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I have installed 20 apps for the Apple Watch and this is what I found

SoundHound para Apple Watch, gratuita.

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Apple confirmed a few days ago that there are already more than 3,500 apps designed for the Apple Watch . A figure that stands out if we consider that the new device has been around for less than a week. Therefore, after having completed the process of linking with the iPhone, it was time to try out some of the most interesting apps.

I have installed 20 apps for the Apple Watch and this is what I found
I have installed 20 apps for the Apple Watch and this is what I found

First of all, we must remember that these are not native apps, but rather companions to those we have on the iPhone. Apple has promised to open the development kit later this year so that developers can better squeeze the Watch.

In general, they are apps that do not require much interaction or attention from us. Having such a small screen is also an important restriction . But we’d better take a look at this selection of 20 apps to see what they are up to.

SoundHound and Shazam

I know that many of you have Shazam installed by default. But when I bought my first iPhone, Midomi (now SoundHound) was the app I chose to find what music was playing around me. This is another use I was looking forward to for the Apple Watch. I was not disappointed.

I have used SoundHound and Shazam several times both in noisy bars and at home doing tests. They are just what I expected. The apps find the songs with l at the convenience of not missing the conversation with your friends by taking out your cell phone and distracting yourself with it. As an added bonus, you can read the lyrics of the song in both, but without being synchronized.

As an improvement, I would like both of you to start the identification right after launching the app, just like on the iPhone.

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Evernote para Apple Watch, gratuita.

Letter Zap

Un juego para Apple Watch, pero bien pensado y ejecutado. Letter Zap es un juego con el que formar palabras a partir de unas letras mostradas en desorden y con un temporizador. Cuando completemos la palabra, pasaremos al siguiente nivel. En ningún momento necesitaremos interactuar con el iPhone . Un ejemplo de lo que debería ser un juego para Apple Watch.

Descarga By selecting one, we can read it on our iPhone thanks to Handoff. It also accepts to create new notes and search among the recent ones thanks to Siri, although the latter is rather complicated.

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News Republic para Apple Watch, gratuita.

Flipboard

Probablemente no tenga ningún sentido la app actual de Flipboard en el Apple Watch. Abres la app, esperas una eternidad a que se carguen las noticias para darte cuenta de que no tienen nada que ver con el contenido al que estás suscrito en el iPhone. Por alguna razón, a mí me aparecen sólo noticias de moda y cotilleos. Una auténtica pena.

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News on your Apple Watch? It may sound strange, but News Republic here has done a good job. The news is shown on a carousel and with the digital crown we can read an excerpt. If you’re interested in the rest of the news, we can take our iPhone and drag the Handoff button to see it on it. All this immediately. Without doubt, a very well thought out app.

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Yahoo Weather para Apple Watch, gratuita.

Uber

El Apple Watch debería ser una segunda piel para Uber y parece que es así. Aunque en Whistler no hay coches disponibles, los usuarios que ya han utilizado esta app están muy contentos con ella . Las capturas de pantalla nos dicen que estamos ante otra compañía que ha sabido aprovechar las posibilidades del Apple Watch.

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Yahoo Weather

A really useful app. Uses our location to show us the weather that you are doing at the moment and the forecast for the morning, noon, afternoon and night. Yahoo had been doing things right for a long time with their iOS apps and now they’re proving to know what they’re doing with the Apple Watch as well.

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