10 Best Smartwatch Apps

Smartwatches are becoming more and more popular in today’s world. These nifty little devices are able to do so much more than you thought a watch would ever be able to do. But what makes a smartwatch app great? What sets it apart from other apps?

The ease of use is the biggest factor that influences how good a smartwatch app works. Smartwatches have teeny tiny screens that make it difficult to navigate. So a good smartwatch app needs to accommodate its users on that front.

They also need to be functional. Having an app that you’re never going to use is a waste of the limited space you get on a smartwatch. 

So here are the must have top 10 smartwatch apps you need in 2022.

1. AccuWeather Weather Radar

This massive weather app was created by the weather giant AccuWeather. It’s a wearable app that shows you accurate weather around the globe. Just pick the place you’re in and AccuWeather will show you the forecast.

What makes this app great for smartwatches is that it’s got a minimal interface and allows you to navigate the app easily. It also allows you to launch the app on multiple devices which means you can get a more detailed report if you need it.

The downside to this game is thaIf you want a weather app that works on your smartwatch as well as your phone AccuWeather is the way to go. No more wondering what the weather is going to be like for the day, week or month. AccuWeather has it all.t progress can be slow if you don’t have the money or data to spend on special offers. But other than that there isn’t much to complain about because the game is completely free.

Cost: Free offers in-app purchases

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2. Zombies, Run

This AR game by Six to Start is a fun and interactive game you can download straight to your smartwatch. Games are essential and this one keeps you active and makes reality into a scary game where you need to run from zombies at any given point in time.

This app does need to be downloaded on your mobile device and paired with your smartwatch to function. But what makes it great is that you can sync it with your iOS health app to get in those times your heart is racing as you’re running away from a zombie.

The app works even better if you add bluetooth headphones into the mix. The downside is that you have to endure ads, but those can be mitigated if you choose to subscribe.

Cost: Free offers in-app purchases

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3. Google Keep - Notes and Lists

This app by Google allows you to make notes directly on your smartwatch. It’s a multi purpose organizational tool that allows you to jot down anything from shopping lists to pinning notes. You can even share everything, including location based reminders and planned events with your family and friends through email or links.

The smartwatch app is just in plain text, but the mobile version allows you to paint and draw and do all kinds of things so you can get your ideas down all in one place whenever inspiration strikes.

It’s a minimalist UI and UX app that asks for a lot of permissions including location, camera, microphone and contacts. The best part is that it automatically syncs across platforms so whatever you save on any device automatically syncs with your other devices.

Cost: Free offers in-app purchases

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4. WearCasts: WearOS Podcast App

This free app by Wearable Solutions is a standalone WearOS app that allows users to listen to podcasts without lugging around their phone. It pairs with bluetooth speakers to create a mobile podcast center with four menus to choose from: In Progress, Downloads, Local and New. You can also add your own menus if you want to.

What makes this app great is that you don’t need your mobile phone on hand. All you need is your WearOS smartphone. That means you can listen to podcasts from anywhere even if your phone or other devices are safely stored at home.

Initial setup does require a phone, but after that you’re free to listen to podcasts from anywhere. The only drawback is that it’s only available on WearOS devices, so Apple and Samsung users miss out on this app.

Cost: Free offers in-app purchases

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5. Spotify: Music and Podcasts 

This well known music app is available for smartwatches. It’s got millions of audio files including songs, podcasts, audio sessions and even guided meditations. All for free. Making this a must have for any audiophile out there.

This easy to use smartwatch interface makes this one of the best audio apps to have on your smartwatch. The only trouble is that you need a data connection to listen to music for free.

Luckily this is easily remedied by buying a subscription for $4.99 per month. And if you have a WearOS watch you’re going to have to subscribe to use this app on your device.

Cost: Free offers in-app purchases

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6. Google Fit

This is the best fitness app you can get. And no wonder it’s made by Google. This app tracks your daily activity and heart rate. Giving you a heart point for moderate activity and double that for a hard activity.

Google launched this product in association with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization to help people stay heart healthy. It allows you to track your workout progress, health goals and more.

The app is shared across devices so you can make every activity count. You can leave your phone at home when you go for a run and come back to check your progress on your phone which has an easier interface with more metrics.

Cost: Free

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7. App in the Air - Trip Planner

This trip planning app is great for people who travel by plane a lot. It helps you to plan your trip, make bookings, check your boarding status, navigate airports and even gives you destination tips. All to make sure you have a stress free trip.

In fact, the advanced Artificial Intelligence feature even makes booking a cab or ride to a hotel a breeze. App in the Air uses GPS to help you find the best flights with pinned map locations.

The best part about the app is that it gives loyal customers points in the form of air miles that you can use to book your next flight at a cheaper rate. So the more you fly the better this app is going to work for you. 

Cost: Free offers in-app purchases

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8. Bring! Grocery Shopping List

This app by Bring! Labs AG is an all in one shopping list app that allows you to create your own shopping list or use a variety of templates already available. While most of the functionality is aimed at smartphones the app does come with a handy smartwatch extension that allows you to tick off your groceries as you shop.

The app also allows you to plan parties or events and share it with guests on social media. That means you get to plan away and everyone stays up to date with what the event or party has to offer. 

The app itself is free to download and use but offers in-app purchases and ads to keep the show running. It’s great for both home and professional use. It offers a lot of different styles and modes like lists or grid view, dark mode or light mode, etc. to make sure you get the look and feel that works best for you.

Cost: Free offers in-app purchases

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9. Cardiogram: Heart Rate Monitor

Cardiogram is a smartwatch app by Cardiogram, Inc. that monitors your heart rate to measure how you respond to certain activities and changes in your environment. It also monitors stress levels to make sure you know when to relax and when you can give something your best.

It works by using the built in health monitors of the smartwatch to monitor more than just heart rate. It also measures physical movement and heart health data to be able to send you personalized notifications about how your heart and health are doing.

It also allows you to monitor things like sleeping patterns, heart health and exercise over time to make sure you stay in tip top shape. The app itself is free to use but offers in app purchases including a premium subscription for $5 per month.

Cost: Free offers in-app purchases

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10. Lifesum: Healthy Eating and Diet

Lifesum by Lifesum is another must have smartwatch app if you’re interested in staying healthy. It tracks what you eat and drink throughout your day to make sure you get the right amount of calories, nutrients and hydration you need to stay healthy.

The app uses image recognition to automatically detect the nutrients in whatever you’re consuming. It even has Artificial Intelligence that gets to know your eating and drinking habits to start sending you personalized health recommendations.

The app itself is free, but does offer in-app purchases to unlock more functionality.

Cost: Free offers in-app purchases

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