Fleksy Keyboard makes responding to a message on your Gear 2 more intuitive
For all of the functionality and efficiency that today’s smartwatches promise, there is the innate problem of composing any body of text on a screen that is smaller than 2 inches in diameter. Samsung has actually provided a fairly effective “system” to address this issue on their Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo; at least when compared to competitors. These smartwatches feature three ways to respond to messages directly from one’s wrist. Templates, which you generate on your phone and can be as specific or general as you want, are exactly what they sound like; when responding to a message you scroll through your list of templates and tap on the one that fits. The second alternative is an extensive list of emojis. The final manner in which one may respond is with S Voice. The Gear 2 carries a surprisingly receptive mic and rarely does one have to redictate a message to it.
The Fleksy keyboard, however, aims to replace all of those methods swiftly and permanently. In fact, it replaces the native messaging client altogether, but it imports your existing threads and retains much of the same interface. The big difference is in the keyboard’s “sleek design and unparalleled prediction engine”, as the company’s press release puts it. Truly no small undertaking, the keyboard operates by tapping on letters as opposed to the relatively popular “swyping” available on Samsung devices. Erroneous words may then be corrected, and punctuation can be added with deliberate swipes down upon the keyboard. “A happy typing experience,” according to Kosta Eleftheriou, Founder and CEO of Fleksy.
If you’d like to see it in action for yourself, take a look at the video below. The Fleksy Messenger App is available to download for free from the Samsung Apps store, and really it’s at least worth a try. The Fleksy phone keyboard boasts the world record for fastest time, and it is because of the same exact qualities found in its smartwatch sibling.