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The best Android Wear apps

The best Android Wear apps
Smartwatches are loveable devices! Not only do they look splendid (well, unless your standards are Swiss-high), but they offer little bits of functionality that, really, no other device can. Yes, although we doubt smartwatch will ever have a 'killer feature' - one to put them on every wrist like smartphones are landing in the hands of millions of people as we speak - they are, nevertheless, very nice to have. 

If you weren't an early adopter who took home an LG G Watch R, or a Moto 360 or a Samsung Gear and such, you might have slept on the fact that there are hundreds of apps already running on those adorable smart tickers. But don't worry, if you ever get one, you'll get up to speed in no time - especially if you check out our selection of some 25 Android Wear apps we consider essential for smartwatch owners. 

Enjoy, and be sure that there's plenty more where that came from!

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posted on 06 Mar 2015, 09:45

1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3172; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I'm missing AutoWear.. use voice control (similar to Google Now) to run Tasker tasks

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 10:03

2. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Currently using this app and it never failed me https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crittermap.watch.sunset&hl=en

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 10:19 1

3. joey_sfb (Posts: 6338; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Android wear look like its getting better and better. May get it later part of the year.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 11:02

4. Aploine (Posts: 437; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


The last two images are wrong

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 11:06

5. JohnK (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Some pretty cool apps list, thanks !

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 13:18

6. Treycent (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Mar 2015)


Treycent - Voice Photos app is pretty cool it lets you load photos by voice to your watch or phone.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:08

7. Qbancelli (Posts: 75; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)


You guys missed Wear Charging.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 16:14

8. aleant36 (Posts: 70; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Wear Mini Launcher needs to be stock on Android Wear

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 19:22

9. joevsyou (Posts: 963; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


heres 20 apps, BUT WAIT there is 3-4 same type of apps for each thing...

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 01:14

10. signsign (Posts: 9; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)


This collection unearthed a lot of hidden gems! I downloaded the Bubble Launcher, still trying it on my sw3, but it feels to be even more capable than it seems on the surface. Most intriguing is what they call the watch face launcher. Still has some glitches, but the idea is really cool,,, this is the first real launcher in the sense we think of them on phones and tablets: you can return to the home screen to start applications. Not just an app tray like other wear launchers. Very curious which way this project will go.

posted on 09 Apr 2015, 13:45

11. Användarnamn (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Lazy journalists! not a single workout app like runtastic or something else. Its the most important thing for me to get a smartwatch. Sony smartwatch 3 with gps and ability to listen to music without take the phone with me.

posted on 12 Apr 2015, 12:49

12. Gadgety (Posts: 172; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Wear Tasker is there. It's going to continue to enable fantastic features.

Watch faces is a killer, too. Facer is there. That's good. However, I'd like to see Watch Maker, too. It enables amazing watch faces, with moving elemens, tourbillons, many layers, and visual effects. Check it out on the Google+ group.

posted on 04 Jun 2015, 08:10

13. random604 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Jun 2015)


Great list, thanks! There is an app that turns your Android smartwatch into a humor hub. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ​Jokester App will keep your mood up by displaying hilarious jokes on your smartwatch.

posted on 19 Oct 2015, 00:46

14. shehroz91 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Sep 2015)


hey guys try TOGGLE WEAR for your Android wear its really useful app. you will find it on play store.

posted on 21 Jan 2016, 16:51

15. ericnir (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)


Check it out this new funny wear app Game Watch Collection

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