Android Wear watches are now in full gear, with the highly anticipated Moto 360 finally being in the hands of consumers and other manufacturers announcing new watches like the LG G Watch R. With this onslaught of new products, developers are seeing the potential of the OS and have released apps that are compatible with it.
So now that we have ourselves a fancy new toy to play with, we’re going to want to load as many apps as possible to see what the device is truly capable of. The Play Store is already filled with apps that support Android Wear and here we feature 10+ android wear apps that you should check out for yourself.
With Android Wear, the default way to open an app is to use voice control or scroll down a list to find and launch it. The Wear Mini Launcher helps by adding an actual launcher straight on your wearable, just like the one you have on your phone.
Are you one of those people that sometimes forget about their phones and accidentally leave it behind? Find My Phone is here to make sure that you’ll never leave it behind ever again. If you ever stray too far from your phone, your wearable will vibrate. You can even set your phone to go off via an alarm if it goes missing.
When you install an app on your Android phone, you’ll get a notification saying that the app is installed. This however isn’t the case with an Android Wear device. With Wear Apps Tracker, you’ll be able to know if and when your new app will be loaded and installed on your wearable.
Android Wear doesn’t have a lock screen of its own. The majority of the time you probably don’t really need one but in the cases that it might come in handy, Showear is just the app for you. With it, you can set an unlock sequence similar to the one you already have on your phone.
If you need a compact calender that’s easy to look at on your Wear instead of using a voice prompt, this app will give you just that. It comes with a detailed daily and monthly view of your agenda. The monthly view is free with the daily and detailed view available as an in-app purchase.
Want to browse the Internet but don’t want to take your phone out of the pocket? The Wear Internet Browser provides a browser on your wearable, so you can navigate to your favorite sites easily whilst having your phone firmly tucked away.
Heavy Foursquare and Swarm users should check this app out. It allows you to check in and view nearby venues straight from your Android Wear device. Once you find an interesting place, use the app to navigate yourself there. A great app for when you are somewhere new.
It’s a calculator on your wrist, what more needs to be said? Reminiscent of the 90s, it does what it says and is convenient when you don’t want to use "Ok Google" voice control to do your math for you.
A wearable device can be a good companion piece in one’s daily fitness regiment and the VimoFit Android Wear Fitness can aid you in this way. It tracks all your repetitive movements using the sensors on your watch and creates a customized workout that fits your needs. There are even videos of a personal trainer to help you.
For the active runners out there, you should already be using RunKeeper as it is a great way to monitor your running, walking and cycling statistics. You can even post to social media and challenge your friends with your score. The app is compatible with Android Wear, so you can just glance at all your data without taking out your phone.
Wikipedia offers a wealth of information. However, if you need very quick info from it, you can use Wiki Reader which is an Android Wear version of the site. It’s also handy if you just want a quick read for when you don’t want to whip out your phone.
For those learning a new language, Duolingo is a great free way to learn them, using gamefication to make it fun. Your Android Wear device will now aid you in the learning process, by having flash cards readily available for you to brush up on your French or Spanish.
Hate having to be ‘that guy’ who has to take the group photo and have to be left out of the shot? Wear Camera Remote gives you the capability to control your phone camera from an Android Wear device. There’s even a timer on it so you can time your shot perfectly.