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Watchman Walkman Apps

‘Awareness! The Headphone App' is Your Auditory Sentry

— September 23, 2010 — Tech
It can be unsafe listening to music while you walk or ride through the city, but the ‘Awareness! The Headphone App’ begins to solve this problem by acting as your urban ears while you’re hooked up to your iPod.

Using the internal microphone on your Apple MP3 player, the ‘Awareness! The Headphone App’ has an integrated meter to judge innocuous sounds from notable noise. Background noise levels are calibrated by the user and the app alerts you if it hears trouble approaching.
Trend Themes
1. Safety-enhancing Headphone Apps - The development of safety-enhancing headphone apps like 'Awareness! The Headphone App' create opportunities for innovative solutions that address the potential risks of listening to music while walking or cycling.
2. Sound Monitoring Technology - The integration of sound monitoring technology into headphone apps, such as the internal microphone used in 'Awareness! The Headphone App', opens up possibilities for creating more advanced and customized audio experiences.
3. Personalized Noise Calibration - The inclusion of personalized noise calibration features in apps like 'Awareness! The Headphone App' presents disruptive innovation opportunities in creating tailored listening experiences based on individual preferences and environments.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - The technology industry can explore the development of advanced safety-oriented headphone apps and sound monitoring technology to enhance user experiences and address potential risks.
2. Audio Equipment - The audio equipment industry can leverage the trend of safety-enhancing headphone apps to create products that prioritize user safety while delivering high-quality audio experiences.
3. App Development - The app development industry has an opportunity to create innovative and customizable audio apps that offer personalized noise calibration features like 'Awareness! The Headphone App'.
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