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Back in April, we discussed some of the best apps available for the smartwatch, the wearable Android powered device that puts the world at your fingertips.

Since then, developers have gotten their hands on the little gadget and created a whole range of fantastic apps and app extensions to ensure the SmartWatch is an essential part of your day-to-day life. We’ve had a look at some of them for you below…

Google Maps for smartwatch

Google Maps for SmartWatch

View your GPS on the go with Google Maps for smartwatch!  This clever apps syncs with your phone – simply enter destination on your smartphone and activate GPS on the smartwatch. The app displays your current location, tracks your route, provides guidance and even allows you to switch to StreetView… exploring just got easier!

QuickNote for smartwatch


Don’t let that big idea escape!  Jot down quick notes and lists, access existing master plans from your smartphone, or save new ones on this essential little app for smartwatch. Whether its checking through a shopping list or jotting down a phone number, you can choose between a 4×4 or 3×3 button keyboard layout to find out what works easiest for you, and make writing quick notes super easy.

Universal IM

Social butterflies with a profile on every social network will love Universal IM! It’s a handy app that keeps you connected with friends and family through a variety of instant messaging systems – Skype, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram, with more in the pipeline! Each notification displays the icon of the social network, ensuring you always stay on top of your social news.

SlideShow for smartwatch

SlideShow for SmartWatch

Make the most of your photo albums by showing them off on your smartwatch. Slideshow for smartwatch collects all the photos, screenshots and images from your smartphone and displays them as a slideshow on your smartwatch. The application also allows you to pick a selection of photos by picking a specific photo folder, allowing you to easily show of your holiday snaps or even last night’s antics in a fun and easy way.

And there’s more where they came from – to discover more fantastic smartwatch apps, just search smartwatch on Google Play.

In the meantime, let us know if you try out any of our featured apps and how you get on with them 🙂