Moovit, often described as the Waze of public transit, just unveiled its apps for Apple Watch and Android Wear.
Launched in 2012, Moovit is the social destination to find real-time data around public transport (bus, subway, train or ferry). In the same way Waze crowdsources traffic data, Moovit combines live public data with information submitted by its ‘hyper-engaged” community as well as from public sources, like timetables from transit authorities.
“Our determination to be a reality for this wearable market will cater to the existing 15 million users, 500 cities, and 50 countries where our community lives. We’re already working with mobile carriers and manufacturers to help build and expand this ecosystem.” – Nir Erez, CEO of Moovit.
Beyond any doubt, the Israeli startup wants transport to be at the forefront of the wearable revolution. The Apple Watch-optimized version of its app is designed so that users only see the most pertinent information on their journeys, including service alerts, schedules, and stops for nearby lines. As previously discussed, we believe that putting basic, yet contextualized information to navigate a cityscape on your wrist might be the perfect use case for wearable tech.