The best Apple Watch apps: 46 essential apps and games

Update: Top downloads and watchOS 2 apps
The best Apple Watch apps

One of the most impressive things about the Apple Watch is the selection of apps compared to rival platforms. With more than 10,000 available to download, the App Store has the potential to be the best in the business.

Wareable verdict: Apple Watch Series 2 review

With the watchOS 2 update, many Apple Watch apps run natively on the device itself. However, as we've previously complained, not enough of the 10,000+ strong selection are worth your time.

So which should you download first? We reckon these would be a good place to start…

Everyday essentials


If you're the kind of person forever forgetting important details — the office Wi-Fi password, a new phone number, your own name — Cheatsheet lets you make a tiny list of quick notes and shove them on your Apple Watch. Each item can have its own icon, making it easier to spot, and you can even set the first item to appear on your watch face as a Complication. Just don't make it your credit card PIN.

Free + £2.29 in-app, iTunes


A dictionary on your wrist might seem faintly ludicrous. After all, if you really don't know how to spell a word, you're probably better off secretly peeking at an iPhone than muttering it into your Watch's mic. Still, Dictionary remains a worthy install for wordsmiths. Once you have a word in the app, you can peruse a definition or Force Touch to access synonyms. And there's a word of the day feature that takes a while to load, but should help you gradually expand your vocabulary. Lief! Presentiment! Er, 'me-tooism'… (OK, so they're not all great.)

Free, iTunes

Reminders Nano

For reasons best known to Apple's developers, Reminders didn't make it to Apple Watch. (Perhaps they forgot to set a reminder to make the app.) Reminders Nano picks up the slack, enabling you to browse your existing reminders, mark items as done, add new things to a list, and view what's already been completed. As an added bonus, the iPhone app's a lot nicer to use than Apple's Reminders.

$1.99, iTunes


Not being able to watch feature films and telly on your wrist isn't a disappointment. But tiny seconds-long snatches of video seem well-suited to wrist-based viewing. Vine enables you to take in featured and favourite Vines, so you can stare at cats doing amusing things while waiting in a supermarket queue, audio blaring from your Apple Watch in a manner that totally won't annoy everyone around.

Free, iTunes

Fantastical 2

Apple's Calendar app is fine for reading appointments, but Fantastical 2 saves you fishing out your iPhone to add events. Force Touch to access the relevant command, and then dictate. The app's natural-language input means it usually successfully interprets the likes of "lunch on Friday at 2pm for an hour", making you feel like you're living in the future. A bit.

$5.00, iTunes

CARROT Weather

On the iPhone, CARROT Weather is an amusing oddball, marrying the forecasting smarts of Dark Sky with the snark and hostility of a malevolent AI out to destroy humanity. On Apple Watch, there's less room for snark, although some is still delivered with aplomb; fortunately, this comes alongside precise forecasts, rainfall predictions, and complications that put weather updates on your watch face.

$3.99 + $1.99 annually, iTunes


This clean and simple habit-builder has come in for some criticism due to its limitations: you only get to define six habits, and must set them to happen on specific days of the week. But it's effective to focus on a smaller number of tasks, and the Apple Watch app is great for marking them as done, and for keeping track via the app's complication.

$3.99, iTunes

BBC News

There are quite a few news apps for Apple Watch, but the BBC News app is our favourite. You get notifications about plus access to headlines grouped into 'top stories', 'my news' (based on favourite categories defined in the iPhone app) and 'most read'. For each article, you get a brief synopsis and picture, and Handoff can load the full story on your iPhone.

Free, iTunes


If you're already a user of ProCamera, this Apple Watch app gives you a bit more control than Apple's own camera remote. Along with a remote trigger, external viewfinder preview, photo preview and timer, you can also use it to configure the length of the timer delay and how many photos will be shot.

