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What Apple Watch apps will be available? 13 third-party Apple Watch apps that you'll be able to download from day one

Lewis Painter | March 20, 2015
With the Apple Watch release date looming, we've found 13 of the best UK specific Apple Watch Apps that will be available from day one.

The coolest feature of the BMW iRemote is that you can manually adjust the inside temperature straight from your watch. This means that you can set the temperature before you're due to go out and you'll have a lovely and warm car to get into.

Download My BMW Remote for iOS here.

13 Apple Watch apps available from day one: PayByPhone Parking
Returning to your car with a fine on the windshield after forgetting that you'd only bought a ticket for one hour is no doubt one of the biggest "first world problems". The PayByPhone Parking app for the Apple Watch aims to change that by using the app to pay for a ticket and check on the time remaining.

Not good enough yet? You'll also be notified 10 minutes before the ticket expires, where you'll then be faced with a decision of whether to rush back to your car or add more time, directly from your wrist.

Download PayByPhone Parking for iOS here.

13 Apple Watch apps available from day one: Citymapper
Citymapper is no doubt one of the best public transport apps available for iOS and Android - if it's supported in your city (London and Manchester so far in the UK). The iOS app doesn't disappoint and it looks like the Apple Watch companion isn't going to either. The app uses your location to provide step-by-step instructions that enable you to navigate your way around, using public transport.

It gives you in depth knowledge about departures from all forms of public transport, and even taps you on the wrist to let you know when you've reached your stop.

Download Citymapper for iOS here.

13 Apple Watch apps available from day one: Shazam
"Ah, I know that song but I can't remember what it's called." We've all been in a similar situation and Shazam wants to make it a thing of the past. Shazams Apple Watch app will use your iPhone to listen to what music is playing and display the result directly on your Apple Watch. While that sounds great, we're not too sure why Shazam uses your iPhones microphone when the Apple Watch has one built in.

The Apple Watch will display the name of the song and artist as well as lyrics that automatically advance in time with the music. This means that you'll have a portable Karaoke display on your wrist at all times!

Download Shazam for iOS here.

13 Apple Watch apps available from day one: Sky Guide
Sky Guide is an example of one of the more unique apps available on the Apple Watch, which gives you an idea about some of the "not-so-obvious" uses of the Watch. Sky Guide allows you to see a calendar of upcoming astronomical events (full moon, meteor showers, etc.) and can send you a notification alerting you of an event happening in the skies at your current location.

 

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