Here's why there is no native browser on the Apple Watch
posted by Alan F. / May 10, 2015, 9:10 PM
Using a browser on the Apple Watch would require too much scrolling to make it a positive experience for Apple Watch users. While apps can currently run on the Apple Watch thanks to its pairing with the Apple iPhone, stand alone apps are expected to be available for the timepiece later this year.
Since the Apple Watch does need to be paired with an iPhone, if you need a browser your best bet is to slip your iPhone out of your pocket and put mobile Safari to work. The next Apple Watch is rumored to be a stand alone model and perhaps Apple will have something up its sleeve (like a larger screen) to allow a smooth browsing experience for that watch. The stand alone Samsung Gear S employs a special version of Opera Mini on that Tizen powered timepiece.
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Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015
Why? It doesn't take a lot to example... Its too freaking small. Bad enough Apple made you iPhone users look on a 3.5inch screen in previous generations of iPhones... But that's none of my business.
posted on May 10, 2015, 9:15 PM 9
The last 3.5" iPhone came out in 2011. Why are we still talking about this? People love to talk about irrelevant things.
posted on May 10, 2015, 9:45 PM 1
What would I possibly be mad about? I've never even owned an iOS device (check out the devices I've owned). I love the way people always assume that one is an Apple lover when he/she defends the company. I think you're the one who's mad here. Sorry I was too honest for you. If you want me dismissed, feel free to try to make me. Unfortunately for you, I've been posting on this site for way longer than a few days. Good luck.
posted on May 10, 2015, 10:03 PM 3
Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012
Browser works nice on gear s. It has a much larger screen and it's own sim so there is a point to it on that.
posted on May 10, 2015, 11:38 PM 2
Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014
everything is nice/great/amazing/big thing(?) on Samsung device nowadays. even a full QWERTY-keyboard on it is great, right?
posted on May 11, 2015, 12:46 AM 1
Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010
So people can't say something is nice about a device now because other people do? All he said was a feature is nice on a Gear S, is that really a bad thing to say? Are we only supposed to talk about what's wrong on devices?
posted on May 11, 2015, 2:41 AM 0
Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015
His thumb is bigger than the screen. Why would anyone want to browse on a watch? Why would anyone want a watch bigger just for the benefit of browsing. Why does PA keep defending Apple in these weird ways? No one cares there is no browser on the watches, that's not what a watch is for. But that brings up question time.... What happens when you do search for something on the web via Siri on the Watch? Does it do the same as Android Wear?
posted on May 11, 2015, 7:29 AM 0
Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014
Absolutely no idea why anyone would want to browse on a watch, then again many of the app idea's I've seen for smart watches make no sense to me, I'd use my phone with much more space for stuff, but then again that's just me.
posted on May 11, 2015, 10:19 AM 0
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