The Apple Watch has been around for a while now. More people than ever are sporting an Apple Watch; over 100 million as of 2021, in fact. As the number of Apple Watch wearers grows, so does the number of apps.
Apple has greatly improved the experience by adding an App Store to its Watch with watchOS 6, allowing you to download apps directly to the smartwatch. Of course, you still have the option to download apps using the Watch app on your iPhone.
So whether you’ve just purchased an Apple Watch 8, Apple Watch Ultra, or are wearing an older version, apps can help you get the most out of it and make your life a littler easier.
Not all apps out there are going to be great, and finding that perfect app can be a game changer, so download the best of the best with this list of free Apple Watch apps.
Nike Run Club: Running Coach
Nike Run Club has everything a runner needs, from expert coaches to a welcoming community. The app is meant for newbies and veteran runners alike.
Once you join the Nike community you can design a training plan to fit your specific running needs. Nike Run Club offers Guided Runs and Training Plans in select countries. It includes training tips hand-picked by Nike’s own coaches, so it’s almost like having your very own running coach on your wrist.
To help you reach your running goals Nike Run Club tracks your running speed, distance, GPS route, elevation, heart rate, and mile sprints. You’re even able to create and share challenges with friends.
Nike Run Club: Running Coach works with Apple Health to sync workouts and record heart-rate data.
Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps on your wrist. Google Maps is a great alternative to Apple Maps, so whether you’re simply more comfortable or familiar with Google Maps or want to sync your previous journey history and favorite locations, the app has you covered.
The app gives you real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info. It has the latest information on businesses like what’s open in your area along with business hours. Find things like local restaurants and takeout options.
Google Maps lets you beat traffic and can save you valuable time by rerouting based on live traffic conditions, incidents, and closures. You can even use offline maps to search and navigate without internet.
Googles Maps is available in over 220 countries and territories.
MyChart is the go-to app for managing the health of you and your family. MyChart lets you view your health info on your wrist and then take action on your iPhone.
MyChart keeps all your health information in one place, making it easy and convenient for those living a busy life. You’re able to schedule and manage appointments from within the app. You can also get price estimates and pay your medical bills quickly and effortlessly.
To access MyChart, you first need to create an account with your healthcare organization. This is for privacy and security reasons to protect both you and the your medical records.
Take care of your loved ones today and download MyChart.
Pay for a cup of joe with a flick of your wrist using the Starbucks app on your Apple Watch. You’re able to pay for your coffee, check your balance, and add money from your account without ever touching your iPhone.
The Starbucks app on Apple Watch opens to your Starbucks card, showing your current balance and number of reward stars. All you have to do is tap Pay and scan the barcode.
On top of all that, there is a bonus feature. Each time you pay with the app you earn stars. Stars can be saved up and redeemed for free coffee!
Sleep+ + will help you take the necessary steps to getting a better night’s rest. The app uses and takes full advantage of the motion and health monitoring capabilities of your Apple Watch. It measures the duration and quality of your sleep.
All you have to do is wear your Apple Watch to bed and let the app analyze your sleep. Each morning you’ll receive a thorough report of how long you slept and how restful you were.
Never underestimate the power of a good night’s rest and, thanks to Sleep+ +, you’ll be on your way to better zzz’s.
Sleep+ + is free for everyone to use with in-app purchase of $1.99 to remove ads.
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With an endless list of Apple Watch apps and limited space on your Apple Watch, it’s important to only keep the latest and greatest apps loaded.
So whether you’re tracking workouts, monitoring your sleep, or getting real-time traffic updates, there is an app to help you do it better.
Don’t waste time or money. Set down your wallet, lift your wrist, and check out these best free Apple Watch apps today!
What Watch apps are you using? Let us know if there’s an app we’ve missed.