In fact, it's one of the best smartwatch options out there, and now we're at the third generation it's becoming a particularly accomplished smart option for your wrist.
The number one question we hear from new Apple Watch owners is, "what apps should I download first?" To make answering that query easier, we devised a thorough list of the best Apple Watch apps. With the right choices, your new digital timepiece will become so much more.
Before you get into that though, remember to head into the Apple Watch main app on your iPhone - that's where you'll see a list of the apps already installed on your phone that can also be transferred to your Watch. If you see any you like the look of here, you'll need to download them to your iPhone first.
Make sure you tag the apps you want on your watch - and disable the ones you don't, as that will take up valuable space you can use to add music onto - especially great if you have the Apple Watch 3 LTE version, and an Apple Music subscription.
See our video review of the Apple Watch Series 3 below...
New this week: Musixmatch Lyrics Finder
- Musixmatch Lyrics Finder
- Free (in-app purchases)
Here’s a fun thing you can bring to your Apple Watch: real-time lyrics for whatever song you’re currently listening to. Musixmatch claims to be the world’s largest lyrics catalog, and in addition to the original lyrics it can deliver translations for those songs performed in languages other than English.
The Watch app feels rather like Shazam, with a pulsing “listening” icon as it attempts to find the right lyric for songs your microphone can hear, and it works with both Apple Music and Spotify. The latest update brought Siri Shortcuts support, so you can ask Siri to identify the song that’s playing on the radio.
The main app is free, but if you want some of its more advanced features you’ll need to shell out $3.99/£3.49/AU$5.99 a month. That removes the ads, enables offline mode for songs already recognized and offers a party mode with karaoke-style word-by-word displays.
We’re not sure the premium features are compelling enough to make us want to take out a subscription, but if they appeal to you then the price is the equivalent of a monthly cup of coffee so it’s hardly breaking the bank.