switching your internet connection. The developer has a really helpful app for popular cities across the world like London, Tokyo, etc.
The last navigation app on our list is Transit – Subway & Bus Times. It is not only bus & subway times, but it also tells you to live schedule and arrival times. It shows turn-by-turn navigation in new cities, and also helps you to get to the nearest stations. You can plan a trip to new cities, and also get alerts when missed the planned route. You can request Uber, Lyft, or VIA services using the Transit app. It works in all the major cities of the US, Canada & Europe. Some features are for premium users, but most of the needy features are offered in the free version.
It is the oldest player in the market. It was launched on early Apple watches, but for some reason, Google decided to remove Google Maps from the App Store for Apple Watch. You don’t have to ask what features Google will offer you inside the app. You just wish to find out and the app will serve you. It offers an accurate GPS system, turn-by-turn navigation, live location, location sharing, famous places, user ratings, and many more. The latest Google Maps version is well-curated for the Apple Watch Series.
Madhav Biradar started his career in technology back in 2011, where he covered mobile & gaming articles. He is an enthusiast in smartphone & wearable gadgets. In his free time, he likes to read about new tech gadgets and watch movies.