Fleksy Messenger aims to give you the gift of replying to texts on Gear 2 [VIDEO]

One huge problem with smart watches? You can’t type on them. Well, you’re not supposed to anyway — a 1.8-inch or smaller display makes that task quite hard. Fleksy is looking to eradicate that, though, with their latest app for the Samsung Gear 2.

Fleksy Messenger allows you to reply to text messages you receive using nothing but the smart watch (whereas before you were only able to view text messages). Fleksy’s impressive text prediction algorithm is put to work here, translating literal gibberish into clean English. The app makes keen use of gestures for the purpose of typing symbols and inserting spaces, leaving room for nothing but the bare QWERTY layout to take advantage of as much screen real estate as possible.

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I honestly wouldn’t forego the ease of just whipping out my smartphone and comfortably typing the text out. Thirty seconds to type out a 5 word message seems pretty long. Still, should you find yourself in a situation where getting to your phone is impossible then this should be a very nice app to have handy. Find it demoed in the video above. You should be able to find the app in the Samsung Apps Store later today.

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  • Dwight

    It seems like a Swype style of typing might work on smartwatches. I’m not sure though, having never used one :P

  • mreveryphone

    I’ve been using sms composer on my Sony smartwatch for sometime now and in a pinch it’s come in very handy, it’s good to see something like this come to the gear family. I’m looking forward to what kind of apps like this will be available for the wear family.

  • AGx

    The level of accuracy for Speech-to-text these days means I don’t really need something like this (I don’t use a lot of slang in text). I figure, if I’m in enough of a rush that I cant pull out my phone, I can just STT. Otherwise I pull out the phone.

  • lolwut

    Did anyone actually buy one of these?

  • Pkmmte

    Hey j

  • Pkmmte

    It seems to work fine on the Omate TrueSmart SmartWatch so I’m sure it’ll do fine with that gear..

  • Wozn2

    Can’t wait until the first doofus crashes their car trying to reply to a text on a 1.6″ screen

    • DannyB2

      But judge! I was NOT using a cell phone while driving. So it’s all okay.