Using ‘Nearby’ on Apple Watch

Jesse Hollington
By Jesse Hollington - Senior Editor
Using ‘Nearby’ on Apple Watch

While Apple’s watchOS 2.2 update wasn’t nearly as feature-packed as iOS 9.3 or even tvOS 9.2, it did offer up at least one particularly useful new feature: The “Nearby” feature from iOS 9’s Apple Maps comes not only to CarPlay, but also to the Apple Watch, once you’re running watchOS 2.2.

Using ‘Nearby’ on Apple Watch

As one might expect for a wrist-sized option, the Apple Watch Maps app keeps points of interest down to the basics.

Opening the Maps app on your Watch and scrolling down will reveal the “Nearby” option below “Search” and “My Location,” and selecting it will give you top-level categories for Food, Shopping, Fun, and Travel.

Each of these will present three sub-categories that you can then choose from to get a list of up to 20 venues within that category.

By Jesse Hollington Senior Editor
Jesse Hollington was a Senior Editor at iLounge. He's written about Apple technology for nearly a decade and had been covering the industry since the early days of iLounge. In his role at iLounge, he provided daily news coverage, wrote and edited features and reviews, and was responsible for the overall quality of the site's content.