The 9 Best Apps To Download For New Apple Watch Users

By | December 17, 2021

Just got a new Apple Watch? Download this app to start taking advantage of it today.

Just like the iPhone, using apps on the Apple Watch can open up many possibilities.

Even though there are not many apps available for wearable devices like iPhone, you might still be wondering where to start especially if you are a first time user.

We are here to help. Here are the best apps to download for anyone new to the Apple Watch.


You don’t need an iPhone to look great with the Pandora Apple Watch app. This popular app can play music and podcasts without needing an iPhone nearby. All you need is a cellular-capable Apple Watch or a Wi-Fi connection.

Just use a pair of Bluetooth headphones, like Apple’s popular AirPods line, to connect to the watch and you’ll be good to go. That makes it the perfect way to run or any other activity. And if you’re interested, there are also a number of other great apps that don’t require an iPhone nearby.

With a subscription, you can unlock unlimited jumps and more.

Download: Pandora (Free, subscription available)

Being organized is not an easy task. But if you’re new to the Apple Watch, is a great app to try to manage all your daily tasks and more. In the app, you can see all your tasks organized in a simple list. You can even set reminders for specific to-do items and view subtasks and other additional notes.

It’s easy to add tasks right from the watch using Scribble or voice dictation.

Subscriptions unlock additional features such as previous repeat reminders, location reminders, and more.

Download: (Free, subscription available)


Good sleep is a big part of a healthy lifestyle. While the Apple Watch has a built-in sleep tracker, AutoSleep is even better. The best part about using this app is that you don’t have to do anything. Go to bed with your watch on. In the morning, you’ll see a notification with your sleep quality taking into account sleep time, restlessness, wake time and heart rate.

The app also features a Smart Alarm option. You can set the window when you want to be woken up in the morning and then an alarm will sound when you are in a lighter sleep so you can wake up without feeling dizzy.

Hello Weather

For anyone new to Apple Watch, the number of weather apps available is probably overwhelming. But a great place to start is with Hello Weather.

The app is easy to use and provides you with great up-to-date weather information for any location. Once you open the app, you can see the current weather conditions, short-term forecast and outlook for the rest of the week. Select each section to view more information.

While the free version of the app provides a detailed view and forecast of your location, you will need a subscription to take advantage of more advanced features such as watch face complications and access to more weather data sources.


Unless you’re a math genius, having a calculator can always come in handy whether you’re splitting bills at a restaurant or doing other errands. And PCalc provides a great experience on the tiny screen of your Apple Watch.

You can easily enter information into the keypad to get a quick solution. Using the Digital Crown, you can also switch to a quick screen for conversion or a tip calculator along with more advanced functionality such as algebra, logarithmic, and trigonometry. If you don’t want to use the keypad, you can even use Scribble or voice dictation to enter information.

Heart Analyzer

Apple Watch heart rate tracker, ECG measurement, and blood oxygen monitoring are some of the most popular reasons users are attracted to the device. And with Heart Analyzer, you can make the most of all that important health data.

On Apple Watch, it features LiveHR which will automatically measure your heart rate when the app is opened. You can also view heart rate data throughout the day along with data from recent workouts as well.

With various complications, the app will display blood oxygen readings, Vo2Max and more on the watch face. There’s even one spot on one’s face where it’s complicated to see a daily heart rate chart without even needing to open the app.

With a separate in-app purchase, you can unlock additional features including extended data and even deeper analytics to view on your iPhone.

Workout Streaks

Many people buy Apple Watch while on their way to a healthier lifestyle thanks to its wide range of fitness tracking features.

Streaks Workout provides a great way to work out on the go with just a few free minutes and your Apple Watch. No need any equipment. The app offers 30 exercises to choose from to create a custom workout that best suits your age and abilities.

You can choose from four different workout durations of 6, 12, 18, or 30 minutes. All exercise information, including heart rate data, is saved to Apple Health so you can use it to fill the Daily Activity ring.


Getting around in a big city can be a hassle, especially if you’re just visiting. But Citymapper is a great way to help you navigate without needing to take out your iPhone. The transit app offers turn-by-turn directions for public transport, walking, cycling, and scooter trips in major cities around the world.

In the Apple Watch app, you can quickly see directions and transit information. There are also a number of complications so you can see the information on the watch face.

Subscription will unlock additional features including more routing features.

Coloring Watch

Coloring is not just for kids. It’s a great way to calm and relieve stress. And with the unique Watch Coloring app, you can do it right on your wrist.

There are more than 80 images to choose from and 100 colors to choose from. You will switch between parts of the image by tapping the screen. Scroll different colors with the Digital Crown.

The app also uses the Apple Watch’s built-in heart rate tracking feature in a unique way. Breathe calmly and begin a five-minute coloring session that will track your heart rate. After the session is over, you can see how your heart rate has changed. Information from sessions is stored as Attention Minutes in the Health app.

You can view all the coloring pictures on your iPhone and even set the picture as a watch face or complication.

Using the Best Apple Watch Apps

With this starter pack of apps, you can definitely see firsthand what you can do with your Apple Watch and how you can integrate the device into your daily routine.