$4.99, iTunes


Deliveries is pretty great on every platform, tracking goodies that are winging their way to you, and ensuring you're not out when a courier is about to hurl that new laptop over your fence. On Apple Watch, you get the same list, location maps of where your things currently are, and handy notifications when a delivery is imminent.

$4.99, iTunes


Slack's popularity as a team communications tool is undeniable, but you wouldn't want to scroll through the entire feed on your wrist. The app therefore wisely limits itself to direct messages and mentions, which you can reply to using succinct pre-defined answers, Emoji, or voice input by way of Siri.

Free, iTunes

Find Near Me

This app is great for quickly finding nearby businesses by category, all by tapping a button: ATM; bank; bar; spa; zoo… As you can see, the odd option is a bit unusual, but the app's fast and even enables you to use your own search terms via Siri (currently a rare thing on Apple Watch). Individual items when selected usually provide additional details (addresses; maps) and reviews.

Free, iTunes


The idea of Wikipedia on your wrist is probably a bit weird, but we like Viki a lot. The interface is smart and to the point, letting you search all of Wikipedia or just find things that are nearby. The cut-down articles it presents are short enough not to make your eyes glaze over, but give you enough detail to make them worth loading. And the app happily works without your iPhone being on, yet enables you to bookmark whatever you'd like to later read on a bigger screen.
$2.99, iTunes


The world's biggest car-boot sale comes to your wrist with eBay, which lets you check out your notifications, watch list, and what you're buying and selling. Items can be viewed, and you can bid on standard auctions. (Oddly, you can't actually 'buy it now' from your Apple Watch.) The app won't load new data if your iPhone's off but it'll at least let you look through what was there when the app was last opened.

Free, iTunes

How to use your Apple Watch



If you're in one of the supported cities (which include Paris, New York and London), Citymapper is a must. It zeroes in on public transport, and provides precise, clear instructions on getting from place to place. You're informed about times for upcoming busses, trains or trams, and can access an outline of the stops to expect on your journey. And with watchOS 2, Citymapper's complications can put your ETA and directions right on your watch face.

Free, iTunes

Streets 3 for Street View

If nothing else, Streets 3 feels like a glimpse into the future, when Google's own maps app is a bit more capable on Apple Watch. With Streets 3, you search for a location, grab a favourite flagged on the iPhone app, or trawl through a 'gallery' of interesting and famous places. Confirm a selection and you're presented with a panoramic view to explore by twiddling the Digital Crown. Practical? Not really. An amusing toy for your wrist-based Apple companion? Most definitely.

£1.49, iTunes

App in the Air

Self-described 'personal flying assistant' App in the Air now does an awful lot on your wrist. The Apple Watch app tracks your flight, gives you in-flight 'courses' to stop your neck seizing up, and provides gate and security wait times. Complications and Time Travel support, respectively, give you relevant and timely information on your watch face, and enable you to zip through your journey virtually by way of the Digital Crown.

Free + IAP, iTunes

Google Maps

Google offers some tentative first steps with its Apple Watch app, which isn't nearly as impressive as Citymapper's, but warrants inclusion because, well, it's Google Maps. There are buttons for getting quick directions to your home and work, along with links to recent routes used in the iPhone app. Text-based journey directions can be browsed (although there are no maps – yet), and Force Touch gives you buttons for switching transport type.

Free, iTunes


There are plenty of currency conversion apps for Apple Watch, but Currency gets the nod because it's fast, elegant and responsive. On your iPhone, you define currencies to track and the order in which they should appear. Changes are reflected almost immediately on your Apple Watch. You then tap a currency and type in an amount to convert, and the rates quickly update. The glance view speeds things up further, displaying your main currency and the next three in your list.

Free, iTunes


Designed to inform you about nearby places to "eat, play and stay", TripAdvisor is a useful app to have on your wrist when out and about. Pages for selected places boast imagery, maps, addresses and reviews, and can be saved for later perusal on any of your devices.

