ViewRanger delivers a smarter watch for outdoor exploration

Posted on 10/11/2015

ViewRanger has released a new version of the app for Android Wear ™ smartwatches, putting active outdoor navigation on your wrist.

Latest version of ViewRanger features new screens, allowing to make it easier for Android users to view data and control the app on the go.

The new smartwatch app is compatible with Android Wear watches, including the Tag Heuer Connected as well as Android Wear devices from Motorola, LG, Sony, and Samsung.           smartwatch-2.pngViewRanger also supports Android Wear™ devices’ new Always On technology which uses a low-power ambient screen mode to make sure that key navigation data is always available. This way the watch app can show relevant data all the time on-screen while saving battery power. 

New watch screen layouts have been designed to make it even easier to interact with ViewRanger on the go, including improved controls to start, pause and stop GPS track recording.

Using ViewRanger on any Android Wear™ smartwatch you can view the following data on the watch:

  • Track recording controls: start, pause, stop
  • Navigation arrow
  • Position (coordinates).
  • Distance travelled
  • Height gain
  • Height loss
  • Speed of travel
  • Heading
  • Current Altitude
  • Altitude graph                                                           smartwatch.png

The enhanced navigation screen on the watch makes it simpler to follow a route that has been previously plotted using ViewRanger on a smartphone, tablet or on the ViewRanger website. You can also download a route and guide from one of the hundreds of tourism, publishing and other organisations that have partnered with ViewRanger.        

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