Those who have adapted a smartwatch to their lifestyles know that, like the smartphone, the smartwatch can become a much appreciated and even necessary part of our daily lives. More than just a watch, this tool can link us to the information about the world around us. If you live a trekking / backpacker lifestyle, the fact that smartwatches can provide that link makes them more attractive than ever.
These are some of the essential apps anyone who lives for adventure should load onto their smartwatch.
Always know where you are anywhere on Earth, down to the meter. Google Maps tells you where you are and how to get to where you want to go with a set of step-by-step directions and alternate directions.
App In The Air
If you are flying, then there is no better personal assistant than App In The Air. This app made the list of Apple’s App Store Best of 2015. It gives you all of your flight information, including real-time boarding and flight status. It keeps track of your itineraries, boarding passes, and frequent flier programs. You can track boarding and landing times, along with current waits for check-in, security, and customs. Find tips from other travelers on which airport coffee shop is open at 5 am or little-known places in the airport to charge your phone or other electronics.
Transit is your real-time travel companion. Navigate a city’s public transit system with accurate and real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders. All information is presented in a clear interface. If the transit system isn’t cooperating, then easily request Uber, Lyft, Via or even grab the closest bikeshare.
Featured as one of USA Today’s best traveler’s apps, Clear Currency quickly converts currencies using real-time exchange rates. It features both a currency converter and an exchange rate monitor. 170+ world currencies and precious metal exchange rates can be displayed along with historical charts.
Connect, coordinate, synchronize, send, encrypt, and destruct are just some of the things you can do with Telegram Messenger. It is the world’s fastest messenger app and operates on a world-wide distributed network of servers.
Of course there are a myriad of other useful apps, but these five are the ones you absolutely shouldn’t begin your journey without.