Apps for the Apple Watch – a bumpy start

BMW’s Apple Watch app will let drivers perform many functions

SAN FRANCISCO – There are 1000s of apps for the new Apple Watch, but really, how many are really worth your time?

Well, as I’ve found after a few days with the new digital device, the truncated apps designed for the new interface can run really slowly and take quite some time to load. They can be buggy–unless they take advantage of the best and most consistent feature of the watch–notifications.

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Many of the new apps “are not intuitive, which is the kindest thing you can say,” says Richard Doherty, an analyst with the Envisioneering Group.

He chalks up the problem to developers rushing to get apps out for day one–without having a test watch to practice with. Apple historically doesn’t send out test product to developers. So over the next few weeks, as developers get their hands on the Apple Watch, “you’ll start to see way better apps,” he says.

So for now, here’s a rundown on some of the more promising apps for the watch–and some of the potholes we encountered.
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