Stand-alone translation equipment is more expensive, but they can also do more work. They can translate in real time without the help of any external technology. Their screens are easy to operate and do not require users to carry multiple devices at once.
When the application on the phone or tablet can actually do the work, the device that needs the application can also act as a speaker. One of the advantages of devices that require apps is that they can receive software updates on a regular basis without your efforts.
1. Required connection
In order for your language translation device to work properly, you may need one of the following connections: WiFi, hotspot, SIM card or data package. The most common connections will be WiFi and hotspots, as they are the easiest way to connect when traveling abroad.
2. Language skills
One of the most important things to consider when choosing a language translation device is how many languages it can translate and which languages it can translate. These devices can translate anywhere between six to 106 different languages. The average is about 50.
3. Battery Life
It is important to understand the battery life of the selected machine. Think about how you plan to use the language translation device, and you need it if you don't use the charger for a long time. Most of these devices have rechargeable batteries that can be charged via a USB cable. The most active usage time is 8 to 24 hours.
1. Easy to Set Up
Using translation applications in conversations is clumsy. You need to unlock the phone, swipe and find the app, then select all the correct settings. When you compare it to a physical device, the latter is easier to use due to its simplicity. You just need to pull it out of your pocket and press the "record" button to start.
You need to switch between their language and your own, which can be frustrating when you try to have a smooth conversation. Not to mention that certain messages and notifications will keep popping up to distract you.
A well-designed smart translator should have two recording buttons specifically for the native language and foreign language. You can use it to translate two languages at the same time, which allows you to have real-time conversations with foreign partners. The translation speed is also faster, so you don’t need to wait a few seconds each time you speak. Obviously, there will be no interference or interference from other smartphone apps during the call
3. Battery and data usage
Today, all of us rely heavily on our smartphones. Imagine if you continue to use the translation application, it will drain all the battery of your phone. Not only will you no longer be able to talk to locals, but you will basically lose all the functions of your smartphone. What a disastrous situation! If the app uses up all the data in the prepaid SIM card you purchased for travel, the same situation may happen. Naturally, we need a separate translation device to release the phone and avoid the above situation.
1. Picture and Voice Translation
If you plan to use public transportation or travel abroad, image and voice translation is very important. Using this feature, your language translation device can take a picture of a logo or other text, read it, and then translate it back to English. This feature is usually only available for the most popular languages on the translation device.
2. Noise Cancellation
Noise reduction technology can filter out surrounding sounds and isolate the nearest sound. This is helpful if you are on a busy city street or in a crowded party. This feature may be useful to everyone at once or once.
3. Economical Choice
You only pay once, no matter where you are or how long it takes, the smart translator will always be with you.