The fact that these high-profile removals have gone largely unnoticed could be a sign that the apps simply were not widely used. In contrast, removing iPad support from an iOS app, for example, would likely be noticed immediately and generate headlines.
Largely unmentioned in this post is whether or not any of these Apple Watch apps were good, like even passably good…
The updated, with a statement from Google, makes it seem like Google knows something most don’t. But by in large, the apps listed have no real value on the Watch. Even Google Maps, it didn’t have the level of integration Apple Maps has.