Free, iTunes

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Health, fitness and sport


With watchOS 2, Runtastic can finally access your heart rate data along with displaying details of your run on the wrist. Of course, if you want GPS tracking you still need to take a phone along, but you'll return with richer data than any other Apple Watch fitness app.

$4.99, iTunes


So there you are in the world's longest and most pointless business meeting, or an endless dinner with the in-laws, with no idea about the progress of your team's valiant cup campaign. Onefootball enables you to track teams and have live scores sent to your wrist. Just don't emit a huge cheer or cry of anguish after hearing a ping from your Apple Watch and sneaking a crafty look at the display.

Free, iTunes

7 Minute Workout "Seven"

We've lost count of how many seven-minute workout apps there are for Apple Watch (way more than seven), but this clumsily named one makes our list through taking full advantage of watchOS 2. You get all the usual routines and diagrams, but also pulse recording and a complication for a '7 Month Challenge' (to do the workout across that period); additionally, your workout helps to fill your Apple Watch's exercise rings.

Free + IAP, iTunes


This app utilises the motion-tracking capabilities of your Apple Watch, opened up to devs in watchOS 2. The idea is to monitor the duration and quality of your sleep, potentially helping you make changes if you're restless (or, say, mucking about on Facebook until 2am every night and wondering why you're always so tired the next day). There's a complication and optional integration with HealthKit, and the developer has blogged about tips for keeping your Watch charged if you're wearing it all night.

Free, iTunes


A comprehensive tool for golfers, Hole19 provides you with hole routing, course stats, and a simple interface for logging your score. Once you've started a round on your iPhone, your Apple Watch hones the data down to what you need at any given moment: key distances; score input; and putt tracking.

Free, iTunes

ReachOut Breathe

The next version of watchOS includes a feature for helping you relax by regulating your breathing. Until then, you can do much the same thing with ReachOut Breathe. On iPhone, this app is a free and elegant way to reduce the physical symptoms of panic. On Apple Watch, it's a tad less refined and bereft of settings, but it remains an effective way to focus the mind and calm you down. At least up until you're peppered by notifications about a raft of deadlines threatening to whiz past your ears.

Free, iTunes


The CARROT series puts a new spin on tired app categories, and this one's all about the 7-minute workout. The malevolent CARROT AI puts you through your paces, doing 'Celebrity Face Punches' and 'Dragon Mating Dances'. Start your workout and your Apple Watch can become a heads-up display, so you know what exercise you should be doing – or to pause things for a bit if your body's about to break.

$2.99, iTunes


Having detailed speed, altitude and distance stats to hand when careening down a mountain on skis or a snowboard is all very well, but an iPhone's not the best of devices to access during such occasions. Slopes therefore enables you to start recording data right from your Apple Watch, gives you important stats on your wrist, and has a Glance view for figuring out how much time you've spent zooming along on snow compared to riding boring lifts.

$7.99, iTunes



It's astonishing Apple omitted a calculator from Apple Watch (maybe Tim Cook hates Casio), but we're dead chuffed PCalc exists to heroically come to our rescue. It has a smart interface, with operators and tip calculation just a button tap away (rather than placing these things behind a Force Touch wall). On watchOS 2, everything's super-responsive, and you can use the Digital Crown to adjust tip amounts. (Generously, the also includes the Apple Watch app.)

$9.99, iTunes


We're adding Cruncher here as an alternative calculator, primarily because it's good if you're blessed with sausage fingers. It might not be elegant having to head into a sub-menu for numbers, but Cruncher's keys are easier to stab than those in any rival product. And now in watchOS 2, everything's way faster and far more responsive anyway.

Free, iTunes


The 1Password app provides the means to bring across some of your passwords or secure notes to Apple Watch. These are accessed via big, friendly buttons, and you can lock everything behind a four-digit PIN. (If you're feeling especially paranoid, force-quit the app after use: hold the side button until the power screen appears, then press-hold the button until 1Password closes.) Note that 1Password is free to download, but you'll need the 'Pro Features' IAP for the Apple Watch app.

