Currently, the operating system for smartwatches, Wear OS (formerly Android Wear), uses the Google Keyboard. However, the “good corporation” unexpectedly released a proprietary Gboard for this platform. Despite many people’s skepticism about using a keyboard on such a small screen, Gboard for smartwatches seems really convenient thanks to several features.
First, the new keyboard supports swipe input. Secondly, this version of Gboard has taken over the predictive input function, which is fully functional for smartphones – the program analyzes the text. It suggests the endings of the words being entered based on smart algorithms, displaying the proposed options in card buttons. Third, Gboard for Wear OS supports multiple languages that you can easily switch between by clicking on the language shortcut.
Besides the standard text, the keyboard allows you to send emoticons or symbols. Dictating text is also supported.
The release of Gboard for Wear OS marks the first major launch of a proprietary Google app for its own smartwatch platform. Announcing the program’s release, which will take place “in the coming days,” the company also stressed that it could not wait to share about the future of the platform in 2021. Apparently, plans for the development of this operating system will be announced at the upcoming Google I/O conference.