Get more out of every day with these unique and innovative health and lifestyle apps for smartwatches.
Smartwatches and other forms of wearable tech are changing the way we live our everyday lives, including everything from the way we do business to the way we entertain ourselves. Whether you’re a foodie, a fitness freak, or just looking for ways to achieve a better state of mind, there are thousands of clever and useful apps to help make your life simpler and more enjoyable.
What are health and lifestyle apps for smartwatch?
If you own a smartphone or tablet, you may have previously downloaded apps to help improve the functionality of your device. Smartwatch apps are very similar to these but with the key difference that they have been designed to work on your smartwatch, and are often available from separate app stores. If you want Sony Smartwatch apps or Samsung Gear apps, check out the Android Wear store. Apple Watch owners, on the other hand, can find the apps they need in Apple’s App Store.
Lifestyle apps for your smartwatch can be just about anything - it all depends on how you live your life. There are apps to track your workouts and fitness progress, or apps to improve your golf game or brain power. If you’re a gourmet foodie, why not invest in an app that helps you prepare a range of delicious dishes? If you’re passionate about yoga and achieving a Zen state of mind, there are apps to help you with that as well.
- ALSO READ: Wearables, Smartwatches & Fitness Trackers Compatibility Table.
- ALSO READ: When Will The Apple Watch 2 Come Out?
- ALSO READ: The Complete List of Apple Watch Games.
What are the best lifestyle apps for your wearable?
Are you looking for some great lifestyle apps for your smartwatch? Check out our selection of the five best lifestyle apps below.
|Lifestyle Apps||About the App||Compatibility||Purchase|
|Sleep as Android||This app provides a smart alarm clock and sleep cycle tracking. It includes a smart wake-up feature to give you pleasant mornings, plus sleep graph history and deep sleep, sleep deficit and snoring statistics.||Available from the Android Wear store for Android smartwatches|
|Cardiograph||It measures your heart rate and check how fast your heart is beating when you’re exercising, during times of stress and when you’re at rest. Every heart rate measurement is saved so that you can track your heart rate history over time.||This app, available from the Android Wear store.|
|Hole19 Golf GPS & Scoreboard||It offers you an overview f each hole, including any doglegs and hazards, plus lets you zoom in on the landing area and determine your distance to any other point on the course.||Keen golfers can download this app for free for their Android smartwatch from the Android Wear store.|
|Green Kitchen||This Apple Watch app offers scores of healthy and organic recipes. When paired with your iPhone, this app is specially designed to help you cook a range of dishes to perfection.||Available from the Apple App Store||Buy now|
|Nike+ Running||When you take your iPhone for a run with you, this app lets you keep your phone in your pocket and displays distance, duration and pace on your Apple Watch.||You can find it in Apple’s App Store.||Buy now|
Frequently asked questions
What are some of the major brands of smartwatch?
Some of the best-known products available include the Apple Watch, the Pebble Watch, the Sony Smartwatch, Samsung Gear and many more. You can see profiles of these and many more smartwatches here at finder.com.au.
I want a smartwatch to track my fitness - is that possible?
Yes, there are specialist smartwatches that have been designed with fitness in mind - these are known as activity trackers. Brands like Fitbit and Garmin have watches in this category. Alternatively, most major smartwatches can be loaded with apps capable of turning them into fitness tracking devices in their own right.
3 Where can I find apps for my smartwatch?
Where can I find apps for my smartwatch?
That depends on the watch you own. For example, Apple Watch owners can find the apps they need in Apple’s App Store, while Samsung Gear wearers need to head to the Android Wear store. If you own a Pebble Watch, hit up Pebble’s appstore to improve the overall functionality of your watch.
What other sort of apps are available for smartwatches?
There’s a smartwatch app available for just about everything you can imagine. From business and finance to health, sport, cooking, education, entertainment and more, there are thousands of apps to choose from.