What are the best Apple Watch Series 1 apps?

The Apple Watch Series 1 has so many great apps to choose from. This Smartwatch offers an infinite number of app options for productivity, fitness, navigation and other purposes. We've made a list of the apps that you absolutely have to download because of their quality and usefulness. 

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    #1Dark Sky

    Dark Sky
    Dark Sky is an application for monitoring weather. It has a 24/7 weather forecast, images of current conditions, saved locations, and weather maps. It has rain notifications and a status bar. It is free but can be upgraded to a premium version. 

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alice Cui
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "It's a great weather app that keeps me notified on the daily forecast. I noticed that it gives you an hourly update when it's raining which is very helpful. The week view is a little hard to read but that's the only negative thing about it. It's the best apple Series 1 app for weather updates. "
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    Strava is a fitness app available on iOS and Android. Strava records your run, maps cycling routes & analyzes your training stats. With Strava you can track your performance in other sports like swimming, hiking, CrossFit, and gym training.


    Android, iOS


    Rosario Salinas
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "It's a really good fitness app. I had trouble with it at first because it wouldn't track my running route but I did a little troubleshooting and finally got it to work. It provides great feedback on my workouts. It also tracks other activities like my cycling and dancing class and sets attainable fitness goals. "
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    #3CARROT Fit

    CARROT Fit
    CARROT Fit is a fitness app available on iOS. The instructor is a wise-cracking AI construct. It includes an intense 7-minute workout, 3+ hours of tips, encouragement, & ridicule, and 12 additional exercises via in-app purchase. 



    Carmen Méndez
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "I do the 7 Minutes in Hell workout a lot and Carrot's sassy remarks make the dreadfully difficult circuits more bearable. Plus I think I get to do additional ab workout from cracking up. The Zombies Run 5K is also great and hilarious. My favorite fitness app! "
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    WaterMinder is a health app available for download on iOS and Android. It helps you track how much water you drink. It will remind you to drink water to reach your daily fluid intake goals according to your body weight.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "It a simple app that reminds you to drink water so that you can get optimum daily hydration. It's helpful because I have a hectic schedule and i always forget to drink. "
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    #5Fantastical 2

    Fantastical 2

    Fantastical 2 is a calendar app for iOS and Mac. It includes Reminders! which notifies you of your scheduled activities, a new parser feature that organizes your activities with keywords, and a user-friendly interface. 


    iOS, Mac


    Jacob Cole
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "It's good but could be better because of one glitch: instead of going directly to the current calendar month it would go back 2 months. This happened when I updated the app. I never had this issue before. Hopefully, they would be able to resolve this. "
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    #6Just Press Record

    Just Press Record

    Just Press Record is a utility app for iOS. It lets you record audio, transcribe and iCloud sync to all your devices. The app can be activated handsfree through Siri. Recording can be done through the built-in mic, AirPods or external microphones.




    Aadhya Kadam
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "It's one of the best Apple watch apps that I have on my device. As a doctor, Just Press Record is very helpful in reminding myself of my schedule and appointments. I prefer recording over typing my itinerary. I only wish that there is an option to organize my recordings according to type instead of just dates. It would be wonderful to make a "work" folder and a "personal" folder. "
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    #7PCalc Lite

    PCalc Lite
    PCalc Lite is a fully functional scientific calculator with multiples functions that's available on iOS. It includes an optional RPN mode and a multi-line display, a choice of button layouts, unit conversions, constants and more.


    Free- with in-app purchases

    Abhinav Subramanium
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "Perfect calculator app. Lets you add the features you only require, unlike other apps where you have to buy bundles and features you don't exactly need. Very impressed. "
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    Rules! is a puzzle game app available for download on iOS. It has won multiple awards including App Store's Best Apple Watch Game of 2015. The game has several levels of puzzle gameplay including a memory test that grows increasingly complex. 




    Jacqueline Brown
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "This game is really addicting and challenging. You really have to focus so interruptions might drive you mad, especially if you have kids, which I happen to have. I think I'll set them up for adoption. 🤣"


Best What are the best Apple Watch Series 1 apps
1Dark SkyApps 19 Free
2StravaApps 13 Free
3CARROT FitApps 6 Paid
4WaterMinderApps 3 Free
5Fantastical 2Apps 3 Paid
6Just Press RecordApps 2 Paid
7PCalc LiteApps 1 Free
8Rules!Apps 1 Paid

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