All iPads How fast can you touch type on the software keyboard vs hardware?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ghost31, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

    Ghost31

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    Just did a typing test. I wasn't sitting in an ideal position (with it on my lap propped all funny) but I got 62WPM in a typing test on typingtest.com

    I noticed my hands get way more tired typing on a touchscreen for long periods of time than hardware.
     
  2. Rob.G macrumors 6502

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    On a decent keyboard I average around 120 wpm. On the iPad screen, I bet I get half that, or even less. It's just hard to really fly when you aren't sure what you're touching.
     
  3. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    I can type at roughly the same speed, but with a loss of about 10-20% accuracy. My fingers also fatigue much faster when typing on glass because there is no "recoil" that the hardware keys provide.
     
  4. ephemeralreason macrumors regular

    ephemeralreason

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    Roughly 80% as fast. And I agree - it's more tiring on the glass screen than on a keyboard.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    52 wpm on a Mac keyboard. 41 wpm on my iPad. With no warm up or practice, I got higher on subsequent test.

    I'm not that good obviously.

    However something I noticed and found interesting. On my Macs keyboard I use all my fingers, however on my iPad I only really use my index and middle fingers on both hands and only type 11 wpm slower.
     
  6. aw3524 macrumors member

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    160+ on a hardware keyboard, about 50 on a software keyboard. Can't shake the oddness of not feeling anything.
     

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