The Apple Watch Operating System Offers Limited Viewing Of Web Content On Your Wrist

Apple Watch users DO NOT surf the web with their smart watches!

The watchOS operating system does not have a Safari Web Browser App.

It integrates Apple's WebKit web layout engine and uses Safari's Reader Mode to display web pages.

Only the Messages and Mail App support the ability to display web content when someone shares a web page link and the USER CHOOSES TO OPEN THE LINK WITH THEIR APPLE ⌚ WATCH!

Most Web Pages Will Require Some Minor Configuration Changes

Not every web page will be able to be viewed on the small screen of an Apple Watch!

The standard "Hamburger Menu" used by most mobile websites will not be discoverable and the "Touch Area" will be too small on the small screen of an Apple Watch!

Most mobile web pages use a MEDIUM size font. Recommend using larger font sizes so the web page content is readable on small screens!

Unique content layout of the web page. The viewport dimensions of 320 x 357 is reduced by 50%.

My Digital Business Card uses a Single Column web page layout that is best suited to display web pages on the small screen of an Apple ⌚ Watch

How To Exploit Digital Business Card Apple ⌚ Watch Web Content Features


When the Apple Watch Messages App notifies the user of a message containing a link to my Digital Business Card, the user has the option to

✔ TAP the link on their Apple Watch Messages App to display the Digital Business Card webpage on the small screen on the user's Apple ⌚ Watch.

My Digital Business Card displayed on the small screen of an Apple ⌚ Watch

✔ Scroll Down the page.

✔ TAP the Digital Business Card Address Link to obtain driving, transit, or walking direction notifications on the user's Apple ⌚ Watch.

To exploit this feature, the Apple Watch Map App settings needs to be configured to receive TURN ALERTS and SHOW NAVIGATION Transit Notifications on the user's Apple ⌚ Watch.


Apple Watch Map App Settings to receive driving notifications on the small screen of an Apple ⌚ Watch

✔ TAP the Digital Business Card Address Link to obtain driving, transit, or walking direction notifications on the user's Apple ⌚ Watch.

✔ TAP the Digital Business Card Phone Number Link to initiate a phone call from the user's Apple ⌚ Watch.

Should You Design Web Content For The Apple ⌚ Watch?

Facts And Trends

1The Apple ⌚ Watch was introduced in 2015 and in just 4 year Apple sold more watches than the entire Swiss Watch industry!

2According to the latest fiscal quarter results, the Apple Watch has a global market share of 33.5% and the next competitor is not even close!

3The Apple ⌚ Watch has ushered in a paradigm shift in computing by making technology more personal in a way that other devices have failed to accomplish or replicate.

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