How to Use Google Maps on Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3

how to use google maps on Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 runs on Tizen OS as a result you can’t use Google maps your Samsung smartwatches except through a third-party app. In this post, I am going to outline guidelines on how to use Google maps on your Active 2, Galaxy Watch, or even the Galaxy Watch 3.

How to Use Google Maps On Galaxy Watch Active 2

    First option Paid app

  1. First, download and install Navigation Pro to your watch from the Galaxy store. Then open the app and it will prompt you to download the app to your phone.
  2. Go to Playstore and search for Navigation pro and then download it on your smart device as this cannot work without a smartphone.
  3. Open Google maps and tap on your destination and long tap on the direction button to start routes navigation. This will automatically start the app on your smartwatch. The will speak out navigation as you move to your destination.
  4. To terminate the navigation tracking, tap on the cancel icon from the app to stop tracking your routes.
    Note: This is a paid app, you will need to pay to activate this app to work with Google maps.

First option, Free app

The second option I use to track my routes is Navigation Wear, this app is free and it works with Google Map very well and can help you easily locate your destination by speaking to you from your watch. The process is pretty much about the same as the first method.

  1. First, download Naviagtion Wear from Galaxy Store to your watch and also install the app on your phone.
  2. Next, open Google Maps, tap on your destination and long press on directions to start route tracking.
  3. This will automatically start the Navigation Wear app on your Active 2.

These navigation apps will work for Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch, Active 2, and Gear S3 smartwatches.

How to Setup Samsung Galaxy Watch – Step-by-step Guide

How to Setup Samsung Galaxy Watch

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is indeed one of the most refined watches you can buy. It looks like a traditional watch and very attractive on my wrist. I just got the 46mm and I’m going to show you how to set up this smartwatch to work with your compatible phone.

How to Setup Samsung Galaxy Watch

  1. Step 1.
  2. Download the Galaxy wearable app from play store, Galaxy store or iOS store if you use an Apple phone.

  3. Step 2.
  4. Press and hold down the home button (lower button) on the Galaxy watch for a couple of seconds to turn it on.

  5. Step 3
  6. Click on get started and the app will request to connect to your Galaxy watch, accept. The App will now download the Galaxy Watch plugin which can take some seconds depending on the speed of your internet connection.

  7. Step 4.
  8. Click on the code you received on your Galaxy watch to start the pairing process. The app will now download the Galaxy watch plugging to your phone.

  9. Step 4.

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Tap on Agree and “Ok” to link the Galaxy Watch plugin with the Galaxy Watch, then select options and tap next to finish the pairing process.

Conclusion, the pairing process is now complete, the Galaxy Watch will now walk you through the basics on how to use the watch.