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 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 new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 or your new 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.
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So, without any further ado, let us get right into it!
General and Utilities
1: Camera One
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 that you can use on a smartphone as well. The thing is that there is always a chance to lose or forget a phone – something that’s near impossible with a watch that’s strapped on your wrist. And that’s where having Uber can be a life-saver.
In case you are not familiar with it, Uber is an app that you can use to call for a taxi. Except the taxi is just another driver with an everyday car that has been certified as an Uber.
To-do apps are an essential tool for any busy adult. And as far as to-do apps for Galaxy Watch devices are concerned, Any.do is one of the best, if not the best that you can get.
One of the reasons why it’s so useful is due to the fact that it’s optimized to work with voice commands.
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 as well. Just make sure that the watch is not connected to the phone and that there is internet connectivity.
5: What’s that Song?
What’s that Song is the closest app that you can get to Shazam for Galaxy Watch devices.
In case you are not familiar with the concept, apps such as this one 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 as far as music is concerned.
TIDAL is primarily known for its premade playlists. You can find anything from workout songs to pump you up down to relaxation sounds to help you fall asleep.
7: Samsung Health
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.
8: 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 keep in mind, though, is that heart rate tracking is one of the most power-intensive tasks to do on a smartwatch. Using it all the time is a sure way of killing your battery life.
9: 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 just to make sure you’re getting enough – and also that you’re not getting too much.
Strava is one of the most popular workout apps for Galaxy Gear S3 and other Samsung Galaxy wearables as well.
You can use it for tracking various kinds of workouts such as running, cycling, hiking, swimming, and more.
Endodomondo has long been one of our favorite workout apps since long before smartwatches even became a thing.
Just like with Strava, you can use Endomondo to track various kinds of workouts and share them with your friends, family, or other Endomondo users, in general.
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’s as straightforward and easy 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 – and that can come in handy in case of a sudden blackout.
While Samsung Galaxy Watch devices still don’t come with an actual flashlight, you can always just 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 to only pick 5 of them in no specific order, these would probably be:
- Facer: Extra customization options are always cool
- Any.do: Some of us simply can’t live without a to-do app
- 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
- Endomondo: Same reason as above. You can use the built-in GPS to track workouts without having a phone with you
- 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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