Whether you travel regularly for business or occasionally for pleasure, your Apple Watch can make your trip easier. You can track flights, check on hotels, and plan ahead, all from your wrist without digging out your iPhone.
Prepare for your next business trip, family vacation, or a weekend getaway with these Apple Watch apps for travel.
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Track your flights to make sure you’re up to date on times, delays, gates, and terminals.
App in the Air
With App in the Air on Apple Watch, you can see your flight through each step of the process. Start with Check-In and then swipe to see Boarding, Take-Off, Landing, and a view of the route. You can see the gate, terminal, timeline, and your packing list.
On iPhone, the app lets you book flights, add options to Siri, and view all of your trips easily.
App in the Air is available on the App Store for free with in-app purchase options for real-time flight alerts, push notifications, and ad-removal.
For another terrific flight tracker on your wrist, check out FlightStats. View your trips with flight numbers, dates, times, and airports. You can also see estimated departure and arrival times with terminal and gate details and delays when applicable.
On the iPhone, you can search for flights by airport, airline, date, route, or flight. Keep track of your trips, check out airport information, and share flight details.
FlightStats is available on the App Store for free.
Find a hotel on the fly or check on an existing reservation with these apps for accommodations.
With Hotels.com, you can see your bookings on Apple Watch with a map of the location and details. If you sign up for Hotels.com Rewards, you can also check your points on your wrist.
On iPhone, you can look for discounts, find spots nearby, browse last-minute deals, make your reservations, and pay with Apple Pay. The app also offers Siri shortcuts, notifications for check-in, and travel guides after you book.
Hotels.com is available on the App Store for free.
Airbnb is another great app for accommodations with helpful features on Apple Watch. Browse and book a spot on the iPhone and then communicate with the host on your wrist.
With Airbnb on iPhone, you can also check out interesting experiences, places to stay, and adventures. Save your trips, check your app inbox, view notifications, set up payment methods, and more.
Airbnb is available on the App Store for free.
If you like tools that help you plan all pieces of your trip in one place, these apps are for you.
TripIt: Travel Planner
With TripIt, you can track all of your travel plans including flights, accommodations, car rentals, and meetings. Create your itinerary on iPhone and then view it on your Apple Watch. From activities to concerts to theater, you can see all of the details easily.
On iPhone, you can also take a look at your travel stats along with your upcoming and previous trips. So you can quickly see how many countries or cities you’ve visited and the number of trips you’ve taken, for a cool travel diary.
TripIt: Travel Planner is available on the App Store for free with an in-app purchase for the pro version which gives you a point tracker, interactive airport maps, a fare tracker, and more.
Kayak helps you plan your entire trip from flights to hotels to car rentals with helpful deals and discounts. Similar to TripIt, just create your trip with activities, events, reservations, and more on your iPhone, then view it all on your Apple Watch.
With Kayak on iPhone, you can also connect your email for travel messages, add a Siri shortcut, and explore or search for places to visit.
Kayak is available on the App Store for free with tons of additional features at no cost.
Other helpful Apple Watch travel apps
For more help when you travel, check out these additional Apple Watch apps.
- iTranslate Converse (Free with IAP): Tap and hold to speak; release to translate in 38 languages.
- Currency (Free with IAP): Convert currencies offline and receive exchange rates for over 150 currencies and countries.
- Roadtrippers (Free with IAP): Discover attractions, scenic points, national parks, and other spots to visit.
- Citymapper (Free): View transit maps and real-time departures in select areas around the world.
- Sygic Travel Maps Offline (Free with IAP): Get worldwide offline maps, a trip planner, city guides, and see tours and activities.
This list of the best Apple Watch travel apps has a little bit of everything. Hopefully one or more will make your next trip an easier one.
Do you already use one of these handy travel apps for Apple Watch? Or maybe you see a new one here that you plan to try out? Either way, let us know below and safe travels!
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