$9.99, iTunes

Just Press Record

On iPhone, Just Press Record is a very efficient app for making quick recordings: tap the record button, capture some audio, stop the recording, and your audio then syncs to the cloud. With watchOS 2, this all comes to your wrist, and you can record without your iPhone being around. The next time you connect, your recordings are transferred across. Also, more immediate access to the app can happen by way of its Watch complication, a tap launching you straight into a recording.

$2.99, iTunes

Drafts 4

On iPhone, Drafts bills itself as the place where text starts. This is fair enough, since it's a speedy and dependable note-taking app with comprehensive sharing options. Now, text can start on your wrist, through Siri dictation. Captured text is sent to your inbox, and any selected item can be appended/prepended to another, archived or deleted. With watchOS 2, everything's faster and more reliable, and the app works even when your iPhone's gone walkabout.

$9.99, iTunes


The original read-later service, Instapaper might seem an odd bedfellow for Apple Watch. But along with enabling you to manage your article archive, it can live-convert articles to speech. The result's somewhat strange – like a robot reading bits of the internet to you – but it can be a convenient way to burn through articles when you're not in a position to hold your iPhone in front of your face.

Free, iTunes


Ambition's all very well, but sometimes it's the simpler apps that grab hold – and Clicker is certainly very simple. Post launch, you tap to increment a number on the screen. Force Touch and you can subtract or start from scratch. That's it. Complication support leaves your number front and centre, so you can keep tabs on group numbers, days since an event, or exercise laps – at least up until the maximum supported number (2,147,483,647 – which is a lot of laps).

Free, iTunes

Tally 2

If Clicker doesn't really do it for you, on the basis of your life being a bit too complicated to only have a single counter on the go, try Tally 2. This app enables you to create and name multiple tallies, which increment with a tap. Force Touch and you gain access to additional features (rename; reset; downwards counts). For free, you get two counters; pay the one-off IAP and you can have as many as you like.

Free + £1.49 IAP, iTunes


TodoMovies 4

If you're a big fan of movies, you'll want to keep track of great-looking films to check out and what you've already seen. TodoMovies ably deals with both, also enabling you to rate what you've watched. On iPhone, you get trailers, a comprehensive movie database to search, and themed lists to peruse. On Apple Watch, you just get access to your lists: Watched, To Watch and any custom lists you've created; but these lists can be quickly explored and reordered, and you can move and rate items.

Free, iTunes


We reckon Overcast is the best iPhone podcast player, in part down to its excellent built-in effects for boosting voices and smartly removing silences. On Apple Watch, Overcast is essentially a remote for the iPhone app, giving you fast access to play/pause and seek buttons, and showing what's up next. Force Touch loads a handy three-button screen that lets you delve into your subscriptions, toggle effects, and recommend the current show if you happen to like it.

Free, iTunes

TuneIn Radio Pro

TuneIn Radio provides access to over 100,000 radio stations from around the world. Using Apple Watch, you can change the current station your iPhone's blaring out, access recent and related stations, follow shows and pause/play/skip. And if you don't fancy paying, the free version works on Apple Watch as well.

$9.99, iTunes


There's still that sense of living in the future when it comes to Shazam. Waggle your phone about while a song plays in the background, and the app will reveal what it is. Now, you don't even have to get your phone out – just wave your arm around to reveal a song's title, as well as lyrics, just in case you want to leap on to the table and wow your friends with your vocal prowess.

Free, iTunes

Sky Guide

On iPhone, Sky Guide is the most beautiful and accurate star and constellation guide so this is money well spent. On Apple Watch, the companion app gives you a calendar of upcoming events, and optional notifications regarding what's about to occur in your location, so for example you can catch the International Space Station zooming overhead. The watchOS 2 release boosts performance and adds a complication that supports Time Travel and offers a very accurate Moon phase.

