One of the many challenges when travelling to a different country is communication. Language barrier is often the most apparent problem travelers face as they try to experience different cultures and interact with different people from different countries.
Though advances in technology have improved translation services, there are still limitations especially when dealing with those that require internet connection to function. And sometimes, even with sufficient internet connection, translation apps have limited capacity to translate real time that conversations often appear unnatural.
Luckily, there are handled portable translator devices available specifically for traveling. These devices support two-way voice translation, making conversations between you and locals more accurate and natural-sounding.
These are some of the best handheld translation devices available right now:
Birgus Two Way Language Translator
This portable translator developed by Birgus features support for 70 different languages and boasts of 98% translation accuracy. This two-way language translator operates real time and quickly translates conversations with minimal delay, making conversations much more seamless. This device also transcribes all sentences it translates and saves important phrases for future use or reference. The only downside is this device requires an internet connection to experience all its features.
ODDO AI Language Translation
ODDO AI Language Translator operates by connecting to various translating apps like Google Translate. It supports around 40 different languages and makes use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to systematically learn keywords, phrases, and even accents for a more natural translation results. Utilizing AI in its translation also make it 95% accurate. Being a two-way translation device, it is able to translate two different languages simultaneously, which is very helpful during actual conversations.
Pulomi TT Easy Trans
This device by Pulom is able to quickly translate simple words and phrases from one language to another. This particular portable translator supports up to 52 different languages, and is the most affordable among the previously mentioned devices. The only disadvantage of using this device is it doesn’t support two-way translation and can only translate from a single-voice reference.