As the workforce keeps moving around, some things aren’t always remote. Many businesses require the need for travel. Then again, maybe you’re someone who travels a lot for leisure rather than work. Whatever the reason, technology can still help to make everything go that much smoother.
Apple Watches have become popular in recent years. Thanks to apps you can have downloaded directly to your watch, you can now use them for almost anything, including making travel easier and more fun. In no particular order, here are four great apps the Apple Watch has for 2019.
1. Apple Maps
A maps app may seem like an obvious choice, but probably too obvious to even look into. Before going anywhere, it’s always a good bet to have some sort of maps app on your device. The Apple Maps app works perfectly for everything you need it to, as well as acting as a GPS. This app includes hotel reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com to show the best-reviewed places for you.
Once you know where you’re going, it’s time to book a hotel. There are tons of apps for this purpose, but HotelTonight is great at finding unique deals for last-minute travel plans. The app will find great same-day deals on hotels in the area you’re traveling to, making last-minute worries a thing of the past.
More than likely, the Uber app is already on your smart devices in some way. For traveling, though, this app can be invaluable for navigating unknown cities and neighborhoods. With the Apple Watch, you can see how long the car will take to reach you as well as track its location on the map as it moves your way. With Uber, you’ll never be late again even in unfamiliar areas.
When traveling abroad, you’re more than likely to run into languages you’re unfamiliar with. A language app can help you understand and even speak the local language. Babbel does this in real-time while you have the conversations. The languages in the app include Spanish, French, German, English, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Danish and many more.
4. XE Currency
This app’s use is much less obvious unless you’re a veteran of traveling abroad. Converting currencies on the spot is difficult to do if you didn’t get it all exchanged beforehand. XE Currency provides live exchange rates. You can monitor up to 10 currencies at once, and it allows you to access the app offline.
Doing a web search for the things you specifically want to do while in a new town can be limiting. This is where Foursquare comes into play. Foursquare acts as a one-stop shop for food, entertainment, shopping and other fun amenities within your general location. By telling the app what you enjoy, it can customize to your specific tastes, allowing you a more personalized traveling experience.
Booking a flight is only part of the adventure when it comes to getting where you need to go. With App in the Air, you can stay updated on everything regarding your flight, including boarding time, check-in, etc. This app also offers tips and airport maps along with real-time flight status. The app continues to work offline and sends notifications for gate changes. If you travel by air a lot, App in the Air can quickly become invaluable.
One of the more easily forgettable concepts when traveling long distances can be the weather. The Dark Sky Weather app offers a detailed forecast anywhere in the world along with a visual radar for you to see it yourself. Weather alerts can send directly to your device, as well. Avoiding bad weather won’t have to be difficult when you have the forecast right on your wrist.
One of the great things about modern technology is having limitless information right at our fingertips at all times. Your travel experiences can change forever with a few simple apps you can take with you anywhere. Coupled with your Apple Watch device, you’re free to roam new places without having to deal with problems typical of larger devices. The freedom an Apple Watch brings to travel is invaluable, and it’s easier than ever to travel smarter.