3.1 update to Overcast, saving podcasts to your Apple Watch is as easy as opening the app on your iPhone, selecting the episode you'd like to download, and then pressing the "Send to Watch" option within the Queue menu.This is something that Apple still doesn't allow for with its own first-party Podcasts app, and while we're still hopeful that this will change at some point in the near future, it's great that we finally have some sort of solution for this conundrum. With the latest
You can keep tabs on the progress of the transfer within the Downloads section of the Overcast app, and unlike syncing tunes from Apple Music to the Apple Watch, you don't need to have the Watch placed on the charger in order to get your favorite podcasts onto it. As great as this is, keep in mind that there's currently no option to have podcasts automatically sync to the Apple Watch and that you still only have 2GB of storage space to work with.
If you're interested in giving this a shot, you can download Overcast for your iPhone or iPad as long as it's running iOS 10.2 and above. The app is free, but there's also an optional premium plan that costs $9.99/year and adds additional features while also axing all in-app ads.