Pilot Earpieces: instant language translation

Ever since Apple released the new AirPods (wireless earbuds) with a built-in microphone for answering calls, everyone’s buzzing about the new wave of wearables, aka “hearables.”

Thanks to smaller, longer-lasting batteries, and advances in AI, the lowly earbud is the new darling of the Wearables industry. One of the most promising developments:

WHAT

Wireless earbuds capable of translating person-to-person speech in real-time.

WHY

  • instant audio and visual translation
  • communicate more naturally between languages
  • removes frustration and stress
  • great for traveling & international business & conferences
  • handy for visits with foreign in-laws
  • 5 languages to begin: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
  • audio-streaming
  • voice-calls, Siri, notifications
  • group conversations

HOW

Pair earphones with the free app.Speak into the phone and the translated version appears on the other person’s phone and in their ear at the same time. A few caveats:

  1. All users must download the app and (ideally) have a set of earphones.
  2. Speakers must be within 5 feet of each other for Bluetooth to work (cannot be used by phone).
  3. Machine translation is not perfect and it will make mistakes sometimes, but the more people use it the better the translation engine becomes.

WHO

Original Founder: Andrew Ochoa:

Waverley Labs: http://www.waverlylabs.com/

WHERE

Brooklyn, NY, USA

WHEN

Successfully crowd-funded (3000%+) via Indie-Gogo. $199.00 – $249.00
Shipping worldwide: September 2017.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/meet-the-pilot-smart-earpiece-language-translator-headphones-travel#/

 

Waverley Labs: Real-time translation, even offline.

App plus languages offered.

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