10 of the best Android Wear apps


"Note to self: never tell the joke about the turtle and the nunchucks ever again. It totally bombed at Gary's party." With Evernote for Wear, you can use your watch to dictate notes, which are then saved straight to Evernote's cloud. It's quicker than typing them out on your phone, and you can view existing notes such as shopping lists on your smartwatch too. 

Download Evernote for Android Wear (free)

7 Minute Workout

Not every app has to be nice. Not every app has to be fun. 7 Minute Workout is the smartwatch equivalent of a gym trainer or a pretty mean calisthenics drill instructor. It guides you through a series of exercises, such as press-ups and the plank. No, not the one everyone did on social media for a while.

As standard you get a seven-minute work-out, cycling through each exercise quickly. But you can also do longer ones if you like.

Download 7 Minute Workout (free)

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)