PDF Reader for Android Wear Lets You Read PDFs On Your Wrist

pdf viewer android wearThere are apps that will let you read office docs or ebooks on your smartwatch, or browse news headlines,  but when it comes to PDFs few apps are as useful as the PDF Reader for Android Wear which just crossed my desk today.

This app lets you read, scroll around, or zoom in/out on any DRM-free PDF.  Reflow is not supported, but the app does have page turn buttons and a night mode. According to the listing in Google play, additional options are available after a long press on a screen, including a list of files transferred to the app.

Text-to-speech, annotation features like notes and highlights, and the option to save an edited PDF are in the works (just kidding).

To open a PDF in the app, simply browse the file manager on your smartphone, select a PDF, and choose the option to open it in "PDF Reader". Within a moment, it will be transferred to your Wear smartwatch. (Transferring files as large as 50 MB will take few minutes.)

Thanks to this app, you now have a new option for leaving your smartphone in your pocket and getting work done on the inch and a half wide screen residing on the back of your wrist.

And what could be better than that?

You can find the app in Google Play.

About Nate Hoffelder (11062 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on PDF Reader for Android Wear Lets You Read PDFs On Your Wrist

  1. And we thought six e-readers were bad for PDF files! I think this app beats the purpose of a smartwatch wearable 😀

  2. Sorry meant six inch e-readers

  3. For the thousands who are interested, planetpdf.com has War and Peace available as a free 2882 page PDF. Reading this on a watch would be a really unique experience.

  4. Unique as in uniquely painful. I have no doubts that someone will try it. But a PDF reader for a wrist-sized screen seems like an exercise in futility.

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