watchOS 5 brings limited support for viewing web content on your wrist, including a website link attached to a message, optimized for the smaller Apple Watch screen.
This is what you’ll need before you can take advantage of this cool feature.
Specifically, Series 2, Series 1 and Series 0 models are unsupported.
Attempting to open an attached link on an unsupported model yields an error message saying “This link isn’t viewable on Apple Watch but you can open it
on your iPhone.”
If you get web content that you like to see right in the moment, do the following:
1) Press the Digital Crown to go to the Home screen.
2) Open Messages or Mail.
3) Tap a message in the list containing a website link.
4) Tap a weblink preview.
5) Interact with the web view:
6) When done, tap Close in the upper-left corner or swipe from the left edge of the display.
By default, web content is pre-formatted for the small screen because watchOS 5 enforces Safari’s Reader Mode. To switch to the normal view, as well as access other hidden options like Back/Forward, press the display firmly.
Apple made the right choice by defaulting to Reader Mode. In case you haven’t tried it yet on your iPhone, iPad or Mac, this mode shows text content and images but without the annoying ads, navigation bars, custom stylesheets or other distractions.
One of the best things about having the World Wide Web accessible via your wrist: being able to use Google search. Just send yourself the google.com link and open it on your watch.
A mobile-optimized Google search page will show up. You can easily scribble or dictate your query, as well as select a desired item from your search results page.