“We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.” – Alexander Pope
Apple watch travel apps already measure in the thousands and are designed to cover a wide range of requirements. If you like to think of yourself as a smart shopper, chances are you’ll opt for features that emphasize usability and design. That being said, there are also folks that have no problem hurling towards new apps just because they’re new. Either way, for those of you who value durability, cost-efficiency and an overall clever design, we, your travel maniacs at Hop America, have selected three best suited for travel.
3. Slack (Free)
Chances are you’ve already heard of this app, especially if you’re someone who likes to move around a lot and an overall active person. When talking about Apple watch travel apps, Slack is hugely popular. More than 1.7 million people from all over the world use this corporate communication system. In fact, many people today use Slack as a replacement for email and instant messaging. It’s ideal for folks working or collaborating on projects remotely. Similarly, it does wonders for those working while traveling, or from a hotel, café and even one’s home.
If you happen to be a fan of push notifications, don’t worry – this app supports the option of only bothering you with things that require your immediate attention. All you need to do is enter a couple of simple settings, and your Apple watch will do everything else. And when you add features like social media integration, search options and archiving to the equation, it becomes clear that Slack is truly a handy app to have around.
2. Sleep++ (Free)
Boasting a design that allows it to track the user’s motions and determine how well you are (not) sleeping, this is an app that requires you to wear your device to bed. However, the reason why we absolutely love Sleep++ and are delighted to call it one of the most useful Apple watch travel apps we’ve used is very simple. It works while you’re sleeping and is a total night owl. The app actually grabs information while you’re slumberous, unlike most other Apple watch apps, which usually only feed you very little information, and that’s when you’re active.
Furthermore, thanks to the Watch OS 3 launch, Sleep++ now also boasts the Background Refresh option. As a result, the entire app now functions more responsively and intuitively when you’re awake. That means you’ll be able to analyze how well you slept even more accurately. Imagine how useful that is when struggling to get some shut-eye in a strange new bed in a strange new room in a strange new country.
1. Hop America’s Favorite On The List Of Apple Watch Travel Apps: PCalc ($9.99)
Unfortunately, this is an app that’s not free; however, it does offer a pretty good bang for your buck. Why do we save this? Well, there’s no escaping math, right? In some shape or form, it’s always going to be there to make your day just a bit more bitter. And if you’re anything like yours truly, you and math just don’t get along. Enter PCalc. When talking about Apple watch travel apps, we’re very fond of PCalc because of one very simple feature.
In addition to serving as a scientific or regular calculator, it can also help you split the bill. When traveling, chances are you’ll be visiting different eateries and restaurants, possibly while at the same time meeting some new people and making friends. When the time comes to split the bill, all you have to do is go to the app, indicate the total bill, number of people that would be chipping in and the tip for the friendly waiter. And voila – PCalc will instantly calculate the whole works.
So, no more persuading your new friends that this one’s on you just because the pressure of doing some lightning fast mental math is too much. You should be saving each possible cent. Plus, we live in a technological era. Why not make the most of it?