Listen: Your Pilot is Listening

Listen mode is one of those projects that seemed so futuristic we didn’t think we’d be able to release it with the first version of Pilot, but much like Alexander Graham Bell accidentally discovering that the telephone receiver could send and receive voice messages, we discovered that Pilot could interpret speech within a close proximity.


To our amazement, we realized that if a user was within a close distance, a maximum of 3 to 5 feet depending on the environment and the volume of the speaker, Pilot can capture their speech and interpret it directly in your ear. There’s no need to share a secondary Pilot or other setup.


“First, I want to say that I am completely in love with this product. You have made an amazing piece of technology, and improved both my personal and professional lives. I use your product mainly for the LISTEN mode at work. As a firefighter in a community of over 160,000 it has been a great tool to communicate with non English speakers in a crisis.” -Rylie


There is still a lot of work our team needs to complete before it’s a fluid and perfect solution, but this is truly the first step in developing a translating earpiece which will eventually translate everything around you.

In the meantime, we’ve made some software improvement to increase the accuracy of the translations. We also added a toggle arrow at the bottom of the screen which will easily let you switch between the two selected languages; this will help if you want to quickly reply and show the translation screen to your partner so they can see the translation from your smartphone.

For further information, see our How To guide: https://support.waverlylabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000492794-Listen-Mode

It was delivered and we've had a chance to use the pilot. Both my wife and I have been blown away by how accurate the translation is. My wife who is from Berlin speaks English German polish and some Russian and remarked how accurate the inflection of the spoken translations were.

Robert Waggoner

It does not matter for your late answer. Your success is the cause. I did receive the package finally. I read after your ticket your article that explained this inconvenience. Thank you. And forward for the use of your revolutionary device.

Alexandre Heissat

I am so excited to finally be receiving the 2 pairs of pilot earpieces, that my wife and I went and upgraded our iPhones. What you have done for the communications industry is absolutely incredible and I hope you are recognized for that. Thank you so much!

John Hines

OMG they are amazing! My husband (an aerospace engineer from France) is enthralled with them. We live in Canada. This could totally be a game changer when I lead tours abroad – I only speak English

Debra Curle

Received Pilot today - amazing is all I can say. Good worth the wait I must say, now I just have to test them out with native speakers - sounds authentic and correct to me but I only speak some German and Spanish - none of the others but have to say I am impressed.

Marvin Presnall

Thank you very much, for having made my reality of being able to communicate with other people in other languages, it works very well and I think it will change my life for the better. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, I want to congratulate all of you who are part of the Waverly team.

Ignacio Torres

It was delivered and we've had a chance to use the pilot. Both my wife and I have been blown away by how accurate the translation is. My wife who is from Berlin speaks English German polish and some Russian and remarked how accurate the inflection of the spoken translations were.

Robert Waggoner

It does not matter for your late answer. Your success is the cause. I did receive the package finally. I read after your ticket your article that explained this inconvenience. Thank you. And forward for the use of your revolutionary device.

Alexandre Heissat

I am so excited to finally be receiving the 2 pairs of pilot earpieces, that my wife and I went and upgraded our iPhones. What you have done for the communications industry is absolutely incredible and I hope you are recognized for that. Thank you so much!

John Hines

OMG they are amazing! My husband (an aerospace engineer from France) is enthralled with them. We live in Canada. This could totally be a game changer when I lead tours abroad – I only speak English

Debra Curle

Received Pilot today - amazing is all I can say. Good worth the wait I must say, now I just have to test them out with native speakers - sounds authentic and correct to me but I only speak some German and Spanish - none of the others but have to say I am impressed.

Marvin Presnall

Thank you very much, for having made my reality of being able to communicate with other people in other languages, it works very well and I think it will change my life for the better. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, I want to congratulate all of you who are part of the Waverly team.

Ignacio Torres

It was delivered and we've had a chance to use the pilot. Both my wife and I have been blown away by how accurate the translation is. My wife who is from Berlin speaks English German polish and some Russian and remarked how accurate the inflection of the spoken translations were.

Robert Waggoner

It does not matter for your late answer. Your success is the cause. I did receive the package finally. I read after your ticket your article that explained this inconvenience. Thank you. And forward for the use of your revolutionary device.

Alexandre Heissat

I am so excited to finally be receiving the 2 pairs of pilot earpieces, that my wife and I went and upgraded our iPhones. What you have done for the communications industry is absolutely incredible and I hope you are recognized for that. Thank you so much!

John Hines

OMG they are amazing! My husband (an aerospace engineer from France) is enthralled with them. We live in Canada. This could totally be a game changer when I lead tours abroad – I only speak English

Debra Curle

Received Pilot today - amazing is all I can say. Good worth the wait I must say, now I just have to test them out with native speakers - sounds authentic and correct to me but I only speak some German and Spanish - none of the others but have to say I am impressed.

Marvin Presnall

Thank you very much, for having made my reality of being able to communicate with other people in other languages, it works very well and I think it will change my life for the better. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, I want to congratulate all of you who are part of the Waverly team.

Ignacio Torres

It was delivered and we've had a chance to use the pilot. Both my wife and I have been blown away by how accurate the translation is. My wife who is from Berlin speaks English German polish and some Russian and remarked how accurate the inflection of the spoken translations were.

Robert Waggoner

It does not matter for your late answer. Your success is the cause. I did receive the package finally. I read after your ticket your article that explained this inconvenience. Thank you. And forward for the use of your revolutionary device.

Alexandre Heissat

I am so excited to finally be receiving the 2 pairs of pilot earpieces, that my wife and I went and upgraded our iPhones. What you have done for the communications industry is absolutely incredible and I hope you are recognized for that. Thank you so much!

John Hines

OMG they are amazing! My husband (an aerospace engineer from France) is enthralled with them. We live in Canada. This could totally be a game changer when I lead tours abroad – I only speak English

Debra Curle

Received Pilot today - amazing is all I can say. Good worth the wait I must say, now I just have to test them out with native speakers - sounds authentic and correct to me but I only speak some German and Spanish - none of the others but have to say I am impressed.

Marvin Presnall

Thank you very much, for having made my reality of being able to communicate with other people in other languages, it works very well and I think it will change my life for the better. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, I want to congratulate all of you who are part of the Waverly team.

Ignacio Torres

It was delivered and we've had a chance to use the pilot. Both my wife and I have been blown away by how accurate the translation is. My wife who is from Berlin speaks English German polish and some Russian and remarked how accurate the inflection of the spoken translations were.

Robert Waggoner

It does not matter for your late answer. Your success is the cause. I did receive the package finally. I read after your ticket your article that explained this inconvenience. Thank you. And forward for the use of your revolutionary device.

Alexandre Heissat

I am so excited to finally be receiving the 2 pairs of pilot earpieces, that my wife and I went and upgraded our iPhones. What you have done for the communications industry is absolutely incredible and I hope you are recognized for that. Thank you so much!

John Hines

OMG they are amazing! My husband (an aerospace engineer from France) is enthralled with them. We live in Canada. This could totally be a game changer when I lead tours abroad – I only speak English

Debra Curle

Received Pilot today - amazing is all I can say. Good worth the wait I must say, now I just have to test them out with native speakers - sounds authentic and correct to me but I only speak some German and Spanish - none of the others but have to say I am impressed.

Marvin Presnall

Thank you very much, for having made my reality of being able to communicate with other people in other languages, it works very well and I think it will change my life for the better. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, I want to congratulate all of you who are part of the Waverly team.

Ignacio Torres