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    Robyn

    Hi Everyone, 
    I wanted to drop in here and let everyone know we are listening and thank you for your feedback. I can definitely see how this would be a great addition for Android users. 

    While this currently isn't on the roadmap, I encourage others to upvote this request to show their support. 

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    Landon

    You guys need to get on android wear ASAP. Your biggest competition,ViewRanger, offers andorod wear. The time is now. Get the developers on it. I really would like to stay with gaia gps but if this feature is not brought I will be forced to switch to ViewRanger

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    esturg4

    Agreed.  I would love a Gaiagps app on Android Wear.  It would be convenient to look at your watch to make sure that you’re following the hiking trail and not have to pull out your phone.

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    shaynes1776

    Here's a response I received.

     

    "We don't have plans to integrate with the Android Wear platform at this time, but other users have expressed a desire for it on our Community Forum here: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360022946973-Android-Watch

    Feel free to vote, comment, and follow this feature request."

     

    Really hoping they pick this up seeing as I already purchased a year.

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    kyeosh

    I agree, it would be a great feature to work with the "Guide Me" function on the phone. It wouldn't be nearly as awkward to hike and navigate, if you could just glance at your wrist at every fork in the road. 

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    WayneStanton

    Signed up just to comment I really want an Android Wear App. I'm deciding between Gaia, Viewranger, and Alltrails. An Android Wear App would really seal the deal on this app.

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    shaynes1776

    WayneStanton, you're better off choosing another app that already supports android wear. These guys really show no interest (or priority) in making this happen. Maybe if they lose out on would be subscribers they will make it happen. I plan on not renewing my yearly subscription until they decide to make this feature available.

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    Josh Marvel

    Get on it people. Come on. Everyone else is leaving you behind on this.

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    jsquat

    Not sure it could be part of this request or not, or maybe its Garmin too.  I would like to have Gaia use the GPS from my Fenix watch via bluetooth.  Would save some battery life on my phone....I kind of like the larger screen when backpacking.

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    soeren

    Really missing an app for Wear OS.

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    Palamarek

    When is this going to be addressed? I would really like to use Gaia on my android smart watch.

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    henry.pham

    not sure i'd switch to viewranger as i'm just getting comfortable with gaiaGPS and may be too lazy to learn a new system.  WIthout android wear/casio support it's definitely going to have me look in this direction as an option.

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    Doylie

    Been with Gaia 5 years despite a few annoyances have been very happy. Now leaving due this issue. Its clearly the way forward and developers don't seem to be on board with it at all. Android wear uptake might be a bit slower but not for much longer. And many people don't want to go all in on the apple ecosystem (which is pretty much a binary thing unfortunately). So its off to transfer my hike library and learn a new app... Pity

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    yjhong515

    I use an alternative tracking app because of android wearos support. Would like to use GaiaGPS for tracking. Would be great to have shortcuts from my watch to start/stop tracking and quickly view my route.

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    jcryan3065

    GAIA please develop for use on android smart watch please!!  I swear by this app, however I want to be able to use it on a android smart watch.  I really don't want to have to switch GPS apps!  Thank you.  Great app though.

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    GeeCal

    I've been using GaiaGPS since 2018, always as an Android user.  I love the app . . . except . . . as an Android user I feel like a 2nd class citizen.  We are not considered for upgrades, use and improvements.  This is a fine example. Two years ago this request was made and the response was it wasn't on their radar.  GaiaGPS, please don't just cater to the Apple population. You have a good number of Android users, many who, like me, are silent and using the product in hopes of improvements coming our way.  My patience, and loyalty, is running thin.  I hope you will invest in your Android users in a big way soon!

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    yjhong515

    Also Google seems to be leaving Android Wear users in the dust and not really expanding or adding much support. Now that Google bought Fitbit maybe they will make it better and then Gaia can be persuaded to add Android support in the future.

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    Michael

    Really hope that this becomes a thing. I love GaiaGPS, use android, but to be able to see the trail on your wrist without having to pay for another service would be great

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    rnuez77

    Hello Gaia Maps Team. It seems the android community here is not being listened to. 2 years and no response yet. What is going on?  I was just out in Harriman State Park and was wishing I had Gaia Maps on my Android watch. I have never owned a apple phone or watch and never plan to. Sometimes it nice to add something even though it doesn't seem like it is needed The community is asking for something reasonable here.

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    Michael

    Too bad there's still nothing - Loved Gaia and have a subscription but I'll be ending that to go to Alltrails I suppose

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    rnuez77

    Such a shame. Might need a new team to develop a similar app and actually be inclusive

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    henry.pham

    Depending on what/why you need gaia, OnX might be a better option, once my subscription here ends (or maybe before) i'll likely be switching over to OnX.  I currently have gaia and alltrails (mostly for up-to-date trail conditions), while i prefer gaia for its feature set and reliability in remote places, android really is just a side project for gaia.  I often need to use my ipad just to manage things, then switch back to my android tablet for when i'm in the car and driving.

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    oscar

    using gaiagps for years, imo best app of its kind, i strongly support the request for use on android sportswear, else i might go for a completely different solution and be obliged to leave gaia behind as a nice thing of the past, because of its lack of mobility

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    jordan193

    Time for an update on this request from the Gaia team I think this demand isn’t going away anytime soon.

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    a.lucero2892

    I will be sticking with Gaia as the app has proven itself for me in many situations. Now with Samsung switching to Wear OS I will soon be converting to use a watch as my primary device vs a phone. I would prefer to maintain my maps and tracking while out on trail rides and running with Gaia GPS since all of my routes are already established. It would be a major plus to be able to use the watch independent of the phone offline and have the tracks get auto synched when back online. Please make this happen. The android Auto functionality has been great, can see this being a major benefit in the future.

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    michelleplotnik

    I came here looking to see recommendations for Wear OS watches that work well with Gaia and was surprised that after years of requests, it doesn't seem to be getting any traction.  Please don't make me regret my premium purchase.

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    johnwight

    Android wear is not just a "great" feature, it is critical and the future of this technology. Nobody wants to pull out their phone to see where they are while moving. If you can do it for ios, you can do it for Android. Rather unbelievable that it is not even on your "roadmap." As soon as Garmin comes out with their new map UI, I'm switching to their watch product. Unless you have something ready for the Android watch. You have been given all the fair notice in the world.

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    Michael

    @johnwight I bought a Garmin Fenix 5S used and haven't looked back. I use Gaia for planning on the computer but you can't beat having the map on your wrist. They have topo maps and I can import trails from gps files

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    katherinesill.09

    Agree with everyone on this thread - switched from apple to android several years ago, and most of my outdoorsy friends are on android devices also. One main reason why I want to get a smartwatch is to not only preserve my phone battery when in the field, but even moreso to allow me to check my route quickly without pulling out my phone. This should not only be on the "roadmap", it should already be developed. Really disappointed in Gaia's response to this - has me reconsidering switching to garmin for navigation in the field ☹

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    Landon

    Alright Gaia you guys have until the new new Google pixel watch to at the very least give us a timeframe for integration with wear OS or I'm done with anything Gaia .

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