Wearable technology is making a big splash in the world of mobile devices. Consumers are looking to improve their lives by appending watches like the Pebble and the Galaxy Gear to their fully-functional smartphones. Although wearable device technology is new to the scene, there are a number of quality apps out there for the big players in the market, and everyone from fitness gurus to social network power users are getting in on the action.

New Apps for New Gear

The Pebble app allows both the Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches to interface with Android and iOS phones, alerting users to incoming calls, emails, and messages. It can help users find new interfaces for their Pebble watch, and even act as a search conduit for finding secondary watch apps for fitness, productivity, gaming, and many more activities. It also acts as a storage locker for the apps you have downloaded but are not currently using.

The Galaxy Gear has a number of app developers dedicated to its platform. One of the first major players is Path, a social networking and photo-sharing service for wearable technology that lets users connect with their friends by exchanging photos and displaying their locations. The Path app can display status update alerts and send users incoming messages. The app also allows the instantaneous taking and sharing of photos through a user’s watch or smartphone.

Banjo, another social media app for the Gear focused on on photo sharing, organizes photos based on the location in which they were taken. For instance, you can see photos your friends are posting from a live concert, and they can update their locations so you can find them and join in on the fun. The Banjo app is also capable of posting the photos you take with the app to other social networks, so even your friends without the app can see where you are and what you’re up to.

More Than Entertainment

When there are no concerts to attend, you may want to get in some exercise. While on a run, RunKeeper can display the amount of time you have been exercising, the distance you have traveled, and the pace you are setting. It’s also able to track your statistics over time, so you can manage your workouts accordingly and remain informed about your patterns. Most importantly, RunKeeper allows you to get updated statistics in real time, directly from your wrist, saving you the hassle of messing with your smartphone during a routine.

Which wearable technology apps do you use the most?

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