Show maps on Apple Watch

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    josh.restad

    I was very excited to use GaiaGPS on the Apple Watch, it was the reason I purchased an Apple Watch. But the application works very poorly. Bare minimum I would like to see where I am on the map, which it doesn't do that unless you track a route. I want it to work in tandem with my phone, which has more features (and I can actually see where I am). Currently I start recording a route on my phone (so I can actually see where I am and how far I have gone) and ALSO start recording a track on my watch (so I can ALSO see a small glimpse of where I am at). On top of all of this the Apple Watch App consistently crashes, losing any data you inputted into the watch (waypoints, tracks, etc.). While kayaking this means I can no longer use the watch at all, because it is difficult to setup again while everything is damp. It is a very big disappointment.

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    sparus

    Kayaking with watch app: my hope was to setup waypoints before a kayak trip with each waypoint title named which direction to go or turn when I came to such a location. That way I would not have to pull out my phone from its protected location to view the map and determine the turn direction. The watch would provide that information instead. However since the river or stream may be relatively wide, it is not possible to pinpoint the waypoint location of where on the water I would be relative to my marked waypoint. As a result if I were not so many XX feet from the waypoint when I when past it, the app thinks I missed it and tells me I am off route and wants me to go back. It is then stuck in that mode. I cannot tell it to ignore that waypoint. I cannot start the Route over since I would be beyond its starting point and be told I am off route and to go to its start.

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    Amata

    Agreed. GAIA is a mapping ap, and so not having a map always showing (even without importing tracks to follow, just existing, like it does on the phone) should be the #1 feature. People have been asking for this for years, GAIA still ignores us. 

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