Kapten Plus FAQ What is Kapten Plus? The Kapten Plus is a stand alone GPS unit. It is the size of a box of matches and is controlled by voice commands. Is Kapten Plus a product designed for the visually impaired? The original Kapten was designed for motorists. It was designed to be used without a screen. The manufacturer saw the benefits of Kapten to the visually impaired. Kapten Plus has been redesigned to include features asked for by visually impaired users. What can Kapten Plus do? By using voice commands Kapten Plus can guide you to a destination. Kapten Plus has built-in maps for the UK. It can take your current location and guide you to an address anywhere in the UK. You give Kapten Plus instructions and details of where you want to go. What are Kapten Plus's features? spoken turn by turn navigation for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Your route is determined by your mode of transport ensuring you take the most appropriate route. For example, in pedestrian mode, Kapten will direct you along the shortest route avoiding motorways and taking advantage of shortcuts through parks and one way streets. Built-in speech recognition enables you to enter addresses, change navigation modes, listen to music and control all its functions and features just using your voice. In addition to navigation, the Kapten Plus also has a voice recorder, MP3 player and FM radio built-in. It is also supplied within a silicone case to help protect it. UK and Ireland maps pre-installed with four navigation modes; pedestrian, bike, motorbike and car track your movements and save your favourite and most used routes waypoint marking using "K-tags" enables you to save addresses and locations. You can add your own voice memo to each K-tag so you can navigate to it again or in free navigation mode, be notified when you next pass nearby free navigation mode provides a description of what's nearby including street names, crossroads, points of interest (POI's) and nearby "K-tags". navigate through several public transport systems; London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow. It can help you navigate through these systems with step by step instructions and estimated journey times. For example, if you are in London you can programme your departure and destination tube stations and it will give you the estimated journey time, which tube line to take and how many stops there are, where to change lines (if required) and how long it will take for each leg. map discovery mode enables you to explore around any place in the country and familiarise yourself with the area before you visit. Built-in FM radio which uses the GPS to find local radio stations. A built-in MP3 player which you control with voice input. How do I control Kapten Plus? The Kapten Plus is supplied with both earbuds and a speaker. Both the Earbuds and speaker cable have a microphone which you use to control Kapten Plus. You can use a combination of voice instructions and key presses to control Kapten Plus. There is a built-in help guide, manual and easily accessible list of Kapten Plus's voice control commands. How good is Kapten Plus's voice recognition? Unlike computer-based voice recognition systems, You don't have to train Kapten Plus to recognise your voice. If you speak clearly and slowly then Kapten Plus will usually recognise what you are saying. What is the quality of the voice on Kapten Plus? Kapten plus uses a female voice which is clear and intelligible even in noisy environments. How accurate is Kapten Plus's GPS? Like any other GPS system, Kapten Plus will usually be accurate to within 10-30 metres depending on the number of satellites in view at any one time. Do I need a computer to use Kapten Plus? Access to a computer is needed as Kapten Plus frequently is updated with data that helps with a more accurate GPS signal. New firmware is regularly made available to improve Kapten Plus features. This is automatically installed if available when Kapten Plus is connected to a computer. Kapten Plus is supplied with Kapmanager software. Is the Kapmanager software accessible? The Kapmanager software has been tested with JAWs and is accessible. How do I charge Kapten Plus? Kapten Plus can be charged via USB on a computer or from a USB charger. Kapten Plus is supplied with a USB cable for charging but not with a USB charger. What's in the Kapten Plus box? Supplied with silicone case, portable speaker, USB with integrated microphone, earphones, two USB cables and lanyard.
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