If you think the only purpose a smartwatch has is to show you the time or make you look like a fashionable oaf, then I must say you’re wrong.
Apart from its ability to put you in a tech-savvy decent persona, Apple Watches can be the perfect travel agent, an expert fitness tracker, a source of entertainment and effective communication. So, in case you’re just wondering what makes smartwatches worth all the attention, it’s the variety of fascinating apps you can run on these smartwatches.
Smartwatches come in many forms, sizes and under different brand names. But the best so far which no other has been able to successfully compete in the market is none other but the amazing Apple smartwatch. It has all the interesting features and is quite an interesting companion to have on the wrist.
Do you also own an Apple smartphone?
In case you do, here are the 7 fascinating Apple Watch apps that you must look out for in the year 2020.
As we move into the future, security becomes a major concern. Major Software services around the world are now implying the use of two-factor authentication in order to keep their users’ data safe. Normally, you can authenticate your accounts by a single tap on your smartphone. But with Authy, you take the authentication options up to one level. Authy allows you to authenticate your two-factor authentication through your smartwatch. The app supports thousands of important websites and software services including Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Dropbox, and even Amazon.
You can add any app you want to Authy from your smartphone. The next time you want to by-pass a two-factor authentication, just type in the code or perform a single tap from your Apple smartwatch.
2) Carrot Weather
If you’re more of an outgoing person, then Carrot Weather is a great app to help you track the weather in no time. Apparently, Carrot Weather is just amazing because it helps you track your weather with a bit of sarcasm of its own. The robot working at the back-end can be configured to send out snarky messages alongside weather checks. If you select the option, you will start seeing messages like:
“You don’t even want to know what I did with all the clouds”
“It’s frakking sunny. Lucky You.”
The app is great as it allows you to check the temperature, track wind speed, set direction, check the visibility, humidity and dew point level. It is simply a great weather app accessible at only $4.99.
Like I said, your smartwatch is your ultimate workout buddy and gymaholic serves the purpose best. The app is amazing as it sets a different routine every day. It contains a series of custom-tailored exercise plans and you can add more exercises to your routine from the iPhone version of the app. Not only that but in case you’re not sure how to do a particular exercise, you just have to tap the exercise to see how it’s done. The app monitors a number of reps, heart rate and how many calories you’ve burned. Every stat is automatically saved on the app and the data syncs up with your iPhone.
The app is absolutely FREE to download. But you can get the premium version at $4.99 per month.
4) Microsoft Translator
Who doesn’t require a translator when they are traveling to a new country? We all do. But, what if I tell you that you don’t have to pull out your smartphone the next time you want to translate. The Microsoft Translator is one such app that also comes with an Apple Watch release. It is quite a handy and effective translation app as it can translate just about any word or phrase in English from a variety of languages. Just long-press the app on your smartphone, select the desired language from the list of options, tap the microphone option, and speak the phrase or word which you want to translate.
You can choose to translate words and phrases from Italian to English, Spanish to English, Chinese to English, Russian to English, French to English, Hebrew to English and even Klingon to English.
5) Moment – Pro Cam
We all have friends and some of them are downright freaky. There’s no fun unless you capture those freaky moments so you guys can laugh on it together later. But, if you pull out your smartphone at such an instance, you can eventually give a heads up to the other person so they stop their freakiness.
Now, you certainly don’t want that to happen now, do you?
Moment – Pro Cam is the best Apple Watch app for controlling and taking clicks using your Apple Smart Watch. You can snap just about any photo you like or shoot any video you want by controlling your iPhone camera using the Moment – Pro Cam. The app offers you front and rear camera controls.
So the next time your friend tries to act freaky, you can always save the moment with this great app.
6) News 360
How about if I tell you that there is a news app which you can organize based on your interests? News 360 is a great app that puts everything necessary to know in one place. It brings a couple of top stories from each category to the front-line. With just a few simple swipes, you can go through one story of interest to another and learn what is happening around in the world you actually want to know.
Every item in the News 360 app is displayed with a powerful headline showing that their content creators are simply amazing. Every news detail is loaded with images and covers a full back story.
While you can cherish the headlines and take a look at these images, you can’t read the whole story unless you don’t access the app from your iPhone device. But, you can still stay up to date with the smartwatch version. So just in case, if you haven’t downloaded the app yet, now might be a good time.
7) Pandora Music
Have you heard about Pandora yet? It’s a great and simple app for listening to your favorite music. And with the Apple Watch version out now, you can even listen to your favorite songs from the watch.
Once you’ve installed and logged into your Pandora Music app from the smartwatch, you can access all of your pre-configured stations. You have to create these stations from the website or mobile app. To view each station, just swipe through the list and select the desired station you wish to listen to. The Apple Watch allows you to play, pause, stop and control the volume directly from the smartwatch.
While Pandora is just one among many, there are other competitors like Spotify and iHeartRadio too.
So there you go, here are the 7 best Apple Watch apps I believe are worth taking a look at in 2020. Do you have any other in mind? Please feel free to share the app with us so we can include it in our article.