The Pilot smart earpiece translates between users speaking different languages
Stable, Modern and
Available In 5 Languages
The Way It Works
Using designed noise-canceling microphones, the Pilot earpiece filters out ambient noise from the speech of someone talking
The translation process occurs using speech recognition, machine translation and machine learning as well as speech synthesis technologies
The second earpiece returns the translation. This all happens simultaneously without interruption, as each person speaks to one another
Pilot is designed to allow two users speaking different languages to converse freely
Pilot can also be used to listen to the app translations, stream music or make and receive calls
15K+ people have pre-ordered the Pilot translating earpiece
I can’t wait for this to be released next year so I can finally have a real conversation with my brother and sister in laws who only speak Spanish.
As one of the very first backers, I’m extremely excited to be part of the world that will help it come to reality. Here’s to you Waverly Labs for making the world a smaller place!
I just moved to France and I’m learning French. I’ll likely be comfortably fluent by the time I get my pair. Still great to have while learning.
Pilot Translation Kit
Pilot Translation Kit
We’re currently taking pre-orders on Indiegogo.
The mobile app as the first version of the translation system will be released in the Fall of 2016. The Pilot earpiece, which provides the full translation experience, will be out by Spring 2017.
Pilot includes a second earpiece (such as for wireless music streaming), a battery charger (for additional charges on the go) and an accompanying app that toggles between languages.
Full retail for the earpieces will cost $299* USD, and will include selected languages. Additional languages will be available to download by language groups.
*prices subject to change without notice
We are rst introducing latin/romance languages this summer (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese), however additional languages will be released next fall, including Germanic, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Slavic and East Asian.
No. This first generation does not translate everything happening around you. It only translates with people who also have the Pilot earpiece. Future generations will be developed to translate everything around you.
If someone does not have an earpiece, they can use the smartphone app which is included. Also, the app can be used on speakerphone for conferences.
Currently the translation only takes a couple of seconds of delay, but we are working very hard to get this lag shorter and we will release updates to the app with every improvement.
No, machine translation is not perfect and it will make mistakes sometimes, but the more people use it the better the translation engine becomes.
We are developing an online version so that you can use it while traveling overseas without a data connection, but it will not be released in the first version of pilot.
Every language has various dialects and the earpiece is designed to translate common dialects, although thick accents could disrupt this and cause improper translations.
We will invite a selected group of the early bird supporters to become beta testers. More information will be released soon.