Smartwatches – they could’ve been the next big thing, but I suppose that particular day has yet to come at this point in time. I mean, how many people do you know who actually own a Samsung Galaxy Gear timepiece that works great with the Galaxy Note 3? Sure, you can rattle off some names, but I am quite sure that the number of people you know who do not have the Galaxy Gear would outstrip those who do. Having said that, with smartphones coming with ever larger displays, how about smartwatches? I suppose it makes perfect sense to limit the size of a smartwatch’s display, but how do you enter text efficiently on a tiny screen? Nuance thinks that they have a solution in the form of Nuance Swype on a smartwatch.

Nuance is the company behind the Dragon voice recognition software as well as the Swype virtual keyboard, and they will be delivering both to the smartwatch platform. Of course, you won’t be able to find an app that can be downloaded and installed on a current smartwatch, but device manufacturers can load Nuance software onto their smartwatches in order to throw voice command support, voice input, and an on-screen keyboard with predictive input into the mix, now how about that for progress?

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