Top 5 Apple Watch apps

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by RuneR, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. RuneR macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to the watch:)

    Name your top 5 apps so I know what apps i just need to install.
     
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  3. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    +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.
     
  4. Phil A. Moderator

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    Dark Sky
    Evernote
    BBC News
    JustPark
    MyFitnessPal
     
  5. upnorth85 macrumors 6502

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    One of the reviews mentioned Dark Sky does not work for family share. Is that correct?
     
  6. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  7. tomaustin44 macrumors regular

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    Dark Sky
    Reminders Nano - syncs with iOS Reminders app so works with Siri
    Boxcar - RSS reader and excellent notifications
    BBC News
    CityMapper
     
  8. RuneR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dark Sky is not available in Denmark it seems.
     
  9. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
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  11. jmikhail490 macrumors regular

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    Why is dark sky so special compared to the regular apple weather app?
     
  12. hokiemas macrumors member

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    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.
     
  13. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  14. JOSEPH99 macrumors member

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    My two cents. It really is the best weather indicator out there.
     
  15. Archer1440, Jul 24, 2015
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    Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  16. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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  17. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    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.
     

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