Two years ago Phonak released an April Fools video of “teen-speak” which translates slang into proper English… And today in NYC hearable manufacturer Bragi brought it to reality, with new compatibility with iTranslate, the popular translation and dictionary app, which will come directly integrated into Bragi OS3 (BOS3). Bragi said that this will introduce “real-time face-to-face conversational language translation” to an audio device for the first time. It works when a user launches the iTranslate iOS app, holds it up to a foreign speaker whose words are translated, piped into The Dash, and then read in the listener’s language in real time.
This way, if both users are wearing The Dash the two can essentially hold a conversation without knowing the other’s language. iTranslate supports 40 languages and anyone who purchases Bragi’s newest wearables will get a free one-month trial. After that, the service costs $4.99/month, $9.99/two months, or $39.99/year.
More on the Bragi Dash Pro and the Dash Pro tailored by Starkey can be found here.