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Get your real time location and more on your wrist with Gear Maps+ Walk Navigator Standalone for Gear S2 and S3

By
Efe Udin
 - 
Aug 17, 2017

Military grade Samsung Gear S2 and S3 are Tizen-powered smartwatches which are designed for adventure and it allows you to stay in touch without reaching out to your phone. Following the recent introduction of the navigation app, Ocean Sailor, and news apps, The Guardian/The New York Times to the Gear S series, a new app has now been added. Gear Maps + Walk Navigator Standalone app is meant you make your smartwatch more interesting.

With this app, you get GPS navigation software on your Gear S2 or S3 smartwatch with the ability to directly enter the route on your wearable tech’s screen. Upcoming turns are displayed showing you exactly where you need to go.

This is a standalone app that can use the Internal GPS of your watch, but still, has the need for data.

 

Main Features

  • Access Google Map on your watch.
  • Zoom in/out by rotating bezel.
  • Tap to icon location to find your location and show in the center.
  • Press icon direction then presses two points on the map to get direction between two location by walk.
  • Switch between road map and satellite.
  • Touch screen to browse map.
  • Get your location real time (if GPS is supported)

Locations cannot be gotten on a device that has no GPS

 

Back in 2011, the Tizen OS was launched and since then Samsung has consistently promoted this operating system by encouraging developers with incentive programs like the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program, which is scheduled to run from February to October, and the Indonesia Next Apps (INA) 4.0 which has helped a lot and many Tizen developers have benefitted immensely from these programs. As of now, there are thousands of developers on the Tizen platform and over 3000 applications. Although Android still dominate most of Samsung’s devices, the exponential growth of the Tizen OS is overwhelming and cannot be overlooked.

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