Impress your hot date, friends and family with these food and drink apps for your smartwatch.
Since apps began tackling the food and wine culture, after work drinks, romantic dinners and corporate lunches have been infused with a sense of adventure. Apps like Yelp and Urbanspoon have opened up a world of delicious opportunities, highlighting tried and true restaurants in your area so you don’t end up at a dud. Other apps, like Delivery Hero, are bringing a range of gourmet food and drinks to your door step . Whatever service they offer, these apps keep restaurants on their toes by allowing user reviews and suggestions.
What are food and drink apps for smartwatch?
The ability to use these apps from the wrist has many benefits. Especially if you’re one to skimp on dinner reservations or leave the shopping list at home. For the individual with no time to slow down, these apps are a blessing. Check dinner reservations, order in and check your shopping list all from your smartwatch.
Say you’ve skimped on reservations and a restaurant catches your eye. It’s warm, welcoming and exactly the type of cuisine you were looking for. But, how can you be certain of its quality? You’re here to impress and going in blind is just to risky.
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What are the best food and drink apps for your wearable?
|Tabb||Many of us leave work planning to indulge in a cheeky beer on the way home. But, then another shows up and soon some random is waving a shot of fancy vodka under your nose and before you know it you’re rolling out of bed in your work clothes from the day before, caressing a twenty pack of chicken Mcnuggets. If this sounds like you, then Tabb is your new best friend. This handy app allows you to keep track of your drinks by tapping the wrist each time you finish a glass. There’s settings for beer, spirits and wine and you can even split a tab with friends.||iOS||Buy now|
|Domino’s Pizza||We never thought we’d see the day, but it’s nearly upon us. Soon, Domino's Pizza are bringing their beloved Pizza Tracker app to smartwatches around the world. This is one of the craziest (yet, genius) applications of the smartwatch we’ve seen to date. Not only can you watch the progress of your pizza preparation with the hawk-like attention, you will also be able to store ‘favourite’ pizzas and outlets to order from with a single tap. Madness.||iOS and Android Wear||Buy now|
|Woolies Shop||Listed as one the launch applications for the Apple Watch, little was mentioned about the Woolies Shop app before release. But, now that the smartwatch app is out in the wild, we can confirm that it’s actually pretty decent (especially for those who despise the chaos of shopping centres). From the Woolies Shop app, you find your closest supermarket and import shopping lists. However, most impressive of all is the feature that organises your shopping list into aisles, dependant on the store you’re in. You’ll never get lost looking for your granny’s flaxseed oil again.||iOS||Buy now|
|Savor Food||Dubbed the ‘social network app for foodies’, Savor is a of a dish-based review app. The smartphone version features a ‘proximity feed’, which constantly shows the latest posts from foodies around you, a 'favourites feed' , which collects posts from your favourite locations and a 'friends feed', where you can keep up to date with your followers meals. All of these features have been stripped back to fit the Apple Watch with only notifications (or 'foodie alerts') and the proximity feed available– and when we say stripped back, we mean it in the best way possible.||iOS||Buy now|
|OpenTable||OpenTable (pictured above) is the most streamlined, easy-to-use and practical foodie app available. It’s most basic function allows users to make reservation plans by storing time, location and participants. The Apple Watch will vibrate when reservations are nearing, give directions to the restaurant and give the remaining time until the appointment via a sophisticated countdown display. Most outstanding, however, is the implementation of 'Pay with OpenTable' which is making its way to restaurants around the world. This makes for a seamless dining experience with your Apple Watch playing the part of chauffeur.||iOS||Buy now|
Frequently asked questions
How does my smartwatch know when there are restaurants nearby?
Most smartwatches will have to connect to your smartphone via bluetooth and access the mobile network. This uses your 3G/4G to find your location data and navigate to nearby locales.
What are some popular smartwatches that I can get food and drink apps on?
Well, there’s the obvious, Apple Watch, but there a range of smartwatches like Gear S, Sony Smartwatch 1 and 2, Pebble Time and Time Steel and Moto 360, which all support these apps. We’ve even compiled a list of the best looking smartwatches on the market.
Are smartwatch apps always free?
No, not always. At the moment, smartwatch apps are often extension of a corresponding smartphone app, which can be free or paid. However, if you already have the app, it’s as easy as updating to the latest version to get the smartwatch companion.