I tried everything all permissions i set enable, gps, etc. But i always get the message "connect to the smartphone" when i open google maps. As i can see some people can use google maps standalone with GW4 and others have the same issue. I think this is a bug, some people make crazy configuration that doesn't make any sense and claim that works. So how can i make google maps works without my phone?
Samsung makes two types of Watch4 devices. One is Bluetooth (BT) only, the other has both Bluetooth and LTE connectivity.
With the Watch4 BT you must connect the watch to your phone to use many of the features of the watch.
With Watch4 LTE it is the same situation if you're connection via BT; however, if your Watch4 is in LTE mode you don't need to be connected to your phone. The LTE connection requires that you purchase an additional phone line from your carrier.
Google maps requires you to connect to the internet to update the map as you move. You can download sections of the map to assist with the map loading in areas where network coverage is spotty or not existent. Road conditions will be missing in those areas.
I hope this helps.
Hi! As i said before that i cannot navigate with google maps using my Watch4 LTE. I let my phone at home and go to walk, spotify, internet, make calls, everything works fine, because my Watch4 use an esim. But only google maps doesnt works, showing that message to connect to my phone. When both are connected google maps works fine on Watch4.