Android Wear Apps available now on Google Play

Google has added the first batch of Android Wear apps to the Google Play store preparing for the first Wear-powered smartwatches.

Ahead of the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live release dates on July 4 and July 7 respectively, Google has added a score of new Android Wear apps to the Google Play store.

Of course, there are some that you’d expect to be first for Android Wear, including Google’s own Google Maps and Hangouts, but it’s the more interesting one’s that might take your fancy.

Allthecooks Recipes offers recipes in bite-sized chunks to view on your Android Wear watch as you cook, while Bandsintown Concerts will ping you alerts of gigs happening in your area.

If you want news bulletins on your Android Wear watch, currently only the Guardian and Reuters are ready for launch, but at least you can get Pinterest alerts as soon as you boot up your G Watch or Gear Live.

There are a few travel related apps making the leap to Android Wear too, including Fly Delta, and American Airlines. No doubt more will arrive in the near future, as airlines will be keen to get their boarding passes and flight alerts on your wrist.

Even popular free language learning app, Duolingo is getting ready for an Android Wear migration, so it will be interesting to see how that is implemented.

There are a number of other apps already available to download for free, but there are bound to be many more as the days go on.

If you want to keep updated, might be worth bookmarking the Android Wear app page on the Google Play store so you can see if your favourites are added soon.

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