HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in navigation and mapping, is providing its maps and location platform to Tizen-powered smartphones of Samsung and to Samsung’s newly introduced Gear S. On the Samsung Gear S, HERE is providing an application called Navigator, which offers turn-by-turn walk navigation and public transit routing. The app provides a complete stand-alone experience, including the ability to store map data locally on the device and use it offline for navigation, directions and search.
The users can pair Navigator app of Samsung Gear S with a new app called HERE (beta) which HERE has developed for the Samsung Galaxy family of devices. With the app you can conveniently plan and calculate routes for walking and public transit on your phone and then send them to your smartwatch. The app will be made available for download from the Samsung GALAXY Apps store when the Samsung Gear S hits stores.
Available at no cost to Samsung Galaxy users, HERE (beta) offers many features such as:
- Offline Navigation: Turn-by-turn drive or walk guidance without an internet connection for almost 100 countries;
- Detailed maps for download to use offline with your Samsung Galaxy;
- Public transport maps and directions for more than 750 cities in more than 40 countries available without an internet connection and live traffic information for more than 40 countries.
Sean Fernback, Senior Vice President Everyday Mobility, HERE, said: “We believe that maps and location-related functionality are essential for any operating system. HERE aims to deliver fresh maps, platform services and location cloud experiences to as many people and businesses as possible, independent of the device and operating system they are using. Partnering with Samsung for the Tizen OS, and providing maps and location services for the first time with the new Samsung Gear is another huge step for us in that direction.”