Apple Watch app shows live travel statistics
Travel app Polarsteps enables travelers to log their journey and check travel stats right from their wrist
22 APRIL 2015
Polarsteps, the new app that allows travelers to automatically track their adventures, has announced today the launch of their Apple Watch app. With this update to the iPhone app, owners of an Apple Watch can log their route and see travel stats right from their wrist.
With the Polarsteps app for the Apple Watch, travelers can easily add their current location to the route they traveled. Whenever an internet connection is available the information is automatically updated on an interactive world map, that can be shared in real time with friends and family at home. Besides keeping track of the route, travelers also get to see live travel stats - such as distance and trip duration - directly on the watch. For hardcore travelers there is a screen that shows the total stats of all their previous trips.
Polarsteps launched its iPhone app only a few weeks ago, and adding an Apple Watch app to their selection was a natural next step according to the founders. "We decided to build Polarsteps because of our own need for an easy and beautiful travel log that would help keep friends and family at home up to date. From the beginning, we've been investigating smart ways to leverage all the technology that travelers carry with them nowadays, so taking advantage of the new possibilities that the Apple Watch brings is an obvious step in our quest to make logging and sharing your travels as easy as possible," says Polarsteps CEO Koen Droste.
The Apple Watch app can be installed by downloading the Polarsteps iPhone app from the app store. For travelers who don't own Apple's latest gadget yet, routes can also be logged through the iPhone app or the beta version of the desktop site at www.polarsteps.com.
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Polarsteps is helping over 7 million travelers across the world to plan, track, and relive their trips. The Amsterdam scale-up was founded in 2015 by a team of avid travelers with a passion for smart technology and cool design. The all-in-one travel app makes every part of the journey easier and more enjoyable: from the very first spark of travel inspiration to reliving it when it’s all over and done. The goal? To inspire and connect people across the globe through travel — so that everyone can express their wanderlust in a beautiful (and responsible) way.
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Easily use your travel bucket list and Polarsteps travel guides to plan a trip and build your own editable itinerary. Once you're there, let us take over and plot your path on a digital world map that you can fill with your own photos, videos, and thoughts. Want to share your journey? Simply invite your loved ones along for the virtual ride. Finally, at the end of it all, you can create a beautifully designed Travel Book with the push of a button – turning your travel moments (the good, the bad, and everything in between) into lifetime memories.