Best Calculators for Apple Watch

Having a Calculator on your Apple Watch is must, you can easily calculate discounts and sale prices on the spot without the need to take out your iPhone from your bag or pocket, however selecting the best calculator is quite challenging giving the varieties of calculators already exist in the App Store.

So let's first start by listing, what do we really need from our calculator on Apple Watch?

Firstly, big buttons & font, we are speaking about a tiny screen here, having all the functionality on one screen might not be the smartest thing to have!
Secondly,  all the basic operations must be easily operated especially the '+', the '-' and the '%' if you used to it like me
Thirdly, being stylish is a plus!

Now after listing down what we need, let's check out this Free nifty Calculator+ by xNeat. 

download it from this link

When you open Calculator+ on Apple Watch, we see a nicely placed black numbers. Using a neutral black color for the buttons is a good choice as it blends the Calculator with the Apple Watch frame as well with different bands' color offered by Apple.

Basic Calculation Operation on Apple Watch
Enough talking, let's explore it!

How to calculate basic operations like '3 + 4 ='? 

This operation takes 4 steps:

  • 1. Tap '3'
  • 2. Swipe right (for what is called Fast Plus)
  • 3. Click '4'
  • 4. Swipe right (for the result)
Actually this isn't bad at all, since this usually takes 4 taps on regular calculator, here it takes us 2 taps and 2 swipe!

Complex Calculation Operation on Apple Watch

What about relatively complex operations like '3 + 4 % ='?

It takes 6 steps:

  • 1. Tap '3'
  • 2. Swipe right
  • 3. Tap '4'
  • 4. Tap 'more'
  • 5. Tap '%'
  • 6. Swipe right (for the result)
This percentage operation takes 5 steps on regular calculators, here it takes us 6 steps, which isn't bad actually given the compromises need to be taken to keep the balance between usability and functionality on the small Apple Watch screen.

Calculator+ by xNeat comes with a set of predefined themes to match the different colored bands offered by Apple.

Calculator+ themes for Apple Watch

Calculator+ contains a set of extra features, that is nice to have as copy & paste, saving the answer, brackets for more complex operations and more!

Calculator+ by xNeat is FREE, you can download it now from the App Store.