HERE for Samsung: Fresh maps for the new Samsung Gear S

HERE for Samsung: Fresh maps for the new Samsung Gear S

BERLIN, Aug. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HERE, a leader in navigation,
mapping and location experiences, today announced that it has partnered with
Samsung to bring its maps and location platform services to Tizen-powered
smart devices by Samsung, including the newly-announced Samsung Gear S.

With this partnership, HERE continues to broaden its reach to more people and
businesses across screens and operating systems.

On the Samsung Gear S, HERE is powering an application called Navigator, which
offers turn-by-turn walk navigation and public transit routing. The app
provides a complete stand-alone experience, including the ability to store map
data locally on the device and use it offline for navigation, directions and
search.

To get the most out of Navigator on your Samsung Gear S, you can also pair it
with a new app called HERE (beta) which HERE has developed for the Samsung
Galaxy family of devices. With the app you can conveniently plan and calculate
routes for walking and public transit on your phone and then send them to your
smartwatch. The app will be made available for download from the Samsung
GALAXY Apps store when the Samsung Gear S hits stores.

Available at no cost to Samsung Galaxy users, HERE (beta) offers among other
features:

  oOffline Navigation: Turn-by-turn drive or walk guidance without an
    internet connection for almost 100 countries;
  oDetailed maps for download to use offline with your Samsung Galaxy;
  oPublic transport maps and directions for more than 750 cities in more than
    40 countries available without an internet connection and live traffic
    information for more than 40 countries.

Sean Fernback, Senior Vice President Everyday Mobility, HERE, said: "We
believe that maps and location-related functionality are essential for any
operating system. HERE aims to deliver fresh maps, platform services and
location cloud experiences to as many people and businesses as possible,
independent of the device and operating system they are using. Partnering with
Samsung for the Tizen OS, and providing maps and location services for the
first time with the new Samsung Gear is another huge step for us in that
direction."

"Samsung is committed to providing consumers with the best possible mobile
experience and we always look for partners to help expand the capabilities of
our smart wearable devices," said Chan Woo Park, Vice President of Product
Strategy Team in Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. "We are thrilled to
partner with HERE and bring innovative, personalized mapping pedestrian
navigation services to our Tizen-powered smart wearable devices starting with
the Samsung Gear S."

Read more:

http://360he.re/here-samsung-gear-tizen

http://360he.re/here-samsung-galaxy-android

About HERE and Nokia

HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in navigation, mapping and location
experiences. We combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology
to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected
devices - from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles. To learn
more about HERE, including our work in the areas of connected and autonomous
driving, visit http://360.here.com

Nokia invests in technologies important in a world where billions of devices
are connected. We are focused on three businesses: network infrastructure
software, hardware and services, which we offer through Networks; location
intelligence, which we provide through HERE; and advanced technology
development and licensing, which we pursue through Technologies. Each of these
businesses is a leader in its respective field. http://company.nokia.com

Media Enquiries:

HERE, a Nokia company
Communications
Tel. +358 (0)10 448 4900
Email: press@here.com

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