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If you are seeking an app that will help you stay familiar with your
surroundings then this one is for you.
Please read on!
Meet Microsoft Soundscape
Microsoft Soundscape uses 3D audio technology to enhance your awareness of
what is around you, and thereby help you get around and explore your
Soundscape will place audio cues and labels in 3D space such that they sound
like they are coming from the direction of the points of interest, parks,
roads and other features in your
You will need a pair of stereo headsets that you feel comfortable wearing
outdoors. For example, bone conduction headsets, Apple AirPods and in-ear
open headphones have proven to work
Soundscape is designed to live in the background and provide you with
effortless ambient awareness. Therefore, feel free to use it in conjunction
with other apps such as podcasts, audio books,
email and even GPS navigation.
As you walk, Soundscape will automatically call out the key points of
interest, roads and intersections that you pass. These can be adjusted and
turned on and off.
An audio beacon can be placed on a point of interest, and you will hear it
as you move around. You can place an audio beacon on a point of interest
that you would like to track such as your
destination, a point to return to or a landmark you are familiar with.
“My location” describes your current location and the direction you are
“Around me” describes nearby points of interest in each of the four cardinal
directions, helping with orientation. Try this out when getting off a bus or
leaving a train station.
“Ahead of me” describes points of interest in front of you, for example when
walking down the street.
Current Version: 1.1 (March 19, 2018)
Read Microsoft Soundscape’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more
Visit Microsoft Soundscape’s App Store page
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