The Apple Watch is more than just another smart device. We’ve talked earlier about how it’s even saved people’s lives. It’s useful in a wide range of situations, including academics. The fifth-gen Apple watch arrived recently. It brought with it an always-on display and the powerful S5 SoC. All this power in a small form factor makes it an excellent device to augment your productivity, especially if you’re a student. Today, we’ll be looking at the best Apple Watch apps for students.
As a student, you need to be able to get to class on time, focus and be productive and have a way to schedule your daily life. The student apps for Apple Watch that we’re looking at here will enable you to do just these things. Let’s take a look at them now.
#1. The Timer App
The Apple Watch has a built-in Timer app. This is incredibly handy when you’re working on tight timelines, or want to schedule breaks. You can bring up the app manually or just ask Siri to set a timer. The Timer app is particularly useful if you want to study using the Pomodoro focus approach.
The Pomodoro method involves working for 25 minutes at a stretch, with a five-minute break. Try it out with the timer, you’ll be more productive than ever.
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It’s important to have a solid schedule when you’re studying. Timepage helps you do just that. This is a regular iOS app with an Apple Watch extension, like iStudiez. You can set up your entire calendar and schedule events for each day, with reminders incoming.
The Apple Watch app allows you to view your schedule. You’ll also get reminders right from the Watch. This means you’ll be on track, even if you don’t have your phone with you.
Price: Free (1 Month – $1.99)
#3. Fantastical – Calendar & Tasks
Fantastical is an iOS app that’s billed as an ideal replacement for the stock calendar app. Apart from looking good, it has a powerful natural language engine that lets you dictate events, which it’ll then schedule.
The Apple Watch version of Fantastical doesn’t just let you look at a list of your events for the day or week. It actually lets you use the mic to record and set events directly from the watch. If you have to buy milk at 6PM, just tap on the Watch and say “Buy milk at 6PM.” Fantastical will schedule the event and you’ll get a reminder in time, right on your Watch.
Price: Free (Fantastical Premium (Monthly) – $4.99)
Note-taking is a very important part of the class. But not everyone likes to take handwritten notes. The Drafts app on Apple Watch makes it possible to take notes straight from your phone. You can use the dictation feature to take down notes with your voice. You can also use the Advanced Capture feature.
This leverages watchOS’s Scribble feature, letting you write brief notes with your finger. You’ll keep all your important notes with you, on the Watch. You’ll never have to lose track of them.
Price: Free (Monthly Pro – $1.99)
As a student, getting good sleep is just as important as studying well. Since the Watch is something you always wear, a sleep tracker app like Sleep++ is a great way to ensure that you’re sleeping well.
Sleep++ uses the Apple Watch’s motion and health tracking functions to give you a picture of your nightly sleep. It’ll show you how long you were peacefully asleep if you experienced restless sleep and periods of time when you were awake. Overall, it’ll give you a picture of your sleep hygiene and what you can do to get a better night’s sleep.
Price: Free (Remove Advertisements – $1.99)
#6. MyHomework Student Planner
MyHomework Student Planner is one of those apps that describes itself right in its name. This a simple, no-nonsense, homework planning tool. The interface lets you enter in homework assignments, then filter by class and priority. If you’re juggling several classes, that’ll ensure that all your commitments are on one page.
The Apple Watch app lets you keep track of all your entered homework commitments. It’ll also give you reminders to ensure that you’re working on a track.
Price: Free (myHomework Premium – $4.99)
#7. Class Timetable
When you’ve got several classes to attend, keeping track of when and where they are can be a real hassle. Thankfully, Class Timetable has you covered. It has a very simple, color-coded interface that lets you list out classes and timings over the week. It has basic task management functions, so you can add in a task like assignments for each class.
You can also include information, such as where the class is located. The Apple Watch app lets you view all this information. It’ll also alert you when a class is coming up. That way, you’ll never end up being late.
Price: Free (Upgrade to Pro – $1.99)
Omnifocus is described as a “personal task manager.” This makes sense to us and identifies how it goes beyond your standard calendar app. It’s a cross-platform tool on both iOS and Mac. You can use it to plan your day, but it also has deep functions like people tagging to help effectively turn your action items into scheduled projects.
The Apple Watch app lets you view all your Omnifocus scheduling. It also lets you get reminders for action right from your wrist.
Price: Free (Upgrade from Standard to Pro – $12.99)
#9. iStudiez Pro
iStudiez Pro is a very comprehensive study planner and scheduling app for your iPhone. It also happens to feature excellent support for Apple Watch. You’ll use your iPhone to input schedule details and details about homework and assignments. You will get notifications for all of these on your Apple Watch. Follow-ups and homework reminders are especially useful. You might be tempted to ignore them on the phone, but the Watch will make sure you’re made aware.
Price: Free (Weekly Plan – $0.99)
Talking about Pomodoro, the Silo app takes the concept and just runs with it. Silo is the way to bring Pomodoro to the Apple Watch. As a student, you can just tap focus on Silo. It will use haptics to nudge you every 25 minutes for a five-minute break.
It’ll take you through four such cycles. During the focus period, Silo mutes incoming distractions. This’ll ensure that you are focused on getting that assignment or term paper done.
That’s all there is. If you’re a student, it’s a good idea to download these, set them up, then get right back to work. What app worked best for you? Don’t forget to give us your feedback in the comments below.
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