Fleksy on Wednesday launched a Messenger App that offers Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch users access to the company’s smart Fleksy keyboard app, allowing them to more easily compose SMS messages on the tiny display of the device. The application, a first of its kind for Samsung’s wearable device, is available as a free download from Samsung Apps.
The app will let users receive SMS messages, retrieve conversation threads and reply to messaged directly on the smartwatch. The app sync with the smartphone used with the Gear 2 watch.
“Fleksy’s accuracy on a small device really has to be seen to be believed. I’m very proud to be working on the Samsung ecosystem to show this to the world,” Fleksy founder and COO Ioannis Verdelis said in a statement to BGR.
Fleksy already has a keyboard app for Android, a note-taking app for iOS, and offers iOS developers access to its iOS Fleksy keyboard SDK. The company will release a keyboard app for iOS 8 once Apple’s latest iOS version is released.
A video showing Fleksy in action on the Gear 2 smartwatch and the full press release follow below.
Fleksy launches Messenger App for Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch
Samsung Gear users can now use the Fleksy keyboard to send and respond to messages—straight from their wrists
SAN FRANCISCO — June 18, 2014 — Fleksy, the award-winning touchscreen keyboard company, released a messaging app today for the Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch. Fleksy is the world’s leading solution for quick and accurate typing, and its patent pending technology has been highly anticipated by the world of wearable technology.
Now with the Fleksy Messenger app, Gear users can use Fleksy’s unmatched technology to send SMS messages straight from their wrists, forever improving their typing experience. The Fleksy app is the first keyboard to integrate with the Samsung Gear 2, allowing users to access previous conversation threads and contacts, receive SMS messages and reply to them straight from their wrist. The Fleksy app syncs with the user’s Smartphone, integrating all information from both devices—all using award-winning technology that makes typing on small devices a breeze.
Founder and COO of Fleksy, Ioannis Verdelis said: “We are excited to have worked with the support of the Samsung Gear team to bring an awesome new app to the Gear ecosystem and Tizen OS. Our unique technology is redefining what wearable technology devices are capable of, and how users will engage with their Smartwatches.”
Fleksy’s patent pending technology is uniquely positioned for wearable devices, designed to help Smartwatch users more easily and accurately reply to text messages. Typing within such a small area can be a challenge, but Fleksy’s sleek design and unparalleled prediction engine makes it virtually effortless. This is one of the first steps in the direction of enabling Fleksy on all smart devices—regardless of their size, shape, and form factor.
The Fleksy Messenger App is available for free download today from Samsung Apps.
“It’s exciting to be expanding to devices like the Samsung Gear, and we’re confident that Fleksy will continue to grow as the leading keyboard for smart and connected devices. We want every owner of a smart device—Smartwatches included—to have access to Fleksy, and to enjoy a happy typing experience.” said Kosta Eleftheriou, Founder and CEO of Fleksy.
Fleksy is a revolutionary keyboard powered by patent-pending technology that makes typing on any device fast, accurate and so easy you can type without looking. Its unique language algorithm founded on Geometric Intelligence moves beyond text prediction and autocorrect to give a much more accurate and easier typing experience than other keyboards. Winner of the 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, Fleksy is the first keyboard app to be demonstrated on a 3D gesture system (Leap Motion); the first to be demonstrated on a SmartWatch (Omate) and the first to arrive on iOS. Fleksy’s award-winning design and technology is backed by venture capital firms including Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. To learn more about Fleksy, visit http://www.fleksy.com.
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