Today Nokia announced that the company has worked with Samsung to prepare for the arrival of HERE mapping on select Android smartphones and Tizen-powered smartwatches. This means should you purchase the newly announced Gear S, you'll be able to enjoy a full mapping experience from Nokia.
With HERE for Tizen smartwatches, owners can check their current location, select destinations and receive turn-by-turn walk directions. Local public transit is also supported (in select cities), offering an insight into timetables and the up-to-date status of multiple modes of transport. It's possible to perform all these tasks offline and without a smartphone , which is always handy.
Nokia will be releasing its HERE software for Android (select Samsung smartphones) and Tizen soon. Check out the HERE blog post for more details. Will you be picking up a Samsung Gear S now that you know HERE will be on-board?