Apple Watch Maps Glance Alway Showing Direction Home?

jaeb0922

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Jan 25, 2012
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I always have the glance map on my watch showing a direction to my home. Am I the only one with this issue? Is there a way to disable this found if so?
 

cwosigns

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Jul 8, 2008
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Columbus,OH
I always have the glance map on my watch showing a direction to my home. Am I the only one with this issue? Is there a way to disable this found if so?
I think it's a feature, not an issue. If you need directions to somewhere else, use the Maps app. "Glances" by design is a quick piece of useful information.

If you're wondering about your commute, use Glances. If you need an actual Maps app, use Maps.
 

tgara

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Jul 17, 2012
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I think it's a feature, not an issue. If you need directions to somewhere else, use the Maps app. "Glances" by design is a quick piece of useful information.

If you're wondering about your commute, use Glances. If you need an actual Maps app, use Maps.
My watch is doing the same thing when I switch to the Maps glance. However, I don't think this is the way it is supposed to work. According to the User Manual,

Apple Watch has a Maps glance for a quick look at your location and surroundings, and a full Maps app for exploring and getting directions.
and

... for a quick look at your location, swipe up on your watch face, then swipe to the Maps glance.
From this, I take it to mean that if you switch to the Maps glance, the map that is shown shows your location, not a route. Routes and directions are shown in the full Maps app on the watch, not the Glance. But when the OP and I ask for the glance, we get a route home. On mine, it shows my location briefly, then switches to a route home.

I think it's a bug.
 
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Taco1933

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I just checked mine and it's showing how I get to the restaurant I go to every Wednesday night :eek:
 

melman101

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Thanks, much appreciated!

I wish the manual was more clear about this. All I want in a Glance is my location. If I want a route, I will fire up the Maps app.
BTW, that will turn off other stuff, like your Notification Center widget telling you how long it will take to get home on your iPhone, etc.