[access-uk] Re: GPS

  • From: "Carol.Pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:44:58 +0100

I realise this and that's one of the things I don't like about Bluetooth.

Thanks though for pointing it out as I may not have known.

Carol P

----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:11 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS


Hi Carol,

Well Bluetooth usually only has a 10 metre range. So you won't get it
housewide.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Carol.Pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Redacted sender
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Sent: 30 August 2015 17:21
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS

Actually, I wouldn't agree, Steve, entirely, in that I don't think it's
always easily heard in very busy conditions..

I like mine but don't use it a lot because it annoys me that I can go out of

range of my phone in the house, so need to take both. (Having said that,
some bluetooth earpieces do this as well and go out of range in our home.)

Carol P

----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:15 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS


Hi,

No, it is quite loud enough to just hear it on your wrist.

Blindsquare supports it quite well on the iPhone. using the prev and next
to go to different options and the middle button, play/pause or answer to
select.

All the best

Steve

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of
Les Smithson
Sent: 30 August 2015 12:12
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS



Oops. My brain said Bluetooth, my fingers typed USB.

How does it compare to using GPS with Aftershocks, or a phone's built
in speakers in a shirt pocket. Would I have to walk down the street
with the watch held to my ear in order to hear it?

NotNav/NowNav already support some media keys - play/pause and next
for instance. It would be easy to extend this to add more.



Steve Nutt writes:
> Hi,
>
> It's a Bluetooth speaker, not USB. And yes, everyone can hear it, but
it's
> quite good to hear GPS if you are walking.
>
> All the best
>
> Steve
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf
Of
> Les Smithson
> Sent: 29 August 2015 13:49
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS
>
>
> Maybe. What I've worked out from their web site is that its a USB
> connected speaker on a wristband, with some media control buttons. If
> that's correct then how do you hear what the thing is playing? Can
> everyone around you hear it, and how does it do on a traffic laden
> street?
>
>
>
>
> Steve
> Nutt writes: > Hi Les,
> >
> > Would you consider putting some control into NowNav using the Bem
> Wireless
> > speakerband? We now sell it and it's a great little Bluetooth
> speaker
on
> > your wrist.
> >
> > All the best
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > --
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> > 77 Exeter Close
> > Stevenage
> > Hertfordshire
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> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
> Of
> > Les Smithson
> > Sent: 29 August 2015 12:06
> > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS
> >
> >
> > I've never used a Trecker, and rely on my smart phone GPS app to get
> > me about. I gather one of the attractions of the Trecker is that it
> > has physical buttons you can fiddle with in your pocket, which some
> > prefer to touch screens. I achieve a similar effect on the phone
> > using the media buttons on Bluetooth headphones. This is something I
> > plan to augment with a Flic button, if they ever deliver.
> >
> > https://flic.io/
> >
> >
> >
> > Shaun O'Connor writes:
> > >
> > > If truth be told the same technology ould easily be applied to
mobile
> > > phones at a fraction of the cost, apparrently the current breeze+
has
> > > addressed a few issues that where present in the previous one but
it
> > > still looks like brick.and personally I think it is overpriced.
> > > There is just no way that I would fork out £360 or whatever the
> current
> > > price is considering the margin of error potential in the device
even
> > > assuming proper usage.
> > > and certainly would not use it as a primary navigational aid
> > > either.especially having perused the user guide with a fine
toothcomb
> so
> > > to speak.
> > >
> > > ARB
> > >
> > > Shaun
> > >
> > >
> > > On 29/08/2015 09:36, Saqib wrote:
> > > > Hi. I consistently lost signal on the bus unless I sat next to
the
> > window. I just don't rate the Breeze at all. It use to take half an
hour
> to
> > get a signal as I use to place it on the windowcill and in that time
> I
> could
> > be well on my way to my chosen destination. I never really liked the
size
> of
> > the thing as it looks like a 90s brick phone. I hope they addressed
that
> > issue with the latest model.
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> > Behalf Of Janet Bell
> > > > Sent: 28 August 2015 10:01
> > > > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS
> > > >
> > > > the only way you lost signal on the bus would have been if
> people
> were
> > standing. It doesn't seem to happen so much with the new upgrade.
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Saqib Hussain
> > > > Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 9:36 AM
> > > > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > Subject: [access-uk] Re: GPS
> > > >
> > > > Hi. I still think that BlindSquare is a better solution as I > had
> tried
> > the breeze and didn't like it at all. I always use to lose GPS > signal
on
> the
> > buswhen I used the breeze. ent from my iPad Air 2
> > > >
> > > >> On 27 Aug 2015, at 10:53, Jackie Brown
<jackieannbrown62@xxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >> I thought some of you might find my observations on a couple > of
GPS
> > > >> products interesting or useful.
> > > >>
> > > >> I was asked to attend an event this week to talk about using
> > > >> technology to assist with mobility. I have been loaned an
> Apple
> Watch
> > > >> and new Trekker
> > > >> Breeze+ to facilitate this. So, on Tuesday, we travelled by
> car
to
> > > >> Newcastle in County Down which is roughly 80 miles away from
where
> we
> > > >> live.
> > > >> I put the postcode of the hotel where we were staying > overnight
> into
> > > >> Apple Maps on my iPhone, and set it for driving. I turned on
the
> > > >> Breeze+, but didn't put in a postcode as I wanted to see what
> feedback
> > > >> it would give me in the car on free mode.
> > > >>
> > > >> A female voice on the Maps app gave instructions. When we
> approached
> > > >> roundabouts and turns, the watch tapped me on my wrist to
indicate
> the
> > > >> actions required, a couple for left and more for right.
Meanwhile,
> > > >> Breeze+
> > > >> told me streets and major roads we were passing, indicating
> when
we
> > > >> needed to negotiate roundabouts and major junctions etc. Our
> friend
> > > >> driving had his SatNav on but muted so he could hear what my
toys
> were
> > > >> saying. He found both devices really interesting for > different
> > > >> reasons. He liked the way
> > > >> Breeze+ announced things we were passing, but also the way the
> watch
> > > >> Breeze+ kept
> > > >> tapping me as we approached something that required an action.
> > > >>
> > > >> On the whole, it isn't my bag, and I wouldn't pay £300 for a
watch
> > > >> that requires you to be tied to your phone in order to use it
most
> of
> > the time.
> > > >> Trekker Breeze+ was more interesting as it provided a lot of
> feedback
> > > >> on my surroundings. The new version is way better than the
> previous
> > > >> take as I got a signal immediately, and never heard the famous
> phrase
> > > >> "street with no name."
> > > >>
> > > >> I also took my BEM Bluetooth wireless wristband and paired it
with
> my
> > > >> phone during the talk so that people could get some idea of > its
> use.
> > > >> I think the
> > > >> Breeze+ came out on top though.
> > > >>
> > > >> An interesting couple of days.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Kind Regards,
> > > >>
> > > >> Jackie Brown
> > > >> Emails: thebrownsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >> jackieannbrown62@xxxxxxxxx
> > > >> jackie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info
> > > >> Read my EyeWrite blog: www.thebrownsplace.info/?page_id=136
> > > >> Follow me on Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> > > >> Skype: thejackmate
> > > >>
> > > >>
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