What are the best Samsung Gear apps?

Your Samsung Gear is an extension of your lifestyle and so we prepared a list of compatible apps ranging from music, fitness, productivity, and others that would your life more convenient and easier. Download and vote for your fave one!

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    #1Under Armour

    Under Armour

    The sports brand Under Armour is a game-changer in terms of offering a convenient way of shopping of sportswear to all Samsung Gear users through its app on iOS and Android devices.

    Websites

    Free

    Angel Pillai
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "I have a samsung phone and was looking for some great apps, like a fitness tracker, to go with it. While I like the under armour brand, they are selling apparel, like shoes and sports clothing. That's not what I'm looking for right now. I am looking for technology - specifically apps - that I can download onto my Samsung watch."
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    #2Facer Watch Faces

    Facer Watch Faces

    Facer Watch Faces is an Android app that is compatible with Samsung Gear S2 and S3. It offers full customization with more than 10,000 watch faces design from different designers.

    Apps

    Android

    Elizabeth Thompson
    Written on December 29, 2017
    "This actually looks pretty cool! Some of the designs they offer are stunning and extremely creative. I'd say this could easily be a good Samsung gear app, one of the best, if I knew what gear they were talking about specifically and how broad that category is. This seems like a niche product so if the app is specifically for a watch only then great, but if it is all gear on the market then this definitely is not even close. Some people like fun/unique expressions and some people like being more practical by using things that save them time or make them money. "
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    #3Spotify

    Spotify

    Considered to be an all-around music player and streaming service that lets users download and listen to songs offline, Spotify also found its footings in the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jane Robinson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Spotify is the best of the best samsung gear app. I love spotify because you can create playlists and share them with others. Bonus, Spotify is free on mobile phones and tablet. You can listen to the right music, wherever you are; you have access to a world of music. If you want to discover new music you can choose a ready-made playlist that suits your mood or get personalized recommendations."

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

Manufactured by Samsung Electronics, the Samsung Gear is a smartwatch that was originally running on Android OS but later powered by the Tizen operating system. It debuted in 2013 as the Galaxy Gear, equipped with 1.63-inch AMOLED screen display.

DID YOU KNOW?

In terms of smartwatch one-upmanship, it's always about Samsung and Apple. But did you know that Samsung released the first-ever watch phone in 1999? Branded as the SPH-WP10, the first watch phone featured a base-band processor chip and a cute fixed antenna. Since the late 1990s was the heyday of phone calls, the CDMA-based watch phone was geared towards having long hours of call up to 90 minutes and a 60-hour standby time.

From talk-and-text watch phone to high-tech wearable smartwatch packed with powerful features, Samsung has clearly proven its technological prowess. Ever since the dawn of smartwatches--from Apple Watches to Samsung Gears--owning one has become more and more unusual. Yet, a lot of people still don't know a lot of things about the Samsung Galaxy band. For one, did you know that the band was also made for concert-goers? Yes, the speaker in the clasp is ideal in a concert setting where loud ambient music is present. The noise-canceling mouthpiece in the body is smart enough to modulate your voice while talking to someone. Well, since Samsung Gears are built on the premise of serving as an extension of the one's personality, you can maximize it by seamlessly connecting it to your Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

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    #4Flipboard

    Flipboard

    The Flipboard and Samsung Gear cater to all people who are always on the go. They both work hand in hand in giving the users the avenue to catch up on the latest news and read them.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Benny Xia
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Tired of sifting through a bunch of useless news every day? Well here comes this app. It's great because I can tailor it to my own personal tastes so I don't have to waste my time looking for the good stories."
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    #5Fruit Ninja

    Fruit Ninja

    Considered to be a classic game for enjoyed by both kids and adults in their tablets, the Fruit Ninja is now one of the best Samsung Gear apps as it can be played on the watch.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Liu Cao
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "I was at the doctors office with my son. He was fidgity and impastiont. So i was looking around the google play store for an app to keep him busy. I found the classic Fruit Ninja. I hadnt thought of this game in years. Never thought it would be a samsung watch app. It was still just as fun as it was back then. It worked well for my son to keep busy, all the sound and lights flashing kept his attention."
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    #6Glympse

