Chapter 11

App It Up: Customizing Apple Watch with Awesome Apps and More


Bullet Customizing the Apple Watch experience with apps

Bullet Downloading and installing apps onto Apple Watch

Bullet Discovering settings in the iPhone’s Apple Watch app

Bullet Playing around with recommended third-party apps

No two people are exactly alike, so why should our devices have the same apps installed?

Just like it’s fun to customize a smartphone or tablet screen with all kinds of hand-picked apps — short for “applications,” which is just a more trendy way to say “software” or “programs” — Apple Watch supports many thousands of third-party (non-Apple) apps.

The App Store for Apple Watch is already jammed with apps designed for your sleek wearable, including many familiar apps (perhaps based on its iPhone or iPad brethren) and completely new apps looking to dominate this new screen in your life. In most cases, they’re free to download (or close to it), and you’re sure to find something that resonates with you.

Bottom line: We’re all individuals who have different tastes, priorities, and interests.

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