$2.99, iTunes

Night Sky

In trying to bring a view of the heavens to your wrist, Night Sky tries too hard – it takes ages to render and is clunky to navigate, even if you do get information about celestial bodies. Elsewhere, though, the app shines, providing predictions about the night's conditions that includes a handy clock view to see how cloud cover will change overnight. Generously, the Apple Watch app is available in the free 'lite' Night Sky as well as the paid release.

Free (lite), iTunes| $0.99 (pro), iTunes


Lifeline 2

The original Lifeline was the one Apple Watch game we preferred playing on the wrist as opposed to another device. Essentially a Choose Your Own Adventure title with you aiding a stranded astronaut, Lifeline's atmosphere and smart writing made it an engaging experience with a surprising level of emotional clout. Lifeline 2 tries the same trick again, only this time you're assisting Arika, a woman on a quest to avenge her family and, as an added bonus, save all of humanity. So make the right choices or you'll doom Arika – and the world. No pressure.

$2.99, iTunes


Rules! gives you a daily mini-game challenge, which is all about memorising rules and tapping relevant cards. Easy! Only it isn't, because several rounds in, you'll be juggling a bunch of rules in your head ("Tap ascending"; "Reds if you see green"; "No animals"), which must be dealt with in reverse order, all the while knowing that a single incorrect tap ends your game. With watchOS 2, the app's far more responsive, boasts more levels, adds haptic feedback, and bundles the cutest complication you're ever likely to see.

$2.99, iTunes


Ignore, for a second, arguments that brain-training games really do train the brain, or provide even the remotest accuracy when awarding you a 'brain age' score. Instead, revel in the fact that Brainess is a suitably entertaining distraction for your Apple Watch, its quick micro-games being suited both to the device and also the amount of time you want to hold your arm aloft playing. You get the usual suspects here: memory tests; number games; card pairing; and that sneaky game that tries to trip you up in matching colours and words.

$0.99, iTunes

Trivia Crack

More or less a stripped-down asynchronous Trivial Pursuit, Trivia Crack has you clash brains with someone online, choosing from six categories of questions, and collecting little characters as you go. With watchOS 2, sounds are added, plus you no longer have to start games on your iPhone. Note that this doesn't mean you can then use your iPhone to cheat and look up answers. (Well, you can, but you definitely shouldn't.)

Free + IAP, iTunes

Twisty Color

In watchOS 2, devs can have the Digital Crown control any interface element. Twisty Color takes advantage of this, having you twiddle a 'Twister' in the screen's centre. The idea is to match the colour of its surface to incoming bullets. Screw up three times and you're done. It's not exactly Super Hexagon, but Twisty Color is cheap, cheerful, actually feels like it was made for Apple Watch, and perhaps hints at better things to come for gaming on the platform.

$.99, iTunes

More Apple Watch guides

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The best Apple Watch apps

Set up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Apple Watch untethered guide

Add music to your Apple Watch


  • Steve says:

    I recommended Simple Wallet app. Free and very useful to save important stuff

  • Gazoobee says:

    Am I alone in being severely underwhelmed by these apps?  

    Most of these are stupid attempts to usurp the built in Apple software.  Does anyone really think that third party fitness apps are going to be better designed than the built in stuff?  No, you'd have to be crazy to make that bet against Apple.  

    Several are just vanity plays.  New apps that have dubious functionality and literally no reason to be on the watch at all.  They are literally being advertised on the watch to raise the profile of whatever stupid vanity app is being pushed and catch some undeserved publicity.  

    The only one that's original and different and is something that Apple is not already working on themselves is the snow-boarding app.  And I am a person that generally hates snowboarding and snowboarders, so that is true praise. 

    • TheRacket says:

      You seem like an excellent twat. And I am a person that generally hates twats, so that is true praise.

