Lingmo, a company focused on smart translation technology, has sought to bring the convenience of translation technologies like Google Translate or Bixby with the elegance and class of a watch. With their Time2Translate smartwatch, Lingmo has found an excellent solution, bringing smart translation functionality to its well designed wearable. #objectmagic
The translating smartwatch uses the IBM Watson platform and Lingmo’s software, translating your speech with 85% accuracy in English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic. These languages represent 90% of the world’s spoken languages, so the Time2Translate smartwatch can serve as a intermediate translator almost anywhere you travel. With a built-in microphone and speakers that can be heard from up to 2 meters away, the smartwatch can pick up conversations you have and help you relay your messages to foreign language speakers.
While the translation features are obviously the smartwatch’s bread and butter, it does bring a lot of other impressive tech to your wrist. Under the 1.39 inch AMOLED touchscreen display there’s 4 GB of storage, a 2 MP camera, 512 MB of RAM, and a 350 mAh battery. This battery offers 13-15 hours of standby and 4-5 hours of active use. The Time2Translate watch runs on Android OS, has both Google Maps and Google Play, and uses its own Nano SIM card.
However, it won’t come cheap. The Time2Translate Lifestyle model with a black bezel and silicone strap will cost $699, while the Executive model will be $899. For that price, you’ll get a stainless steel bezel and a leather strap.
You can preorder the watches now and they will start shipping in April.