New Samsung Galaxy Watch & Galaxy Watch 3 are now one of the most advanced and powerful wearables in the market. The first-gen Galaxy Watch is the next successor of the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch and the first device to run on the new Tizen 4.0 software version. The Galaxy Watch launched in Samsung event along with Galaxy Note 9 phablet with the advanced features and better specifications, like Tizen 4.0, bigger battery, and more sizes to pick. Samsung has announced that more than 60,000 apps & watch faces will support Samsung Gear & Galaxy smartwatches. The good thing is, almost all will work fine on the new Galaxy Watch 3 and some support on Galaxy Watch Active & Active 2.
Now, after two years Samsung has launched Galaxy Watch 3 with ECG, blood pressure, SpO2, VO2 Max & fall detection features. You can now compare it perfectly with Apple Watch Series 5 or next Series 6 smartwatches. It also comes with better sleep & stress management to give you the best in your fitness session.
The essential Samsung Gear apps will be working fine on new wearables, such as fitness apps Samsung Health, SmartThings, Samsung Flow, Samsung Pay, and other Samsung apps. The Galaxy App Store has some must-have apps in the library that you may use daily. Those are fitness apps, music, news reading, watch faces, and taxi calling apps. Here is the list of the top 12 best apps for Samsung Galaxy Watch & Galaxy Watch 3. All the listed apps are available in the Galaxy Watch Store, and you can download these from the Galaxy smartwatch.
It is the must-have app for every music lover. Spotify is a popular music streaming service with a vast library of songs. After the tie-up between Samsung & Spotify, it is free for the first six months on any Samsung Gear wearable, including the new Galaxy Watch & Watch 3. After that, you have to pay for their premium subscription, or you can go with free by viewing ads. It is best to listen to simplified English & Spanish songs although it has significant numbers of other songs.
It is the best taxi sharing app, and its availability in major countries makes it a must use the app. The Uber app launched on Gear watches four years ago, and since then it is helping users to book their taxi. You can book your ride in a minute from any cities and can also track your taxi. Uber X, SUV, and Pool services are available to leave you at your destination. You can download the app on Galaxy Watch & Watch 3 from the Galaxy Store.
3. Here WeGo
Here WeGo is the only navigation app you need to find a way into the new cities. It makes navigation easy to explore unknown cities by giving you exact routes. The easy guidance, perfect GPS, and useful map are the ideal combinations to reach on your destination. The Galaxy Watch doesn’t have Google Maps or Apple Maps, but why you need them when you can use Here WeGo.
The best news reading app, Flipboard, is available on Samsung smartwatch. It is the best news briefing app in the store and well built for rounded bezels. Read all breaking news or other essential news from the trusted websites in the world. You can choose your favorite category to get a daily dose. It covers Sport, Movies, Science, Politics, Technology, Space, Social Media, Business, and many other essential news categories.
5. Twitter Trends
Are you a Twitter user and want to get all the tweets from famous persons? Then the Twitter Trend app is best suitable for you. With the app, you can get all the tweets from your account on the main screen. You can scroll to read the next tweets. On Twitter Trends, you can like, share, or reply to the tweets. It has the option to delete the tweets which you found awkward. Download this app from the store to stay up-to-date with your Twitter account.
6. Under Armour Connected Fitness Suite
You may discover Under Armour Connected Fitness Suite as a perfect fitness app for your daily goals. You can track regular sleep, fitness, activity, and nutrition. Set a goal to reach a point, connect devices to track and share your records, and make some healthy habits. You can get personalized insights from famous athletes. Samsung trust Under Armour Connected Fitness Suite app and now it comes on all Gear & Galaxy Watches so you must get it.
Well, Find My Car may not be for every user, but very helpful for those who have a car. This app will help you to track your vehicle, no matter where you leave it. It will work as a protector of your hard-earned BMW, Audi, Ferrari, or any other brand when you go your car on the road or in a new area. It is a straightforward and secure app. open your account to the Find My Car and give all the information about your car and connect it.
Note: The Find My Car app has officially removed from Galaxy Store by Samsung. later, we will add the comparative app in the edited version.
8. Camera Controller
Now you can turn the Galaxy watch into the best camera shooter with the Camera Controller app. The app is built to capture beautiful images and record videos. It is a simple app to try, and you may feel familiar with it on Galaxy Watch Active, and Active 2 watches. The Camera Gear app is free of cost, and you can install it on a new digital watch. You can install the app from Galaxy Store for Galaxy Watch & Watch 3.
The Facer app is best to get your stylish watch faces from its vast library. This app firstly launched on Android Wear watches, and later it comes to Tizen powered wearables. It supports both the Tizen 3.0 version and the new Tizen 4.0 update. You can download the best watch faces for your device free of cost or by paying some chunk. It has more than 15,000 watch faces and also you can create your Faces from its creator portal.
10. BMW Connected
BMW Connected app is useful to control your car via a smartwatch. You can check how much fuel left, unlock/lock doors, find out the route and see where is your vehicle. The BMW Connected app is helpful if you have a BMW Car. Otherwise, you can use other alternative apps.
There are some other apps we want to mention on the list, but we need to stop here and make another article for it. Get these apps and make your Samsung smartwatch the most reliable wearable.
Samsung smartwatches don’t have too many QWERTY keyboards. You have to use the traditional keyboard with the Samsung Keyboard as we have used on the featured phone. The third-party developer has now released its first GearKeyBoard app for the Galaxy Watch & Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatches. With the launch of new Watch 3, more developers may release another keypad but till then you can use this app. There is also a paid version of this app, in which you can get support for many European languages.
12. Microsoft Outlook
One of the best apps released for Galaxy Watch & Galaxy Watch 3 in recent months. It allows setting up your Microsoft Outlook account on the watch and get all the emails. Connect with the work mails, organize, and set up calendars and files in one place. You can view, reply, edit, flag, mark, Archive, or delete the mails. Also, filter the emails by account, unread, or flagged categories. To use Microsoft Outlook on Galaxy Watches, first, install the companion app on the paired smartphone and log in to it.
These are the top 12 best apps for Samsung Galaxy Watch & Watch 3. All apps are available in Galaxy Wearable or Galaxy Watch Store. To download these apps, you don’t need to connect to a smartphone or computer. If you want to suggest other essential apps in this list, then tell us in the comment box below.
Madhav Biradar started his career in technology back in 2011, where he covered mobile & gaming articles. He is an enthusiast in smartphone & wearable gadgets. In his free time, he likes to read about new tech gadgets and watch movies.