Awareness! The Headphone App

Awareness! The Headphone App

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*USING HEADPHONES JUST GOT SAFER AND MORE CONVENIENT* Listen to music AND the outside world - Walking, running, jogging, cycling, or even lounging, Awareness!® helps you hear what's happening around you - Want to talk without removing your headphones? just tap the mic icon on the Awareness!® screen.

NO IN-APP purchases - Every feature is INCLUDED in the price.

TESTED on iOS9 and up to iOS9.1 Beta3 all working well. Tested on iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s and new iPhone 6s


"Awareness!® listens for danger when you can't"


- The best Street Safety app, stay aware whatever you are listening to
- An aid for the blind and partially sighted – retain awareness using headphones
- A powerful hearing aid – louder than all hearing aid apps we’ve tried
- A Spy device for covert listening – can pick up conversations in rooms next door

Enjoy your music – but still hear danger
Awareness!® will interrupt your music for sudden loud noises like cars, screams or announcements. A must-have for joggers, cyclists and travellers. Perfect for exercising, jogging, awaiting a boarding call at the airport, or even listening to a podcast while watching kids in the playground.

You control how much outside sound is heard and when. No need to remove or re-adjust your earphones, even with noise cancelling or noise isolating headsets.

- Awareness!® could save your life, stop you missing a flight, or just let you listen & talk 

- Joggers & cyclists - hear that truck before it flattens you
- Travelers - watch a movie without missing your announcements
- Workers - listen to music but hear the phone ringing
- Multitaskers – talk to friends AND listen to music at the same time!

AWARENESS!® V2.9.1 is heavily refined, has full iPhone5 graphics, a new help system and includes all the features that were previously paid options.

- MUST HAVE a headset with an inline mic for best results
- iPADS can use internal mic for static use
- DOES NOT WORK with Bluetooth/Wireless
- WILL NOT WORK on iPhone 3G



5 Star "One of the most useful apps we’ve seen” - WHAT MOBILE


"One of The Best Sound Aware Apps" SUNDAY TIMES

"The app automatically set a level to allow us to hear the loud noises around us, including when someone asked us to borrow a chair from our table. At home it blissfully kept neighborhood sounds from interrupting our music listening but piped through dog barks warning us of a visitor." APPSHOPPER

"Without doubt the most important app around" User Review.

- iOS4.3 or above inc iOS9
- iPhone 6s/6/5/4s/4
- iPod Touch 5/4 (3 with headset)
- all iPads to date

Awareness!® listens to the outside world using the inline mic in your headset. If a sound passes a threshold you set, Awareness! feeds the sound into your headphones

- Auto or Manual Level Setting
.. choose the level at which sounds interrupt your music
.. or let the app monitor background levels at an interval of your choice.
- AutoPause - Pauses music when the mic is triggered (works on iOS Music Player only)
- ClearVoice - Makes speech picked up by the microphone clearer and easier to hear
- dB Noise Meter - A dB Meter which measures environmental noise
- Microphone - Manual override to listen to what’s going on around you
- Vibrate Alarm - Vibrates when mic is triggered - warns of dangerous local noise levels.
(Note: Works with all audio apps except Music Player)

• EAR CARE: If you need to turn the microphone volume up high, you may be listening to music too loudly


• SAFETY: NEVER wear headphones where there is any risk of personal danger!

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UPDATE OCT 2015: SUCCESSFULLY TESTED and working on iOS9 and up to iOS9.1 Beta5. Tested on iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s and new iPhone 6s

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