10 Essential Android Wear Apps For Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Smartwatch

The trend of wearing Android smartwatches has flourished in recent years. While Google has put tons of effort to bring all the features and functionalities to your wrist through Android Wear, they have missed lots of features that now require third-party apps.

Moto 360 was the best-selling Android smartwatch of 2014. Loved by millions of Android fans worldwide, Motorola released the upgraded and more powerful version of this android wear a.k.a Moto 360 (2nd Gen) in 2015.

No wonder everyone wants to get the most out of their money. The best way to do so with smart devices is by customizing them according to your needs.

Must-Have Android Wear Apps for Moto 360 (2nd Gen)

Below is a list of the most recommended and essential apps for all the Moto 360 (2015) users in no particular order. All the apps are available on Google Play Store, and we’ve included links to each app in its section for easy access.

Wear OS by Google Smartwatch

Wear OS by Google Smartwatch

The Wear OS by Google app, previously Android Wear, syncs your smartwatch and phone so you can get more out of your watch. This is Google’s official app for all the smartwatches running on Android Wear to connect to your Android phone. It lets you change watch faces from a collection of Google’s thousands of watch faces.

Android wear can provide you with various Actions that will be triggered in your smartwatch once selected. Some of them are Agenda, Navigate, Play Music, Set a timer, Show me my heart rate, Take a note, etc.

Moto Body

Moto Body

Moto Body tracks your wellness activity and fitness activity, offers personalized insights, and keeps you moving with daily progress notifications to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.

With Moto Body, and a Moto 360 (2nd Gen), you can track your daily heart activity, steps, calorie burn, and distance. You can measure your heart rate on-demand and track your progress over time.

Receive valuable insights related to your goals and learn from tips and articles. Get timely and meaningful notifications throughout the day. Share your wellness and fitness data with popular 3rd party apps.

Google Keep

Google Keep

Google Keep is undoubtedly the best note-keeping application for Android smartwatches. You can quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time.

You will get peace of mind to manage all your notes across all your devices running under the same Google ID.

Write notes, add titles, add reminders to them and you can even highlight your notes with different colors. You can even record your notes with the “Okay, Google” voice command and ask it to take a note. The app is totally free with no in-app purchases.

Wear Audio Recorder

Wear Audio Recorder

Moto 360 (2nd Gen) has two digital mics but doesn’t have the inbuilt ability to record sound. Wear Audio Recorder is a handy and functional voice recorder for smartphones and Android Wear watches!

It’s a very handy and functional voice recorder for smartphones and Android Wear watches! Record your conversations, lectures, meetings, and anything you want with a very simple and intuitive interface.

Calculator Begins

Calculator Begins

Calculator Begins is a mini, interactive app for your smartphone and smartwatch. The best part of this app is that it doesn’t show up any advertisements or in-app purchase options. Fully supports Android Wear.

You can even convert over 170 world currencies using it. Try different themes and colors to match your math mood.

You can also see your calculation history. This app can perform over 20 scientific functions. The app supports 125 mathematical and physical constants with over 100 units for conversions across 13 categories.

Water Drink Reminder

Water Drink Reminder

This app reminds you to drink water every day and tracks your water drinking habits. All you need to do is to enter your current weight, and this app will automatically help you to determine how much water your body needs every day.

Water Drink Reminder reminds you to drink enough water. Proper hydration keeps your skin healthy and helps you lose weight.

When you have finished drinking a cup of water, you will need to add a cup to the app. It has a reminder system that will remind you the water you need to drink for the rest of the day.

WatchMaker Watch Faces

WatchMaker Watch Faces

Moto 360 (2nd Gen) comes with a lot of beautiful & customizable watch faces. If you want more, then there are tons of Watch Faces available for Moto 360 (2nd Gen) on the Play Store. Isn’t it great to have your own customized watch face? You can use the WatchMaker app for this purpose.

WatchMaker Watch Faces include thousands of premade watch faces. You can create your own watch faces too with animated GIFs, custom animations, text & transitions, and more. You can also show various information on your watch face like calendar, weather, countdowns, tasker, stopwatch, compass, heart rate, etc.

Video for Wear OS

Video for Wear OS (Android Wear) & YouTube

Ever thought about playing YouTube videos and movies on that tiny screen on your Moto 360 2nd Gen? Well, with this app, it’s possible. The video player for Android Wear (Wear OS) smartwatches is powered by YouTube. You can view YouTube videos on your Android Wear smartwatch using this app.

It’s a true wearable entertainment app. This app works standalone on any Android Wear 2 watch including Moto 360 (2nd Gen) paired with iOS or Android phones.

Calendar For Wear OS

Calendar For Wear OS (Android Wear)

This app brings calendar functionality to your Android Wear smartwatch. You can get an overview of upcoming appointments and schedules with the calendar view. It’s completely free of cost! To retrieve your existing appointments, your Moto 360 (2nd Gen) needs to be connected to your smartphone.

Browse your appointments through a day agenda by touching on a specific day. View details for an appointment such as description, begin and end date when touching on the appointment in the daily agenda. To start the app, just say: OK Google…Start calendar.

Photo Gallery for Android Wear

Photo Gallery for Android Wear (Wear OS)

When we have a YouTube video player for Android Wear devices like Moto 360 (2nd Gen), it isn’t possible to not have a Photo Gallery too. This app provides an easy and beautiful way to view your photos on your Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatch.

It automatically picks up all your images and folders from your paired smartphone or from your Google Photos. You can scroll through your folders and view, share, and delete photos directly from your watch. It’s a true wearable entertainment app.


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