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New ways to get around with Google Maps on iOS

August 10th, 2020

Google Maps helps you find places to go, things to do, and how to get there—no matter what device you’re using. With compatibility for Apple’s CarPlay Dashboard and a new app for the Apple Watch, people using iOS devices can safely and easily navigate with Google Maps right from their car or wrist.

Get things done without missing a turn

In the CarPlay Dashboard, you can now switch or pause songs from your favorite media app, rewind or fast forward podcasts or audiobooks, or quickly check calendar appointments without ever leaving turn-by-turn navigation in Google Maps. Theinformation is displayed in a split-screen view so you can get the information you need while keeping your focus on the road.

New ways to get around with Google Maps on iOS
Get more done on your drive with Google Maps in CarPlay Dashboard

Watch where you’re going on Google Maps–right from your wrist

When you’re out and about, smartwatches help you stay connected and see essential information at a glance. With the Google Maps app for the Apple Watch, you can easily navigate by car, bike, public transit, or on foot.

Quickly get estimated arrival times and step-by-step directions to destinations you’ve saved, like Home or Work, and other shortcuts you’ve designated in the app. For all other destinations, you can start navigating from your phone and pick up where you left off on your watch.

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See ETAs and step-by-step directions on the Google Maps app for the Apple Watch

Google Maps is now compatible with CarPlay Dashboard on all CarPlay supported vehicles globally. The Google Maps app for the Apple Watch starts rolling out worldwide in the coming weeks.

Update: Google Maps on CarPlay Dashboard starts rolling out this week with the next iOS update.