The hassle of communicating in foreign countries has been a common struggle for many tourists. Ever tried to order a burger and ended up with dessert instead? You wouldn’t be the first one–but Lingmo International’s translation earpiece hopes you are the last.
The Translate One2One uses IBM Watson’s natural language understanding technology to understand both the words and context being spoken, before purportedly delivering a near-instant translation.
Translate One2One is incredibly multi-lingual.
The device can translate conversations across English, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German and Chinese.
Past translation devices have not always demonstrated accuracy, making conversation more difficult.
“Anyone who’s traveled will have found themselves in a similar scenario of incorrect translation, while realizing the social benefit of being able to converse across cultures,”
The device’s technology can even recognize dialects and slang phrases. Take that Google Translate!
The earpiece is now available for $179. Customers can also download an app version of Translate One2One.