Each new model of Apple Watch comes with additional features and capabilities, and a thriving ecosystem of third-party apps makes your step-tracking and heart rate monitor all the more useful: apps that help you get things done, to go from A to B, to get your questions answered, and generally get on with life without having to constantly reach for your phone in your pocket. These are our favorites.
If you want to increase your productivity, you have to try Things: the app is about as complete as it gets in terms of organizing your life and daily tasks, and it offers complementary apps for your phone and computer from office. The Apple Watch portion of the app lets you see what you need to do, check off items on your to-do lists, and more, all from your wrist. It’s going to cost you dearly, but it’s an app that justifies the expense.
Things ($ 9.99)
Games don’t usually work on the Apple Watch’s small screen, but Tiny Armies is an exception. Its gameplay and simple graphics make it perfect for spending a few minutes of inactivity, in quick bursts, and the experience on the Apple Watch isn’t too different from playing it on an iPhone or iPad. The object of the game is to conquer your opponent’s armies with careful strategic thinking and well-placed finger swipes.