There are currently no standalone sat nav devices that accept what3words, but drivers of many Mercedes-Benz models can use what3words in their in-car navigation system, and many Ford drivers can use it via Ford Applink.
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
If your car doesn’t support what3words at this time, you can use what3words via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay by following these steps:
- Connect your phone (via cable or Bluetooth) to your car
- Open the what3words app
- Say or type the what3words address of your destination
- Select the usual ‘Navigate’ icon and then the navigation provider you’d like to use. Make sure to select an Android Auto or Apple CarPlay-enabled app.
The navigation app will then appear in the car head unit with the coordinates displaying as the destination.*
*For safety reasons, you often won’t be able to see the map or navigation screen on your phone, or use your phone while driving.
Navigating via the what3words app
You can also simply enter your destination’s what3words address into the what3words app, then tap ‘Navigate’ to get directions in your favourite apps such as Google Maps, Waze or Navmii.
When navigating from your mobile device, please drive safely and do not use your device while driving.