Best Apps – Free for Apple Watch

I’ve been using the Apple Watch for more than 2 weeks now and I find the following apps as the best apps for my daily use.

Best Apps - Apple Watch
Apple Watch App Layout

 

Uber/Ola

These Apps help you get a cab with just a click. These are very useful travel apps which help you book a cab with just a few taps in your watch instead of pulling your iPhone from your pocket. Yes, it saves few seconds but is definitely worth using!

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Uber – Apple Watch App

UpWord

UpWord is a free note application which helps you save notes as well as create separate folders for the to-do list. Save the list to your mobile. And find it in your Apple Watch. This App is of great use when you go shopping and just need to look at your watch to guide your purchase.

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UpWord – Apple Watch App

Instagram

To view your Instagram and Twitter feed on the go, these apps serve the purpose. All you can do in Instagram is view the Feed and activity. Yeah, you’ve got the photos application in your Watch, but can’t be used for uploading pictures to Instagram.

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Instagram – Apple Watch App

Twitter

In the Twitter App, you will have access to two screens – The Recent Tweets and the Trending ones. This is very much similar to Instagram, where you can like, retweet or comment. It serves the purpose of an app in your smart watch. Cool to use!

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Twitter – Apple Watch App

iTranslate

iTranslate helps you translate words to almost any language you want. Serves the purpose of having a dictionary in your hand.

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iTranslate – Apple Watch App

FotMob

FotMob keeps you updated on the live updates of any football match. All you need to do is create notification alerts for selective matches/leagues as per your preference.I found it very useful when I was traveling. All I had to do was raise my wrist to view the latest updates on matches I prefer. With so many happening news about the club transfers, this App helps keep you updated.

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FotMob – Apple Watch App

CricBuzz

If you are an ardent cricket fan and want to see notifications for every over, every 5 overs, wicket or milestones, this is the App to go for! You can also have notifications for happening cricket news or the squad before a match begins. Everything in your wrist!

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CricBuzz – Apple Watch App

These are few of the many best apps I use for my daily needs. Leave your comments on the comment section below and light me up with Apps that you love to use!

Check my first-week usage experience of the Apple Watch Series 1 here.

Apple Watch Series 1 – My Experience (in India)

It’s been a week since I purchased the Apple Watch Series 1 from Amazon, the 42mm model.  Just wanted to share my experience with you all as a user in India.

Apple Watch Series 1 is a device that works complementing the Apple iPhones (models after iPhone 5), and has its own pros and cons. The design is cool as any other Apple product. I was more interested in the 42mm model as the 38mm looked very small on my wrist. Let me quickly drive through the specifications of the product. The 42.5 x 36.4 x 10.5 mm Apple Watch Series 1 comes with an AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen with a body mass of 30g and IPX7 certification. It currently runs on WatchOS 3.2.3.

Apple watch series 1 screens
Apple watch series 1 screens

The Apple iPhone and the Apple Watch pair in no time with simple steps to follow.  It is indeed fun to work with the various options provided. You can also choose the Apps that you want to mirror on your watch from your phone. So, in case you miss a notification on one device, you can always check it in your Smartwatch. The “Raise to wake” option is cool but refuses to work at times for no reason.

So in my initial one week of usage, I found it helpful in certain situations. For instance, answering phone calls right from my Watch when my phone was in charge in another room. Checking Whatsapp messages, texts, football, cricket scores from my watch. The scribble option helps you type and send messages in addition to the already existing default messages. The activity tracking and breathe app are cool. You no longer need to swipe through music from your phone, because your watch serves as a remote control for your iPhone’s Music App. This helps when you are traveling in a crowded bus and find it difficult to take the phone out of your pocket and switch songs.

Flipping to the negative side, this smartwatch doesn’t really replace your iPhone.  The camera app in the watch doesn’t really mean much because it just switches on the camera app on your iPhone, but slightly finds meaning when you need to click a groupie. The Map application in India doesn’t provide you with navigation. Just helps you view places. With no support for Google Maps as well, the main functionality of an Apple Watch is itself missing.

To sum up, it’s been a mixed feeling for me about the Apple Watch Series 1. But let’s see if the Apple Watch Series 1 really changes my views on it with upcoming updates. With more applications added, customizability enhanced, map navigation enabled, I would definitely recommend this to any iPhone user.