We've seen apps such as Network Manager and Documents for Android Wear that extend the capabilities of Google's wearables platform on your wrist, but most consumers are familiar with Web apps that have made their way to wearables: Nest Thermostat, flight and vacation-checking app TripIt, Microsoft Outlook, First Internet Bank, and even team chat app Slack. Android Wear, though, despite these Web apps, has not had much support for Google's own Web apps. That changed this week, as Google has now brought Android Wear support to its Google Slides app.
Google Slides, as many of you know, is the search engine giant's own take on Microsoft PowerPoint software (hence, "slides"), providing an app for users to be able to store and save their business or group presentations until primetime. The Google Slides app will now be downloaded to your wrist once you update your smartphone to the latest Google Slides update. The latest update allows you to control Chromecast or Hangout presentations from your Android Wear smartwatch. You can also open, edit, and save Microsoft PowerPoint files, and get work done in Google Slides regardless of your internet connection.
Google Slides for Android Wear will now allow you to activate a presentation on your wrist whenever you activate the presentation on a smartphone or tablet. Some don't see the tiny screen of a smartwatch as a perfect place for presentations, slides, and even games like the upcoming Pokemon Go app for Android Wear, but it may prove useful in some situations in which users cannot access their larger, portable mobile devices and have to rely on their wrist instead.
Head on over to the Google Play Store to grab the update and prepare those presentations from the wrist from now on.