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The 10 best Android Wear apps for the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live

We've searched high and low to find the 10 best Android Wear apps available for the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live smartwatches.

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Swipify

Price: Free

Multitasking is one of the areas that Android Wear isn’t designed well for, but Swipify improves it tenfold. It includes a superb app drawer and floating launcher which use minimal RAM and preserve your device’s battery for longer.

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Wear Mini Launcher

Price: Free (in-app purchases)

As its name suggest, Wear Mini Launcher is a completely redesigned launcher for smartwatches. It includes some of the same features as the standard launcher, but it looks better and generally works better and faster too.

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Pixtocam for Android Wear

Price: £1.20/$1.99

Pixtocam connects to your smartphone’s camera, enabling you to fully control it from your smartwatch. Users can take photos using their smartwatch and then get a realtime preview sent directly to their smartwatch as well.

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Swipe True

Price: Free

Lets face it, gaming isn’t something that many of us expected to be able to do on our smartwatches. Swipe True is a fun little quiz game that tests your speed and dexterity to answer questions as quickly as possible.

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Calendar for Android Wear

Price: Free (in-app purchases)

Although Calendar for Android Wear can be a bit fiddly to use on the vastly smaller screen, it does enable users to manage their appointments fairly easily. Best of all, it remotely syncs with several calendars available for smartphone users.

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Find My Phone

Price: Free (in-app purchases)

If you stray too far away from your smartphone with the Find My Phone app installed, you’ll find your smartwatch constantly buzzing until you’re closer to it. It’s great for making sure you don’t misplace or lose your phone.

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Music Boss for Wear

Price: £1.21/$1.99

If you’re an avid media user, then Music Boss is an absolute must. As well as being able to select songs from your Google Play Music account using your voice, you can also use Music Boss to connect to your Chromecast, again by using your voice.

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Bunting

Price: Free

Bunting is the first Twitter client we’ve seen readily available for Android Wear devices. Although it doesn’t have a complete Twitter interface, it does include a fantastic way of being able to read and reply to tweets on your smartwatch.

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Wear Audio Recorder

Price: Free

If you want to record a snippet of your voice, then the Wear Audio Recorder app is perfect for you. Speak directly into the app on your smartwatch and the recording will save directly to your smartphone.

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Zooper Wear

Price: £0.58/$0.99

Zooper are fairly well-known for their unique widgets for smartphones and they’ve managed to bring some of them over to Android Wear. Users can fully customise their watch interface with a range of cool Zooper inspired widgets.

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