So, you are one of the lucky few that scored an Apple Watch from Santa this Holidays. Congratulations! Here are 7 must have Apps to check out for your new shinny Apple Watch. These Apps are in a random order and have not been ranked.
#1 Find Near Me
How many times have you had a need to find a Gas Station in the middle of a trip or to locate the nearest ATM in a city which you are new to? Find Near Me helps you to do this and much more in just a few clicks. The App automatically finds your current location and plots it on a map. It can find distance of searched locations from your current position. Will come in real handy for your search of a local restaurant once the Christmas left overs have vanished!
Perhaps the Christmas Gift was more of a hint as opposed to a gift. In that case, look no further than this nifty little App to help you get fit. If you are a runner, you probably already knew this app. With Runtastic on Apple Watch, you’ll be able to start a session, view your activity history and your statistics all from your wrist. When you open Runtastic on your Apple Watch and go running, you will be able to take advantage of the Glances feature. You’ll be able to see your speed, distance, pace and how many calories you’ve burned – all at a glance! Please note, you will need to take your iPhone with you as Apple Watch uses the iPhone’s GPS to track your activity.
#3 Boiled Egg Time
Well after the nice little run, You are going to be thinking of a light protein snack. How many times have we all struggled in getting some decent boiled eggs? Not anymore. This app will help you cook up some good looking boiled eggs in minutes
#4 App in the Air
If you are fretting about your trip back home after the holidays, you are not alone. Airports and Flights seem to work on their own schedules this time of the year. The App in the Air app is your R2D2 for your upcoming trip. The App in the Air – your personal flying assistant that keeps you up-to-date with your flight: real time status, airport tips and in-airport navigation maps, flight profile with all your flights logged.
Ahh..the joys of peaceful sleeping after all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. This App will monitor your sleeping patterns. Sleep++ uses the motion tracking capabilities of the watch to measure both the duration and quality of your sleep.
Of Course there is always the time to rise and shine after your restful sleep. The Alarm App is capable of setting standard alarms, but it also integrates with Siri, and can be featured on several watch faces. Check it out!
Contacts lists can quickly get out of sync. People switch jobs. They change their email addresses. CircleBack is an app that ensures that doesn’t happen by intelligently keeping the contacts up-to-date and organized.
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