Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 web browser heads to all Wear OS watches

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Back in October we reported that Samsung had launched a web browser for the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch – and it seems it's rolling out for all Wear OS smartwatches.

It seems that Wear 2.0 smartwatches can now access the Samsung Internet Browser via the Play Store.

The browser started life on Tizen-based Samsung smartwatches – so it’s another feature that’s made it over to the new-look Wear OS smartwatch.

Update: This news story was originally published on 9 October 2021 when we reported that the web browser was launching for Samsung smartwatches. We updated it on 11/11 to include roll out for other Wear smartwatches.

We’re not sure it’s designed for getting your morning news fix or catching up with the latest news from Wareable – but it could be useful if opening links in emails or messages or quick information.

But it’s more feature-rich than you might imagine.

Gesture swipes mean you can navigate around a webpage. You can also swipe up to see bookmarks, and access a zoom tool.

And possibly most useful of all, you can send a webpage to your smartphone to read in its full glory.

Bookmarks and other features require syncing with the Samsung Internet browser, so we’re not sure that users of non-Samsung smartphones, or users of normal browsers will get any of the benefits.

It’s another string to the bow of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, which seriously impressed us in our review. It’s been catalyst for positive change for Wear OS.

However, the new Wear 3.0 hasn’t rolled out to any other smartwatches yet, and isn’t slated to land on the TicWatch Pro 3, TicWatch E3 or Fossil Gen 6 until 2022.


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