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Galaxy Watch 4 gets Samsung's internet browser if you don't mind squinting

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Hands On
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Hands On (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Samsung's internet browser is now available on the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic.
  • The browser offers some handy featues for browsing on a small screen such as zooming in and swipe gestures.
  • You can download the browser from the Play Store for Wear OS.

Samsung has finally rolled out its internet browser to the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, allowing you to browse the internet straight from some of the best Android smartwatches.

According to TizenHelp, the browser includes a slew of features designed to make browsing on a small screen easier, such as voice input and swipe gestures. You can also zoom in on a page to see what you're reading more clearly.

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Samsung Internet Browser

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Samsung Internet Browser

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Samsung Internet Browser

For uninterrupted browsing, you can open your current page on a paired smartphone through the "Show on Phone" option. However, you shouldn't expect the same browsing experience as you would with the app's smartphone version. For example, the browser loads the desktop version of a webpage rather than the smartwatch-optimized version.

That said, it's one of the best Tizen apps that Samsung made available for its latest smartwatches. Recently, the tech giant also released the PPT Controller app to Galaxy Watch 4, allowing students and business users to control a PowerPoint presentation with their smartwatch.

However, it's worth mentioning that other Wear OS watches like the TicWatch E3 and Fossil Gen 5 can also download the app, although we haven't been able to open the browser on our units.

While the browser on a smartwatch may not be as intuitive as it is on a smartphone, it still provides a convenient option for browsing the internet on the go.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The Wear OS 3-powered Galaxy Watch 4 from Samsung provides excellent performance, long-lasting battery life, and a plethora of useful health tracking features. MIL-STD-810G certification has been granted to the fitness-focused smartwatch.

Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He is a tech journalist based in the Philippines who has been writing about consumer tech for the past six years and has been using various Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. When he's not writing, he likes to spend time outside, stealing scenes with his phone camera.

4 Comments
  • Interesting.. Downloading now. Not sure if I will find it useful but it is neat no doubt. Thanks for pointing this out
  • I don't hate myself enough to download this lol.
  • I found that it works well with the new gestures and you can even watch YouTube!
  • Downloading it now on the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS