On March 9, Apple at last revealed more specifics about the much-anticipated Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook said that following the release of the company’s WatchKit SDK in November, developers created “thousands of new apps,” a few of which were showed off by Apple Vice President of Technology Kevin Lynch. (You can jump to the 68-minute mark of the presentation video to see Lynch demo Watch apps.) Apple also revealed the new Apple Watch software, which is part of iOS 8.2 (now available) and lets you browse, buy and download apps for the watch.
Here’s a sampling of 12 intriguing and potentially useful apps for businesspeople. (If you’re curious about how developers built early apps for a watch they hadn’t seen, check out this article.) Featured apps are listed in alphabetical order. The Apple Watch is set for release on April 24, and all of these apps are expected to be available at or soon after launch.