In the era of smart technology and services, smartphones are common to use. Now it is time to leave your phone in a pocket and use smart wearable gadgets like Android watches and smart bands. We have a wide range of smart wearables of many brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, Samsung and apple. Though we have to go far to achieve some levels in the wearable market. Most of the parts have done by some major players like fitness apps, beautiful watch faces and listening to music on the go. Still, there are some areas where smartwatches & fitness trackers lack in technology. Like good quality apps WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram & YouTube are not available on wearables.
The best messaging apps are the ones that are now growing in numbers on wearables so we don’t need smartphones to chat with friends. To make it easy, I am listing here some best messaging apps to get any messages and reply to them right from the smartwatch. All the apps are available for Wear OS smartwatches, including Wear OS-based Huawei Watches, Mobvoi TicWatch series, Misfit Vapor X & Fossil Sport smartwatches.
Till now we don’t hear that anyone has tried to do video calls by smartwatch but now Skype is supporting Android’s Wear OS as a messaging app. To use it, you have to do login into your Skype app on your phone then you can quick reply using your watch. Quick replies are quite possible because it can be in the form of emojis, stickers, canned responses or you can handle by voice commands. It is straightforward to use, has a clean surface and frees to download.
2. Evolve SMS
Evolve SMS is available in the app list, it will show you current and active conversations. It will show you expanded notification of a new text message and replies but you can send replies only by giving voice commands. No emoji’s or stickers are available to send as a reply. If you want some features for your app like themes or backup, then you have to have them by doing in-app purchasing. It comes with all the messaging app features for smartphones but for smartwatches, it has some barricades.
3. Facebook Messenger
As we all know Facebook Messenger is a supporting application of the main Facebook. Wear OS watch is giving you the full permission to use this messaging app just giving voice commands or by drawing an emoji. Now you can see full-text previews on the wrist as like phone and can respond to them immediately. You have to connect both the device to the internet and have to start an app on the phone. Then you will get access to watch.
It is specially designed for Android smartwatches so no doubt it is fascinating. This app has so many quick replies configured in advance to help you. When you get a new text notification, the app will sort all the pre-configured messages into categories of similar situations. Selecting appropriate messages it will help you to create your reply into text in a few seconds. If you want to create a new conversation, then open the app, select a contact from the list and start your conversation. You can use this amazing app in your watch by downloading it for free.
5. WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp is one of the most used and famous messaging applications worldwide, more than 1 billion public installed it by using the Play Store. You can handle it only by voice recognitions, no other fancy options given in the app to create quick replies. Everyone knows everything about WhatsApp, so there is no need to tell you how to use it. The app is not available in store but there is a way you can use it. Read our article how to use WhatsApp on Wear OS to get messages.
6. Wear Messenger
Typing on a small circular screen is very hard but Wear Messenger is giving you the experience of keyboard typing on a tiny screen. This app is designed only for wearables; it has several keyboard options to create new replies for your active conversation. To use the keyboard on watch, firstly you have to change settings of your phone. Go to settings- select enable the keyboard in the phone option, then you can use it on the watch by toggling keyboard settings. Typing on a watch screen is not that much fast but it is feasible to send short messages.
Telegram features works like a WhatsApp Messenger app. It is free to download, open-source and it has data-based replacements for texts. The full-text preview supports by this Wear OS client. You can send replies via drawing some emojis or by giving voice directions to your smartwatch instead of keyboard typing.
8. Google Messenger
Google Messenger also works like other messaging applications supported to Wear OS, but it is much better than others. It doesn’t have full functionality supported to wearable use,. Still, it gives you a hand to get expanded conversation notifications to view and permission to send replies via voice directions and quick response texts. You can see even an MMS image preview in Google Messenger on your smart wristwatch.
The all Wear OS smartwatches support messaging apps. The new era is going to start when we solely use wearables like Apple Watch Series 5 & Galaxy Watch Active 2 to make communication with our friends & family or for business purpose. To download the app head to Wear OS by Google section in Play Store categories. When you hit install on a smartphone, then it will automatically sync on your smartwatch. The other way is to use Play Store directly from your Android Wear OS smartwatch.
Thank you. This article would be better if, for each app, you said who the publisher is and which Play Store one gets it from.