Minuum announced today that it’s retooling its smart predictive keyboard to fit the face of circular smartwatches, like the Moto 360. Positioned along the edge of a watch, the keyboard features three rows of letters that can be used for text input. Keying in words on a small watch face might not sound like the most practical idea, but Minuum contends that voice commands don’t always cut it.
The ability to enter text when replying to a message or entering a password definitely offer a sense of privacy, but we can’t help but wonder why someone would bypass the smartphone in their pocket to to type on such a small screen. Doubts aside, we’ll need to try Minuum’s mini keyboard before completely writing it off. In all fairness, the company did make typing on Glass look pretty darn cool.