Type on your Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch using a QWERTY keyboard
Fleksy now will allow you to type using a QWERTY keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. It looks exactly the same as the Fleksy keyboard for iOS or Android, but downsized to fit the screen on the timepiece. You can get the QWERTY to appear when you tap the screen inside a text field. And the auto-correct on Fleksy, its claim to fame, helps make typing on the watch a lot easier, even for those with big fingers.
To install the app on your Galaxy Gear, download the APK from the Google Play Store and sideload it onto the watch. Once an app store becomes available for the smartwatch, installing Fleksy will be easier.
If you want to see how Fleksy looks and works on the Samsung Galaxy Gear, click on the video below.
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source: Fleksy via TheVerge
2. hipnotika (Posts: 317; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
is it necessary to use a watch to write a msg ?
6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2872; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I can't imagine anything about typing on a keyboard that size being fun unless you have fingers the size of toothpicks. But since you seem to have the insight, do tell.
7. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 845; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I have tried typing on an onscreen keyboard of the Sony Ericsson Aspen (look it up). It's relatively manageable, but alas I had to return to the physical QWERTY keyboard because my typing speed was so slow
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2872; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I looked it up. You just compared a smartphone keyboard to that of a smartwatch. I don't understand the comparison. I'm 6'4" & 225lbs. I have very large hands. I can't imagine ever typing comfortably on a watch unless it's almost the size of my phone.
9. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 845; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I said 'onscreen keyboard'. And the screen size is about the same, so yeah it's a fair comparison
10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2872; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
The Galaxy Gear has a screen size of 1.63". The Aspen is 2.4". I wouldn't call that "about the same". Either way, I would call both cramped. You've lost all credibility.
4. phljcnth (Posts: 320; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I'm using Perfect Keyboard Pro for my Gear. It offers the classic 3x4 keyboard that I think is more appropriate for a small display. They keys are resizeable too.
5. joesseth (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
I like drawing gestures with this watch instead of tapping.