Awareness!® The Headphone App
Version 2.9.1 out now!
This is the latest full-price version, iOS7 compatible, with many internal, performance and code refinements.
We now have full iPhone 5 Retina Graphics and the new audio-core delivers a massive boost in mic volume so that you can hear over the loudest music.
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What is Awareness!®?
Awareness! is a unique app, that allows headphone/headset users to hear what’s going on around them, while listening to music (or any other audio) on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Awareness! uses your headset’s inline mic, to analyze your surroundings and feeds any important sounds straight into your headphones, over your music or audio book. Essency’s Patent Pending Real-Time DSP Engine, makes sure this happens instantaneously with no delays or echoes.
You can set a mic threshold level so that the mic is only switched on when a sound is louder than your background noise. Or you can adjust everything manually and tweak to your personal taste.
With Awareness! you can hear when the person next to you talks, or if out walking or cycling, when a car or truck blows its horn.
•• FOR LATEST VERSION & UPDATE INFO, PLUS CURRENT APP ISSUES (IF ANY?) SEE THE MAIN SUPPORT PAGE – HERE ••
ANY QUESTIONS or problems, mail us on Awareness! Support
AutoPause / Recommended default setting for maximum effectiveness
Pauses and resumes music when the outside noise exceeds the set microphone level so you never miss a thing! Great for audio books too.
NOTE: Only works with the iOS Music Player in your iDevice. Due to Apple systems restrictions, cannot pause video, internet radio apps, or other music players.
AutoSet listens to the sounds around you and automatically sets a microphone switching level to make sure you hear anything above normal background noise. AutoSet comes on each time Awareness! is started or when the Auto button on the main screen is tapped.
AutoSet Plus is an advanced version of AutoSet that checks and adjusts the mic threshold at a set interval of your choice ranging from every 30 secs to every 5 minutes (displayed in the UI). Great for when you are on the move and for more dynamic environments where background noise is continually changing, e.g., a noisy street or train station.
Makes any speech picked up by the microphone clearer and easier to hear.
dB Noise Meter
Upgrades the app meter to a Noise Meter which measures environmental noise and displays it as a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) measured in decibels. Featuring average dB and dBA scales. (NOTE: this meter is for entertainment purposes only)
Microphone Boost amplifies sounds picked up by the microphone, useful for listening in to distant sounds. Caution! Microphone Boost can make the volume very loud, please use responsibly and look after your ears.
Microphone Delay allows you to add a small delay before the microphone signal is triggered, this can help to prevent sounds like the wind or cable rub from inadvertently triggering the microphone. Use to fine-tune when running etc
Switches the mic on and off, useful for when you just want to have a quick listen to what’s going on around you.
NEW – now also can optionally pause music if AutoPause is selected, effectively acting as Push To Talk.
Vibrate / Noise Alarm
Makes an iDevice vibrate when the set mic threshold level is exceeded. This turns Awareness! into a useful noise alarm that could warn you when you are exposed to dangerous environmental noise levels. Can be used in conjunction with the dB Noise Meter. NOTE: Will not work when iOS Music Player is running but works with most other audio apps.
Awareness! has been built from the ground up to incorporate a simplified UI that’s optimised for VoiceOver for partially sighted users.
System Requirements See the bottom of the FAQ Page