Typing English on a smartwatch is a challenge. Choosing from 20,000 Chinese characters is a relative nightmare. That’s why Hong Kong-based iBeezi came up with their ‘6-key’ keyboard.

The company’s name means ‘one stroke one character’ (一笔一字) in Chinese, and they’ve come up with software that lets users type Chinese characters, Roman letters and even emoji on smart watch. 

“It’s currently the only solution for writing Chinese on a smart watch,” says Alexis Van Gestel, CEO of iBeezi.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com