Get directions, traffic, flight info & more

This article applies only to watches paired with Android devices.

You can get directions, find local businesses, learn about your commute, see your location, and more with Maps for Android Wear. Check out the examples below to learn about some of the things Android Wear can do for you.

Which languages work with your voice
Most of the tips below work if your language is set to English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese. Some voice actions aren’t available in all languages and countries.
Get turn-by-turn navigation

You can speak to your watch to get turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Say your destination, and the route will appear on your watch. As you go, you'll see directions for every turn.

When Location is enabled on your phone, Navigation works on your watch even when your phone is locked.

See countries where Navigation is available.

Speak to get turn-by-turn directions

  1. ​Make sure the watch is awake.
  2. Say “Ok Google.” 
  3. Say something like “Navigate to Starbucks.”
  4. A Google Maps card will show up on your watch. You might need to choose a more specific destination. You can also change travel modes or cancel your trip.
  5. Turn-by-turn navigation will start.
    Tip: To see the full list of directions, swipe up on the green card at the bottom of the screen.
  6. To go back to the watch screen, swipe from left to right → . Navigation will mute. To go back to full screen navigation, touch the blue arrow on the directions notification.

See the time and distance to your destination:

  1. Touch the navigation notification card to go into full screen mode.
  2. Swipe once from right to left ←.
  3. You’ll see the route information.

Cancel your navigation:

  1. Swipe the card up.
  2. Swipe from right to left ← until you see Exit navigation. Then touch it.
Find places & business info

You can speak to your watch to find nearby places and businesses. You can also find the phone number or address of a nearby business and see how far away it is.

Speak to find a place or business

  1. Make sure the watch is awake.
  2. Say “Ok Google.”
  3. Say what you’re looking for, like:
    • "Find the Eiffel Tower"
    • “Where’s the closest gas station?”
    • “Target stores in Denver”
    • “Blue Barn address”
    • “How far is Starbucks from my home?”

Learn how to find nearby places using the Google Maps app for your phone or tablet.

See your location on the map
  1. If your watch is dim, wake it up by touching the watch face.
  2. Swipe once right to left ←.
  3. Scroll down and touch Maps.


  • Exit the map by swiping from the left side of the screen to the right →. If your watch has a physical button, you can press it once.
  • See a list of places within view of the map. Touch the place marker  > choose a place in the list > start navigation by touching the arrow .

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