your top 5 apps?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by Benz63amg, May 21, 2015.

  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    what are your top 5 apps that you qualify as high quality apple watch apps?

    for me its mostly the native apple apps, as far as third party apps id say Shazam, LivingEarth, News360, calcbot and transit
  2. menace3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I think my 5 are:

    Radio for Apple Watch

    Waterlogged - and have been drinking more water like I'm supposed to be thanks to this app



    Stocard - helps slim my wallet cause my reward cards are on my wrist and phone
  3. yaced macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2015
  4. SixtyK macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2013
    As of right now, Stocard, theScore and SoundHound are the only 3rd party apps I'm running.
  5. Iceage macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2010
    1- Living Earth
    2- Sportsnet
    3- the Globe
    4- Due
    5- CNN
    6- Overcast
  6. Spendlove macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2015
    Cambridge UK
    Native Apple apps win all the prizes... then...

    Around Me

    Corridor Z (a separate part of a game you play on the Apple Watch)

    Bin Collections! lol
  7. smacman macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2006
    None. Too early. All 3rd party apps feel half baked and I think it'll take months before developers truly master this platform.
  8. utcarsons macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    Still early days for me :D, but so far...

    - Things
    - Dark Sky
    - Overcast
    - Activities (loving this so far)

    Still looking for a water-encouragement app and I'd really like something to keep track of my steps in a glance, but I guess that's not happening until Apple allows the 3rd parties to access watch step data or allows some customizing of the activity app. I do like the activity tracking of the watch as it is, but I've been doing the "step" tracking thing so long, it'd be nice to have some overlap.
  9. roman59 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2011
    I purchased the app "your water" this afternoon complete with watch app earlier today, not tried it out yet.
  10. menace3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I did YourWater for a while. Actually grabbed when it was free. I'm liking Waterlogged more
  11. sdallnct2 macrumors regular

    May 3, 2015
    Nike+ GPS
    Apple Exercise Apps (built in)
    Apple Activity trackers (circles - built in)
    Text Notification (built in)
    Dark Sky

    OK that is 7 but I didn't know if we were including the built in apps.
  12. Javabird macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2015
    Only had my Apple watch a couple of days, but so far (I have 7 too!):
    AppleTV Remote
    Apple Workout
    Activity Tracker
    Parcel - great for package tracking!
    Weather or DarkSky - still haven't decided on a favorite
    Podcast v. Outcast - still working out a favorite
  13. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    Is dark sky really any good? I see it mentioned quite a lot
  14. sdallnct2 macrumors regular

    May 3, 2015
    Yes, Dark Sky is good.

    I like to run outside when I can...and its telling me what will happen in the next XX minutes is cool. It also gives a rest of day % chance of rain....all on the Watch.
  15. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010
    Does it tell full forecast or just if it will rain?
  16. alextethompson macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2015
    My top 5

    My top 5 Apple Watch App

    2-Nike+ GPS
    4-Dark Sky
  17. Dragon Fly macrumors newbie

    Dragon Fly

    Sep 9, 2013
  18. Javabird macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2015
    It shows the current conditions, then if you tap it, it will pull up the whole forecast for the day - swipe to the right to get the forecast for the next few days.

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  19. sdallnct2 macrumors regular

    May 3, 2015
    The main app has temp and forecast. But the rain, upcoming rain and such is my favorite notification on the watch. Now I haven't dug around to see about other notifications.
  20. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Dark sky is good. One of the most reliable 3rd party apps I have... and it has a good, reliable glance.

    My only knock on it is that it doesn't show how the temperature is going to vary during the day. The iPhone App does a great job of that... hopefully they add in the future.

    For that reason, I still use the built-in weather app quite a lot. If you didn't know it: you can touch the "wheel" in the built-in weather app to toggle between showing you the "weather", "temperature" and "precipitation likelihood"... all for the next 12 hours. It's a quick way to get a gauge of what the temperature is going to do through the day before heading out...
  21. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014
    My top 5, in no particular order.

    - BBC News
    - Built-in weather app
    - Easily (I don't care if it's mine, I use it lots)
    - Around Me
    - Sky View

    (I'd say the watch face, but I doubt that counts)


    I like the built-in weather app, I think it does a good job. On my phone I use Weather Pro but I hate their watch app so I just use the built-in one.
  22. dearfriendx macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Calcbot (great as a tip calculator or quick converter)
    Uber (Used it the other night, crazy simple)
    MLB At Bat (glance)
    AroundMe (Find bars and restaurant spots real quick with walking directions)
    Shazam (surprisingly quick)
  23. gorkt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2007
    Things - to do list
    Sumptus - expense tracker
    Reminders Nano - lists reminders
    Dark sky - weather alerts
    Yelp - restaurant reviews
  24. swandy macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Non-Apple Apps:
    NY Times (at least their Glance updates)
    CNN (best content in the Watch app, but their Glance almost never updates)
    Yelp (but trying Around Me also)
    Yahoo Weather (prefer it's Glance and app to the installed one. Wish you could do a complication for this app - maybe eventually)
    Starbucks (do wish you could bring up Passbook with a double click of the side button instead of just Apple Pay's credit card)



    I had already installed Yelp and based on the responses here I decided to try Around Me. Like the fact it has a lot more categories on the Watch than Yelp does, but one problem.
    A lot of times - most often with Gas Stations - it is not even close to finding the nearest. (I live on Staten Island and it keeps telling me the closest is in New Jersey.) And the funny thing is the version of the app on my iPhone will find the stations nearby - not necessarily the closest, but much better than the Watch.)
  25. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2010

    I read some good things about lifeline, is it worth the 2.99 or more of a $0.99 game?

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