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

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?

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source: Android Police

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9 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 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.

7. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

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

8. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

2. sgodsell

Posts: 6739; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

3. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'll come too.

9. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Can I join?

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is stupid!

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