It’s launch day for the Apple Watch Series 8 and second-generation Apple Watch SE. And if you are new to Apple’s wearable device, here are five great apps to get started with.
Enjoy the beautiful watch screen with WeatherGraph. The weather app features a host of well-designed complications to add to a number of watch faces. You can add the weather data to an existing watch face or even customize the ultimate weather watch face.
The watch app also sports weather information like hour-by-hour forecasts and a visual daily forecast. All of that data can also be seen on the iPhone or iPad version.
While the app is free, you’ll need a a subscription to unlock the majority of the watch app’s features. That’s $3.99 per month or $19.99 yearly.
The fitness app Gentler Streak lives up to its name by allowing you to steadily improve workout performance with a personalized workout and rest balance.
An Apple Watch app shows important metrics during a workout and even when you need to adjust the intensity of the activity. After using, the app will give you custom suggestion of daily workout actions.
Gentler Streak is free. You’ll need a subscription to take advantage of all of the app’s features. There are two options—$19.99 per year or $6.99 per month.
With Calzy, you can turn the Apple Watch computing machine with just a few taps.
When using the app, you can see the entire calculation on the screen. Additional settings include larger text and the ability to use haptics. Watch face complications allow you to see the last calculation made in the app or even quickly launch into a calculation with a single tap.
The $4.99 app is also for the iPhone and iPad.
No one likes dealing with a barrage of daily email. But Microsoft Outlook helps make it a bit easier on the Apple Watch. With a quick glance on the watch screen, you can see the latest messages and calendar events from multiple sources. Rich notifications will give you a preview of what’s landed in your inbox without even needing to glance at an iPhone.
The app is a free download and is also for the iPhone and iPad.
And the Apple Watch doesn’t have to be all business. With Coloring Watch, you can relax and relieve stress after a long day with this great app. As you probably could tell by the name, you’ll get a unique coloring book on your wrist.
There are more than 100 images—both still and animated—available to color. You can even tune colors with the Digital Crown. After coloring on the Apple Watch, you can see the creations on the iPhone app. It’s even possible to add the finished result as a watch face to view.
You can download the app for $2.99.