Minuum Keyboard for Moto 360 revealed


minuum keyboard moto 360

We expected to see minimal keyboards such as Minuum for smart watches with square dsplays, but what about smartwatches like the Moto 360 that has a circular display? Thankfully you guys have not been forgotten as Minuum has just revealed the first keyboard for circular smartwatches.

While we don’t get a full video demo of it in action, they did drop a handy GIF of the how the keyboard will look whenever you use it. There’s one important thing to remember: the keyboard is technically useless right now considering Android Wear does not yet have text input elements built in without the use of voice.

Minuum has likely been testing their keyboard on a custom build. But should Google ever get around to implementing the functionality down the line then Minuum will be ready to deliver the keyboard fit perfectly for your display. If you’re skeptical as to the accuracy of a keyboard on such a small display you can watch some of their earlier demo videos in the YouTube embed below.

[Update]: As you guys have pointed out in the comments, this design does, in fact, forget to take into account the black strip on the bottom that is used to “cover” the smartwatch’s various sensors. We’ll be reaching out to Minuum to see what they plan to do to adapt the keyboard.

[via Minuum]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. As has been pointed out on a few other sites, this design does not account for the sensor area on the watch. The bottom would get cut off.

    1. Jinx!

      1. LOL!!

    2. I think it makes more sense for it to stretch to the top since I’ll be typing with it on my wrist

  2. Looks like somebody forgot about the sensor panel on the lower bezel.

  3. Can’t for the life of me see using this when I can just take a phone out of my pocket like always.

  4. A keyboard on a smart watch is even stupider then how worthless smart watches still are. Only input that makes sense on a smart watch is voice input. Otherwise you may as well just take two seconds and pull out your actual PHONE!

    1. I can see you haven’t been lazified by technolgy. Them 2 seconds take way too long.

  5. I don’t c the point but ok. I won’t be downloading it

  6. I don’t see how you graduated high school English.

  7. I think Google is pushing the watch thing to warm people up to idea of wearables so they can have glass be accepted better

  8. This just seems frustrating..

  9. This is absolutely idiotic.

  10. For those of you who haven’t adopted the smart watch yet don’t criticize what you haven’t tried yet. I have a Sony smartwatch 2 and I can send text from my watch… In a pinch it works great! Sending real quick messages is a breeze and takes less time than having to pull out my phone and reply. It’ll be interesting to see how Android Wear adopts this feature…

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