Connects Wear is a PowerPoint presenter.
A remote control for your PowerPoint presentations.
And it works with Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches.
The wear app sends a signal to your phone, which forwards the message to your computer. Therefore, the watch needs to be connected to your phone via bluetooth. Also, your phone and computer need to be connected to the same local network.
|Mobile and Wear: Change presentation slides|
|Mobile and Wear: Start/End presentation|
|Mobile and Wear: Function to test the connection between the watch, phone and computer|
|Wear: Option to turn off the display timeout|
|Wear: Dark mode, which turns down the brightness of the watch display and changes the color scheme, not only to save energy, but also to attract less attention while presenting|
|Mobile: Option to change slides with volume buttons|
|Wear: Display presentation duration|
|Wear: Option to enable vibration feedback on taps|
|Wear: Option to swipe left or right to change slides accordingly|
|Wear: Option to set an amount of minutes after which the watch vibrates to remind you about the duration of your presentation|
If you would like to see a certain feature being added in the future, you can contact me here to suggest one.
In order for Connects to work, you need to download the Desktop UI in addition to the mobile application. Check the help section of this web page for more information on how to get started with Connects Wear.
The mobile application includes the wear application. You can get either the Free or the Pro version of Connects Wear on Google Play. To learn more about the differences between the two, please check out the features section of this web page.
To properly use Connects Wear, you need the Desktop UI. This software must be running on your computer while you want to use Connects Wear, since it receives the signals sent from your smartphone to your computer. The Desktop UI is the same for the Free as well as the Pro version. It can be dowloaded here.
Please note: The Desktop UI requires Java. If you do not have
Java installed on your computer, you can dowload it
Please also note: Since the current version of the Desktop UI does not support Windows Scaling, please turn it off while using the Desktop UI.
See the known issues section of this webpage for more information.
Even more detailed instructions for all components and features will be added here soon.
Please perform the following steps to make sure Connects Wear works correctly:
Please note that if you want to use Connects Wear on your smartwatch, the mobile app of Connects Wear must always be running on
your smartphone simultaneously. You may lock your smartphone or even open other apps, but the Connects Wear app has to at least
be opened in the background on your smartphone while using Connects Wear from your watch.
Connects Wear should now be working. If you have any problems setting up Connects Wear, please contact me here.
Here are some interesting tips, tricks and facts about Connects Wear:
I am currently aware of the following problems:
If you found other bugs or have a problem with any of the software components otherwise, please contact me here.
So far, I have not found any devices that are incompatible with Connects Wear. If you think your device is incompatible, please contact me here so I can investigate and hopefully resolve the issue or otherwise add your device to this list.
Please contact me here!
Should any of the points below apply to you, please do not hesitate to contact me (the developer of Connects Wear,
Yannik Rauter) at this E-Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to resolving any issues and am thankful for all sorts of tips and suggestions!