[access-uk] Re: trekker breeze walk podcast

Hi Ray,

Until recently, I would have said you need a phone and GPS receiver.
However, with the N82 having the best GPS receiver built in I have seen on a
phone, and the N95 8GB not far behind it, you can easily do it now with just
a phone and Talks and Wayfinder.

I agree with David that there is a market for the Breeze, but not at that
price.  Maybe 250 or so for that kind of functionality, but not nearly 500
quid.

All the best

Steve

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Rays Home
Sent: Sunday 20 July 2008 06:27
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: trekker breeze walk podcast

I wade gingerly into this topic, but can someone please clarify?  Do you 
need just a mobile phone to host the Way Finder software, or do you need a 
GPS receiver too?

If I were looking to justify the outlay on one of the mobiles being 
discussed on the other thread then that investment serving as a platform for

Way finder with nout else to purchase, except Talks, then it does sound 
quite interesting.

So, any comments welcome.

Cheers,
Ray.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "john coley" <johncoley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: trekker breeze walk podcast


> Hi Peter, I listened to the Wayfinder clip as well and I aggree with you. 
> Granted, being a mobile phone based thing someone would need the phone and

> the speech software, but a lot of people now have that, so given that 
> Wayfinder sounds like a reasonably priced and efficient system.
>                    John.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Peter Beasley" <pjbeasley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 11:56 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: trekker breeze walk podcast
>
>
> I took a listen to that and that is exactly the sort of information that I
> would want not what we were hearing from that trecker breeze demo.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "john coley" <johncoley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 3:00 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: trekker breeze walk podcast
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>
>> Hi Peter, I've done a Google search to see what I could find with regard 
>> to Wayfinder Access podcasts, and have only found one so far. It was done

>> last year by a guy in the States. The link is
>> http://www.triumphonic.com/demos/wfademo.mp3
>>  I'll keep on looking. If anyone finds one please could they post the 
>> link?
>>                John.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Peter Beasley" <pjbeasley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 2:27 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: trekker breeze walk podcast
>>
>>
>> I am not that impressed. Has anyone done a similar walkcast using 
>> wayfinder
>> access?
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "john coley" <johncoley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 1:59 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: trekker breeze walk podcast
>>
>>
>>> Hi Ray, it really was farcical. When I first heard about them I'd been 
>>> very interested in getting one, but not now. When you get a minute have 
>>> a listen. I'm sure you'll aggree. The link to the podcast is
>>>
http://www.tandt-consultancy.com/sounds/podcast/july08/12-treckerbreezewalk.
mp3
>>>                    John.
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Rays Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 6:42 AM
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: trekker breeze walk podcast
>>>
>>>
>>>> John, had to smile at these thoughts of yours.  I can tell you of at 
>>>> least two points of interest, the Thisle Hotel or maybe Straf-Allan, 
>>>> and the Garden House pub across the road.  Of course there are many 
>>>> hotels around that area too.  You mean to say none of this came up?
>>>>
>>>> Folks, save your four or five hundred quid and get something better!
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Ray.
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "john coley" <johncoley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] trekker breeze walk podcast
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi everybody, I'm awaiting with interest peoples' comments now we've 
>>>>> had opportunity to hear the Trekker Breeze. Judging by the comments of

>>>>> those on the walk they were less than impressed with its performance. 
>>>>> It only announced one road junction, and that was it. Noannouncements 
>>>>> of surrounding features, pubs, theatres, etc, as Humanware claim in 
>>>>> their blerb it will announce. The only ttwo things that were announced

>>>>> were a trash bin and the sight village gates, both of which had been 
>>>>> manually entered as landmarks.
>>>>>  A lady asked the question if she was going to the hospital by taxi 
>>>>> and then walking back would the trekker breeze take her home. The guy 
>>>>> from Humanware said it would, but the taxi would have to take the 
>>>>> exact route she'd walk.
>>>>>  In another part of the podcast someone asked about announcements of 
>>>>> surrounding features, and one of the items consisted of a snatch of 
>>>>> conversation between walkers, which the unit said was 400 feet from a 
>>>>> road junction.
>>>>>  Over the whole walk there were very few announcements. I take it the 
>>>>> Humanware rep was sighted. The best test of it would have been for the

>>>>> walk to have been done with the blind party, without the sighted guy, 
>>>>> just using the trekker breeze.
>>>>>  Given how little it would seem to be able to do without being told I 
>>>>> think the price is excessive.
>>>>>                    John.
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