DIRECTIONS AND TRAVEL
Navigate your world with Apple Watch
The Apple Watch is designed to be on your person during all waking hours, so it makes sense for it to help you get around. Get the most out of going from A to B.
41 Get there with Siri
The fastest way to get somewhere is to ask Siri for directions. You can ask Siri for directions to contacts and local businesses, or you can speak out an address.
42 Search your contacts
Ensure details for contacts on your iPhone are all up-to-date, with home and work addresses, for people close to you. Tap the Maps glance to open the app and then do a deep press to reveal a Contacts button that enables you to search for people’s details from your Watch.
43 Siri go home
Make sure Siri can direct you to work and home. Open Contacts on your iPhone and make sure your home and work addresses are filled out. Now tap Settings > General > Siri > My Info and choose your card from the contacts list.
44 Use your iPhone to search
When you search for an address in Maps on your iPhone, it gets added to the Recents list, which can be viewed on your Watch. Open the Maps app on your Apple Watch and perform a deep press, tap Search and scroll down to find addresses you’ve recently searched for.
45 Dropping pins
You can drop a pin on the map and get directions to that location. Tap and hold your finger on the Watch‘s screen to drop the pin 46. Start the right way When you use the Maps app to get directions it can be tricky to set off in the right direction. Swipe leftwards before starting to look at the map overview. The arrow will show the direction in which you are heading. (not too hard or you’ll perform a deep press). Tap the pin to select it, then scroll down to find the buttons to get driving and walking directions. 47. Going to themoon Tap the moon complication in the Astronomy watch face to view a map of the lunar surface. Rotating the Digital Crown shows the lunar phase for past and upcoming days.
48 Going global
The Maps app only zooms out so far. If you are travelling internationally you may prefer to use the Astronomy watch face, which displays your position as a blue dot on a globe.
49 Become a space explorer
The Astronomy watch face can also be used to view your position in the solar system. Activate and then switch to that face, then tap the solar system complication in its bottom-right corner. This displays the solar system with all the planets correctly aligned.
Don’t forget to add tickets and loyalty cards to Passbook on your iPhone. These then appear in the Passbook app on your Watch. Scroll down a pass to reveal its scannable barcode.
One of the best uses for the Apple Watch is as a navigation aid. The Maps app with integrated turnbased directions works once you get used to it, but be sure to swipe and check to make sure you’re going in the right direction. Use Siri or drop pins to find locations, or favourite items on your iPhone and pick up the directions on your Apple Watch.