CES 2014: Nuance adds Swype keyboard for smart watches

At the CES 2014, Nuance announced Swype keyboard for smart watches.

In a statement Nuance Communications claims that these are innovate intelligent systems for wearable devices with Dragon Mobile Assistant and Nuance’s Swype keyboard for smart watches.

Nuance in association with Omate is unveiling the vision for Dragon Mobile Assistant for wearable devices including Omate’s TrueSmart Android smartwatch.

Omate’s TrueSmart Android smartwatch

People can speak to their watch to make calls, send emails or text messages, set reminders, manage their calendar, search the Web, and update social media. With a quick flick from the watch face, users can immediately access game scores from their favorite sports team, quotes for their most important stocks, restaurant recommendations, and the local weather.

Nuance will also be demonstrating new Dragon Mobile Assistant features that facilitate music discovery and home automation as part of the wearable device experience.

Through the utilization of music recognition technology from Gracenote, Nuance is making it easier to identify songs playing, discover hot new artists and connect to music services. Hear a song playing you like, just say “Hello Dragon, what song is this?” and using Gracenote technology and metadata, Dragon Mobile Assistant will identify the artist, album and track. From there, wearable device users can launch playlists from popular Cloud-music services.

Nuance will demonstrate how Dragon Mobile Assistant integrates connected lighting pioneer Philips’ API for the new Philips Hue lighting system to command and control lighting just by speaking to your smartwatch. For instance, you can say, “Switch the lights to reading mode,” or “Change the lights to something energizing,” to ensure your lighting environment always suits your mood.

Nuance will also be showcasing its Swype keyboard designed specifically for smaller screen devices, like the smart watch. Swype’s predictive input lets people use their finger to glide from one letter to the next to quickly and easily input text. Nuance’s Swype prototype for wearables also supports handwriting input for wearable devices along with the ability to choose from a variety of mini-keyboard layouts in both US English and Korean.

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