Travel Planner Wear app
The Travel Planner Wear app is a must-have for your smartwatch. It allows you to quickly and easily plan journeys to and from your favourite locations. But it also keeps you informed of the progress of your journey and any changes that occur along the way.
Smartwatch and NS
The introduction of the smartwatch offers another way for NS to better serve you. We have therefore launched the preliminary version of the Travel Planner Wear app. We are very interested in your experiences using the app, and would therefore appreciate your comments. Below you can learn how to use the Wear app.
- Select destination: when using the app on your telephone, you can set your home- or work address. But when you start the app on the watch it will detect your current location. If you are at home, it will display the next connection to your work, and vice-versa. If you are somewhere else, then the app will let you choose between your home or your work as the destination.
- First possible connection: the smartwatch will show you the first possible connection to your destination. If this journey is not feasible for any reason, simply select the next connection.
- Travel assistance: if you decide to take the connection shown, simply click on it and the app will display the departure, transfer and destination stations.
- Checkout reminder: once you arrive at your destination, the smartwatch will begin to vibrate and display a message reminding you to check out.
- Personalisation: you can personalise the app by uploading a photo for your home and work locations to give your travel options and other screens in the Travel Planner Wear app a more personal touch.
Smartwatches are becoming increasingly more popular, so the NS MLab sees an opportunity to help ease the traveler's journey. Check the departure time for your train before you leave, or see how much time you have to change trains at a transfer station. You always have the most up-to-date travel information at your fingertips, without having to use your smartphone. The initial version of the Travel Planner Wear app was developed for an LG G watch, but as new watches are released every month, yours may not yet be supported by the app. If that is the case, please let us know so that we can correct the situation.
Your experiences are important
We are currently conducting the initial testing of the app, so we are very interested in the experiences of the users in order to continue to improve the app. In the future, we hope to make it available for the planned release of the Apple Watch, and we eventually aim to integrate the Wear app in Travel Planner Xtra.