Surf the web on the watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by phirstube, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. phirstube macrumors regular

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    Is safari available as an app? If not, how useful do you think it would be to surf the web on the watch?
     
  2. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    Man - going back to the days of Sprint PCS phones on 2" displays...

    I'm sure a 3rd party will come up with something, but I don't forsee it being particularly useful.
     
  3. Nitin2015 macrumors newbie

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    I'd imagine surfing the web on a screen that small would be horrible :)
     
  4. andrewpturko macrumors regular

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    That's the exact opposite point of the watch. It was made for quick interactions, handing off the lengthier ones to our phones. I don't think anyone would want to browse the web on such a small screen, save for quick tidbits of info from Siri.
     
  5. phirstube thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    For the last effing time, this is not an iPhone on your wrist.
     
  7. phirstube thread starter macrumors regular

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    Easy tiger.
     
  8. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    LOL

    Presuming this is a joke.
     
  9. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    The point of the watch is not to be a miniature iPhone, but rather an accessory... a peripheral... an extension...

    Why am I hearing myself in a Jony Ive accent?
     
  10. quackers82 macrumors 6502

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    It does not come with one built in. I think it would be an awful experience. Having had the watch since Friday i really would not want to do this on it. The watch is great for all the mini things you normally get the phone out to do over the day like checking notifications and texting.

    I did try shopping via the Amazon app, and that kind of works because its be redesigned with the small screen in mind.
     
  11. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    lol.
     
  12. Phisherman81 macrumors 6502

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    The thing about the watch is that you have to have an iPhone in your pocket all the time for it to be fully useful. So you need to think about whether doing a task on the watch will actually be better in any way than simply taking out your phone. For most of the apps that I've seen/tried, the answer is no. Not only is the watch not better -- it's clearly worse. You're much better off doing it on your phone. Safari is probably the clearest cut example of this. It would really suck to surf the web on the watch.
     
  15. Sparkeze macrumors 6502a

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    This x100.
     
  16. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Not web browsing but I think apps may fill in the need for browsing here. Like things you would want a quick look up on (imdb/wikipedia). Full out web browsing, hell no.
     
  17. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    You can not surf the web, watch videos, play angry birds or candy crush, or use Microsoft Office on the watch, sorry.
     
  18. yalag macrumors 65816

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    Guys, why is there no photoshop on the watch? Apple has really lost their mind this time :mad::mad:
     
  19. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    It's not fair to blame Apple over whether or not Photoshop is on the watch. I can't believe Final Cut is not available though.
     
  20. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    You're just trying to play a ridiculous joke on the group, aren't you?

    No?

    OK, then. Listen up. You have no idea of what the Apple Watch is about. DO NOT. I repeat, DO NOT get it. You will be very disappointed given your expectations. If you have one on order, cancel please. I beg you. If you don't you will be here every 5 minutes complaining about this and that.
     
  21. Symtex macrumors 6502a

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    Where is my ProTools Apple Watch edition app ?
     
  22. phirstube thread starter macrumors regular

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    So this a definite NO on safari? How about Netflix?
     
  23. Julien macrumors G4

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    How about spreadsheets and Photoshop too? :eek::D
     
  24. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Guys guys. Would you rather....

    - surf the web on the Watch but you have the best possible bandwidth and incredibly low ping times. Or...

    - surf the web on whichever display you choose but you're stuck with dial up speeds.
     
  25. Hankkk macrumors regular

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    Btw is there a full dedicated Office suite yet? Microsoft really dropped the ball on this, gonna take 5 years like they did for the iPad..
     

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