customizing WeWALK’s Settings

To customize WeWALK’s settings, go to the preferences tab located at the bottom of the screen. The following items appear on the screen, respectively.

  • Obstacle detection: You can enable or disable WeWALK’s obstacle detection feature with this setting. When enabled, WeWALK detects obstacles in front of you.
  • Obstacle detection distance: The obstacle detection distance can be set from 80 CM to 165 CM. To set the optimum obstacle detection distance, we recommend you stand in front of a flat wall to test each setting and find the one that suits you best. To change the obstacle detection distance, you need to slide your finger up / down (when VoiceOver is on) in the adjustable field.
  • WeWALK volume: In this area, you can adjust the WeWALK volume level. There are three preset volume levels. You can slide your finger up / down in the adjustable field to change the setting. You will hear the horn sound from WeWALK’s speaker as you select each volume level.
  • Distance warning: When WeWALK and the phone move away from each other while the distance warning is enabled, a warning tone is played on both devices.
  • Horn: This button allows you to choose between using the horn or microphone when double-tapping and holding the touchpad. The microphone can only be used when your WeWALK device is connected to your phone.
  • Repeat direction preference: With this button, the frequency of automatic voice guidance when using navigation can be set to 15, 30, or 60 second intervals or 20, 40, or 60-meter intervals. Once set, you must click the “ok” button to save your preference.
  • Sign in with your Amazon account: Clicking this button opens the Amazon page where you can sign into your existing Amazon account or create a new one. Upon signing in, you must allow WeWALK to link with your Amazon account to use WeWALK’s Amazon Alexa feature. Alexa can be used with the double-tap and hold touchpad gesture.
  • Visual preferences: If you are a low vision user, you can use these settings to improve the app’s visibility. The default theme uses black text on a white background. This can be changed to white text on a black background or yellow text on a black background. You can also customize the text size according to your needs. Once you have completed customizing the visual preferences, you can save your preferences by tapping on the “Apply” button.
  • Select Language: Use this to set the language of the application and WeWALK. You can find the languages supported by WeWALK in the adjustable field. Choose your language and click the ‘OK’ button to save your preference. A warning will appear saying that the application will restart. After the OK button is clicked, the application will close. The application language will change when it is reopened.
  • Do you have a question? This button Can be used to send feedback to the WeWALK team. Clicking it opens a screen where you can reach us. Suggestions and questions are always welcome 🙂
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