Love the turn by turn nav

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Appl3FTW, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    so convenient, possibly one of the hidden features.

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  2. KisonBY macrumors member

    May 26, 2015
    How's that hidden? :S
    It was in guided tours, shown multiple times during presentations, and turns on automatically when you start directions on your iPhone.
    But yes, it's pretty nice, like different tap patterns for left/right turns.
  3. xRYD3Rx macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    Love that feature as well! Was using it today :D

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  4. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    So you are holding your arm in an unatural position while driving and find it convenient.
  5. xRYD3Rx macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    Your question referring it to me? Well I was at red light when I took the picture but convenient for me without issues. Also makes ticking noise when I am nearing a left/right turn.
  6. danmart macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2015
    Lancs, UK
    I want this to come to the TomTom app - that is my satnav of choice with my iPhone.
  7. Anya B macrumors 6502

    Anya B

    Jul 20, 2013
    I love the navigation on the watch too. I travel a lot and am absolutely rubbish at directions. I used to use my iPhone and it always worked brilliantly, the watch is more discreet when I'm walking around strange cities.

    Turn by turn navigation is one of the reasons I purchased the watch.
  8. shortcrust macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    I love it during the day, but I used it last night for the first time and I couldn't really see the detail on the screen in the dark. Not much use at complex junctions. There's a bit too much trailing in my vision as the watch and my head bob around. Perhaps it's something you get better at.
  9. Lictor macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2008
    I don't own a car, but it is certainly very useful when walking or riding a bike. I just wish Apple Map were a little better as routing for bikes - or that this feature would work with Google Map.
  10. JayLenochiniMac, Jun 7, 2015
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    JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    This makes no sense. You don't look at your watch until you feel the taps and when you do, your hand is already at the top of the steering wheel (either the 10-2 hand position per old-school driving instructors or the 9-3 hand position) and it's just a quick glance.
  11. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Another possibly hidden feature is it has a touch screen.
  12. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2006
    That functionality is unbelievable. Now I don't use the voice during GPS so my music isn't interrupted
  13. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    Amazing I didn't know that.
  14. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    Got the purple... Yeee

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  15. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    I love it too but I dont get any voice guidance on the directions, only taps. I assume that is intentional? Just checking.
  16. xRYD3Rx macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    Good question it does not talk. It just makes a ding ding noise. Though I returned my watch I miss that little guy!
  17. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    Same here only taps I don't know if it's any instructions to make it voice.
  18. makotoisle macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2012
    This x100! Navigation has been absolutely phenomenal when traveling so I'm not walking around with my iPhone out, constantly looking at directions.
  19. Betsy30 macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Tried it for the first time last evening. I didn't think of it until I'd gone a couple of miles and used Siri to input my destination. It was Whole Foods (not where I was actually going but I knew Siri wouldn't recognize the restaurant name), but not the location nearest to me. I don't know whether Siri I assumed I was going to the nearer location, or just didn't understand me, but I think my arm is black & blue from all the tapping the watch did to try to make me turn in the wrong direction and make U-turns, lol. Moral of this story - input your destination and check it before you start driving.
  20. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I'm also a big fan. I have a carplay head unit in my car but leave the audio off directions as its annoying (don't ask me why). The taps on my wrist are a nice reminder of a turn coming up, I look at the head unit not my watch, but the taps are excellent reminders.
  21. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    I like it as well. Pretty cool how there are two different "ticking" noises for left and right turns. Very slick.
  22. KojiH macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    Wait a sec. There is a noise?

    All I get on mine are Taptic Engine taps... I know that there are different patterns for left and right but I find that sometimes they are difficult to discern based on driving environment.
  23. PhantomCypher macrumors member

    May 21, 2015
    Yes there are two different, distinctive sounds for left and right turns. I think there may even be a third U turn one... I hear it all the time!
  24. pakyooh macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2009
    I wish apple would let 3rd party navigation apps use the taptic engine for the same purpose. I asked Navigon if they can implement this and got a response that Apple doesn't allow it at the moment.
  25. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    Yes, this is one of the reasons why I turned my sound back on. There are some things missing when the sound on the watch is muted.

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