Google launched new features to help hearing-impaired people final 12 months, together with the Reside Transcribe app, which turns speech into simply readable textual content. The app gained new capabilities back in May, and now it is getting even smarter and extra useful due to new sound notifications that alert customers about issues like crying infants or barking canines.

The Reside Transcribe app makes use of your cellphone’s microphone to acknowledge ten totally different noises like hearth alarms, home equipment beeping, and knocking at doorways. It is form of just like the performance that rolled out on the Pixel Buds earlier this 12 months. This new function sends push notifications when important sounds are detected close by. It might probably additionally flash the digital camera gentle or vibrate the cellphone to rapidly name consideration to the alert. Because it’s made doable by machine studying, it really works utterly offline and does not require sending any knowledge to Google.

Within the Timeline view, customers can look by a sound historical past of the previous a number of hours to get extra of a way for what kinds of noises preceded totally different occasions, which could possibly be useful. It reveals when and for the way lengthy a sound occurred. And in an surprising flip of occasions, Google really remembered that Put on OS exists, and when a noise is picked up by the Reside Transcribe app, it may buzz your wrist.

The Timeline view reveals precisely when particular sounds occured.

To allow Sound Notifications, head to Settings->Accessibility->Sound Notifications and allow the toggle. And should you do not use a Pixel cellphone with the app preinstalled, you will have to obtain the Reside Transcribe app from APK Mirror or the Play Retailer first.

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