Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Apps – Updated July 2022 – Android Headlines | Hot Mobile Press

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 offers many different features, from fitness tracking to smartphone notifications, with many of the best features available through the use of apps. Which you can download directly from the watch to the watch via the Play Store. While users are still waiting for the arrival of things like Google Assistant, there are still tons of apps available on the Galaxy Watch 4, but which are the best ones worth your time?

With so many different apps to choose from, you might be wondering which ones you should install and which ones are safe to avoid. This handy guide aims to help you narrow down your choices and get you up and running with the best apps so you can get the most out of the watch.

If you’ve had a Galaxy Watch 4 for a while, you might even already have a few favorites. Either way, this list consists of the best apps the Galaxy Watch 4 has to offer.

Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Apps

apartment download costs In-app cost (per item)
Spotify Free $9.99 per month
Google Maps Free $0
Calm Free $14.99 per month
Google Pay Free $0
faces Free $0.49 – $39.99
Messages Free $0
google notes Free $0
SmartThings Free $0
youtube music Free $9.99 per month
multi calculator Free $3.99

Spotify

Spotify Galaxy Watch 4

  • Price: Free download
  • In-App Purchases: Subscription for $9.99 per month
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.4

Almost everyone knows Spotify these days. It is the most popular music streaming app for hundreds of millions of users. Featuring extensive playlists from almost every music genre, podcasts, full discographies of numerous bands and artists and much more.

With Spotify on your Galaxy Watch 4, you can use the app as a controller for streaming music on your phone or download your music to the watch. So it becomes a music player for a pair of connected Bluetooth headphones or earphones.

Without a doubt, this is one of the best apps on your Galaxy Watch 4. Although you’ll need a subscription if you want Spotify Premium, you can use the app at no monthly cost if you’re willing to listen to regular ads.

Spotify

Google Maps

Google Maps

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 3.9

Everyone needs a little help to get around every now and then. And whether you’re constantly struggling with directions or are just unfamiliar with a new city, Google Maps on your Galaxy Watch 4 is one of the best apps you can have. While you could easily whip out your phone and get more features, using the app on your watch is a bit more convenient and efficient. Not to mention that it might be your only option when you have your hands full.

You can just launch the app with a tap and then tap the microphone button to speak commands for directions. Of course the screen is small. But when you’re in an emergency and need quick information on where to go, this can be an invaluable tool.

Google Maps

Calm

rest, meditation, sleep, relaxation, gplay scrnsht 11

  • Price: Free download
  • In-App Purchases: Subscription for $14.99 per month
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.3

Calm is a great app for meditation, sleep, and general improved mindfulness. You need a pair of Bluetooth headphones or earbuds connected to the watch to use this app. Or connected to your phone when using the Calm Wear OS app as a controller.

The Wear OS app also features a quiet breathing tile and the ability to view your daily meditation minutes. If you use Calm on your smartphone or tablet, you definitely want to use it on your watch too.

Calm

Google Pay

AH Google Pay Galaxy Watch 4 Classic

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.1

Google Pay was not available on the Galaxy Watch 4 at launch. However, once it gets on the device, users who prefer Samsung Pay can now use the Galaxy Watch 4 to pay for goods and services with a tap.

You still need to unlock the screen to complete the payment. But you have to do the same with your phone. So that saves you the step of having to pull your phone out of your pocket.

If you are a Google Pay user, this is definitely one of the best apps for the Galaxy Watch 4. Especially now that contactless payments are accepted these days.

Google Pay

faces

Fossil Facer Wear OS

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0.49 – $39.99
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play rating: 4.2

The essential app for installing new watch faces on your Galaxy Watch 4. Facer is a huge library of watch faces for smartwatches and includes both free and paid options. It also has a huge community of users with many of the designs being created by users.

Also, there’s a good chance you’ll find something that suits your personal taste. As we found it’s quite difficult to come across a specific watch face theme that the app didn’t have. Do you love anime? There are many cool anime watch faces on Facer.

There are also a lot of functional ones that integrate nicely with installed apps and features. You’ll also find watch faces with animated backgrounds and more. If you’re using a Galaxy Watch 4, you’ll want this app.

faces

Messages

News Galaxy Watch 4

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play rating: 4.2

If you’re like us, you probably don’t type or reply to a lot of messages on your smartwatch. But that doesn’t mean you’ll never use it. With Messages you can easily see incoming notifications about SMS that you receive on your smartphone. You can then reply to those messages right from the watch if you don’t want to pull out your phone.

Whether you want to type the message with keyboard taps (don’t do that, it’s a pain) or use the microphone button to speak your reply, the Messages app can handle it. Everything right on the watch. Then all you have to do is click send and boom. Finished.

Messages

google notes

Google Keep Galaxy Watch 4

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play rating: 4.2

Have you ever been out and needed to jot down a quick note or reminder to pick something up or do something before you head home? Google Keep is the perfect tool for making little notes like this and making sure you don’t forget them.

It’s also a great way to save links and my personal favorite for making shopping lists. In fact, the shopping list feature might be the best possible use case. Thanks to the little checkboxes that appear that you can tap and tick once you’ve added the item to your cart.

Best of all, you can also view and create lists on the watch. So there really are no restrictions on this version of the app. This is great because viewing and interacting with a list on the watch is insanely convenient. Of course, Google Keep supports voice input and typing on the Galaxy Watch 4. However, if you don’t speak your notes, we recommend using gesture input instead. It’s easier than using the on-screen keyboard.

google notes

SmartThings

Samsung Smartthings AH NS 02

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.4

It wouldn’t feel like a Samsung smartwatch without SmartThings. The SmartThings app is an easy way to control all your smart home devices that are compatible with the SmartThings platform. Whether you want to turn your lights on or off, start a load of laundry, or use your smart doorbell to see who’s at the door, SmarThings makes it easy to manage smart devices around the home.

Like other platforms, you can use it from home as long as you are connected to the internet. And chances are your watch will be connected most of the time. You can also use the app to configure device settings. Overall it’s a pretty useful app. And like the other apps on this list, it’s one of the best to have on your Galaxy Watch 4 when your smartphone is either not around or you just don’t want to take it out of your pocket.

SmartThings

youtube music

YouTube Music Wear OS 3

  • Price: Free download
  • In-App Purchases: Subscription for $9.99 per month
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.5

YouTube Music is a decent alternative for a music streaming app on your watch if you’re not a Spotify user. And it might be the only worthwhile option for people who want to bundle their YouTube Music Premium subscription with a YouTube Premium subscription.

As with Spotify, you can use the app on your watch to manage playback of songs streamed from the app on your smartphone. If you’d rather leave your phone at home while you work out, you can instead download your YouTube Music playlists and songs to the watch for offline playback.

youtube music

multi calculator

Multi-computer Galaxy Watch 4

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $3.99
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.6

This is one of our favorite apps on this list. The Samsung Calculator is already pre-installed on the Galaxy Watch 4. But we like this one better because of an additional useful feature. The currency conversion calculator that is extremely useful when traveling.

Now the smartphone version of the app has a lot more features than the Wear OS version. However, you can still use the currency converter in the clock app. And the preinstalled calculator app can’t do that. So if you travel a lot and could use this kind of feature at your fingertips, by all means get this app for your Galaxy Watch 4.

multi calculator

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