Investing in an Apple Watch is a great idea, especially if you want to have speedy access to all the information you need. The great thing about these watches is that they offer a lot of different personalization options so that you can make them work exactly the way you want! One way to achieve the best personalization is to add watch complications.
We decided to take a look at how to use these complications and share some of the best options available right now – take a look below to find out more!
How Do Apple Watch Complications Work?
When you download any Apple Watch app, you will find that many of them will come with their own complications that you can use to display key information on your watch face and even access the app with a simple tap.
Apple works hard to make your user experience as simple as possible. When you download a third-party app, you will see all the complications that are available in the list of options available to you. You can even customize this list by removing any complications that are not of use to you.
To get to your list of complications, you simply need to head to your Apple Watch app on your phone, head to the My Watch section and select the Complications option. When you are in the list, you can personalize it by choosing the edit tab in the top righthand corner.
How to get Your Chosen Complications on Your Apple Watch
Apple works hard to make personalizing your watch as simple as possible, and they offer two ways to get your chosen complications on your wrist. First, you can select them via your Apple Watch app in the Watch Face section.
All you need to do is tap the complication you want to change and select the one to replace it. You can do this for as many complications that appear on your watch face until you have it the way you want.
The second way is via your watch – all you need to do is press and hold your digital crown and then press firmly on the watch face you have selected to get to the personalization menu. From there, you tap edit and then choose the complication that you want to swap and select the one you want to switch it with.
Now you know all the simple ways to get the complications you want, it’s time to pick the options that work best for you!
Our Top Complication App Picks for Your Apple Watch
If you love complications, then you will be pleased to know that there is a wide range of apps available for you to choose from. We’ve listed some of the best to get you started.
If you love a bit of organization in your life, then things 3 is a great app to choose from. Not only does it allow you to create lists and reminders, but it can support you to manage projects too. The watch app comes with four different complications to choose from so that you are always up to date and ready to achieve your goals.
If you like to try new food and enjoy cooking at home, then Kitchen Stories will provide you with new recipes to try. The watch app supports you by providing a shopping list complication so that you can access your list of items without having to carry pen and paper or navigate the store with your phone in your hand.
If you are planning a trip but don’t speak the lingo, then iTranslate can help! The watch app will set your language support based on your actual location, and you can choose to add a complication to your watch that will share useful tips and translations throughout the day. If you need more complex help, then tap your complication to reach the dictation screen and get the translation you need with ease.
Many of us purchase Apple Watch devices because we want to improve our heart health using all of Apple’s amazing tools. However, when you download the Heartwatch app, you can install a complication that will allow you to see your min-max daily heart rate as well as your current heart rate and overall average, keeping you in the loop at all times!
If you are just starting out with your fitness goals or you are keen to daily steps up each day, then Pedometer ++ may be a perfect choice. Not only can you install a complication that will keep you informed of your current step count, but you can also see your steps converted into miles covered too.
If sleep is something you are working on, then Sleep ++ is also a great app to get hold of. Its complications give you the ability to tell your watch when you are going to sleep and when you have woken up as well as giving you the breakdown of your total sleep for the previous night, helping you to understand your sleep patterns easily.
Finally, When you are guilty of forgetting to stay hydrated, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get WaterMinder to help! This app offers you small and large complications and will work to remind you to drink and share how far you are from reaching your daily hydration goal.
To customize your water goal, you simply tap on the app and add the amount that you want to achieve or set a goal to work towards. Then, as you drink water, update the app with your information to see how far through your goal you are.
We hope you found this guide useful. Let us know in the comments if you have a favorite complication; we’d love to hear from you.
And while you’re here, take a look at how to back up your Apple Watch so you don’t risk losing your favorite apps and complications.
Follow us on social media to stay up to date with our latest articles
A top of the line copywriter with more than a decade of writing experience with many high-end and diverse multinational clients. Lots of experience and interest in writing about technology.
Currently living a rural life in South Yorkshire, and devoted to work. Owner of Anglo Content writing services.