How to track stocks on Apple Watch

By , May 28, 2015

Apple Watch Stocks

If you’re big into the stock market, then you will no doubt appreciate the features that the Apple Watch brings to the table with regard to stock tracking. Featuring a Stocks app, glance, and the ability to check on a stock via Siri, the Apple Watch is a great tool for quickly garnering info on the stocks that interest you. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to manage stocks in a variety of ways on Apple Watch.

Tracking stocks

Launch the Stocks app on your Apple Watch, and you should see a listing of multiple stock symbols and indexes. You can scroll through this list using the Digital Crown or by simply swiping your finger on the display.

Apple Watch Stocks Performance Graphs

For more detailed information on a stock or index, tap on the item that you wish to view. For example. if you have AAPL listed, tap on the AAPL section for more detailed information on Apple’s stock. Once you do, you’ll gain a very detailed synopsis of AAPL’s current status, performance graphs, etc. You can tap on the performance graph, or the time periods below, to change the length of time shown on the graph.

Using Siri to track stocks

Apple Watch Siri

To use Siri to track stocks on your Apple Watch, invoke Siri and say something like this:

  • How is Apple doing today?
  • What was today’s closing price for Verizon stock?
  • What is AT&T’s stock status?

Adding or deleting stocks

The data displayed in the Stocks app on the Apple Watch is mirrored from the Stocks app on the iPhone. Therefore, however you decide to configure the iPhone app is how data will be displayed on the Apple Watch app.

Stock app iPhone

Hence, when you add, remove, or rearrange a stock in the full Stocks app for the iPhone, those changes will be reflected back to the Stocks app for Apple Watch.

Changing stock data

When you first launch the Stocks app on Apple Watch, you’re greeted with a list of all of the stocks that you have configured on the iPhone. Along with the stock symbol and its current price, this listing is capable of displaying an additional data point.

Apple Watch Stocks App iPhone data point

You can choose from the following data points:

  • Points Change
  • Percentage Change
  • Market Cap

You can change which data point is displayed on your Apple Watch Stocks app by changing the data on the iPhone Stocks app. Simply launch the iPhone stocks app, and tap the green or red data box to alternate between the three available data points. This change should immediately reflect on the Stocks app on Apple Watch.

Stocks glance

If you have one particular stock that you’re keenly interested in, you can add it as a glance.

Apple Watch Glance

First you’ll need to designate the stock that you want to display when invoking the Stocks app glance. To do so, you’ll need to establish a default stock:

Step 1: Launch the Apple Watch app on iPhone

Step 2: Tap the My Watch tab

Step 3: Tap Stocks

Step 4: Ensure the Show in Glances switch is enabled

Step 5: If you wish, you can designate a default stock by tapping the Default Stock section, and selecting a stock. Otherwise, the default stock will simply be a mirror of the currently selected stock in the Stock app on the paired iPhone.

Stock info on the watch face

On some watch faces, it’s possible to display stock information using complications. The following watch faces are capable of displaying stock data:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Modular
  • Utility

The Modular watch face can only display ticker name and price data, while the other two faces can display ticker name, price, and change.

Apple Watch Stocks Mickey

To administer the stock data displayed on an Apple Watch face, do the following:

Step 1: Launch the Apple Watch app on iPhone

Step 2: Tap the My Watch tab

Clock Face Complications Apple Watch Stocks

Step 3: Tap Stocks

Step 4: Under the Clock Face Complication Shows heading, tap the data point that you wish to have displayed. You can choose between Current Price, Points Change, Percentage Change, and Market Cap.

As you can see, the Stocks app on Apple Watch is a pretty deep app with lots of options. If you’re interested in following the stock market, then you may find that it’s a great tool for you.

For more tutorials like this, be sure to check our full Apple Watch guide, which feature plenty of additional tips, tricks, and Apple Watch how tos.

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  • Bart Divanov

    It does not allow to show my favorite stock in Apple Watch > My Watch. There is not tab that allows to do so. Maybe this is because of the recent update to version 1.1.