10 must-have apps for your new Apple Watch

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take your little wrist computer to the next level with these great apps.

The Apple Watch is great right out of the box, but you’ll want to add a few apps to really make it sing. Apple’s wearable is a true marvel, especially the Series 4, but you’ll never know just how useful it can be if you don’t expand your horizons a bit.

When we think about the Apple Watch apps we just can’t live without, these are at the top of the list. Some are free, some are not, but every single one is worth your while.


If there’s one major feature missing from the Apple Watch, it’s automatic sleep tracking. Fortunately, it’s not that hard to add with an app like AutoSleep or Pillow. Of those two, we think AutoSleep’s new simpler interface gives it the edge over Pillow.

Pillow is a little more full-featured (it can do some sleep tracking stuff using just your phone), but you need to buy the $4.99 in-app purchase to really make use of it. If all you care about is using your watch for sleep tracking, AutoSleep is the cheaper option, and gives you data that’s easier to parse.

With either app, you’ll have to do a bit of setup and calibration to get good results, but it’s worth it. Just charge your watch in the evening and wear it to sleep—your battery will probably still last through the whole next day.

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