So you just got your Android Wear smartwatch and are ready to start enjoying its amazing capabilities? The platform is new and support continues to grow, but there are some apps you simply must have.
We have curated a list of our favorite Android Wear apps, so we would say these are our personal must-haves. At the very least, you should try them out. Let’s check them out! Also, you can click on the titles below to access the Google Play Store page for each app.
Let’s start with the basics. Google Keep is an app that allows you to create notes, reminders and lists. There are options like Evernote and Trello available, but we feel those are aimed at specific customers.
Google Keep is very simple and automatically syncs with your Google account. Simply activate it via voice and you can start creating notes, as well as checking off items on your to-do list.
Are you a frequent food delivery customer? If so, you have probably heard of Eat24, one of the best food delivery apps for mobile. You will be glad to learn this app also has Android Wear support, and it was actually featured during the Google IO demo.
The app is a bit limited, as one can only re-order from your favorite restaurants. Users will have to use their smartphones for any special or new orders, but the ability to order food from a smartwatch continues to be quite the novelty.
For those who don’t know, Lyft is a great alternative to cabs and other forms of public transportation. You may also know them as “the weird cars with a pink mustache”. You can simply download the application and request a driver in cities where the service operates. Even more exciting is that it’s also the first of its kind to support Android Wear.
Like other apps, it’s a bit limited, but it will be a great app for frequent users. You can “request a Lyft” from your list of saved locations and a driver will be there to pick you up as soon as possible.
Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps around. For those that haven’t used the service, it simply gives you a stream of profiles from users within your vicinity. You can swipe left or right to “like” or “not like”. If two people like each other a match is created and you can chat away!
You guessed it – Tinder is also available for Android Wear. You can now Tinder all day without even pulling your phone out. If you have used it, you can attest to how addictive this app can be, so try to stay productive!
This app does just what you think it does – it helps you find your phone by triggering an alarm from your smartwatch. It also works as one of the best phone “leashes” around, as it alerts you if you start moving away from your phone. This means you will never forget your phone again!
The main features are free, but the app also offers the PRO version for $0.99, which offers improved customization.
We often need a calculator and it can be a bit of a hassle to use a smartphone. Wear Calc offers you a simple and clean tool for making your calculations.
This is another very simple app that can completely change your life. Wear Volume allows you to control your smartphone’s volume straight from your Android Wear smartwatch.
PayPal is the most popular internet banking institution, and they could not let Android Wear down. The official app is now Wear-compatible and you can do some awesome stuff with it.
PayPal’s Android Wear app allows users to make payments, get notifications and even redeem offers. The basic PayPal experience offers the most commonly used actions in the app… all from the comfort of your wrist.