When George Mallory was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, he famously replied, "Because it's there." I imagine a similar disposition possessed the developer of Wear Browser (better known for AIDE) when he shrugged his shoulders and said, "Well, I guess I'll put a browser on that watch." I say this because I can't think of a good reason anyone would do this. Still, it exists.

Wear Browser comes with a companion app on the phone that can be used to feed web addresses to the watch, but you can also navigate with voice commands or with your bookmarks on the watch. Not good enough? it also hooks into the phone's browser intents for quickly pushing pages to your wrist. The Android Wear device loads up teeny tiny versions of the pages you call up using data passed to it over Bluetooth. It's pretty slow, but scrolling isn't bad and JavaScript works. You can even use multitouch zoom.

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This app is completely free, so you don't have to spend any money to check out this betrayal of everything Wear stands for. It does seem like a neat little project from a development perspective, though. Wear doesn't support WebViews on its own, so Wear Browser implements Chromium on the watch. The list of project credits (seen below) is impressive, due mostly to Chromium. In seriousness, you might as well check it out if only to gawk at the weirdness.