2. Make your shopping trip more efficient and even a little
more fun. The Target app knows where you are in the
store, sorts the shopping list you create on iPhone, and
guides you to the next item. When you’re near something
on your list, you’ll receive a reminder.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts have added a new level of
hospitality to your stay. Now you can unlock your door
from your Apple Watch, no room key required. You can
also get directions to your hotel, check in, see reservation
details, and view your Starpoints balance.
4. American Airlines
Receive a notification letting you know when it’s time to
leave for the airport. Get flight information (gate change
announcements, for example) throughout your travel day.
Check in from your Apple Watch. And during your flight,
view a map with the time remaining until arrival, as well
as baggage claim and connection details.
5. Nike+ Running
Take your iPhone on a run but keep it in your pocket. The
Nike+ Running app puts your distance, duration, and
pace right on your Apple Watch. See when friends send
you a cheer. And with Bluetooth headphones, you can
listen to music wirelessly during your workout.
6. The best of Instagram is now on your Apple Watch. You
can browse your feed, like your favorite photos, and even
leave emoji comments. And you’ll stay up to date with
interactive notifications sent directly to your wrist.
7. With its subtle notifications, this app lets you follow your
favorite team wherever you are. (Stuck in a meeting,
perhaps.) Live stats, pitch-by-pitch updates, player
details, highlights, and scores from around the league all
come right to you.
MLB.com At Bat
8. The Ultimate Driving Machine gets the ultimate remote
control. Check the charge status of your electric BMW i
and receive a notification when the car is fully charged.
You can also check range, door-lock status, service
reminders, and more. Planning to hop in the car soon?
Adjust the cabin temperature from your Apple Watch, so
it’s just right when you’re ready to drive.
BMW i Remote
9. 140 characters fit nicely on your wrist. With the Twitter
app for Apple Watch, your feed comes directly to you.
You can be notified with a gentle tap when new tweets
are posted, and retweet or favorite them from your Apple
Watch. Quickly view tweets from your timeline or track
trending topics. And you can compose tweets using
10. Your guide to public transit, Citymapper shows you the
fastest routes to wherever you want to go. Based on your
current location, it provides step-by-step instructions for
catching the nearest bus or train, and lists the next three
arrivals so you can choose exactly when to leave. It also
delivers a gentle tap to let you know when you’ve reached
11. What’s for dinner? And where? Just check your Apple
Watch. With the OpenTable app, you can see details
about your upcoming reservations and find your way
there with a map to the restaurant.
12. Evernote for Apple Watch is the perfect companion to
Evernote for iPhone. Get even more convenient access to
features. Dictate a quick note. View recent notes. Set
reminders. Find notes made near you. And see content
related to an upcoming meeting.
13. Find that hidden gem of a restaurant on your next trip.
Unearth dozens of things to do while discovering a new
town. Everything that makes TripAdvisor the perfect
travel companion is now on your Apple Watch. Get
instant information on hundreds of nearby restaurants,
sights, and tourist destinations.
14. NPR One
NPR One makes public radio personal, with news and
stories curated just for you. Your playlist, which lives on
your iPhone, includes the shows you already listen to, as
well as other content NPR thinks you’ll love. You can use
your Apple Watch to search for specific shows using
dictation, see story names and episodes, and control
basic playback functions.
15. Get up-to-the-minute breaking and developing news
across 12 personalized categories. From Top Stories,
U.S., World, and Politics to Tech, Health, and
Entertainment — you decide which content you want to
come to you. Tap to open a story, then choose to save it
or continue reading on your iPhone. Receive breaking
news notifications and use your Apple Watch to launch
CNN TV live on your iPhone.
16. Use less energy with less effort. And save on your
electricity bill, too. Presets like “I’m Away” or “I’m Going to
Sleep” make your thermostat more efficient with a single
tap. If you’re far from home, you’ll get a notification
asking if you’d like to switch to Out of Town mode to save
energy. And it automatically adjusts the temperature in
time for your return.
17. The Green Kitchen app features dozens of healthy,
organic recipes, and your Apple Watch can help you cook
them perfectly. Find and follow a recipe on your iPhone.
