Apple Watch travel apps

Why you'll be checking your watch for more than the time before your next trip.

Hardly any trip is made these days without the use of some sort of app. Whether it's an app to help us compare prices and find the best deal, an app the help us plan our trip or show us where to go, or an app to make our trip as convenient as possible, we all rely on tech to get us where we want to me. Now the apps are taking on the next level of convenience by becoming available on your Apple Watch. Plan, organise, control and manage everything from the time you step out your front door to when you get back home, all from your watch.

Apple Watch App NameCategoryRelease DatePublisherPriceAge Advisory RatingAvg. User Rating
SPGTravel24/04/15Starwood Hotels and ResortsFree4+N/A
American AirlinesTravel24/04/15American Airlines, Inc.Free4+1.5
BMW i RemoteTravel24/04/15N/AN/AN/AN/A
PayByPhone ParkingTravel24/04/15PayByPhone Technologies Inc.Free4+2.5
ExpediaTravel24/04/15Expedia, Inc.Free4+N/A
British AirwaysTravel24/04/15British Airways PlcFree4+4
Air CanadaTravel24/04/15Air CanadaFree4+1
UberTravel24/04/15Uber Technologies, Inc.Free4+3.5

Why your Apple Watch will become your favourite travel companion

  • The ultimate in convenience. The Apple Watch has opened the door for apps to make almost every facet of transport and travel more convenient. Apps like PayByPhone Parking now let you pay for parking directly from your watch and tell you when your parking is about to run out, and airline apps let you book your travel and manage your flights all from the convenience of your watch.
  • Travel smarter. Why make travel harder than it has to be? You can find an app to make every trip you make easier, from cab rides to overseas adventures. Apps like Uber are available on your watch to make booking your next cab a breeze, while TripAdvisor and Expedia are there to help you on your next trip.
  • 'Next level' features. Some features available on the Apple Watch are already futuristic — but the apps being released are taking things up a notch. Take, for example, SPG, that lets users not only access their Starwood Hotel stay details, but it also lets them open their hotel room with the Apple Watch. Another feature with the BMW i Remote app lets you set the temperature in your BMW before you even get in the car.

How PayByPhone Parking will save you time

We've come a long way from running to the corner store to get change for the car parking meter. Now it seems we're even moving beyond credit card payments with payment apps like PayByPhone Parking. Not only does the app let you pay for your parking at the meter, but you'll also get a reminder before your parking is about to run out. If you need more time, you can add it from your watch before the meter runs out. That's right — beat the parking inspectors at their own game.

Travel in a whole new way with your Apple Watch and find out the true meaning of convenience.

Jeremy Cabral

Jeremy is a publisher for, he is also a personal finance all-rounder specialising in: Credit Cards, Savings Accounts, Personal Loans, Home Loans & Online Shopping.

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