The Samsung Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s attempts at a wearable device in the form of a smartwatch. It might not be Samsung’s best efforts but it sure made the headlines, and for those who would rather not look silly trying to speak to your wrist, how does typing sound to you? The screen is admittedly too small for typing, but if you had a keyboard with great predictability, perhaps it might work, and it seems that the folks at Fleksy have managed to port their Android keyboard over onto the Galaxy Gear, as you can see in the video above (courtesy of The Verge).
For those hearing about Fleksy for the first time, this is a keyboard alternative to the default keyboard that comes with Android. It relies on a series of gestures and swipes to help users complete words, erase words, and to punctuate. So far the keyboard has been met with pretty positive reviews although it does get some getting used to at the start. Like we said given that Fleksy allows users to swipe to autocomplete words and to punctuate, it seems that it could actually work out!
For those who have the Galaxy Gear and don’t mind giving it a go, all you’d have to do is head on over to the Google Play store to download the APK, and sideload it into the watch and you’re good to go. Presumably once Samsung launches an app store for the Galaxy Gear, you should be able to get it officially then. Pretty nifty, huh?
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