How to use Yelp on Apple Watch

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In a pinch, you can turn to the Apple Watch Yelp app to find local restaurants and other businesses.

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Yelp works best on mobile where you can take full advantage of the app to find restaurants, gas stations, stores and other businesses nearby. But if your phone is not useful, you can still use the Yelp app if you have an Apple Watch. The watch version is more limited compared to the mobile edition, but it can still be useful.

Through the Apple Watch Yelp app, you can select a specific list, and get a description, top-notch reviews, and a map you can tap to generate turn-by-turn directions. Let’s take a look at Yelp’s Apple Watch app in action.

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If you already have Yelp on your iPhone but not on your Apple Watch, open the Watch app on your phone. On the My Watch screen, scroll down to the Available Apps section. Tap on the Install button next to Yelp to add it to your Apple Watch. The app appears in the Installed On Apple Watch category (Figure A).

Figure A

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Open the Yelp app on your watch. The first screen shows links to various business sectors, including restaurants, bars, coffee and tea, and hot and fresh. Tap on Restaurants, and the app will search for local restaurants, telling you to tap you when done.

The first restaurant appears on the list. Slide down on the screen, and keep sliding to see all the restaurants on the list. When you see a restaurant that interests you, tap listed. Slide down to see the full information about it, including the type of foods, opening hours, location, top reviews, and full review. For directions to the restaurant, tap on the map. Your Maps app opens to give you turn-by-turn instructions (Figure B).

Figure B

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To see other types of businesses, return to the main screen. Tap on the category for Bars, Coffee & Tea, or Hot & New. Swipe up and then down to see each individual listing. Tap on a place you are interested in to see the details, and tap on the map for directions (Figure C).

Figure C

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If you have an Apple Watch 5 Series, the Yelp app can take advantage of your watch 's built - in compass. When you look at a business on your watch, a small compass symbol will appear on the right side of the screen showing you the location and telling you how far away it is.

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