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Apple Watch hacked to show just how impractical it is to browse the web on a smartwatch [video]

Want to browse the Internet on your Apple Watch? Developer Comex has just made it possible with his latest hack. He has uploaded a short video online, which demonstrates a web browser working on the A

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Want to browse the Internet on your Apple Watch? Developer Comex has just made it possible with his latest hack. He has uploaded a short video online, which demonstrates a web browser working on the Apple Watch, displaying the Google homepage one-and-a-half-inch at a time.

The video shows how impractical it is to browse the web on a smartwatch. The Google search bar hardly fits onto the 1.5-inch screen, with navigation across the page is almost impossible. As we already know, the Apple Watch doesn’t have a native web browser, and thanks to Comex, we now know why. This is one of the first Apple Watch hacks, and it isn’t clear if Comex plans to make this jailbreak public.

Comex even puts a picture up on Twitter showing the iOS dictionary view on the small screen. Apple has hinted that they are working on a native SDK for the Watch OS. This will help app developers to run code on the OS itself, rather than WatchKit. We probably will then see a browser made specifically for the Apple Watch from scratch.

Even though the Apple Watch does not have Internet browsing capabilities, it still is loaded with some really cool features. Very recently, a couple uploaded this beautiful video, where they used the Apple Watch to share their newborn baby’s heartbeat with relatives.

Watch the web browser working on Apple Watch below:

  • Published Date: May 11, 2015 1:52 PM IST