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The Time2Translate Smartwatch Teaches You Nine Languages

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Why rely on Google Translate or Bixby to translate when you could own this Time2Translate smartwatch that will teach you foreign languages?

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” seems to be the mantra of the Time2Translate wearable from Lingmo.

The translating smartwatch has a microphone and speakers built into it that can be heard from up to 2 meters away. Using the IBM Watson platform and Lingmo’s software, it can translate your speech with 85% accuracy in English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and Arabic. #objectmagic

Those languages represent 90% of the world’s spoken words, so if you’re wearing a Time2Translate smartwatch, you should get along just fine during most travels abroad. You should also improve your vocabulary even faster than with Duolingo since you’ll be practicing way more.

Beyond the nifty translation feature, the Lingmo smartwatch also brings a lot of impressive tech on 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. That last one offers 13-15 hours of standby and 4-5 hours of active use.

The Time2Translate runs Android, has both Google Maps and Google Play, and uses its own Nano SIM card.

However, it won’t come cheap. A Time2Translate Lifestyle model with a black bezel and silicone strap will cost $699, while the Executive model goes for $899. For that price, you’ll get a stainless steel bezel and a leather strap, so it fits better with a smart outfit.

Pre-orders are already open and the watches will start shipping in April.

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