The 10 Best Apple Watch Apps You Need to Download

The 10 Best Apple Watch Apps You Need to Download

The Apple Watch has been a huge success. Since the series 3 model was released, there has been a surge in demand. Now, you can stream music, track your fitness, and make payments, all with a much faster processor and waterproof casing. This means that there are more reasons to buy an Apple Watch than ever before. If you download the right apps, you can do even more with it. In this post, we'll give you the best Apple Watch apps to download, so you can make the most of your device.

The Best Apple Watch Apps Right Now

Try out some of these apps and make your life easier.

1. BBC News

If you think the Apple Watch is too small to read news from, think again. The BBC News app gives you news alerts that are easy to read, even with such a tiny screen. Instead of wasting time scrolling and scanning, you can get news on the go.

2. Sleep Watch

Do you get enough sleep? This app will allow you to track now only how many hours of shuteye you get every night, but also the quality of your sleep, too. This is because it uses the watch's heart rate monitor to see analyze the rest you're getting. Each day, it will give you a briefing to show you how much sleep you got the night before, as well as your future sleep goals. The best thing about this app is that you don't have to press any buttons. It will work its magic automatically while you wear it.

3. Aaptiv

If you're a fitness fanatic, you'll love this app. Download this to your Apple Watch, and you'll never have to pay for a personal trainer or gym membership again. Apptiv provides audio workouts, which are led by certified, experienced personal trainers. Each workout has its own specially-crafted playlist, so you'll have the right music to keep you motivated. Whether you prefer running, weight lifting, HIIT workouts or just some light stretching, there's something for you. They have a huge range of workouts for every type of fitness.

4. Citymapper

If you live in or are visiting any big city around the world, you need Citymapper. It helps you plan your travel routes by showing you all the types of public transport available to you, with their individual routes, prices and travel times. You can set your work and home locations and let it automatically come up with quickest and cheapest way to get to anywhere you want to go from there. Instead of downloading individual apps for train, bus and taxi services, you can use them all in one with this application. That's why it's one of the best Apple Watch apps around.

5. Standland

Did you know that sitting down for too long can kill you? If you have a sedentary job or lifestyle, Standland will remind you to get up and move around every now and then. It gives you notifications at regular intervals, letting you know how long you've been sitting down for. Cute virtual creatures are the motivation, with different ones for you to collect when you hit certain activity goals.

6. Pennies

Do you ever struggle to make your money last till the end of the month? If so, this app is for you. It's a personal finance application that helps you to set a budget and stick to it. You can track your spending by making a note of all of your purchases as well as your income. If you don't want to do that manually, so you can ask Siri to do it for you. Pennies will show you how well you're doing by displaying how much you have left to spend for the day, the week, and the month. Give it a try and see how much you can save!

7. ITranslate

Download this app before you travel, and you'll have a handy translator on your wrist at all times. You can type words and sentences, or just speak directly into it, and it will give you a translation instantly. It's also one of the best Apple Watch apps for language learners, because it will speak back to you to help you improve your pronunciation.

8. Drafts

The Apple Watch doesn't have the same features for notes that the iPhone does. That's why the Drafts app is essential. You can add notes to your watch by dictating them through the voice recorder, or writing them with the OS Scribble feature.

9. Carrot Weather

Carrot is undoubtedly one of the best Apple Watch apps for weather right now. With just a flick of the wrist, you can get an entire weather report, showing everything you need to know about the day's forecast. What really makes this app stand out is its personality. It adds some humor to your weather report with snarky comments like 'sucks to be you' when it's about to pour, and 'you can stop loading your loved ones onto the life raft now' when the rain is due to stop. You can adjust the sarcasm level to suit you, toning it up or down through five available options. There's 'professional', 'friendly', 'snarky', 'homicidal', and overkill'. Whichever one you choose, you're sure to be entertained. It also has an 'achievement's feature, which gives you awards when you experience certain types of weather. There are 32 of them altogether for you to unlock.

10. Find Near Me

When you're traveling to a new place, you usually have to do a lot of research to figure out where to go and what activities to do. Find Near Me makes it so much easier. With this up, you can just show up and start exploring like a local, without having to spend hours trawling through sites, reviews and forums. It uses GPS to automatically show you the best places nearby. Whether you're looking for a cafe, a department store, a zoo, or just an ATM, this app will show you all of the options in your area. It will also give you extra details, like opening hours, pricing, and how to get there. Best of all, it's completely free!

Make it Your Own

Apps aren't to only way to customize your Apple watch. You can also accessorize with stylish designer watch bands. Switch out your plain old standard strap for something unique, and stand out from the crowd. See our selection of Apple watch bands and choose one for yourself.
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