These apps do more than just bring notifications to your wrist — they entertain, track your fitness and health, and help you to stay organized. With all of that in mind, here are our picks of the best Wear OS apps. Most of these apps still rely on a partner app on your smartphone, but a few offer stand-alone functionality. One of the most useful apps to have on your wrist is Google Pay. You can simply put your watch close to the terminal and pay for your ticket, drink, or whatever, without having to fumble a wallet, purse, or phone out of your pocket. New versions let you send or request money via the Send tab and you can just tap on any purchase to split a bill with up to five people.
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Ben Schoon. Google is preparing to shift all Google Play Music users over to YouTube Music in just a matter of weeks, but there are still a lot of loose ends to tie up to get to feature parity. This, of course, makes sense as Google Play Music will be shutting down for most users next month. In the next couple of weeks, users will no longer be able to use or download Google Play Music on their Wear OS by Google smartwatches. Google is investing heavily in improving integrated music services through all of your connected devices with YouTube Music. When you play music from YouTube Music on your phone, controls will automatically appear on your watch. Of course, people are upset.