For the steps that need to be timed, tap to start a timer
on your Apple Watch. At the right moment, you’ll get a
notification like “Your quinoa should have little tails by
With your iPhone in your pocket, Apple Watch shows your
real-time stats like elevation gain, average speed,
distance, and heart rate during your ride or run. Segment-
by-segment updates give you details of your workout to
keep you motivated. And you’ll receive a trophy when you
set a personal record.
19. Sky Guide
See a calendar of upcoming astronomical events — the
full moon, meteor showers, eclipses, and more. Sky Guide
can send you a notification when an event is about to
happen in the skies above your location. And it will even
alert you when the International Space Station is due to
fly over — and let you tweet one of its astronauts.
The world’s largest marketplace is now closer and more
convenient than ever. eBay for Apple Watch helps you
stay on top of the auctions you’re watching. It can send
outbid notices and other notifications directly to you, so
you can react immediately..
Find nearby real estate listings while you’re on the go.
View photos of homes and map their locations. Get
prices, number of bedrooms, square footage, and days on
the market. Use dictation to record your thoughts. Share
accounts with family members so they can see your
favorites. And contact a real estate agent to schedule a
tour with a tap.
You may never get another parking ticket. Use the
PayByPhone Parking app to pay the meter, then check on
the time remaining. You’ll get a notification 10 minutes
before the meter expires, allowing you to add more time
without having to go back to your car.
23. Salesforce Wave
Salesforce is the world’s most popular customer
relationship management app. On Apple Watch, it gives
you a quick snapshot of your business analytics, such as
the top 10 sales opportunities for your company or for a
24. Procreate Pocket
This app turns your Apple Watch into a remote tool and
color palette for painting on your iPhone. Select your
brush, eraser, or effects. You can undo, redo, and change
colors. And your entire iPhone screen becomes the
canvas, so you can focus on your work..
25. Dark Sky
Get the chances that it will rain or snow in your location
up to an hour in advance. So you can feel free to walk the
dog or run out to lunch, knowing you’ll stay dry. You can
also see a 24-hour timeline of weather conditions for
today, tomorrow, and several days ahead.
What’s that song? And what’s that singer saying? With
Shazam for Apple Watch, a tap on the app icon prompts
your iPhone to listen to what’s playing. Your Apple Watch
displays the name of the song, the artist, and the lyrics.
Feel free to sing harmony, because the words
automatically advance in time with the music.
27. NY Times
Get the news you need in a moment. Swipe through
breaking news and short stories crafted specially for
Apple Watch. Use Handoff to read more on your iPhone
or iPad, or tap "Save for Later" to build a personal reading
28. Mayo Clinic
If you’re a busy doctor, Mayo Clinic Synthesis can help
you manage your time. It displays your schedule for the
day and lets you know whether a patient is in the lobby, in
an exam room, or done with an appointment. It also
displays basic patient information like age, sex, and
weight to make visits even smoother.
Track your time on the job more accurately than ever.
When you arrive on a job site, Invoice2go uses
geofencing to prompt you to start tracking time on your
iPhone. So your records are more precise. You can also
modify your times, send an invoice, and receive a
notification when you’ve been paid.
30. Lutron Caséta
Control the lights in your home no matter where you are.
Whether you’re on the couch and want to dim the lights
for movie night, or on the road and want to make it look
like someone’s home, all it takes is a tap. And if the lights
are on when you leave the house, you’ll get a notification
giving you the option to turn them off.
Get your daily brain workout with this twitch-puzzle game
even when you’re on the go. Each mind exercise is hosted
by cute animated characters who lead you through 10
different stages toward a daily goal. You can get detailed
statistics on your progress or quickly scan your
When your kids are watching a video in
the PlayKids app on their iPad or iPhone
and you want them to take a break, just
use your Apple Watch to stop the video.
You can also send your kids a special
message with a cartoon character telling
them it’s time for bed. Time to eat. Or
time to brush their teeth.
A whole new way to use the most popular movie ticketing
app. Once you’ve purchased tickets, your Apple Watch
displays the movie time, theater location, and theater
34. Citi Mobile® Lite
The Citi Mobile Lite app makes banking even more
convenient for Citi customers with an Apple Watch. A
quick look lets you see your checking, savings, and credit
card balances. You can get detailed information about
your five most recent transactions, and even receive a
subtle notification when your credit card is used for an
online or in-store purchase.
