Android Wear apps are here. The first Android Wear devices are just getting into the hands of early adopters this week, and a number of Android app developers have updated their offerings to support the new wearable platform. For most, the primary purpose of Android Wear will be to get notifications on their wrists, but the platform is actually capable of doing much more. It can count your steps, perform searches via voice commands, and of course, tell you the time. Third-party Android app makers can extend their smartphone apps with extra functionality to make use of the devices people wear on their wrists.

Getting Android Wear apps on your wrist is as easy as installing the corresponding app on your phone and then syncing your watch with the Android Wear manager app. Once installed, you can open the apps by saying “Okay Google, start [app]”, or by scrolling down to the Start section and manually launching them. In my experience, launching apps by voice is very hit or miss, and having to scroll through menus on your wrist is quite tedious.

It’s important to keep in mind that these are just the first wave of apps for a brand-new platform, and many of them are lacking in functionality or don’t work very well (assuming they work at all). But that doesn’t mean that you should ignore them wholesale; here are 12 apps worth checking out.