Microsoft makes it possible to write on Android smartwatches via a new app
The watchface of smartwatches are pretty small to help your fingers do the typing. Microsoft has found a way to help you type on samrtwatches easily as the watch will recognize each alphabet that is being written.
Under ‘The Analog KeyboardProject’ Microsoft is “exploring handwriting recognition for text input on small touch screens.”
It also correctly points out that in the soft keyboards many keys share the touch surface, but with the handwriting recognition possible, one can get the “entire screen (or most of it) for each symbol”.
Microsoft has made an a prototype for the Android Wear platform on smartwatches that can run on both square and round surface smartwatches.
This is similar to Graffiti for Android keyboard, but with a small difference. While the Graffiti keyboard prompts users to input alphabets numbers in a particular style while the Microsoft app takes input in normal English we use in our day-to-day writing.
The current version (0.1) only supports square screens with 320x320 pixels screen resolution and the Motorola Moto 360. For the purpose of research the prototype is available for download here. Before you use it please make sure to read the Usage tips and Limitations.