Other functional apps for Apple Watch

Of course, there are plenty of functional apps that enhance your Watch experience, which don't fall into a specific existing category. There are also a lot of iPhone apps that get more convenient thanks to their Watch extensions and watch face complications. Let's check some of those out!

Just Press Record

Price: $4.99

This app makes it super-easy to start an audio log before that fleeting idea disappears. It has an Apple Watch extension and includes a complication, which you can put on your watchface and start a recording with a single tap!

Calcbot 2

Price: free

A calculator app that also lets you make conversions — currencies, metrics, and tips can be calculated with a simple mode swap. And yes, all these features are available straight from your Apple Watch.


Price: $9.99

Hey, a calculator is always a nifty thing to have! PCalc is a super-advanced scientific calculator for the iPhone and iPad. Its Watch extension gives you a calculator straight on your wrist!

Hours Time Tracking

Price: free

Trying to get your schedule in order but can't figure out where your working hours are leaking out? Maybe try time-tracking. Hours is made to be as quick and easy to use as possible, so you would actually feel motivated to start and stop your times, as opposed to cringing at the idea of opening the app. The Watch extension and complication make it even easier to control and observe your timers.


Price: $5.99

A neat little utility app, which allows you to unlock your Mac by simply knocking on your iPhone or Apple Watch. Yup, welcome to the future. It costs $6.

Pennies – Budget and Expenses

Price: $3.99

Pennies is a pretty cool, fleshed-put, easy-to-use budgeting app, with an Apple Watch extension that makes it even easier to enter your expenses on the fly and before you forget to.


Price: free

The irony of having a budgeting app that actually costs money is not lost on us. That's why we have Spendio on this list. Now, its full features are still locked behind a $2 paywall, but you've got plenty of functionality to play with in the free version. With easy expenses entering and multiple categories, you should start saving money in no time... right?

Productive - Habit Tracker

Price: free

Want to get into some goot habits? This app will help you schedule and track new routines until they are embedded into your lifestyle.



1. aegislash

Posts: 1479; 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: 1181; 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: 1573; 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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