The Apple Watch has been taking the tech scene by storm since it was introduced. However, the amount of things you can do with the gadget can be overwhelming – even to expert users. Here, we present a list of the 12 most useful apps all Apple Watch users should download (if they haven’t already). Check it out for yourself below!
Number Twelve: Fantastical 2
Sure, Apple has its own calendar app, but Fantastical 2 caters specifically to Apple’s smartwatch. Users can Force Touch, choose the command they want, and dictate to the app what they want to be added to their calendar. On top of that, the app has a natural-language input that won’t totally botch “dinner on Thursday at 7 p.m. for two hours.” Fantastical 2 costs $4.99 on iTunes.
Number Eleven: ProCamera
ProCamera for Apple Watch is great if you want more control of the app’s camera remote. Users can configure the length of delay for the timer, and they can also change how many photos they want to be shot. The app also comes with the standard features of a remote trigger, photo preview, and viewfinder preview. ProCamera is available for $4.99 on iTunes.
Number Ten: Slack
Slack is already popular among iPhone users, and it’s also incredibly user-friendly for Apple’s smartwatch. The app has been pruned down appropriately for the watch, allowing users to respond to direct messages and mentions with pre-made answers, Emojis, or Siri voice input. Slack is available for free on iTunes.
Number Nine: Just Press Record
Like Slack, Just Press Record is already popular with iPhone users who like recording short audio clips. The app is especially convenient for Apple Watch users on the go, as users can tap to record without having to mess with their phones. The recordings are then automatically synced up with the cloud the next time the user connects to the app. Just Press Record is available for $2.99 on iTunes.
Number Eight: PCalc
For whatever reason, Apple’s smartwatch doesn’t include the default calculator the iPhone does. PCalc is the answer to this problem. The calculator has a user-friendly, smart interface and also includes a way to calculate tips. PCalc is available for $9.99 on iTunes.
Number Seven: One of the Coolest Apple Watch Apps – Sky Guide
Sky Guide has already established itself as the iPhone’s most accurate guide to the night sky, and it’s incredibly useful for the Apple Watch as well. Users can look at a calendar of upcoming events and can opt to receive notifications when events, such as when the International Space Station is passing through the observable sky, are about to occur. Sky Guide is available for $2.99 on iTunes.
Number Six: Citymapper
Citymapper is the absolute best way to navigate a city you’re completely unfamiliar with. The app will tell you about all modes of transportation you can take to your destination, where to take them, and when they’re about to come. Users can also keep the directions and ETA on the watch face. However, it’s not available in every city yet. Citymapper is available for free on iTunes.
Number Five: TuneIn Radio Pro
TuneIn Radio Pro is notable for the way it allows users to interact between their smartwatch and smartphones. Users can use their smartwatch to change the station playing on their iPhones, and the app gives users access to more than 100,000 radio stations. TuneIn Radio Pro is available for $9.99 on iTunes.
Number Four: CARROT Fit
There are a lot of fitness apps for the Apple Watch, but CARROT Fit is one of the best. The app focuses on seven-minute workout and has a great sense of humor – exercises have names like “Celebrity Face Punches” and “Dragon Mating Dances.” CARROT Fit is available for $2.99 on iTunes.
Number Three: App in the Air
App in the Air is great for people who are airport-illiterate (or just want to minimize the stress that comes with flying). The app will track flights, and it will even provide users with in-flight notifications to help prevent neck cramps! App in the Air is available for free on iTunes.
Number Two: Sleep++
Sleep++ is on this list for a reason. While the app has mediocre reviews on iTunes, it was the first sleep tracking app designed specifically for the Apple Watch. There are a lot of improvements that need to be made to the app – for example, one user reported the watch recorded her sleeping when she was up for two hours – but it has the potential to put every phone-based sleep tracking app to shame. Sleep++ is available for free on iTunes.
Number One: Lookout
Lookout, Inc. recently rolled out an app that will let the smartwatch’s users find their iPhones when they lose them. The app will not only help users find their iPhones, but it will also alert users when they’re about to leave their iPhone behind – impressive! Lookout is available for free on iTunes. Thanks for reading!