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10 Apple Watch apps you should check out

Jonny Evans | Aug. 21, 2015
Apple Watch apps are what makes the platform great -- take a look at these ten cool apps that show you how quickly things are moving along.

Apple’s wearable platform is on a mission to weave itself around our lives, one app (and wrist) at a time. What follows are a ten recently introduced Apple Watch apps you really should explore:

Betterworks Wear

One of the rapidly growing family of Salesforce apps, BetterWorks Wear lets companies use wearable tech to connect employees around common goals. A retailer might use this to make sure all the sales team are kept updated as to their team and individual sales goals. You’ll see these kinds of functions appear in all kinds of wearable apps for enterprise users.

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Square Cash

Apple Pay doesn’t yet enable direct person-to-person cash transfers. Square Cash brings you this, enabling you to transfer funds to friends, family, or anyone with just a few taps on the Apple Watch. For me, the big potential here is in emerging markets where peer-to-peer cash exchanges are already incredibly popular.

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Microsoft Translator

Speak into your Watch and this app will translate what you say into 50 different languages, speaking phrases for you if you have difficulty doing so. If you need to understand what someone is saying just hold your Watch in front of them, let them speak and it will translate their words, too.

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Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2 syncs your iCloud, Exchange, Fruux and Google calendars into a quick Glance, letting you see everything you need to know about upcoming events. Speak to add new events and scroll through your day using the Digital Crown. The reminders function is beautifully executed – you feel a gentle tap on the wrist and you can choose to act upon it or snooze it until you’re ready.

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Dashlane

You set the service up online, providing accounts and password details you then secure with a master password, so Dashlane can’t see your data. The app lets you change passwords for over 200 sites in a single tap, and informs you of any security breaches. The service seems relatively secure.

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Booking Now

Booking.com’s app lets you book and manage hotel accommodation directly from your wrist. Once you’ve used the app to find a place you can also receive turn-by-turn travel directions to your hotel from within the app, thanks to Maps. The app can even remind you of your hotel room number. I guess it will become your room key.

 

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