For a debut product, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is surprisingly robust: We like this smartwatch’s good call quality, helpful notifications and long battery life. However, the Gear’s true potential — running your digital life from your wrist — waits to be unlocked by third-party apps. There aren’t many apps to choose from yet, but that doesn’t mean we’ve found a few diamonds in the rough. Here are 10 of the best apps so far for the Samsung Galaxy Gear.
This note-taking app has been a staple on many users’ phones, thanks to its intuitive interface, powerful syncing and collaboration abilities, and multimedia support. Evernote for the Galaxy Gear syncs with the phone app, allowing you to view your recent notes and checklists on the smartwatch. The app also lets you take photos using the Gear’s camera or record audio, which it will automatically upload to your Evernote account as a new note.