After launching their Android-based Minuum keyboard smartphone application last year, Whirlscape have this week released a video demonstrating their latest smartwatch Minuum keyboard app running on the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
The smartwatch version of Minuum keyboard has been designed to be an alternative input method for wearables and is currently in its prototype stage of development by Whirlscape.
The video created in-house by Whirlscape, demonstrates just how easy it is for users to input text on the small screen of a smartwatch using their new Minuum keyboard app and one finger. Whirlscape explain a little more about their range of Minuum keyboard apps:
“Your mobile typing just got easier. Minuum is a simplified keyboard that saves you screen space, and opens up unlimited new ways to type with wearable devices.
Minuum is a tiny, one-dimensional keyboard that frees up screen space while allowing fast, accurate typing.
Current technology assumes that sticking a full typewriter into a touchscreen device is the best way to enter text, giving us keyboards that are error-prone and cover up half the usable screen space (or more) on most smartphones and tablets.
Minuum, on the other hand, eliminates the visual clutter of archaic mobile keyboards by adapting the keyboard to a single dimension. What enables this minimalism is our specialized auto-correction algorithm that allows highly imprecise typing. This algorithm interprets in real time the difference between what you type and what you mean, getting it right even if you miss every single letter.”
Unfortunately the smartwatch version of the Minuum keyboard is currently not available to the public but does show how feasible a smartwatch keyboard is and can be implemented onto wearable devices.
If you are interested in putting the Minuum keyboard onto your smartwatch or other wearable hardware jump over to the official Minuum website for more details.
Source: Tech Crunch