    Glympse
    Glympse allows you to share your location every time using GPS tracking technology. This is ideal to let all your family members, friends and co-workers know where you are every time. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ao Yi
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "This is a helpful tool if you are trying to track down the whereabouts of someone. This would be of assistanct in a number of situations including on streets, or in more secluded situations. This is very helpful when trying to coordinate get togethers with your friends or when out hiking/biking. "
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    #7Pear

    Pear
    PEAR is a framework based on packages that is used for a distribution system for reusable PHP components.


    Websites

    Free

    Nancy Porter
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Pear is helpful at off-peak time, but I didn't really enjoy waiting on their return call. After installed though, it did what it was designed to do. "
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    #8Uber

    Uber

    Uber is a ride-sharing and taxi-hailing application for fast, reliable rides in minutes. With Uber, users just have to tap and request a ride. The app also gives users the option to pay with credit or cash in select cities in the world. 

    Apps

    Official website, iOS, Android

    Free

    Susana Arreola
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "Uber is a great samsung gear app. The screen is big enough that it allows you to drag to your location without any issues. You can also use the bezel to zoom in/out of the map. This is a great tool to have if you are needing a ride to get you to/from places. "
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    #9StockWatch

    StockWatch

    StockWatch is an app for smartwatches that allows users to keep track of their investments and stocks exclusively through their Samsung Galaxy devices. The app's features include live stocks data, graphs, and easy to use widgets.

    Apps

    Web

    Free

    Gilles Lesire
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "StockWatch is the must-have app for every investor. It makes it possible to track live stock market quotes on your watch. The sleek and beautiful design shows all the information you need to go by you day and still know how your investments are doing."
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    #10Find My Car

    Find My Car
    This app will help you remember where you parked your car, as you will be able to check whenever you want to its position using GPS technology. Find My Car will show both your current position and where your car is, so you can get there easily.



    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Nancy Ray
    Written on December 29, 2017
    "This is a great app to help find your car in a crowded parking lot. Easy to set up and a big help!"
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    #11Textra

    Textra

    Textra is a free and fully customizable texting app for Android devices, with bubbles system, dark and light themes, auto-night mode, MMS group messaging and so on.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Scott Hunt
    Written on July 26, 2019
    "Honestly, I think text messaging apps should be on top of the best samsung galaxy watch apps because it literally cuts down the time of checking your phone again for some important text messages. Tip: You can highly customize the interface."
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    #12MapMyRun

    MapMyRun
    Track and map every run with MapMyRun. For every mile you go, you'll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance. Discover new workout routes and get inspired to reach new running goals with a 40 million member strong community of runners.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Steven Wheeler
    Written on July 26, 2019
    "Ideal for people who hike and run; The gps tracking system is fully functional. And if you are driving a bike, you don't have to look at your phone for directions anymore."
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    #13Samsung Internet Browser

    Samsung Internet Browser

    Samsung Internet Browser is an application created by Samsung Electronics. It is a browsing app with features like privacy protection and an adblocker. It has an improved UI with a Reader Mode and Download Manager. Works on all Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jesús Vera
    Written on July 26, 2019
    "This is not a pre-installed app for samsung gear although you can readily download it. The best thing about this is you can check all your bookmarks on the web. This is literally a browser in your hand. Functional and convenient!"

Summary

Best What are the best Samsung Gear apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Under ArmourWebsites 18 Free
2Facer Watch FacesApps 17 Paid
3SpotifyApps 17 Free
4FlipboardApps 12 Free
5Fruit NinjaGames 8 Free
6GlympseApps 6 Free
7PearWebsites 4 Free
8UberApps 3 Free
9StockWatchApps 1 Free
10Find My CarApps 1 Free
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