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.
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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TAGS: Samsung Gear 2