You’ve seen the different Apple Watches. You’ve learned their (occasionally exorbitant) prices. Now it’s time to familiarize yourself with the first crop of apps coming to Apple’s new wearable.
News site 9to5Mac has put together a list that that includes some of the first iPhone apps to add Apple Watch support, now four weeks away from the device’s April 24 retail launch. Take a look at the (enticing?) collection below.
1. Air Canada
Get flight status updates, watch a countdown to your flight’s boarding time, and view your boarding pass, all from your Apple Watch.
You’ll be able to use your Apple Watch to pay for things via the Alibaba-owned AliPay mobile payment app.
Practice your French (or Spanish, Russian, English, German) right on your wrist.
4. Dark Sky
Want weather radar, hyperlocal forecasts, and storm alerts on your watch? That’s what Dark Sky does.
5. ECB Cricket
Cricket scores and game notifications on your wrist, mate.
Evernote’s Apple Watch app lets you dictate notes by voice and view recent documents.
The Expedia app sends flight and hotel booking information straight to your Apple Watch.
Cooking at home is easier when your grocery lists, recipes, and cooking timers are all a glance away. Kitchen Stories for Apple Watch makes all of the above a reality.
Line is now giving its 600 million customers the option to chat from their Apple Watches.
10. MLB.com At Bat
Baseball fans will appreciate having day game stats a glance away while stuck at work.
11. Procreate Pocket
Add screen space to the project on your iPhone by moving common tools over to your Apple Watch’s screen. Pretty smart.
12. Qantas Airways
Yet another airline to embrace the Apple Watch.
“Stay ahead of the competition by wearing your home search,” Redfin says. Catchy.
Read your ab-sculpting instructions on your Apple Watch.
15. Sky Guide
Sky Guide pushes various kinds of astronomical alerts to your Apple Watch.
The SPG app turns your Apple Watch into a room key for its line of hotels, including Sheraton, W, Aloft, Le Méridien, and Westin.
America’s most famous newspaper is coming to its smallest screen yet.
Find all the items on your Target shopping list with store-specific item locations on Apple Watch.
Arguably the best task manager for iPhone, Things hopes to become the best task manager for Apple Watch, too.
20. Transit App
Nearby public transit departure times on Apple Watch.
Breaking news and stock info notifications from the WSJ.
Possibly the device Twitter was created for. Tweet, RT, fave, and read your timeline on your Apple Watch essentially just as you would from your iPhone.
It’s the biggest messaging platform in the world. Message and read messages from tons of people with WeChat for Apple Watch.
Another popular to-do list app, now coming to Apple Watch.
Get all the sports news relevant to your fantasy team pushed directly to your wrist.