Towards high quality text entry on smartwatches

Mark Dunlop, Andreas Komninos, Naveen Durga

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Smartwatches now provide users with access to many applications on smartphones direct from their wrists, without the need to touch their smartphone. While applications such as email, messaging, calendar and social networking provide views on the watch, there is normally no text entry method so users cannot reply on the same device. Here we introduce requirements for smartwatch text entry, an optimised alphabetic layout and present a prototype implementation together with
preliminary user feedback. While raising some problems, the feedback gives indicates that reasonable quality and speed is achievable on a smartwatch and encourages our future work.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
EventCHI 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014


ConferenceCHI 2014
OtherCHI 2014 is a celebration of the conference's one of a kind diversity; from the broad range of backgrounds of its attendees, to the diverse spectrum of communities and fields which the conference and its research have an impact on
Internet address



  • human-computer interaction
  • text entry
  • smartwatches
  • mobile computing

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Dunlop, M., Komninos, A., & Durga, N. (2014). Towards high quality text entry on smartwatches. 2365-2370. Poster session presented at CHI 2014, Toronto, Canada.