Finding touch screen gloves for winter can be tricky when there’s so many options. Here you can find many affordable smartphone gloves or view some stylish name brand texting gloves. If you’re looking for leather touch screen gloves for men or women’s leather texting gloves there are plenty of options to choose from.
Touchscreen Gloves FAQs
What’s the difference between “smartphone gloves” “tablet gloves” “texting gloves” and “touchscreen gloves”?
The short answer is: there is no difference. They’re all different names for gloves that are made to be compatible with touchscreen devices (I’ve even heard people call them “gloves you can type with”). Any device that relies on capacitative touch (aka has a touch screen) needs contact with bare skin to register your touch. “Tech gloves” are either made of a material that is conductive (like leather) or features conductive threads woven into the fabric. (Learn more about how touch screen gloves work.)
No matter what the manufacturer calls their gloves, they will work on any touchscreen device that works from capacitative touch.
How do texting gloves work?
By using conductive materials, the gloves can provide the same electrical conductivity as your bare fingers, allowing the electrical current the screen uses to register your touch to pass through the glove. (Learn more about how touch screen gloves work.)
What devices will my touch screen gloves work with?
Common devices that have touch screens and do not work well with regular gloves include smartphones (like iPhones, Android, & Google phones), tablets (including iPads), touchscreen computers and monitors (including Window’s Surface), ATMs, cameras, action cameras (including GoPros), smart watches (including Apple Watch, Fitbit Blaze), remote controls, and handheld video games. This is not an exhaustive list, but if your touchscreen device does not work while wearing regular gloves, you will need to buy capacitative touch gloves to use it.
Can I make my favorite gloves work with touchscreens?
Yes! There are a couple different ways you can take a pair of gloves you already own and make them touchscreen friendly. It usually involves adding a capacitative surface to the fingertips of your glove, either with a liquid, a sticker, or thread. There are various options depending on your skill level and how permanent you want the touch screen compatibility to be.
Learn all about it in our article How to make gloves touchscreen friendly.
My touch screen gloves stopped working. What can I do?
Unfortunately, this is a common complaint we hear from people who have owned their capacitative touch gloves for a while. Sometimes washing the gloves or wearing them during outdoor and winter sports can disintegrate whatever made the glove touchscreen compatible in the first place.
Your options at this point are to either buy new touchscreen gloves or use one of these options to make gloves touchscreen friendly to add a new conductive element to your gloves fingertips. It’s basically up to you how you want to spend your money and how much work you want to put into it.