After a few weeks since it’s been on the market, we can say that the Apple Watch managed to reach most of our expectations, despite the skepticism we had before the launch. Still, there’s one thing which the Cupertino-based company’s first wearable can’t do: browsing the web.
What is that? A browser for ants?!
But hey, you know what they say, impossible is nothing. According to Mashable, a developer known as Comex managed to run a web browser on Apple Watch’s little 1.32″ display, but the experience is far from being…well, let’s call it enjoyable.
Since it wasn’t designed from this, the fact that you can barely see anything from a website shouldn’t come as a surprise, not to mention that the wearable doesn’t feature any keyboard, so it’s almost impossible to actually use the browser. Check out the video below and see for yourselves!
The developer doesn’t mention any details about how we can do this, but it seems that you don’t need to install any extra software on the Apple Watch. With a bit of technical knowledge, you can actually run Apple’s browser, Safari, which appears to be included on the watch, but not easily accessible.
Don’t try this at home, kids
For those of you who want to try this for themselves, we have some bad news: you can’t access the web browser using Apple Watch Kit, the tool used by developers to create new apps for the platform, so you can abandon the idea. After all, who would want to try doing a search on Google on a 1.32″ display? It doesn’t make sense at all.
Any first thoughts about this? Do you think Apple should integrated a more appropriate browser in a future software update for their smartwatch? Would you use it?
Leave a Reply