This smartwatch can help you become a polyglot

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08 Mar 2018

A smartwatch that can help you speak 9 languages

For those who struggle with translations or learning new languages, this smartwatch might just be the thing you wished for.

Manufactured by a company called Lingmo, which had last year launched a similar ear-piece product, has now offered the Time2Translate watch that can translate voice messages in real-time and in nine different languages.

Here's everything you need to know about the Time2Translate smartwatch.

How does it work?

Simply speak and listen

Simply speak and listen

The watch comes with in-built microphone and speakers, allowing you to speak into your wrist and hear responses from up to two meters.

The company has used its own technology in combination with IBM Watson - a natural language processing software to offer translations with 85 per cent accuracy.

Moreover, the Time2Translate watch also supports group chats with up to 1,000 participants.

Support for 90 per cent of the world's spoken words

The Time2Translate watch comes with support for 9 different languages namely - English, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese which together represent 90 per cent of the world's spoken words and boasts an 85 per cent translation accuracy.

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Specs

There's more than just translation

The watch features a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display along with a 2MP camera, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and a 350mAh battery to offer 4-5 hours of use and 13-15 hours of standby time.

The watch, running on Android, offers Google Maps and Google Play and can also function without a smartphone - thanks to the support Nano SIM card.

Details

Price and Availability

Price and Availability

The Time2Translate watch starts at $699 for the 'Lifestyle' model, which features a black frame and a black silicon strap. The other model called 'Executive' comes with a stainless steel frame and a leather strap, for $899.

Both the models are currently available for order and will be shipped in April (depending if and when you order).

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