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GOOGLE is making it easier for Fitbit users to get about with an all-new function.

Certain devices can finally gain access to Google Maps on their wrist.

This means handy turn-by-turn directions when you're out and about.

It's arriving for Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4.

Lack of support has been a huge hole since the pair were launched in August.

Those with an Android smartphone can get hold of it now.

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iPhone owners using one of the Fitbits won't be left behind either – though you'll have to wait a little longer.

Support is expected to arrive for you in early 2023.

Android users who want to start using it just need to open the Fitbit app on their smartphone.

Go to App Gallery, then follow the instructions to add Google Maps.

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Documentation on Fitbit's website reveals exactly what you'll be able to do.

One handy feature is auto-start.

When it's switched on, the Google Maps app will automatically open on your Fitbit when you set off navigation on your phone.

By default it's turned on for cycling and walking navigation and off for driving navigation.

As expected, the directions can be viewed and paused on the Fitbit itself.

And once the journey is completed it'll show an activity summary.

Google Maps on your Fitbit will only work for walking, cycling and driving directions.

So you can't use it for public transport.

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Other important things to note, as it's Bluetooth controlled your phone and Fitbit device will have to stay in range the entire time.

Google completed its takeover of Fitbit in January last year as part of a deal worth $2.1billion.

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