Best Travel apps for Apple Watch

Of course, the Watch is also perfect for at-a-glance information. Commuting and navigation apps make great use of this by giving you the data you need straight on the Apple Watch display — you never need to take your iPhone out of your pocket while pacing towards your next location.

Citymapper Transit Navigation

Price: free

Citymapper's mission is to get you from point A to point B by using the public transportation in large cities across the world. Once you've got your route set, it'll give you departures and line status updates straight on the Watch. The app is also integrated with Uber as well as bike sharing options in the different cities, so it's your one go-to commuting choice.

ETA - Arrive on time

Price: $2.99

This app's name gives it up pretty quick — it's meant to give you arrival times to your favorite destinations front and center. Of course, it calculates them based on your current means of travel — by foot, transit, or car. Basic navigation and traffic condition reports are also supported.


Price: free

Moovit is another public transportation app that is just too good to pass by. Just like Citymapper, it offers live updates for your commute and syncs with bike-sharing services. It does have the extra perk of nudging you with a notification when you need to get off your train or bus.


Price: free

ViewRanger is a navigation app for hikers. You can download different trails, together with full topographical maps, and use them offline on both your iPhone and Apple Watch.

Microsoft Translator

Price: free

Sometimes when traveling, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to speak a foreign language... but you don't. There are plenty of cool translation apps on the App Store and Microsoft's Translator is up there with the best. It supports the Apple Watch and uses its microphone for input. Just speak into the Watch and get your phrase translated!


Price: free

When we are talking travel, it's sometimes a good idea to get a sense of a new language before you land in a foreign country. Babbel takes a different approach to teaching you languages — it presents you new words in the form of flashcards and asks you to guess their meaning. That makes it engaging and, after some repetition, your mind really picks up on the meaning of words or phrases quite fast. This method meshes well with the Apple Watch as its small screen is in no way limiting when playing a card-like trivia game.



1. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Praying so hard for a redesign this year. My OG Apple Watch won't be updated after Watch OS 5, so I'm gonna have to jump to a newer model. While I absolutely love it, I have a slight preference for the round devices that Samsung and others make. Please, Apple, for the love of everything...give us a round Apple Watch.

2. Vokilam

Posts: 1192; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I was gonna get a smart watch this year (my first one). But ended up switching to iOS. Now almost no point in buying Samsung Gear SWatch. And I don’t like the design of Apple Watch. Probably gonna switch to Note 9 next year and get the new Samsung galaxy watch - really excited about that. If anyone using Samsung gear S with iPhone - let me know how it’s working - I know it’s crazy limited, but wondering if anything actually works.

4. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Samsung watches will work with iOS. You won't be able to interact with notifications (beside clearing or blocking) but everything else will work.

5. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I want to buy an Apple Watch, but not until they let me customize the launcher and use icon packs

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