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Sprint Product Ambassador: GPS on the GEAR S



One of my favorite new features on the GEAR S is the built in GPS. What really stands out with it is the ability to use it without your device. There are two ways to use it as a standalone GPS, One is to have the device activated on your account and the other is to download offline Maps via wifi.One thing that I really like is that the Gear S will vibrate when you are supposed to turn, so if you are walking and talking with a crowd in an unfamiliar place you'll get a physical notification of when to make your next turn. I really like this feature and looking forward to trying it out. Next week we will be in the Florida Keys for vacation and will be fun to put this to the test for locations that we aren't familiar with.

Lastly you can still use the Here GPS app while tethered to your device, Once you download the HERE app select pedestrian and enter your destination in and when it comes up you'll have the ability to "Send to Gear"

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Overall I really like having this feature in a smart watch and look forward to using it, a lot!

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