      • Abc says:

        he's right dude, these apps sound v unimpressive.... Did you write one?

        • terrible0ne says:

          Regardless, he is still a twat.

      • colbster says:

        you're the twat, and probably a fruit as well. You're a fruity twat. Like a peach, but not in a pleasant way. A fuzzy, soft piece of detritus. Who's gay.

        • IsRonny says:

          Why bring "gay' into it like its a bad thing, just because girls don't fancy your sorry ass don't take it out on us hot muscle gays, the ones who girls wanna be with and men wanna be, remember that ugly ass hole 

          • daev1966 says:

            All the comments here are pathetic, typical of someone who is a delusional, sorry, asinine, jack ass, jerk. You connect the dots. It's like a boomerang.

        • terpsichore-los says:

          how low can you get.....

      • dawesi says:

        wow, trolls live here too... please go outside into the real world where these watches with these features have been around asia for 10 years!

    • snark says:

      I hadn't thought about it this way.

      Yeah 3rd party apps, that'll never catch on. People will be happy to use the Apple apps regardless of any other options that might have a better interface, or a better experience, or offer functionality that *gasp* Apple doesn't..

      What am I saying, of course you are right. I see no future in 3rd Party apps AT ALL. 

    • Mckinneykid09 says:

      Most of them are just crap, but I really like the gymoholic app on the watch. I use it alot

    • ChiDawg says:

      Hrmm.  That's your opinion.  And, you're entitled to it.  I'm also entitled to tell you that your opinion means shit to the people who use the watch daily, and find it a very convenient device.  So, suck it.

  • iphonerulez says:

    I had no idea what type of apps you could use on a watch display, so it was interesting to see what some coders have planned.  I'm only interested in owning AppleWatch for precise biometric readings in terms of health tracking and don't actually care about all that other stuff.

  • Jaredporter says:

    Apple Watch will be the dream companion for the road warrior preferring to travel with the iPhone 6 Plus.  Watch enables the Plus to keep stowed away while on the go, yet close at hand when the owner needs it and prefers a larger screen and longer battery.  Watch plus Plus is an ideal combination.

  • smashingboxes says:

    Ideal apps for the watch are those that can be executed very simply. Our prediction: if a task takes more than 10 seconds to execute, it won't be loved by watch users.

    It seems like most of these app makers are thinking about the user, which is refreshing. Our team at Smashing Boxes will be releasing a surf app that is going to be amazing for the watch. Practicality of the platform for users is the #1 thing we’re thinking about. 

  • Jaredporter says:

    Apple Watch will be the dream companion for the road warrior preferring to travel with the iPhone 6 Plus. Watch enables the Plus to keep stowed away while on the go, yet close at hand when the owner needs it and prefers a larger screen and longer battery. Watch plus Plus is an ideal combination.

  • Ric says:

    1. in one app I would like to see the following: HRV; Pulse; body temp; respiratory rare; blood oxygen level; calories burned. It would also be nice to have a Bluetooth connection to a scale.  These are the important measurements pre, during and post workout. 


    • midorosan says:

      Yeh why not how about some blood work and a full body cat scan too!!

  • Neoappz says:

    Places Around Travel App will also come with a companion Apple Watch App. With the new watch app you can find the places and services around you and even get the directions to the places without having to take out your iPhone!

  • OGenius says:

    Amazing work @wareable ! We loved your review and translated it for our French readers. Hope to see more new apps adapted to the Apple Watch until April ;) 

  • universalis says:

    Another indie developer here. We've just put our Universalis app onto the Apple Watch. Programming took no time at all (less than 3 days). The big effort was to play along with the watch's restrictions instead of trying to get round them. We think the resulting app is beautiful, clean, clear, and simple. Lots of screenshots here. Can't wait for the go-ahead to submit to the App Store! 

  • megatron1000 says:

    How about this Apple Watch app for finding your last London Tube home.

