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Surf the Internet from your Android Wear smartwatch? Now possible via this new app

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Surf the Internet from your Android Wear smartwatch? Now possible via this new app
Hey, smartwatch owners! Have you ever looked at the screen of your Android Wear device and thought "I wish I could browse webpages on this"? No? Well, never mind – thanks to developer appfour – there is now a Wear Internet Browser out.

It connects to your smartphone via a companion app, which allows you to set favorites and bookmarks, so next time around – you can visit the sites directly from your watch. Alternatively – you can (try to) call up websites via voice input. Navigation is done via the well known swiping gestures and you can even pinch-zoom, provided you can fit both fingers on the screen. In order to get network access to the wearable, it still needs to be connected to your phone via Bluetooth, and the speeds aren't astounding. Wear Internet Browser needs Android 4.0 for its companion app to work on your phone. It's still in beta, so some users have reported it not working for them, but if it tickles your fancy – give it a whirl and see how it goes.

Many might wonder about the applicability of a web browser on such a small screen but hey... at least now we know it's possible, right?

Download: Android

source: Android Police

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posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:45 6

1. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

First we start small, then we go big. Sooner or later, much bigger smartwatches are going to appear and we will end up with a 5 inch smartwatch on our wrist while we keep our 15 inch phone at home with our 25 inch tablet.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:13 2

7. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)

Eventually we're gonna get devices that cover your forearm like in sci-fi movies... and I cant wait lol

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 14:27

8. jibraihimi (Posts: 772; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

lol, these scenarios are very much possible........

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:46

2. sgodsell (Posts: 5038; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Its a nice novelty, but since you still have to have a smartphone paired to the smart watch, why not use the smart phone instead. Much bigger display to see full web pages. The part where you said wear internet browser needs Android 4.0 is kind of a false statement because the wear companion app needs Android 4.3 and above.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:46

3. nctx77 (Posts: 2486; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

This is just getting silly. These smart watches are turning more and more into geek wear. I might as well order a vintage calculator watch.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:49 1

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Time to leave the planet. This is a weird world ;(

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 08:57

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I'll come too.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 15:38

9. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

Can I join?

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:54 1

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

It is stupid!

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