The to-do list that helps you form good habits.

STREAKS iPhone and Apple Watch App Review 3When Watch OS 2 came out the other day, one of the first things I did after updating was look for apps that were native and had Complications built into them. I really want to get the most out of my Apple Watch by trying apps that will let me get to their functionality from the Watch’s home screen. Streaks happened to be the first app I came across that fit these criteria.

Streaks is an app built for iOS and Apple Watch that helps you track and form healthy habits. You can track up to six habits per day with your goal being to build a ‘streak’ of consecutive days. For example, if you go for a walk and track it using Streaks, the next day you go for a walk, you start building a streak in the app. The theory is that if you build enough streaks those will become habits. Streaks works with the Apple Health app to help you track and achieve your fitness goals.

STREAKS iPhone and Apple Watch App Review 4Some of the features of Streaks includes:

  • Apple Watch app, including Complications for overall progress and next task
  • Customize the app color
  • Hundreds of icons to choose from
  • Customizable reminder notifications keeps you on track
  • View your current and best streak, as well as your completion statistics
  • Streaks automatically knows when you complete tasks linked to the Health app

IMG_0053I really like that Streaks allows me to create different tasks with and use the Apple Watch to keep up on them without pulling out my iPhone. This just adds simplicity to the task. Using the iPhone app is also very easy. When you open it, you only have to tap a circle for the task you have completed. It’s very, very easy. The app developers really left no room for excuses to be made.

So, how is it using an app that uses Complications? Well, again, it simplifies the activity. Instead of having to wade through the icons to find the app I want, I just tap the icon on the home screen to pull it up.

STREAKS iPhone and Apple Watch App Review 6As it turns out, Streaks is a pretty useful app. Even though I was just looking for something that would be fun for testing out on the Apple Watch, I’ve decided to keep it because it’s actually helping me build some health habits.

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