Microsoft Translator app for Android, iPhone, Apple Watch and Android Wear have been updated to support new conversation feature so that it can translate face to face conversations in a more natural way by simultaneously using your smartwatch and phone. It uses the same Microsoft Translator speech translation engine that powers Skype Translator and is optimized for translating full conversations, not just short sentences. Microsoft Translator app for these platforms were released back in August.
“Individuals then speak into their wearable device and receive a translation on their phone, which then can be handed to another person, who can continue the dialogue—creating natural, translated conversation,” said Microsoft. Even if you don’t have an Apple Watch or Android Wear smartwatch, you can use your phone alone in split-screen mode.
New features in Microsoft Translator for Android and iPhone
- Have natural conversations in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. More languages are coming soon!
- Use your smart watch and phone together to enable conversations without huddling around a single phone
- Translator conversation history is tagged with your location and reviewable in any participating language