TripAdvisor launches app for Android Wear smartwatches


TripAdvisor has announced the launch of the TripAdvisor app for Android Wear smartwatches. The free app, which is currently available on Google Play, helps travellers find nearby things to do with access to TripAdvisor traveler reviews and ratings of hotels, restaurants and attractions.


The launch of the new TripAdvisor Android Wear app follows the company’s recent launch of its Apple Watch app and Pebble smartwatch app.


“We’re excited to make TripAdvisor available to even more smartwatch users through the launch of our new Android Wear app,” stated Adam Medros, senior vice president – global product at TripAdvisor. “Our app gives smartwatch users convenient access to the wisdom of millions of travellers and helps them find hidden gems nearby – whether it’s a great place to eat, stay or visit.”


TripAdvisor Android Wear app features:


– Recommendations for nearby restaurants, attractions and hotels: displays a list of top-rated points of interest based on the person’s location (using GPS) along with ratings and review titles to help them pick a great spot.


– Point of interest details: shows addresses, price range, hours of operation and distances of points of interest from the user.


– “Saves” for easy access: feature allows travellers to save their favourite restaurants, attractions and hotels and view them later on another Android device or TripAdvisor’s official website.


– Direct links to the phone: allows travellers to easily access more information on their Android device about points of interest viewed on their smartwatch.