Best 10 Apple Watch Apps That Don’t Need an iPhone Nearby

You might think that you always need an iPhone nearby to get the most out of your Apple Watch. But that’s far from the case.

Thanks to improvements in technology, you can still use Apple Watch apps as long as you have a cellular or Wi-Fi signal. And there are a number of apps that are completely independent of your iPhone. Here are some of the best.

1. CARROT Weather

Carrot Weather Apple Watch

Always keep an eye on Mother Nature with CARROT Weather. This powerful iPhone weather app is also a great choice for the Apple Watch. You can see a detailed forecast for your location, or almost anywhere else, featuring more weather information than you can imagine.

But the best part of the app is the wide variety of complications for a watch face. If you can’t get enough of the elements, you can even create a specific watch face with only complications from the app. Make sure to see some of the best custom Apple Watch faces for inspiration.

2. Spotify

Spotify Apple Watch

While Apple Music for the Apple Watch has always been a great way to rock out without an iPhone nearby, you might not know that Spotify offers the same capability.

Connect your AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones to your watch and you can listen to your library of tunes and podcasts while on the go. Unfortunately, you can’t search for songs to listen to, so it’s probably a good idea to create a playlist for whenever you need it. Even with that limitation, it’s great to access the streaming service on the small screen.


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