With Apple announcing the new Apple Watch Series 8 and 8 Ultra at its Far Out launch event earlier this month, users have been very excited to get their hands on the new iteration of the smart wearable. Every year Apple incorporates a lot of third-party apps in its WatchOS and makes them a part of the standard Apple Watch experience. But there are still some very useful apps out there that you can download from the App Store. In this article, we bring you the 8 best apps you can download on your Apple Watch Series 8 and 8 Ultra.
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The Heart Analyser is one of the best cardio monitors around and makes the most out of your Apple Watch Series 8. It is a must-have health app that provides essential health data and breaks it down into easily understandable graphs and charts. Since you’re wearing your Apple Watch most of the time, the Heart Analyser app is always compiling your heart-related data. You can access past records and see the trend in your heart activity. Your heart rate during workouts is calculated along with a close approximation of the calories you’ve burned.
Camera Plus is a handy app for your Apple Watch that gives you more control over how you take pictures. Using Camera Plus you can use your Apple Watch as a viewfinder for the camera on your iPhone. Taking group pictures becomes easy as you can place your camera at a distance and manage the framing using your Apple Watch. With the Camera Plus app you get access to additional features like switching between the front and back camera, turning on the flash, countdown timer, instant preview after capture, and switching between photo mode and video mode.
Tweetbot 4 is an excellent client for Twitter which brings a stripped-down, minimal experience of the social media website to your Apple Watch. The Tweetbot widget gives you the essential details of your Twitter feed on your Apple Watch. With one glance you’ll be able to know who followed you, retweeted or liked your post. You can also quickly reply to tweets sent your way, or create a new tweet and post it using the app.
Bring! Shopping List and Activities
Bring! is one of the best ‘shopping list’ apps you can install on your Apple Watch Series 8. Adding items to your list is easy and you can easily edit them using your iPhone or iPad as well. Bring! also offers a more organised way of going about your grocery shopping by letting you make lists for different stores, grouping items on your list by product categories, and assigning unique icons to the items on your list.
Pennies – Budget and Expenses
The problem with most budgeting apps is that they are too time-consuming and require a lot of effort to log your daily expenses. Pennies solves this issue with its clean interface and intuitive calculation. You don’t need to log what commodities you spend money on – simply enter your expenditure and Pennies will let you know how close you are to your allocated budget. You can also set up multiple custom budgets in different currencies.
Microsoft Translator is one of the best free translation apps for your Apple Watch Series 8. This app will come in extremely handy when you’re on vacation and need to communicate with someone that speaks a different language. Speech translation becomes easy by simply speaking into the Watch while the app does the rest of the work. You can also translate text found in menus, banners, and images. One of the unique features offered by this app is multi-person translations where multiple people can connect their devices and have an in-person conversation in their native languages.
Watch Tube is a pretty simple app that lets you watch YouTube on your Apple Watch. Apart from watching YouTube videos you can also subscribe to channels, like videos, access your watch history, and even get closed captions for the content you’re watching. The only downside to this app is that it can your Apple Watch’s battery pretty quickly. But it is a good option when you don’t have your iPhone around.
Gaming options are pretty limited on the Apple Watch, and rightly so. The small dial isn’t optimum to run most games. However, the Ping Pong app based on the classic Atari version of the game fits in perfectly with the Watch’s interface and offers a fun experience. You can even play Ping Pong in multiplayer mode by setting up the 2nd player control on your iPhone.
These are the 8 best apps you can download on your Apple Watch Series 8 and 8 Ultra. If we missed an app that you find to be useful on your Apple Watch, let us know in the comments!