When it comes to the smartwatch market, having cool apps to enable productivity, entertainment and social media options is essential.
According to market research firm IDC, smartwatch market sales declined 32 percent year over year in the second quarter, with Apple Watches taking the biggest hit with a 55 percent drop in sales from the same quarter last year.
Despite the struggling market, IDC analyst Ramon Llamas pointed to an increasing number of applications as a sign that the smartwatch market is evolving.
"Continued platform development, cellular connectivity, and an increasing number of applications all point to a smartwatch market that will be constantly changing," he said.
Following are the 10 coolest smartwatch apps of 2016, so far.
(For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")