Best Apps for Apple Watch?

2 years ago from

Thinking of getting one, anyone who owns one got any recommendations on the best apps on it currently?

Hasn't really appeared to have its breakthrough app (activity stuff aside). Feel free to tell me I'm dumb for getting one because this is the internet after all.


  • Leon Ephraim, 2 years ago

    In my humble and honest opinion I think you'll be disappointed if it's apps you think will justify the purchase of an Apple Watch.

    During the first couple of days I had my Apple Watch I was also constantly looking for apps to try. But truth is that none of the apps really made the Watch more valuable. In my experience I've gained the most value from quick glances. Deciding if and what kind of reaction a message / email calls for.

    I think I use Shazam or Spotify once a week on a intense app-use week. For actually performing actions that are more complex than looking up a message with one tap you'll probably just get your iPhone out anyway.

    Don't mean to be pessimistic about the Apple Watch. I love mine. But I think it's fair to say you should probably not try to justify purchasing one for apps you'll most likely won't use after the first week anyway. Just my two cents.

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    • lkemrtgh -, 2 years ago

      Cheers mate, getting a lot of this. Appears that outside of the native features there isn't too much to shout about.

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  • Ali EhsanfarAli Ehsanfar, 2 years ago

    I use an app for recording voice with the Watch and an app for taking note and a calculator. but unfortunately i didn't find any useful app for watch

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  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 2 years ago

    I've had AW Series 2 since this past November and I love it. Here are the apps I have used most:

    • Strava (for running)
    • Due (for task management)
    • MiniStats (to see my iPhone battery life and cellularly data usage)
    • Overcast (for listening to podcasts through my airpods while running)
    • FotMob (for soccer scores)
    • Remote (for controlling my apple tv when I lose the remote)
    • 1Password (for when I'm at someone else computer)
    • Deliveries (...for tracking deliveries)
    • AutoSleep (sleep tracking and stats)

    I wear it everyday, and just love this thing.

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  • Andy Beer, 2 years ago

    HeartWatch is great for monitoring your heart rate throughout the day and during sleep.

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  • Andrew Michael ToddAndrew Michael Todd, 2 years ago


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  • Rick WaaldersRick Waalders, 2 years ago

    If you're looking for a great sports watch and would like some smartwatch features like getting notifications/calls through, you should have a look at the Garmin Fenix 5.

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  • Kyle CaseKyle Case, 2 years ago

    I probably haven't opened an app from the "Apps" menu for over a year. The information that is displayed on the watch face is the "killer app". Being able to glance down and see the temp outside, date, time, start a work out, and Apple Pay all from the watch face is awesome. The only use case I rarely use outside of that, is switching my music to the next song when I'm driving or my phone is charging or something.

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  • Josh Awrau, 2 years ago

    I use Strava a lot for running and Sleep plus plus for to keep track of my sleep as well. Its not free but you can look at these alternatives here just in case you want more options.

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