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Samsung Gear 2 now has a predictive messaging app, courtesy of Fleksy app

Flesky has now brought its predictive keyboard tech to the Gear 2, expanding it to include a full messaging app experience.
June 18, 2014

Back in January Fleksy showed off its small predictive keyboard on the Galaxy Gear, though the Omate TrueSmart was actually the first smartwatch to show off the app. If you’re the type that finds the idea of a keyboard on such a small space to be useful, Fleksy is certainly delivers. One problem for Gear fans, though: it’s an Android app.

With the Gear 2 family running Tizen and even the original Galaxy Gear now switched to Samsung’s own mobile OS, those looking for a keyboard were left in the dark — until today.

Fleksy’s new Tizen-friendly app is much more than just a predictive keyboard this time around, it’s actually a full featured messaging app. This means you can now send and receive messages without ever having to whip out your phone to do it. The new app is available directly through Samsung Apps, though it currently only supports the Gear 2 family.

Why would you even want a keyboard or messaging app on a smartwatch? That’s a good question, especially considering you will generally always have a bigger keyboard and better apps nearby thanks to your paired phone. Still, if you like the idea of communicating without pulling out your phone, Fleksy looks to be a pretty solid choice.