The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a force to be reckoned with. But you’ll need to install apps to make the most of its abilities. So we’ve collated a list of the ten best apps on the market so that you can cut the browsing time and make the most of them.
Play Your Music Through Spotify
Samsung and Spotify have a good relationship so it’s s no surprise that the Spotify app is first on our list. Samsung offers full Spotify support allowing users of the app to access their recently played songs, select their own playlists or check out the top Spotify charts. For Premium Spotify users, Samsung also offers offline playback support. All of this makes the Spotify app the first choice for anyone who wishes to listen to music through their Samsung smartwatch.
Pick Up A Ride Through Uber
Picking up an Uber ride is easy with the Uber app on your Samsung Watch. The simplicity of being able to get a ride from your wrist is one of the reasons this app makes it into the Top 10. The screen is not too small to drag the map around when selecting a pickup spot and the rotating bezel allows for zooming in and out. It’s easy to select a pickup spot and then simply wait for your ride to arrive.
Personalise Your Face With Facer
The Samsung Galaxy Watch comes equipped with some fantastic watch faces. But if you want something different, the Facer app gives much more variety. Facer’s comprehensive library has many free faces to choose from or a set of paid-for faces that can truly personalize your watch and make it special to you.
Never Get Lost with Here WeGo
Here WeGo is one of the more popular map apps in the Samsung Galaxy Store. Probably because it offers interactive, real-time maps with clear audio navigation and notifications. What’s more, there’s offline map support. You can get traffic updates which are handy if you’re in a new place and want to know how long a taxi will take to get from A to B. Though, don’t expect it to be the same quality as Google Maps.
Keep Up To Date With Flipboard News Briefing
It’s easy to keep up to date with the news by checking in on your Samsung Phone or even setting your phone to send you notifications, but with Flipboard News Briefing installed you’ll have the news on your wrist in an easy to read format. It is easy to set up and use, and in no time at all you’ll be wondering why you ever used to take your phone out of your pocket to check the news.
An app called ‘Watch Viewer for Twitter’ allows you to read your feed on your wrist in a nice and simple display. What’s more, you can check out other peoples’ profiles including their follower count.
Though this isn’t an official Android app, it’s got great reviews, especially when used on a Galaxy Watch 3.
Surf the Web With Samsung Internet
If you forget to take your phone with you, it’s somewhere in the bottom of your bag, or you just want to look something up really quickly, the Galaxy watch gives you the option to surf the web on your watch. Samsung Internet certainly won’t be replacing tablets or smartwatches for ease of web browsing but it definitely offers an adequate alternative for a quick Google search.
If you’re bored and it isn’t a good time to have your phone out then use Gear Tac Toe. Essentially, this is noughts and crosses that you can play on your watch.
Interestingly, it has 3 different levels of difficulty so when you’re finding it all too easy, you can kick it up a gear so the boredom doesn’t come back.
Leave Yourself Reminders With Gear Voice Memo
Forget sticky note reminders – voice memos are quick to record and much more versatile.
With Gear Voice Memo, Samsung Galaxy smartwatch users have access to a powerful voice recorder on their wrists. Once downloaded, users just tap the screen to begin recording and again once they have finished. Along with the recording, the app also provides a transcription and both will automatically be synced with your phone.
Locate Your Ride With Find My Car
Have you ever spent far too long wandering around a car park because you couldn’t remember where you left your car? You’re not alone! When you leave your car, tap your watch to save your location into the Find My Car app and it will guide you straight back to it. There’s a counter to let you know how far away you are and the app also lets you record a voice memo as a reminder, too.
Track Your Speed With Samsung Speedometer
If you are training for a run, or you’re a cyclist and want to know your speed, then the Samsung Speedometer can help you out. The app calculates speed by using GPS data and also allows for journeys to be saved. It’s great to keep track of your training but also a fun app for if you just want to challenge your mates to see who is actually the fastest!
Control Your Smarthome With SmartThings
SmartThings is the name for the ever-increasing array of smart devices that Samsung produces, most of which make life easier in the home. Any compatible device will show up in the app where the status can be checked and the device controlled via your watch.
Similarly, control your smart lighting
Specifically for Hue users, you can use your smartwatch to control your Philips Hue smart lights in your home. Simply use the rotating bezel on the watch to switch lights, colours, brightness and scenes!
Measure Your Fitness With Map My Run
Smartwatches and fitness seem to go hand in hand so we had to include an exercise app into our Top 10.
Samsung has forged a successful relationship with Under Armour which has led to a suite of fitness apps being made available. For the Samsung Galaxy Watch, Map My Run offers a simple but effective GPS tracker so wearers can track their distance, speed and other fitness data. The Premium membership for Map My Run comes as standard for a year will every Samsung Galaxy watch.
Monitor Your Fitness Journey With Strava
Strava is one of the most popular and versatile fitness apps for those who are specifically into cycling and running. You can use the app on your Samsung smartwatch to monitor some very acute data about your training activities. Though Samsung has its own health app, Strava is wildly popular across all kinds of devices. In fact, we’ve compiled a list of the best Strava compatible smartwatches, here.
If you are looking for apps specific to running, check out our review of the best here. If health tracking is your priority, it’s worth mentioning the Samsun Active 2. You can compare the Galaxy 3 vs Active 2 here.
If you’re looking for the best watches for runners, check out this review, here.
Having a Samsung Galaxy watch means that you have access to these Top 10 apps, plus a whole lot more. The great thing about a smartwatch is you choose how to make it fit your life!
Last Updated on April 22, 2021