  • RobLaPointe1 says:

    I truly love the list of apps yes absolutely these are part of life apps that beneficial the human, we are into apple watch apps development and we develop on the go concept apps like live video streaming apps, health apps and many more

  • rogerioth says:

    I would recommend Lirum Device Info... it is a System Monitor for the iPhone, that also shows stats on the Apple Watch in real time (like CPU, Memory, Network and Storage Usage, Accelerometer, GPS Data, etc)...

  • AstroGuy says:

    WTF? Apps for boiling eggs? Are you serious? U'd better mention apps such as Star Walk, Nike Run+, Instagram and other that are really handy

    • xToddrick says:

      Easier to access timers on your wrist than your smartphone in the kitchen.

  • fb_10205237466 says:

    The watch would have been a bigger hit if if came out after the Iphone 5. With the iphone 6, looking at a small screen for anything including the iphone 5 seems archaic.

  • JimB says:

    I'd like to recommend BioMate for Apple Watch. A simple interface with a number of different biorhythm charts for your and another person. ;

  • wolax says:

    Have a look at "Sofa for Kodi" if you are a Kodi user user. Makes playing movies and TV shows a breeze:

  • AppleWatchUser says:

    OK, I downloaded Boiled Egg Timer and attempted to use it.

    I cannot see how you possibly recommended this app.

    It never once successfully notified me that the timer had run out.

    What happens with this app, is it starts to run, and then a few seconds later the screen goes blank on your watch.   At first, when I think tried to go back to the app, it would start at the main interface all over again - never again showing the timer in progress.

    After rebooting my watch, I was able to return to the timer in progress.

    But it would be wrong - the circular indicator would show half the time left, while the seconds would show 0:00 or sometimes the circular indicator would show complete while it nevertheless showed 1:00 on the clock....

    But worst of all, the app never made a sound, never gave any haptic feedback - gave no indication of any kind when the timer had complete.

    This is different from the iPhone app which would send you a notification.  If you launch from the watch - it doesn't work at all.

  • Hermes says:

    I want you to try this app (, it's more efficient focus on your productivity. 

  • Watcher says:

    I could really recommend the app Counters Pro that now has been updated for Apple Watch as well. Its so simple, but really great, and you probably could find several ways to use it. Finally a reason to buy that Watch ;)

  • mikezmac says:

    Deliveries, Clear, Yelp and Shazam are good!

  • Thorbjörn says:


    I recommend the app "mycl - my current location"

    It gives address of your current gps position. It comes with Notification Center widget and apple watch support. It is free at the moment.

    (don't know how to create URL to the AppStore)

  • RobLaPointe1 says:

    Apple Watch Application Development There’s been a lot of debate in the past few years as to what a smartwatch needs, and what makes a good wrist-mounted device. This is Apple’s answer.

  • MikeFaulkner says:

    I'm rather hoping for a good travel/transport app to run alongside Maps.  I currently have several apps on my iPhone which give me public transport information for the cities i visit in Europe.  I can link to these in Maps.  Until Maps is upgraded to a full suite, I would like this information to display on my watch.

  • Randy says:

    The best blog about Apple watches I have seen ever. Good read and I would love to share this on Affimity Apple watch social channel.

  • massonquebec says:

    Très intéressantes suggestions pour iWatch. Merci.

  • molamac says:

    I’ve had the watch for a month now and I’m using it more and more every day.

    I’m constantly sending dictated messages and, when jogging, I check with Runtastic and Training the progress, sometimes I even record Evernote notes (I miss this function in Todoist).

    Now I’m hooked with this Golf game for Apple Watch.

    By the way, how convenient is to check the time by simply rising the wrist, it’s such a good Apple’s idea ;)

  • RosemaryWhite says:

    The iWatch is quite fascinating. The things we can do with something so small... I remember the times we had mobile phones that were bigger than our heads and heavier than a bag of potatoes. And I mean before the mighty Nokia 3310 that you accidentally drop and create a huge crated on the ground.

