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Smartwatch privacy: the best and worst

Let’s not kid ourselves. Anything that has an internet connection could potentially send your data to nefarious actors. Your smartphone has become one of the biggest providers of data. For good and for bad. I am glad Facebook Marketplace is so effective when I’m a seller, but I am also quite annoyed when I see …

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10 Killer “To-Do” Apps that Work with Smartwatches (Free and Paid)

Wearable technology has continued to rise in popularity. According to a Smartwatch Total Market Report conducted by technology research firm The NPD Group, Smartwatch sales were up by 51 percent from November 2017 to November 2018. The study states that from the year prior, smartwatch ownership is up 16 percent. Market leaders Apple, Samsung, and …

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14 Top Golf Apps for Smartwatches (Free and Paid)

When cavemen played golf, all they had was a stick, a rock and an open piece of land with a hole in it. Today we’re much more fortunate than that. Throughout the 20th century, balls got tighter, drivers drove longer and the quality of equipment and advice kept trending upward. In the 21st century it …

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5 Web Browser Apps for Apple Watch (Free and Paid)

Many of the Apple Watch users in the world, including myself, know that Apple forgot a key piece to their operating system when they developed the Apple Watch. That key piece is a web browser. Apple has created the ability to brow a website that is sent to you in an email. You can click on …

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25 Top Game Apps For Smartwatches (Free and Paid)

In the 80s and 90s, the coolest kid in school was the one with the digital calculator watch. Not only could the kid cheat on math tests, those watches came with simple, digital “games” like Snake that could keep you entertained during the most boring lectures. Still, we looked to the stars, longing for a …

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8 Top Keyboard Apps for Google Wear Smartwatches (Free and Paid)

While most people could never have predicted the impact mobile phone technology would have on the world (just take a listen at mid-20th century science fiction radio broadcasts and how they portrayed the ‘future’), there were certainly a few outlier innovators who saw the possibilities and got busy innovating. This is evidenced by smartwatch predecessors …

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5 Top Keyboard Apps for Apple Smartwatches

Smartwatches can do anything your phone can, with one exception – keyboard typing. That is quite a challenge considering the only option built into the Apple Watch is voice-to-text. It can get the job done, but it is not always the best method when you are out in public, have a speech impediment, or a …

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12 Top Sleep Apps for Smartwatches (Free and Paid)

Sometimes it seems as if sleep is a secret cheat code to life. As with video games, finding the hidden sequence to a restful night can lead to extra energy and strength. Unlike video games, however, you can’t just consult the internet for the answer that works for every player. Accordingly, the search for effective …

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14 Top Map Apps for Smartwatches (Free and Paid)

Navigating an unfamiliar city, or even your own city if you are bad with directions, has never been easier thanks to technology. When you have a map app on your smartwatch, you can almost guarantee you won’t ever get lost. With so many different maps and navigation apps for smartwatches, you will always find your …

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27 Different Types of Smartwatch Apps

Sales of smartwatches have been growing since 2015, the year the Apple Watch made its debut. In that one year, annual sales increased from 5 million to 19 million. Since then, the rate of growth has only accelerated. In 2019, 69.3 million smartwatches are expected to ship. By 2023, annual sales are forecasted to be …

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