Best Samsung Galaxy Watch apps: get the most out of your new smartwatch
Since Samsung is distributing these apps through its own Galaxy Apps store, we won't be able to provide links to them on this list. However, installing any of them is as easy as opening Galaxy Apps on your smartphone and tapping the "Install" button. The application will then be downloaded and transferred to your Galaxy Watch in no time.
Spotify is the essential app for streaming music on the go. It is perfect for tuning in while working out and can be effortlessly controlled with the Galaxy Watch's signature rotating bezel. What's more, Spotify on the Galaxy Watch supports offline mode. This means that you will be able to enjoy your favorite music on the go, even if you're not tethered to a smartphone. This adds yet another layer of autonomy to the smartwatch, which is neat if you don't carry a smartphone while jogging.
Samsung Health is not a bad service, and it's the one that you're most likely using on your Samsung Galaxy Watch, given the somewhat scarce selection of workout apps available on Tizen. If you're looking for something else, however, PEAR Sports may the app for you. It offers hundreds of workout sessions and training plans coached and delivered by renowned athletes and coaches that cover various activities, including walking, running, cycling, flexibility, strength, stretching, high intensity and recovery. From beginners to advanced, PEAR likely has something to offer.
A useful app for sharing your location with others in real time, perfect for those occasions when you are running late but can't be bothered to explain where you are exactly. Just beam your location to whoever is waiting straight from your smartwatch! Glympse is perfect for those occasions when you are running late but can't be bothered to explain where you are exactly – just beam your exact GPS location to whoever may be concerned with just a couple of taps. Similarly, you can also request a friend's location by tapping the "Request" button. This will let the other person know you want them to share their location with you.
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Flipboard News briefing
One of the best news briefing apps for smartwatches actually comes pre-installed on the Gear S3 and Gear Sport – yes, it's good ol' Flipboard. The tiny display on your smartwatch may not offer the best way to go in-depth into the news, but Flipboard's UI is perfectly tailored to utilize the limited real estate to deliver the gist of today's leading headlines. Flipboard has a feed that shows you summaries and headlines, but if you feel like it, you can tap on a story to expand it and read it in full. Scrolling can be done either via the touchscreen or the rotating bezel.
Find My Car
Find My Car is a small, but super useful app for the times when you just can't remember where you parked. Find My Car can locate you via the Galaxy Watch's and Sport's built-in GPS and shows you how far away you are from your car. You can also leave yourself voice notes with more information about your current whereabouts when parking in unfamiliar areas.