You may never miss another flight. Expedia on Apple
Watch lets you check itineraries for your upcoming trips
and get detailed flight and hotel information. For flights,
you can see gates, terminals, and times. For hotels, you
can get check-in and check-out times, ratings, locations,
addresses, and phone numbers.
36. Pacemaker DJ
It’s like having your own personal DJ. Pacemaker
DJ uses the Autopilot DJ feature from your iPad
app. Skip a track. Or skip two. Autopilot DJ
quickly mixes the tracks you choose so
everything blends together seamlessly. If you’re
not sure what to play, it will scan your playlist to
find the perfect tunes and provide the perfect
Easily track how much food and water you’ve had during
the day. Lifesum gives you feedback following meals to
help you pick the right foods and portion sizes for your
next meal — it can even tell you which foods to avoid.
And throughout the day, it can offer inspirational
reminders to keep you moving and motivated.
38. Have fun learning new languages wherever you are in the
world. With the Babbel app, Apple Watch shows you new
words relevant to your location. So you can learn terms
related to food when you’re near a restaurant. Or words
like “flight,” “departure,” and “luggage” when you’re near
Apple Watch gives you new ways to get the most from
Runtastic. Just take your iPhone with you on a run.
Runtastic displays the information you need (speed,
distance, duration, pace, even how many calories you’ve
burned) conveniently on your wrist, where it’s easy to
check without slowing down.
40. AMPLIFi Remote
Guitarists are always looking for great tones. AMPLIFi is
a Bluetooth speaker and guitar amp in one. Now, with
AMPLIFi Remote for Apple Watch, you can pick your
favorite guitar sound right from your wrist. And when it’s
time to tune up, you’ll see which note you’re playing and
whether it’s sharp, flat, or in tune.
This simple and addictive puzzle game will have you
checking your Apple Watch all the time. Start popping
boxes in L-shaped paths, just like knights in chess. See if
you can pop all the boxes in the grid without getting
stuck. Eventually you’ll pop through 40 levels of boxes,
with each one becoming more difficult. And more fun.
Designed to keep you moving in the right direction,
CommitTo3 lets you create teams of coworkers,
friends, and family who collectively commit to that day’s
three most important tasks. You can get gentle
reminders throughout the day, check off your “commits”
as you complete them, and see how the rest of your team
43. Mint Personal
View your monthly spending goals and track your
progress toward meeting them. You can also choose to
receive weekly notifications, so you’ll know whether
you’re sticking to your budget or if you need to tighten
Stay up to date with breaking sports news or follow
a specific game. The ESPN app can send you a
notification after each score change or noteworthy
play. See real-time scores and details like who’s at bat,
who just made a three-pointer, or which team is in the red
45. Built-in Apple apps
Messages Phone Mail Calendar Activity Workout Maps
Passbook Siri Music Camera Remote Remote Weather Stocks
Photos Alarm Stopwatch Timer World Clock Settings
Passbook lets you keep your boarding passes, tickets,
and loyalty cards right on your wrist, and alerts you when
it’s time to use them. You can also choose which credit or
debit card to use for Apple Pay.
With Apple Watch, your favorite photos are always close
at hand. Use the Digital Crown to zoom in to individual
images, or swipe to browse through them one at a time.
Check the weather where you are or for any location
around the world. See a detailed report for the day or get
the week’s forecast. The day’s conditions are arranged
like a watch face, so you get a quick visual snapshot of
the weather for the whole day.
Easily keep up with the stock market. See current prices,
point and percentage changes, and market cap. Each
stock features a graph view that lets you track its
performance over the past day, week, month, or six
Get directions from your current location. Apple Watch
shows you the best route. Turn-by-turn navigation gives
you a tap on the wrist to let you know when it’s time to go
left — or right. You can also use Siri to search for nearby
restaurants, gas stations, and stores.
Don’t worry about losing the remote. It’s always right on
your wrist. On Apple TV you can swipe around the main
menu, scroll through lists, and choose what you’d like to
watch. You can also control the iTunes library and iTunes
Radio on your Mac or PC.
Enable or disable Airplane mode, Bluetooth, and Do Not
Disturb. You can also turn mute on or off, and even ping
your iPhone when you’ve misplaced it.
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