    But seriously the fact that I can order a pizza or on demand cleaning services from an app makes me wonder - is there a limit to mankind's creativity and possibilities?

  • Kiki2 says:

    But seriously the fact that i can order a pizza or on demand cleaning services from an app makes me wonder- is there a limit to mankinds creativity and possibilities

  • lepton says:

    I'd like to suggest my NewsBrain app in the News category. The watch shows NewsBrain's most interesting articles and lets you see more, handoff to the phone, even read articles aloud. NewsBrain uses a unique neural net algorithm to track your interest in thousands of topics and seek out news you will find interesting as you read, without you having to select publications or topics or do anything but browse. It starts out as a general magazine but soon morphs into one specialized personally for you.

  • Artemsss says:

    I'd recommend this game for Apple Watch. It's nice and free!

  • Andy123 says:

    Getting the apple watch soon and looking ford to all of the cool and awesome apps 

  • Peedee says:

    Having just lost my expensive GPS Golfbuddy - approximately $200 to replace - I was thrilled to see that several of my golf gps iPhone apps now have Apple Watch extensions. I've used FunGolf extensively. Love it. By the way, it lasts the entire 18 holes which was not always the case with the Golfbuddy. Just picked up Hole19 but haven't tried it yet. Used Golfshot once - seemed fine. The two I've used are quick enough to be useful on the course. Only complaint - tough to see in bright sun. Could use voice add on to overcome this minor issue. 

  • Solnut says:

    How about an app that informs you when you lose the iPhone connection

    • jimbird94 says:

      Wouldn't you think that would be a no brainer.  May keep you from driving 30 miles back home to get your phone; or not leaving it at the restaurant, etc. 

  • jimbird94 says:

    Can't we get an app that will beep or vibrate when the watch get out of range of the phone.  This would keep us from leaving our phone at home or in a restaurant, etc.  

    • AlJ78 says:

      I agree.  My Pebble watch would notify me when I went out of range of my iPhone.  Very, very useful.


  • jimbird94 says:

    Wouldn't you think that would be a no brainer. May keep you from driving 30 miles back home to get your phone; or not leaving it at the restaurant, etc.

  • TheWerewolf says:

    I have to admit - the only app on this list that even faintly interests me is the calculator, which really should have come with the watch, and it's not free.

    Seems like this is a repeat of the 'Apple's ecosystem has more apps' problem.. it does, by count, but when you aggregate the apps that are essentially the same thing, or don't really do anything terribly useful (made even less useful by porting to the smaller, more restricted world of Apple Watch), 

    Combined with the clumsy way one finds and acquires apps on the app store... 

    Well, I'm finding it hard enough to find apps I was on my iPhone and iPad.. my Apple Watch is just becoming futility personified.

  • watch2014 says:

    I like the new iOS app "AddReminder" ( This app allows you to type reminders on your Apple Watch using a full keyboard — even when you are offline. The reminders will appear in Apple's Reminders app on your iPhone.

    Oftentimes, Siri is a good choice to create a new reminder via your Apple Watch. However, there are times when this is not possible, e.g., when you are offline, when you are in a quiet or loud environment, or when you don't want people to hear your reminders (jogging, group fitness, sauna, etc.). In these cases, this app may be helpful.

  • appreviewcoop says:

    PopPik + Connect Aware is another great app.The disconnection alert on the watch app lets you know when your phone is not connected to the watch. Very useful feature! I love it.

  • julieelangwey says:

    Hi, What is the best place to look for new Apple Watch apps?

  • Grammar says:

    42! Please look up the definition of "essential".

  • Gawomkie says:

    Let's all wait for watch os3 update and hope for apps that are independent from the phone

  • cestasol says:

    nice watch it's helpfull for me

  • cestasol7 says:

    yup its really very nice

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