Inrix brings traffic alerts and travel time to Note 4, Gear S

Soon, you'll be able to get travel time on your wrist as Inrix will bring its app to Samsung's Gear S smartwatch. With the Gear S Inrix app, you'll be able to save common places that you go to and get departure alerts based on traffic and road conditions on your wrist.

Debuting on Samsung's new lineup of mobile devices just in time for the holidays, INRIX real-time traffic and travel time insight powers several new apps and services designed to help drivers save time, fuel and avoid frustration every day including Car Mode, the MyPlaces widget and the Morning! smart alarm app. In addition, INRIX XD™ Traffic app users on Samsung smartphones now can receive departure alerts for saved places in the app on the Gear S smartwatch that advises them on the best time to leave and expected travel time in traffic to their next destination.

Combined with Samsung's partnership with Nokia to bring Here maps to your wrist, the Gear S should now be able to tell you when to leave to get to your appointment on time as well as how to get there.

What do you think of getting traffic notifications on wrist? Google offers a similar feature as part of Google Now for Android Wear.

Source: Inrix