If you just bought a new Wear OS-compatible smartwatch, I am sure you’ll be looking for ways to get the best out of it. And what can be better than using Android watch apps to customize your experience fully?
Your smartwatch comes with a bunch of sensors that even most smartphones lack and can seamlessly connect with your Android phone to share data. However, you’ll need some compatible apps to take full advantage of these features.
Whether you want to track your health, supercharge your watch with new features, or simply want to minimize your interaction with the phone, there are Android watch apps to do it all.
In this article, I will introduce some of the best Android watch apps that will surely enhance your experience.
You don’t want a dull watch with the same watch face all the time. MR TIME offers over a million watch faces to keep the look of your smartwatch fresh every day. You can even create your own watch face using MR TIME templates and even your own photos.
Although most of the watch faces are free, there is also a premium version that removes ads and gives access to 400+ premium designs that are made in collaboration with brands like Ducati. New premium designs are also added every week.
One of the best diet plan apps, Lifesum, allows you to follow different diet plans and offers tips and a calorie counter to ensure you properly follow the diet. It seamlessly integrates with your Android watch to import and export data.
You can export nutrition and exercise data from Lifesum to your exercise app in the smartwatch and import data from the exercise app like body weight and measurements. This ensures both your diet plan and exercise stay in sync with minimum effort.
With the diet plan covered, you’ll need an exercise app too to stay fit. Adidas Running is a tracking and recording app to keep your exercise activity in check. You can track distance, duration, calories burned, and more. Whether you are running, cycling or hiking, you can get customized stats according to your activity.
All this data can be seen right inside your smartwatch, and you can also use the smartwatch to track activity using its sensors. Although most of its features are free, you can get a premium membership to get personalized exercise plans and records.
Easy Voice Recorder
Easy Voice Recorder makes it easier to record large audio files with unlimited duration. The app works with your Android watch to view recordings and play them right on your watch. If your watch has a mic, you can also record audio using your watch.
The unlimited high-quality recording and Wear OS support are available in the free version. If you want more features, the Pro version will let you optimize recordings with a volume boost, skip quiet sections, record editor, record with Bluetooth mic, and more.
For all your outdoor adventures, Komoot is the perfect app to plan the route. Whether running, biking or hiking, you can create a custom route on the Komoot app, and it will provide related information to create the perfect route. The information includes surface, distance, difficulty, trails, points of interest, and much more.
Komoot also has excellent community features where you can get and share information about paths and places worth seeing on the way from other Komoot members. Your created route can be viewed and followed on your Android watch, so you won’t have to keep your phone out on your adventures.
If you don’t like the default backlight timer on your Android watch, then StayLit Wear can help you set custom timers. You can choose timers like 30sec, 1min, 2min, 3min, and even unlimited to keep the backlight on all the time.
An automatic feature turns off the light when you move the watch away from you or lower your arm. If your smartwatch doesn’t have this feature built-in, then this app can fill the gap. However, do keep in mind that it might not work perfectly if your watch already has other methods to force the backlight to turn off.
myWear File Explorer
Don’t want to reach for the phone to manage files and folders? myWear File Explorer got your back. It’s a file explorer app that lets you view and manage files/folders, including the ability to rename, delete, and move data. It can even open images, text documents, and PDF files right on your smartwatch.
More importantly, it lets you move files between your Android watch and your phone. You can pair this app with other media player apps to import media files and play them on your smartwatch.
Weather Time for Wear
This app works both as a watch face changer and a weather app. Weather for Wear OS comes with beautiful and interactive watch faces that show both time and weather. It has a 24h forecast with temperature and precipitation information.
The app’s look can be fully customized by changing the background image, clock and date format, clock hand styles, weather information color, and a lot more. Changing reading to wind/ temperature/ humidity/ dew point/ cloud cover requires just one tap. The app can also help sync data and reminders from Google Fit and Calendar.
Water Drink Reminder
Another great app to help you stay fit. As the name suggests, Water Drink Reminder reminds you to drink water on time to ensure you stay hydrated. It will create a plan for you and tell you how much water you need to drink and when.
You can tell how much water you drink each time in ounces or milliliters, and it will customize the intake accordingly. All these reminders can be received on your watch, and you can even see your progress and edit cups without touching your phone.
If you want to go completely phone-free and listen to podcasts on your Android watch, then NavCasts is the perfect app. No need to transfer podcasts from your phone to your watch. With NavCasts, you can download or stream podcasts right on the watch.
It can download podcasts when the watch is charging and also import subscriptions from other podcast apps. The podcast player is also excellent and lets you play at variable speeds and manage playlists. The app isn’t free, though; you need to pay $0.99 to download the app.
Wi-Fi Manager for Wear OS
Fully manage your watch’s Wi-Fi connection using Wi-Fi Manager for Wear OS. You can scan for nearby networks, even connect to new networks, and enter passwords right from your smartwatch. The connection details section shows speed, channel, IP address, frequency, and signal strength.
You can upgrade to the pro version to get the ability to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots and use static IP. You can also perform other basic tasks like disconnecting from the network, forgetting a network, disabling Wi-Fi, etc.
UV Index Now
Whether you have sensitive skin or you need to stay out in the sun for a long time, you don’t have to worry about sunburn with UV Index Now on your side. Depending on your skin type, it will tell you when you should apply sunscreen and how much exposure to the sun is fine.
It will show you the daily UV index of any location along with a 6-hour forecast of UV index to plan. There is also a handy alarm for when you have stayed too much in the sun and could suffer a sunburn. All these features fully work on smartwatches, and you won’t have to pull out the phone.
Ending thoughts ⌚
If you bought the Android watch to better track health and stay fit, then I am sure you’ll find Lifesum and Adidas Running very helpful. Combined, both your diet and exercise needs will be fulfilled. Other apps will also minimize your interaction with the phone and offer all the required information right on your wrist.
You may also be interested in Best Fitness Apps to manage your workout.
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