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Google Maps gets better iOS navigation, standalone Apple Watch support

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Apr 5, 2022
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Google is rolling out new features and updates to its Google Maps for iOS app, including features that facilitate navigation on iPhone and Apple Watch.

The changes include a more detailed navigation map – which will include streetlight data and improved building contours – for users traveling to unfamiliar locations. Google is also rolling out even more details in select cities for iOS and CarPlay.

In addition, navigation routes requiring travel on toll roads will now display estimated toll prices based on factors such as payment methods and the time of week. Google says this feature will come to 2,000 toll roads in the US, India, Japan and Indonesia in April.

On watchOS, Google is adding the ability to get directions right on their wrist. Google users will soon be able to tap the Apple Watch shortcut and start navigating without an iPhone connected. A new “Take Me Home” complication gives users easy access to directions back to a set location.

Other smaller features include a new pinned trip widget that allows users to see selected trips, as well as an updated Google Maps search widget with a smaller UI.

The Mountain View tech giant also plans to add Google Maps integration directly to Shortcuts, Spotlight, and Siri. Once rolled out, the feature will allow users to ask Siri for directions via voice commands.

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