If you’ve been looking for a way to view Instagram on the Apple Watch without relying on your iPhone, you’ll love this app. It’s Lens, a platform that includes nearly all the features of the service for photo and video sharing. This unofficial client offers almost all the features of Instagram, so you can browse and comment on photos and videos , using your WiFi or cellular network smart clock, without having an iPhone nearby.
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However, even if you’re a very complete customer, you can’t post photos or videos from the Apple Watch, nor can you watch live streams. If you want to try this app (which is much more complete than the service’s official app), just sign in with Lens for iPhone once, and then the app allows you to use a fairly complete Instagram on the Smart Clock.
According to 9to5Mac, the navigation of the app is divided into seven sections: Home, Stories, Activity, Explore, Messages, Profile and Search. The Home section allows you to navigate your timeline, viewing photos and videos posted by the accounts you follow. You can scroll using the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch and tap the heart of each post to indicate that you like it, or tap the comment button to leave a comment directly from your Apple Watch. Lens supports voice dictation to add text, Scribble to draw the message, and the new FlickType gesture-managed keyboard.
On the other hand, the Stories in Lens section allows you to see your own stories as well as those published by people you follow . A rather interesting point is that this app also allows you to view collections of images, so users can browse publications with multiple photos in a gallery by sliding.
Also, Lens has a search function so you can find specific accounts and explore them, just like you would from an iPhone. The application is available for free in the App Store .