With some bone conduction headphones (I've got some Trekz Air headphones) it's 
ok. You can cut down on the chatter by turning off some announcements and 
speeding up the speech, but from what I can tell, it's only British English 
which in general is not a problem, but it would be nice if there were an 
American English voice option since some of the pronunciations can be rather . 
. . dynamic with the foreign accent. 
I don't know how comfortable I'd be walking around with anything over my ears 
like that in general, but some folks are better at this than others I suppose.
The around me and ahead of me feature are nice in that they can offer context 
to what's around you instead of just focusing on the destination.
Also, the Trekz aren't going to score you any style points if presentation is 
important to you. Not the type of headphones you're going to want to wear if 
you have to deal with meetings or need to be in any sort of professional 
setting and so on.

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From: viphone@googlegroups.com [mailto:viphone@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of 
M. Taylor
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:19 AM
To: viphone@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: Soundscape

Hello Kelby,

I installed this app on my 8 Plus last week but have yet to launch it.  

I will do so this week and post my observations, on-list.  

The app sounds intriguing.  I will probably use my Apple EarPods, the first 
time out.

Of course, I am eager to learn of others' findings, as well.

Mark

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From: viphone@googlegroups.com [mailto:viphone@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Kelby Carlson
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 9:49 AM
To: viphone@googlegroups.com
Subject: Soundscape

Starting a separate thread on this since from what I can tell nobody has talked 
about this app yet.


It looks as though Soundscape is pretty similar to BlindSquare in terms of the 
things it can call out and announce, with the big new feature being the 3D 
sound. This, however, assumes one has headphones that can safely be used 
outside, and this definitely isn't the case for me with only earbuds and over 
the ear headphones. So my question is is Soundscape even worth trying out and 
mostly just focusing on the non-3D announcements like interesections? From what 
I understand it has more up to date maps than BlindSquare.

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