Google Maps not working on some Wear OS devices

Google has been slowly making improvements to its Wear OS platform during the last a number of months. However, one factor has been plaguing many customers of the platform during the last weeks deeming one of the extra helpful options of a smartwatch, unnecessary.

As identified by way of PunikaWeb a number of customers are not able to make use of Google Maps on their Wear OS smartwatches. Users are merely greeted by way of a clean white display screen with the Google Maps UI nonetheless visual.

It doesn’t appear to be a subject on our Huawei Watch 2, however consistent with the record, the TicWatch Pro, TicWatch S2, Fossil Q Explorist HR, Skagen Falster 2, in addition to Tag Heuer and Misfit smartwatches are all suffering from this trojan horse. It’s not transparent what the reason for this trojan horse is, however customers have attempted to mend the problem by way of clearing the app’s information and reinstalling the app to no avail.

This Friday, A Mobovi Forums Admin instructed the problem used to be with the most recent model of Google Maps. It’s conceivable the problem lies with Google Maps v10.13.3 and some customers have observed good fortune by way of rolling again the most recent replace to the Google Maps app. To do that, you want to uninstall the up to date Google Maps app and sideload model 10.12.1 from APK Mirror.

As of April 13, a Wear OS Product knowledgeable has escalated the issue to Google however there was no replace on the issue since then.

Source | Google Support thread

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