Top 8 | Reference Apps for Apple Watch

If there’s one thing the Apple Watch is good for it’s referencing information, from productivity apps that remind at a glance of what tasks you have planned for the day, to others such as App in the Air which will give you up to the moment flight info. The iPhone and its push notifications are an excellent way to keep on top of things and absorb the latest info as and when it breaks, but the Apple Watch is perhaps even more powerful in this regard. The fact that you can simply check this info with a glance towards your wrist means that you’ll never be in the position to miss an important notification again. If you’re a busy person with a rather hectic schedule, you may not even have the time to actively check on things or pull pages up in search of relevant information, which is what makes the Apple Watch so fantastic: your iPhone can stay in your pocket, yet you still get the info right away. More info can be grasped from reference apps such as the following, which are among the few that have been brought to your watch face.

8. Headspace (Free)

If you’re into meditation, Headspace is the app for you. This recent update for the Apple Watch brings all the most useful information directly to your wrist, including guides to help you through the process – perfect for those who could do with a refreshing break from their hectic daily schedule. – Download from iTunes

7. Hole19 (Free)

Hole19

One way you may have overlooked the Apple Watch improving the lives of iPhone users is to provide them with detailed info regarding their game of golf. Hole19 provides you with a breakdown of your current score, the route you are taking and even course stats. Once you’ve started a round of golf on your iPhone, with Hole19, the Watch will pull all of the more useful info and pool it into a single basic interface that you can use as you progress around the course. It is great at anticipation what you might need, from the distance to the pin at a given moment, and of course the input system to key in your score once you’ve finished each hole. This info is then passed back to your iPhone and can be analyzed later. – Download from iTunes

6. Yelp (Free)

Yelp

Yelp has become one of the world’s most used services when it comes to working out there best places to eat or drink in your general vicinity. This can be of great use if you’re traveling and in a place you don’t know well, but can be equally adept when it comes to finding great places to go in your own town. The Apple Watch version of Yelp condenses things slightly, providing you with four main categories to choose from in Restaurans, Bars, Coffee shops and a fourth option to show things that are Hot right now. You can then view a rating, any reviews that may have been posted by other users, how expensive the place is and how far away it is from your current location as well as opening hours, etc. It’s one of the best reference apps out there when looking for a place to eat! – Download from iTunes

5. Wiki-Watch (Free)

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There is no Wikipedia app for the Apple Watch at present, and the next best thing is therefore probably Wiki-Watch by developer Cronote. This app finds Wikipedia articles about places around you, which again taps into the locational awareness of the Apple Watch and really uses it to its fullest. You can also use the app to search for Wikipedia articles using your voice, which is an excellent touch and something sorely lacking from many similar Watch apps out there right now. – Download from iTunes

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