Samsung Galaxy Watch devices have plenty of ways to stand out from the crowd.
The Tizen ecosystem on the Galaxy watch allows you to install plenty of apps from the Galaxy Store that run flawlessly–which is precisely what this list is all about–the 14 best Samsung Galaxy Watch Apps that you can get for your Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 or your Samsung Galaxy watch Active 2.
We are going to be listing everything from basic fitness apps all the way up to tools and media playback apps. We have categorized these apps into several categories to make it easier for you. Our list of apps is for Tizen watches like the Watch 3 or Active, not Wear OS Samsung Watches like the Watch 5 or 4.
- 1 General and Utilities
- 2 Music
- 3 Health
- 4 Workout
- 5 Other must-have apps
- 6 Wrapping Up
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So, without any further ado, let us get right into it!
General and Utilities
Camera One can turn your Samsung Galaxy Watch into a remote selfie-stick button – much like what the S-Pen of the Galaxy Note 20 offers.
But the good thing about it is that it’s not just a remote button for taking pictures with your phone. You can also use it to see what the camera is capturing live.
Uber is obviously an app you can also use on a smartphone. Uber only works on your Galaxy Watch if the Uber app is installed & logged in on your paired smartphone.
Tracking your ride on your watch is easy!
If you are unfamiliar with it, Uber is an app you can use to call a taxi. Except the taxi is just another driver with an everyday car certified as an Uber.
Spotify is no doubt the best music streaming service there is out there. And it’s also no doubt one of the top Galaxy Watch apps.
One of the great things about it is that unlike the same app on WearOS, you can use the Tizen version to play and download songs or playlists as you would on your smartphone.
Just ensure that the watch is not connected to the phone and that there is internet connectivity.
What’s that Song?
What’s that Song is the closest app you can get to Shazam for Galaxy Watch devices.
If you are unfamiliar with the concept, apps such as this can be used to identify song names.
And this is very useful in cases where you can listen to a song without knowing its name. Think of trailers, video games, or anything like that.
TIDAL is just another music streaming app like Spotify. So, if you don’t like Spotify, this is the next top Galaxy Watch app for music.
TIDAL is primarily known for its premade playlists. You can find anything from workout songs to pump you up to relaxation sounds to help you fall asleep.
As the name suggests, Samsung Health is an app developed by Samsung.
But, despite that, it still doesn’t come pre-installed with Samsung Galaxy Watch devices. Instead, you’ll have to get it from the Galaxy Watch app store.
You can use it to monitor your blood pressure (If the feature is supported in your region), physical activity, diet, and sleep as well.
Always On Heart Rate
Normally, heart rate monitoring on smartwatches or fitness bands only works in set intervals or during workouts. But, with an app such as Always On Heart Rate, you can continually track your heart rate at all times.
One thing to remember, though, is that heart rate tracking is one of the most power-intensive tasks on a smartwatch. Using it all the time is a sure way of killing your battery life.
MyFitnessPal (Calorie Counter)
Counting your calorie intake is more or less essential whether we are talking about maintaining weight, losing it, or gaining. One of the top Galaxy Watch apps that can do that is, no doubt, MyFitnessPal.
And it’s not just about calories. You can also use this app to count various kinds of nutrition to make sure you’re getting enough – and also that you’re not getting too much.
The MyFitnessPal app is a companion app that only works when you download and install the MyFitnessPal app to your paired phone before installing the MyFitnessPal GALAXY Gear App.
Strava is one of the most popular workout apps for Galaxy Gear S3 and other Samsung Galaxy wearables.
You can use it for tracking various kinds of workouts, such as running, cycling, hiking, swimming, and more.
Strava also requires that you install the Strava app on your paired phone and link it to your account or create a new one. Once logged in, install Strava onto your watch.
Don’t forget to allow Strava access to your location and sensor data permissions!
Run with Map My Run
Under Armour’s Map My Run has long been one of our favorite workout apps since long before smartwatches even became a thing.
Like other apps on this list, you need to install MapMyRun on your phone, create an account, or log in. Once you log in to MapMyRun on your phone, open the MapMyRun app on your Samsung Watch and get started.
Just like with Strava, you can use this app to track various workouts and share them with your friends, family, or other MMR users.
Swim.com is another workout-tracking app. But, as the name implies, this one is specifically made for tracking swimming.
You can use it to track the distance covered, the overall time, and even your pace. That’sstraightforwardeasy as any app can get.
Other must-have apps
Samsung Galaxy Watch devices come with plenty of themes/watch faces to choose from.
But do you ever hungry for more? If so, Facer is one of the top Galaxy Watch apps that you should check out.
Facer is a customization app that you can use to install and create even more watch faces that you can get by default.
A cool thing about watches is that we always have them on us. No matter what happens, a watch stays on your wrist, which can come in handy in a sudden blackout.
While Samsung Galaxy Watch devices still don’t have an actual flashlight, you can always turn the screen white and max out the brightness.
That’s precisely what the flashlight app is about, and it can come in handy when you find yourself in pitch-black darkness.
These are our top Galaxy Watch Apps for now. If we had only to pick 4 of them in no specific order, these would probably be:
- Facer: Extra customization options are always cool.
- Spotify (When it works): One of the coolest things about smartwatches is that you can take them and leave the phone temporarily behind. Spotify only empowers that even more thanks to offline downloads.
- Strava: Same reason as above. You can use the built-in GPS to track workouts without having a phone.
- MyFitnessPal: It’s easy to lose track of how much you eat – or even how much you don’t eat. MyFtinessPal is one of our top picks for always helping us in the difficult task of maintaining a proper diet.
What are your best apps? Feel free to let us and everyone else know about them by leaving a comment down below.
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This article was written for the older Tizen Samsung Watches, like the Watch 3 or Active 2. The newest Samsung Watch models use Wear OS 3, and you’ll finds apps in the Google Play Store instead of Samsung’s own Galaxy Store.