The SpeechTrans Wristband Watch conquers language barriers


When you’re learning a language, it can be difficult to remember all the words and grammatical points. If you’re in a country and trying the immersion method of learning the native tongue, then you likely have a language dictionary on hand. Of course, it can take a while to flip through the pages and find the one or two words that you need to carry on conversation.

If you wish you could cut down on this time at least somewhat, then the SpeechTrans Wristband Watch might be a useful tool to bring on your travels. Through the corresponding app, it can translate 44 languages. Of course, the main reason for this $99 purchase is the app, which you will receive a “lifetime subscription” to. However, that’s not enough to warrant that kind of money, so it makes sense that it can do a lot more than act as a microphone to pick up foreign vernacular.

This has a full-color LED caller ID-display, a noise-canceling microphone, speakers loud enough for music or speakerphone calls, and a headphone jack. It’s available in black, red, or white, and will give you 3 hours of talk time, or 60 hours of standby. If you stray too far from your phone, it will vibrate to alert you that you’re leaving your lifeline behind. Of course, it can also tell the time, which basically makes this a smartwatch that works in tandem with a translation app.

Available for purchase on SpeechTrans, found via redferret