How is the issue affecting users
To offer a quick shortcut to start navigation, the Wear OS client of Google Maps pulls the home and work address data from the phone app. Some users have reported that their home and work addresses are not working on Google Maps’ WearOS app after a new update. The WearOS app is reportedly asking users to set those addresses from their phones even after they are already set on the linked account.
The issue seems to be quite widespread and is affecting multiple WearOS 3 smartwatches. However, some wearables like the Montblanc Summit 3 seem to be unaffected by the bug.
One of the users who have also reported the issue has mentioned a temporary workaround for the same. The user noted that the issue was resolved after uninstalling updates to Google Maps through the Play Store. The tech giant is expected to patch the bug with an upcoming update.
Google has asked developers to focus more on WearOS apps after the company released its first-ever smartwatch — the Pixel Watch. Smartwatches running WearOS are also expected to get a new w Google News app soon.