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This is the most useful Apple Watch app we’ve seen so far – and it’s on sale for free

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:59PM EST
Best Free Apple Watch Apps

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The Apple Watch isn’t even available for purchase yet, but we’re already seeing the App Store flooded with updates and new apps that are focused on the Apple Watch. The device’s official release date is this coming Friday but as we all know, that “release date” is a misleading joke.

Most Apple fans won’t get their hands on a new Apple Watch until sometime in May or June, but you should prepare for your new gadget’s eventual arrival right now by downloading the most useful Apple Watch app we’ve seen so far — which also happens to be on sale for free right now.

DON’T MISS: 8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time

Ever since Apple first started allowing Watch apps into the App Store, our inbox has been flooded with pitches from developers trying to get publicity for their Apple Watch apps. Since no one can actually buy an Apple Watch yet, we’ve ignored almost all of these emails since there really isn’t any reason to cover Watch apps yet.

Now it’s time to make an exception though, and it’s for an app that wasn’t even pitched to us.

In addition to today’s list of eight nifty paid iOS apps that are on sale for free for a limited time, we found a ninth app to share with you called Remote Battery. While it’s only useful on the Apple Watch and the Apple Watch isn’t yet available for purchase, the app is only on sale for a short time so we wanted to be sure to bring it to your attention.

It’s also easily one of the most useful Apple Watch apps we’ve seen so far.

In a nutshell, the app lets you check your iPhone’s remaining charge on your Watch. This is pretty huge, since one of the main selling points for the Watch is the fact that you won’t have to take your phone out of your pocket all the time. If that’s the case though, how will you know when your iPhone’s battery is running low?

Also neat is the feature that will send a notification to your Apple Watch when your phone’s remaining charge drops to a certain level. Another notification will let you know when your phone is fully charged so you can unplug it.

The app’s full description follows below along with a link to download it from the iOS App Store. Once this sale is over, which could be at any time, Remote Battery will go back to its normal price of $0.99.

“Remote Battery” is a super convenient utility app. It enables you to use your Apple Watch to check the charging level of your iPhone!

Possibilities are endless
– Check whether your iPhone is fully charged while it is plugged in on the other side of the room
– Check your iPhone charging level without pulling your iPhone out of your pocket
– Use Glances to check your iPhone’s battery level from the Watch home screen
– Get a notification on your Apple Watch when your iPhone is fully charged, or when its charging level drops below a threshold.
– Be creative and find many more ways to use the app!

Download Remote Battery

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.