[access-uk] Re: Satnav app suggestions

  • From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:50:39 +0100

Hi,

And if you double tap the middle button, I understand you can issue voice
commands to your phone without getting it out of your pocket too.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Saqib Hussain
Sent: 09 July 2014 09:22
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Satnav app suggestions

Hi. Yes it's a great speaker. The speaker has 3 buttons and an power
button. When it powers on! It will tell you as it's audable. There are
3 buttons which can be used for music play back and you can use basic
functionality like skipping tracks. The middle button works as the
menu for BlindSquare and the button which is towards you is the one
which gives your current location. That's if you are wearing the band
on your left wrist.

On 08/07/2014, Kevin Cussick <the.big.white.shepherd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,   thanks for this taken a punt as well hope it's a good speaker.
>
> On 08/07/2014 12:45, Saqib wrote:
>> Hi Ibrahim. Here is the link to it.
>>
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bem-Wireless-Speaker-Wearable-Wrist/dp/B00KDGBT8S/re
f=sr_1_5/277-4806707-1338960?ie=UTF8&qid=1404819692&sr=8-5&keywords=bem+spea
ker
>>
>> BlindSquare have done a podcast on demonstrating this speaker. If you do
a
>> search for BlindSquare on Youtube! Then you should be able to locate the
>> video.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>> Of Ibrahim Gucukoglu
>> Sent: 08 July 2014 11:10
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Satnav app suggestions
>>
>> Hi Saqib
>>
>> Tell me about this wristband speaker you have, sounds like something I
>> could use. I said, for whatever reason BlindSquare just does not work for
>> me, I can't get used to the app. I'm definitely going to try though, it
>> sounds like it could be a very useful supplemental aid.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On 8 Jul 2014, at 10:45, carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> <carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>
>>> Curious! What's this wristband speaker you have? Do you find it loud
>>> enough in all situations?
>>>
>>> Carol P
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Saqib Hussain <saqibh23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To:  access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> CC:
>>> Date: Tuesday, 8 July 2014 9.40 am
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Satnav app suggestions
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hi. I've tried both and BlSquare is the app for me. I've saved so
>>>> many locations which have helped me and I've found that I don't really
>>>> have to utilise a third party navigation app like Apple Maps or Google
>>>> Maps allot of the time. This app is every bit as good as the Trekker
>>>> and is allot sharper.  It's also helpful to get telephone numbers for
>>>> all the POIs as one can call and enquire about any of them. I like the
>>>> new feature where I can use BlSquare with my Bluetooth Speaker
>>>> wrist band. I can get my location by pressing one button and
>>>> BlSquare keeps me updated anyway. The wrist band speaker has meant
>>>> that I can keep my phone in my pocket and this is a good thing as it's
>>>> not exposed for opportunists. Just because we are VI doesn't mean we
>>>> won't get mugged.
>>>>
>>>> On 08/07/2014, Steve Nutt <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Whatever your opinion, it was a good commercial <Smile>.
>>>>
>>>> Seems silly to me though that basic features are missing, like not
>>>> being
>>>> able to enter your own waypoints.
>>>>
>>>> All the best
>>>>
>>>> Steve
>>>>
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>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
>>>> Of
>>>> Ibrahim Gucukoglu
>>>> Sent: 08 July 2014 00.39
>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Satnav app suggestions
>>>>
>>>> Hi.
>>>>
>>>> BlSquare with extras? An interesting way of putting it. I use the RNIB
>>>> Navigator app for three reasons. Firstly, if you purchase a three year
>>>> subscription it works out at about £30 a year, not at all unreasonable
>>>> given
>>>> the specialist nature of the app. Secondly, everything is under one
>>>> roof,
>>>> all the tools you need to navigate successfully, safely and reliably. I
>>>> have
>>>> spent some years using the free/multi App approach and although it has
>>>> its
>>>> benefits, I preferred the simplicity of it all in one. Finally, if we
>>>> are to
>>>> seriously encourage developers to consider GPS as a serious tool for
>>>> bl/partially sighted users, it is worth investing in the tools and
>>>> giving
>>>> developers the confidence to realise that there is a market for blind
>>>> users.
>>>> I'm confident that apps like RNIB Navigator will only get better with
>>>> time
>>>> however we need to ensure that we tell developers how much we
appreciate
>>>> the
>>>> work that they do by buying the product so that they have encouragement
>>>> to
>>>> develop it fur
>>>> ther. I don't mean to sound sanctimonious, this is just my opinion.
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 0was On 7 Jul 2014, at 23.45, Richard King <rking689@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 0was
>>> 0was I like Google maps and this can also be run in conjunction with
>>> blind
>>> 0was square or on its own. RNIBS Navigator app sounds good but I am not
>>> 0was prepared to pay £6.99 per month for a nap that is effectively
>>> BlSquare
>>> 0was with extras
>>> 0was
>>> 0was
>>> 0was Sent from my iPhone
>>> 0was
>>>>>> On 7 Jul 2014, at 22.24, BJ Edwards <bjthequill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I vote for "Bl square" you could also try "rnib navigator."
>>>>>>
>>>>>> bj
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Message composed on Granny Smith's typewriter.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 7 Jul 2014, at 22.19, "Mark Threadgold"
>>>>>>> <m.j.threadgold@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi all.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I am looking for a GPS satnav app for my iPhone for a Geocaching
>>>>>>> event
>>>>>>> I am
>>>>>>> taking part in. Although it's initially for this, I want one that
>>>>>>> will
>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>> more broadly useable in the future for general travel.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The obvious app that  springs to mind is TomTom, but are there any
>>>>>>> others
>>>>>>> better suited to the totally blind and the iPhone with voiceover?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Mark Threadgold
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Of all the things I have ever lost, the one I miss most is my
>>>>>>> mind...
>>>>>>>
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