Travelling has been my passion since childhood. Visiting historical places, meeting foreign people and exploring new things have charmed me more than anything else. While I really enjoy interacting with people coming from different countries, one major hurdle that always keeps me back is understanding different languages. As a result, I’m unable to communicate with them properly.
In order to remove the language barrier, I had been looking for an advanced language translator until I came to know about “Pilot“. The language translating earpiece for iPhone is equipped to translate languages between users speaking with one another in real time.
Designed to be Elegant
The earpiece has been primed to be superior to several handy technologies including Bluetooth low energy, NFMI technology, dual noise cancelling microphones, digital signal processor, ARM processor, high performance stereo with noise suppression, rechargeable Li-on battery with 4 to 6 hours of talk time and the ergonomic design that enable it to deliver the desired result.
Whether it’s the ability to translate different language without any interruption or the cool design, it seems to score pretty well on all aspects.
How Does Pilot Work
With the use of specifically developed dual noise cancelling microphones, Pilot filters out ambient noise from the speech. Subsequently, the speech is passed through the app as well as machine translation, speech synthesis and the layers of speech recognition. Eventually, the translated language is sent to the other person without any sort of interruption.
It comes with the secondary earpiece in order to let you stream music wirelessly or share with the person you are talking to. Its accompanying smartphone app toggles between languages and uploads them to the earpiece. You can also use this app as a phrasebook for basic translation.
Using conference mode, a number of people can join the same conversation despite speaking different languages. Moreover, you can use a smartphone’s speaker as a loudspeaker to transmit what you are speaking.
As per the earpiece’s maker Waverly Labs, it will come loaded with four languages English, Spanish and Italian. Other languages will be introduced as paid downloads. Initially, it will have to be connected to online at the time of the launch. Later, it will be able to store its language database offline.
Price and Availability
The early birds specials at discounted prices have already been sold out. Currently, it’s being sold at $199 as a pre-order on the crowdfunding site IndieGogo.com.
The bundle includes two earpieces, a portable charger, and three different sized ear tips. Other backer levels come with bundles of extra Pilot earpieces along with the chance to meet the Waverly Labs team.
The language translating earpiece could arrive, at the earliest, by this Christmas. However, the company reports that it would launch in the spring of 2017.