Australian startup company Lingmo International has launched Time2Translate (T2T) series of smartwatch which can translate upto 9 international languages in real time. The watches come in two variants, Time2Translate Lifestyle and Time2Translate Executive at a price of USD 699 and USD 899, respectively.
The company is offering a discount of 20 percent if one uses a code -- THINK20 -- during purchase.. Customers across the world can expect the watch to be delivered by April.
The watch utilises IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence technology and can make real time translation of nine languages which include Mandarin, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Arabic and English.
According to Danny May, Co-Founder and CEO of Lingmo voice messaging is rising not only in the consumer market for social interaction, but in China. As an example, the top two reasons for using messaging apps is for team collaboration and professional networking.
“In the past, translation capabilities by computers were restricted by the systems translating word-for-word, which frequently resulted in miscommunication as they could not interpret the context of the word in the phrase or sentence,” said May. “By enabling Lingmo with AI technology we break down that barrier and edge towards human parity for translation accuracy.”
Specifications of Time2Translate
As mentioned above, T2T comes in two variants, the USD 699 Time2Translate Lifestyle and the USD 899 Time2Translate Executive. While the T2T Lifestyle model comes in a black silicon wrist band, the premium T2T Executive model comes in a stainless frame with a leather wrist band.
Both the watches can operate independently without the need of a smartphone and functions on a Nano-SIM. While the T2T Lifestyle model comes with 4 GB inbuilt memory, the T2T Executive model comes with an 8 GB inbuilt memory.
Both the models support Wi-Fi connection and come equipped with 512 MB RAM and 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display.
T2T smartwatches can connect to a Bluetooth speaker and has a Press-to-Talk feature allowing the user to talk for up to 32 seconds. Both the models have in-built speaker and a microphone and miscellaneous features such as a GPS, heart monitor and pedometer.