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Best Apple Watch apps: 25 fantastic apps you need to download on your Apple Watch

Lewis Painter | Dec. 14, 2015
The Apple Watch has a great selection of third-party apps available.

Which are the best apps for Apple Watch?

When the Apple Watch first launched we were excited about the possibilities Apple's wearable had to offer, and eight months on it seems to have more potential than ever. A raft of fine apps have been released for the Apple Watch, and matters further improved with the launch of watchOS 2.0, which among other improvements made Apple Watch apps more independent from their accompanying iPhone - although at present you still need to have the app on your iPhone to run it on the watch.

Great apps are constantly being released for the Apple Watch; the hardest thing is deciding which apps to download. Finding the third-party apps that are right for you is a vital way to get the most out of your watch, so jump in as we rattle through our hall of fame: the 25 best apps for Apple Watch.

Oh, and 18 of them are free. Did we mention that?

Best Apple Watch apps: Calcbot

Apple didn't include a calculator on the Apple Watch, assuming that people's fingers would be too squidgy to perform calculations. How wrong they were. Calcbot deftly steps in to fill a calculator-shaped gap on the Apple Watch.

FREE | Calcbot on the App Store

Best Apple Watch apps: Camera Plus

Camera Plus is one of the most popular third-party camera apps for iOS, which gives you a lot more control over your photography than what's currently available in the stock camera app.

The Apple Watch support brings with it some great features, such as photo & video capturing with a live preview as well as an instant preview after capture to make sure it was exactly what you wanted. You can also swap between the front or back camera and set a timer - all from your wrist.

Although you can also use your Apple Watch as a viewfinder for the stock camera app, this brings a lot more functionality within one single app and we're looking forward to what Camera Plus are planning for the Apple Watch in the future.

79p | Download Camera Plus for iOS

Best Apple Watch apps: CARROT Weather

The popular sarcastic weather app CARROT Weather has also been updated with Apple Watch support.

The Apple Watch app makes heavy use of colour instead of graphics to tell you about the weather for the next hour, which creates a simple but informative UI. For example, if it's raining/going to start raining soon, the text will be blue but if it's sunny, the text will be yellow.

 

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