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Just as easy to use as your TV remote.
Small, discreet and well designed:
Single-hand operation with large, distinctive buttons
Direct buttons to functions & intuitive interface
Quick volume adjustment with volume wheel
Built-in highly sensitive GPS
Secondary external speaker
Built-in human sounding text-to-speech
Eight hours of battery life
Shoulder strap and carrying case for secure transportation
Size: 5x2x1 inches
Weight: 7 ounces
Support - English
Trekker Breez English includes free US map
CD Audio User's Guide
AC adapter NA
SD CARD 4GB
"Since I bought the Trekker Breeze two years ago I've only left the house without it twice, and both times I got lost”
Charles Clark is the North East Sensory Services' ICT officer based in Aberdeen. It's his job to keep up to date with what's new in the assistive technology arena and to offer information and advice to NESS's clients, so he knows a thing or two about technology.
"I know there are other GPS options available and I've tried using some of the mobile phone apps but never really got on with them. I bought the Breeze because I like to keep things simple."
The Trekker Breeze is a handheld GPS device with speech output, which provides additional information about your surroundings, such as street names, intersections, shops, cafes and train stations etc.
Charles is registered blind and is a Guide Dog user. He regularly travels independently.
"The last time I made the mistake of leaving the house without my Breeze I was going to the dentist, which is only a couple of minutes walk from my house. It's a route that my dog and I have done several times before so I was sure I'd be fine without it. Although I know the area really well I lost concentration momentarily and took a right fork off the street I was walking down - that was all it took for me to completely lose my bearings. Unfortunately my dog was lost too so I had to just stand and wait for someone to walk past so I could ask for help. It turned out I was only a minute away from the dental surgery.
If only I'd had my Breeze in my pocket I would have heard it announce the new street name when I inadvertently veered onto that right fork, so I'd have been able to correct my mistake straight away without being late for my appointment."
Since then, when leaving home, Charles always takes his Breeze with him for that extra peace of mind.
I walked to the Post Office today which is a good two miles one way. The best part, because it was such a nice day, my husband walked with me with the two Pugs as well I had Ms. Whisper (my Service Dog) with me. My husband has never really seen me walk with Whisper, my cane, and the Breeze. I walked in front as I had the Breeze. My husband offered no help except to tell me where there was ice or low hanging tree branches. He said he did not want to take away from any of my skills. He was totally amazed at my confidence and I knew exactly where I was at all times. I just have to remember to turn the volume down when I go inside, as I had the speaker attached and I had everyone turn around and then they all wanted to know about the Breeze.
The sense of freedom and triumph could probably only be understood by someone who, like me, had never been able to do something like this before unaccompanied. Thanks to the Breeze, this summer will be far less isolating for me than the last one. I've learned how to get to a mall and restaurant, my church, and a few other places including a centre where I volunteer once a week mentoring young people.
William Bielawski - New Zealand, Northlandbertand
It is really satisfying to see the growth in my clients’ independence as they realize what the Trekker Breeze enables them to do.
I don't know how I ever got along without the Breeze. It has kept me from getting lost, and made traveling more efficient for me on countless occasions.
Evelyn Martin - United States
I have been using a HumanWare Trekker Breeze since August 2010 and it's the best aid I have along with my cane. I think of my Breeze as a friend and a helper so I would really like to let people know what a huge difference the Breeze can make to their independence and freedom.