11 of the best Android Wear apps

Sleep as Android

This excellent sleep tracking app also supports Android Wear devices, letting you sleep with your smartwatch strapped to your wrist for even more accurate sleep tracking, based on your movement. It's even integrated with Philips Hue smartlights, which can be set to turn on and wake you up when you're in your lightest stage of sleep. 

Download Sleep as Android (£free)


Fitness apps for Wear such as Runtastic are way more useful than they used to be. The best are now designed to work without a phone, including this one, Strava and Runkeeper. Pick your fave.

If you have a watch with GPS, it’s a killer use for a smartwatch, letting you finally use it like a proper runner’s tracker. As you run, or walk, you can check out your distance and even your heart-rate using Runtastic.

Download Runtastic (£free)


Logging all the food you eat is dead boring. But if you want to lose a few lbs, cutting down on pizza is easier than convincing yourself to go to the gym after work three times a week.

Being able to log your meals on your watch makes the process of watching what you eat at least 43% less annoying. The watch app let you see how many calories you have left each day, and you can log meals and snacks with a few swipes, chopping down that allowance.

Download Lifesum (£free)


If you live in a city, don’t have the cash for a private chauffeur and don’t use Citymapper, what have you been doing? This journey planner app is the business, and the Android Wear version lets you get directions with a single tap.

It keeps things simple, just letting you get from where you are to your home or work — locations you set in the phone app — using public transport. Just tap and the app gives you step-by-step instructions.

Download Citymapper (£free)

Facer Watch Face

Facer is the ultimate app for creating your own custom watch faces. It lets you insert your own pictures, text, and different widgets such as weather information, and you can even change the size of notification cards. If you're not feeling creative, you'll find tons of ready-made faces online, all of which you can download and install easily.

Download Facer Watch Face (£0.79)