Field Trip is a cool way to discover new places, and now it will send alerts about nearby discoveries right to your Android Wear smartwatch.
If you enable notifications in the Android app, Field Trip will ping you with historical findings and other local venues that you typically wouldn’t discover on your own while traveling.
But it’s pretty good for staying close to home, as you’ll find restaurants, unique architecture, and even supposedly haunted houses in your area.
You can also launch the Field Trip app directly on your watch, and it will pull up snippets of information about nearby findings. You can read the preview on your wrist, then launch the app on your phone for further details.
The update is live in the Play Store.
The story behind the story: Field Trip is the lesser known product of Google’s Niantic Labs, which makes the popular location-based game Ingress. The group operates fairly independently of Google, giving them the latitude to experiment with out-of-the-box ideas and features.