Apple Watch app wish list

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ring33, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. ring33 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    Apple Watch will get released soon. What apps would you like to see on your Apple Watch?
  2. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
  3. eish2306 macrumors regular


    Apr 30, 2013
    Ski Tracks - show last run data when on lift and buzz when break top speed
  4. Exile714 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2015
    Look, I'm a big fan of Flipboard... But it has no place on a watch. I can see Steam for chat applications or whatever, but seriously, Flipboard? How would that even work? Would it show headlines only or full stories?

    I guess you can count me in the camp of "the watch has its own special purposes and some apps are best left on the phone/tablet."

    That said, RunKeeper, Strava and Wahoo are my fitness trio of choice for the Apple Watch.

    I'd say Honeywell for their smart thermostats (or Nest if you've got it), but their iPhone app leaves much to be desired (IE: login every time you use the app) so I'm not thinking a watch app would be particularly useful.

    It's a stretch, but there's one awesome app which I would love to have on the watch: Just Landed. For those who don't know, it's a flight tracker which looks at your location, traffic and flight delays, then tells you when to leave so you can pick someone up at the airport. My only complaint is that it should do the same for when to leave to drop someone off too, but seriously it's a great app. Being able to check my watch and it gives me an accurate countdown for how much time I have left would be an amazing improvement from simply checking the time. Actually, I wish I had an app that did that for literally everything. "Oh, my pizza will be ready exactly when I arrive if I leave in five minutes? Cool." "Hey, we need to leave in 17 minutes if we want to get to the theater when the doors open." Etc. Sure, you can check the map, get a travel estimate, plan ahead how much time you need, check the map again when you want to leave and keep adjusting your timing, but why not have an app do that for you?
  5. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Countdown Clock.

    (Well, it's a watch after all. :))
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    This will be awesome for all forms of public transportation. In New York, there is now a website you can check to see the location of buses. While great, we have to keep checking the website every few minutes to see if the buses are close enough that you should make your way to the bus stop. What we need is an app to notify you when the bus is 2 stops away, or whatever distance you set. Such notifications coming to your phone would be great, but on a watch it'd be truly awesome.
  7. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
  8. telefono macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2007
    A Weather App that takes information from my local weather station.

    I don't use the Apple weather App on my iPhone as it mostly shows wrong information.
  9. genekend macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2010
  10. mdmt619 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2006
    A delivery status app with glances would be great
  11. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    I envision flipboard as headlines on the watch, and then if you see any stories you like, save them for later and then read them on the phone. Maybe that's too complicated, but we don't really know the watches main uses until it launches. I'd like steam just to check out the sales for the day/week, although I can't see valve releasing an app like that.
  12. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    Full Fitness
    Yik Yak
  13. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    It would be great if the watch has Hand Off feature, in that whatever you're looking at the watch, if you take out the phone, swipe Flipboard icon on the Home Screen you will be taken directly to that story.
  14. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Would music app on the watch be able to control other apps like Spotify from the iPhone? If not, Spotify would be my number one 'want'.
  15. extricated macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    Nike +
    I'm sure this one is already coming.

    In a future watch (with GPS), Nike and a host of other fitness apps would truly be phone-free for accurate route/distance information.
  16. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    The Harmony Remote app would be cool. I could control everything from my wrist! Never have to reach for the control again!! (or search for it) :D
  17. Corsig macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
  18. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    Paprika (recipes and timers)
    iDevices (bluetooth temperature probes)
  19. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
  20. Asthmatic Kitty macrumors member

    Asthmatic Kitty

    Sep 29, 2014
    Clear (to-do list)

    (Real) Football goal alerts - though this just needs to be notifications rather than a full app. This is perfect for the watch, kinda awkward on a phone.

    Spotify/Overcast controller

    Chromecast remote would be cool too.
  21. s1m macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
  22. ksuyen macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2012
    Health Alert

    It's an app for health warning. Since we don't really know much about the health sensors for Watch, this app could be anything (open for future additions) including but not limited to Cholesterol level, blood sugar level, heart rate, etc. based on the sensors within the Watch. Imagine how many life can this feature save if it's working as intended.


    It's an app for communication through gestures to your loved ones, ie. you draw something of the watch face and the other person sense it in real time.

    Self Improvements

    It's an app to remind you gently (subtly: nudge nudge) at specific time to: move around, drink water, take a deep breath, etc.

    Goal/Target of the Day

    It's also a simple app to shows your progress during the day (in a clock face) of what you set as your goal of the day, be it writing that chapter of book/blog, 30 minutes running, steps, studying that particular subject, etc.
  23. luke lau macrumors regular

    luke lau

    Jan 25, 2015
    Things, but given Cultured Code's laid back time schedule we should expect to see it sometime in late 2017 (At least they were quality over quantity with the iOS 7 update)

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