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When using Google Maps navigation, it keeps popping up the navigation notification on my watch. Disabling the notification in the Wear OS app on my phone will also disable it on my watch. This means it won't rumble when nearing an turn. It will also disable the notification for the app. Enabling the notification in the app won't change anything regarding rumble and restarting the watch causes the setting to reset to what I set in the Wear OS app on my phone.

Is there a way to fix this?
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Hi Sven,
Unfortunately you've already explored the user-facing ways to control how the Maps notifications behave. I'm afraid there isn't a setting to limit the on-watch direction notifications without eliminating them entirely. 
You're not the only user to have pointed out this flaw but I'd encourage you to report it via Menu > Help & feedback > Send feedback in the Wear OS app on your phone. More reports may help to raise the priority of getting this addressed.
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I'm having the same problem. It's basically unusable.
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Also have this problem.
The navigation notification is refreshed every second or so. Makes nav notifications unbearable and unusable.

Using Fossil Gen 5
Last edited 8/27/19
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I'm having the same issue among other issues of the watch disabling call ability so I can't call from the watch. Constantly pushing notification while navigating is beyond irritating. It makes the app unusable. That is a major feature of the watch to me so I am returning the watch for the galaxy watch that actually has an operating system that works. I never thought Samsung would beat out Google on an operating system.
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Same problem here.  I thought it might be an Android 10 (Q) issue, but I guess not.
I get a watch notification every time the "distance" to the next turn changes.
Turn left in 300 feet - notification on watch.
Turn left in 250 feet - notification on watch.
Turn left in 200 feet - notification on watch.
It cuts battery life down to nothing, and is so annoying that I have no choice but to end watch navigation.
(Also using a Fossil Gen5)
Last edited 9/13/19
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2 days
Basically this makes navigation with the watch impossible.
My main reason to by the Fossil gen 5 was to navigate while driving my motor scooter in the City.

I really hope this gets fixed soon
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