New Samsung Galaxy Watch is now one of the most advanced and powerful wearables in the market. It is the next successor of 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 will support Samsung Gear & Galaxy smartwatches and the good thing is, almost all will work fine on the new Galaxy Watch and some support on Galaxy Watch Active.
The essential Samsung Gear apps will be working fine on new wearables, such as fitness apps S 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 30+ best apps for Samsung Galaxy Watch. All the listed apps are available in the Gear Store/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. 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 two 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 on your destination.
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 of 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 watches so you must get it.
7. Find My Car
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.
8. Camera Gear
Now you can turn the Galaxy watch into the best camera shooter with the Camera One 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 Gear S3 Frontier, and Gear S3 Classic watches. The Camera Gear app is free of cost, and you can install it on a new digital watch.
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 best watch faces for your device at the 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.
11. Map My Run
Map My Run is the fitness-centric app which coupled with Galaxy Watch lets you have access to all fitness related stat on your wrist. It enables you to track your workout activities and running as well as shows the real-time stat on your watch. With this, you can set your daily workout goals and see daily progress directly on the wrist. Map My Run also shows the map and great visualization for better tracking activities. It is of great importance in everyday use to stay updated about health and fitness. You can also connect your device with smart shoes to check daily progress.
12. Wrist Camera
The Wrist Camera application enables you to operate your phone camera through the watch without much efforts. Provided that it requires Bluetooth connection with the smartphone and unable to work on WiFi, install the companion Android app on your device. It will let you operate a camera for multiple functions like to capture a photo with timer, zoom in and zoom out, change the flash setting, and adjust camera timer. You can also switch to the primary and selfie camera from your wrist. This dedicated app also lets you record videos remotely, but the preview doesn’t work when recording video.
Strava is another fitness-oriented application with all-inclusive features. It lets you track multiple activities such as walk, run, cycling, and all workout sessions. The app contains plenty of content for indoor and outdoor activities that will help you perform without any trainer. Also, it shows an accurate stat of all the activities and enables you to analyze your daily workout. You can set daily as well as monthly goals and guide properly to achieve these targets. Strava will show you routes and maps for outdoor workout activities with the help of inbuilt GPS. In the monthly challenges, you can compete with your friends and share stats with them.
14. Navigation Pro
This app displays Google Navigation instructions on your Galaxy Watch. Navigation Pro app lets you navigate easily through the wrist. It auto starts with navigation, support voice output, customizable vibration, and 102 languages. You should install this app on your smartwatch from the Galaxy App Store, with the same app on your paired phone, allow the app to read notifications. To do that, go to the Settings and tap the Security option and select the Notification Access and enable Navigation Pro. Start Google Map Navigation, and you will see the instructions on your watch. With this app on your wrist, it’s a cakewalk to find the help from Google Navigation from your wrist.
Like the regular browser, this browser allows you to surf from a smartwatch. Here you can enjoy web browsing, save bookmarks as well as search via Google & search engines. A simple way of browsing something instantly through your wrist, so you don’t need your smartphone for some basic net surfing. It is difficult to browse the internet from a tiny screen though it is a great way to stay connected online from the Samsung smartwatch.
16. PPT Remote Controller
Use your Galaxy Watch to show your presentation perfectly. PPT Remote Controller has the features that let you manage everything related to your presentation from the wrist. You can control the slide, switch between the slides, start, stop, and navigate between the pages smoothly without the need for any remote control. The app behaves like an assistant and notifies as well as let you remember your slide notes with vibrating feedback. Various widgets add to the app like a mouse, magnifier, and browser widget to optimize its performance. Control everything from the wrist and perform better.
17. Camera Controller
As the name of the application suggests, it helps you to manage your phone camera from the wrist. Camera controller lets you change the Android camera setting and take photos without practically using a smartphone. You can control the camera settings like single or multi-shot, exchange front or back camera, exchange photo resolution type and exchange flash mode and set a timer, etc. Also, change icon settings to capture photos or record videos by touch icon capture. Manage every aspect of your Android phone camera from your watch.
18. Variometer GPX
This app has designed with features for paragliding and flight sports. Variometer GPX let you know GPS speed, maximum altitude and maximum vertical acceleration of the current fight. It also supports automatic or manual calibration as well as a barometer and accelerometer. This App allows you to know vertical accelerations, current altitude, and other stat of the flight directly at your wrist. You can also track your flight in GPX file, provided that you should have installed the Gear GPX receiver app on your Android phone to transfer files. As for the Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport and Gear S3, you can set various sound volume with the bezel.
19. Golf Navi Pro
Golf Navi Pro will run only on Samsung Galaxy Watch as it is the first Golf GPS supporting watch. Golf Navi Pro has an intelligent total Golf GPS solution that offers an altitude difference. You can check elevation measurements as well as provides a green slope and hole layout view. It has more than 60000 worldwide golf courses and automatic hole recognition. You can target distance from the current position to any side like front or back or center of the pin. The simple and user-friendly app lets you manage things from the wrist.
