Niantic Labs is the group within Google that’s behind the famed Ingress augmented reality game, but they have another app that definitely gets a lot less attention. It’s called Field Trip, and it lets you quickly and easily find places of interest around your physical location. You don’t even have to use the app yourself—it runs in the background and automatically lets you know when you’re getting close to “cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Now, the app will send those notifications to your wrist…
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The latest update to the app, bringing it to version 2.0.8, officially adds Android Wear support. You can receive and view the aforementioned notifications on your watch, and perhaps even more interestingly, you can actually start Field Trip searches directly on your Android Wear device as well. Just start the app manually to see some potential nearby places of interest. Alongside Wear support, the update also packs the usual bug fixes.
You can get the app for free in the Play Store, and here’s the full change log:
V2.0.8* Explore the world with your Android Wear watch!* Receive and view Field Trip notifications directly on your watch.* Start Field Trip searches for nearby cards directly on your watch.* Minor bug fixes.