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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by RuneR, Jul 24, 2015.
I'm new to the watch
Name your top 5 apps so I know what apps i just need to install.
Dark Sky and Up Next are the two I use the most. At the moment I don't have 5 apps that I use on a regular basis that I could recommend.
+1 to Dark Sky. That is the only non-Apple app that I recommend. I also use RunKeeper regularly, but that is kind of a niche thing because I run and I happened to already have the RK app on my phone.
Many existing threads here
Ah, the good old "Search button," =)
One of the reviews mentioned Dark Sky does not work for family share. Is that correct?
Yes, it works.
To verify, go to the App Store, search for the app and scroll down to the description. It will say family sharing yes/no.
Reminders Nano - syncs with iOS Reminders app so works with Siri
Boxcar - RSS reader and excellent notifications
Dark Sky is not available in Denmark it seems.
Due. It's an app my wife and I already use heavily on our phones for time-critical reminders. Being able to handle alarms on the watch was a key selling feature of the watch for us.
Other than that, I mostly stick with native apps. Third party apps are still mediocre. Looking forward to native third party apps in the fall.
Dark Sky, BBC, NY Times, E Trade, Tile
Why is dark sky so special compared to the regular apple weather app?
I'm still waiting on Whatsapp and Facebook, though if I can never get the FB push notifications to work on my phone, then having the app on the watch may be pointless.
It is much more accurate to your exact location. If says drizzle in 5 minutes, it will drizzle in 5 minutes. Rain ending in 10, rain stops in 10 minutes.
My two cents. It really is the best weather indicator out there.
I'm in Copenhagen right now. (My, the sun rises early here)
Dark Sky is working fine on my watch at the moment, but I think the issue is alerts- it seems Denmark doesn't have whatever radar database the app uses elsewhere, and without radar available, it cannot issue the "to the minute" precipitation alerts it is most useful for.
I seem to have gradually dumped every third party app on the watch except Dark Sky, Overcast and XE currency. Everything else, might as well use the phone.
Edit: Dark Sky just issued a rain alert, so it's working the same as at home in the USA.
Whatsapp is infamous for slow updates. Rest assured no apple watch app will be released in the foreseeable future just like there never will be an iPad version of it.