20. Samsung Flow
You can unlock and sign in to your Tablet/PC as well as view notifications on the phone and check the flow history of your shared content easily. you connected your phone to Tablet/PC; you can make multiple devices connection when you agree to use your connected device via your Tablet or PC. If you don’t agree to make multiple devices connection at starting then follow these simple steps to do that go to Samsung Flow on the phone (more)-(manage devices) after that select device name and choose Gear Authentication.
21. Fruit Ninja Plus
The Fruit Ninja Plus is our first choice to play on your wearable. It is a classic swipe & cut game, and it has the same gameplay as Fruit Ninja. Don’t be confused; it is not developed by the same developer. Both games are different but with the same gameplay. Slice many fruits as you want, but be careful with your moves. Avoid bombs & other deadly obstacles; otherwise, you will lose the points. Earn as many points as you can & make new records. The Fruit Ninja Plus is available for $0.99 in the Galaxy App Store.
22. Flying Bird Winter
Did you remember the famous Flappy Bird game? Yes, the game which had addicted to many gamers for many years. Well, the official game is not available on the Tizen watches. Instead, you can play Flying Bird Winter, which has the same content & gameplay with the same fun. Your bird is ready to move, help him to fly safely in between the pipes. If your bird hits the pipe, then it will die, and you will lose your chance to fly it carefully. Play it as long as you can and make a high score.
23. Space War Galaxy
The Space War Galaxy is a space arcade game and one of the best titles to battle in the universe. Such kind of genres are rare to see on tiny screens, and Virtual GS has done an excellent job to create it. Fly through space and kill all the aliens and their spaceships. Every kill will give you more points and powerups & you can use those points to upgrade your strengths. The final battle is surprisingly challenging, and its graphics & background music is excellent. Use bezel to move spaceship and remember it takes ten hits before destroyed. Buy it for $0.99 from the store.
24. Jewel Crush Pro
Match-3 games are highly popular among all types of gamer. It is the most played genre on smartphones, and now such games are landing on smartwatches. The new Jewel Crush Pro is Match-3 genre title on Galaxy Watch. The concept is the same as Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, and the Bubble Bash which has already landed in store. Play it for fun by completing all levels & modes. Step by step, all levels will become harder but worth to achieve new scores.
25. Monster Vampire
Monster Vampire is the biggest hit game on Samsung Gear Sports & Gear S3 watches. Now you can play it on a new watch. It is an arcade style game. The new planet has discovered, but suddenly it has disappeared. Help the little vampires to find a new planet by using your skills. You have to hurry before everything goes wrong. Use energy & speed to find new planets. The Monster vampire is free in the store.
26. Super Car
Racing games requires more attention than any other genre; that’s why those are best to play on console devices & smartphones. Still, you can try new Super Car on the Galaxy Watch & previous Gear watches. Drive a car through highway, earn the circles & avoid squares. Collect points, make high scores, and challenge other players in online mode. The graphics of this game are simple, but you can enjoy it.
27. Solitaire Classic Pro
The favorite PC card game Solitaire Classic Pro is now on Galaxy Watch. To win the Solitaire Classic Pro, you have to get all the cards onto the foundation piles. Place every card in ordered numbers or by their ranks. Turn the bezel right to uncover the next card or turn it left to undo the last step. The Solitaire Classic Pro is free in the store.
28. 2048 for free
It is another interesting game to play. Mostly known as the best casual game on smartphone & third-party developers have launched the same theme 2048 game on Samsung smartwatches. The gameplay looks easy but believes me it is not that easy. Best for you if you make a high score in 2048 for free. As a title mentioned, 2048 is free to download.
29. Warped Gear
Warped Gear is another racing game that is an 8-bit graphics style. The era is sometime in the future where everything destroyed. With the limited resources some explorers are trying to find a new place to live. You have a map & a car by using you have to start your journey. It is a question of humanity so you must find the final destination. Take all the necessary help from inside the game-shop. The graphics are not the problem of warped Gear; instead, it is the best adventure or racing game to play in free time on the smartwatch.
30. Bubble Bash 3
Gameloft developers have released its best Bubble Bash physics-based game on Samsung wearables. It firstly released on Gear S2 smartwatch & since then it is the best game in the Galaxy/Gear store. It is bubble-bursting fun with the more than 120 levels. Enjoy the new physics and crazy challenges in 8 exotic environments in different areas. The more levels will add to the new updates. The Bubble Bash 3 is available for $0.99 in store.
31. 360 Pong
It is a little fun game for your Samsung smartwatch. Play 360 Pong on Galaxy watch in the free time and make a high score. You can play it for an hour & hour without any boring sessions. For the little rounded screen of the watch, this one is the must play the game. Get the game for free of cost & play it in offline mode.
These are the top 30+ best apps for Samsung Galaxy Watch. All apps are available in Galaxy App Store 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.