Which Wear OS app should it be? Do you want to beautify the smartwatch with the appropriate Wear OS app, make it better or play on the clock? Do you need a fitness tracker, sleep monitoring or do you want to listen to music on the go? Or would you like to use the watch for mobile payments? No matter what you want, here are the best Wear OS apps for your job.
FitCloud Running & Cycling
The combination of Android Wear watch and smartphone will make you a fitness helper and long-term observer of your improvements thanks to FitCloud. Voice commands begin and end the training. But before you better check the website , if your smartwatch works with the app.
My tracks record your routes, speed, distance and altitude as you hike, jog or ride a bike. You can view the data while recording, mark waypoints, and hear regular voice messages about progress.
Nothing works without the Android Wear app. Install it on your smartphone to link it to the Android Wear watch. The first sync already makes some Android Wear-compatible apps available on the watch. Google’s apps like Notes, Calendars, Authenticator, Fit or Hangouts are considered to be the flagships among Wear apps and are of course already fully compatible. For iPhone users, unfortunately, these are the only apps that work really well with an Android smartwatch.
Sleep as Android
The sleep tracker Sleep as Android is available for a number of wearables and of course wear OS watches. He measures your sleep cycles, says how loud you snore and recognizes nocturnal apnea. For this, your smartwatch needs a pulse oximeter, but this is the case with most models.
Music streaming services allow you to save tracks to your watch. This can be heard while jogging, even if the smartphone remains at home for the Internet connection.
Spotify, Play Musik & Co.
If you also use your smartphone to play music, you can use it for remote control thanks to an Android Wear smartwatch. Spotify gives you access to control features on the watch, as well as playlists and the Spotify radio stations. Google Play Music even has the option to use Watch as an audio player.
Shazam has also developed an app for Wear OS Watches. Shazam recognizes which song is currently playing and works just as well as the smartphone app.
Train travelers probably have DB Navigator installed on their Android smartphone. And for some months now, Deutsche Bahn has also been supporting Android Wear smartwatches: the central feature is the “My Journey” function. On the smartphone you can deposit your current connection in this area. On the clock, the Navigator then displays track information and transfer times, for example.
Google Maps navigates your wrist.
The Wear OS variant of Google Maps navigates you with vibrational patterns to the target. Before you have to turn, the clock vibrates in time long or short, once or twice, leading you blindly to your destination. Of course you can also look at the dial; There, the next intersection is shown in white on black.
If you travel by train across Europe, trainline EU is worthwhile. The unified interface will find the cheapest tickets in Western Europe for you and let you buy them in one go. The QR codes for each ticket can be viewed on the display of your Wear OS watch.
The messenger app SMS Messenger comes from Google and supports Wear OS. You can use this app to browse your SMS and even send short messages. Messenger uses the voice input from Wear OS, so you do not have to type with a fiddly keyboard. Of course you have to use the messenger on your smartphone as a standard SMS app.
With the Facebook Messenger, you can easily reply to messages via the clock, mark them as “Like” or mute them without having to get the phone out of your pocket. This saves mobile phone battery and nerves.
The fact that Google is making its chat (and now Voip) client Hangouts fit for its smartwatch operating system, is actually a matter of honor. Read messages directly on the Android Wear watch and answer them via voice input.
Even the chat client Threema did not wait long with the Android Wear update.
Even the news from Telegram no longer escapes you on the Wear OS watch.
Compatibility with devices has always been the strength of WhatsApp. Therefore, it is not surprising that the chat client on Wear OS watches your messages – even pictures – can display.
Talon for Twitter
Twitter addicts among you will certainly have missed the opportunity to drop tweets via smartwatch. Talon supports just that: tap Create tweet and then cut out the text as voice input. Get rid of tweets so fast that even Donald Trump wiggles his ears with this smartwatch app.
Wear OS watches with NFC are suitable for mobile numbers. / © BW Bank
Note from a reader: At this time, it is not yet possible to pay for watches with PayPal and Android Pay.
Google Pay with Paypal does not work on the smartwatch.
— Bjoern Bendix (@lefty78)
November 8, 2018
If your watch has NFC, you can pay via Google Pay. The list of compatible banks is short. However, if you set up your checking account in PayPal, you can link PayPal to Google Pay and pay with your smartphone; Unfortunately Wear-OS watches have to wait. But soon you can literally shake your money out of your sleeve.
Compatible are …
- LG Watch Sport
- Huawei Watch 2 (Classic)
- Ticwatch S
- Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45
- Movado Connect
Bring is a digital shopping list: On the smartphone, you click your purchases together and in the store you have all the items on the list on your wrist quickly in view. Shopping lists can also be shared with friends, roommates, or partners, so you can maintain shared shopping lists anytime. The fridge paper has served with Bring!
“OK, google, make a note!” Wunderlist is an excellent to-do and notes app ideal for users who want to organize many different tasks. Thanks to the excellent Wear-OS operation, you can take notes even faster.
The Google calculator dominates the four basic operations in its Wear OS version. This is probably sufficient for most purposes, especially since the display space is limited for smartwatches. Thus, the keys of the computer are quite small – for complex calculations, the handle is recommended to the smartphone.
Thanks to Google Assistant, you can save Wear OS apps for controlling networked bulbs. However, if you do not want to wait for speech recognition, Smartwatch apps will help.
Even if the app for Wear OS is not absolutely necessary, it pays off for the fixed control of scenes by tapping on the display. If the app for Wear OS is not absolutely necessary, it pays off for the fitter control of the scenes by tapping on the display. Because that’s how accurate and fast it is with the Google Assistant just not yet.
Competitor Lifx delivers a similar product, but completely based on Wi-Fi and thus without the detour via a bridge. Again, you can quickly turn scenes via the Wear OS app and switch off rooms. It delivers a similar product, but completely based on Wi-Fi, and thus without the detour via a bridge. Again, you can quickly turn scenes via Wear OS app and switch off rooms.