Quick Guide: Sunu + BlindSquare

BlindSquare
BlindSquare is the world’s most widely used accessible GPS application developed for the blind, deafblind, and people with low vision. Along with third-party navigation apps, BlindSquare’s proprietary voice app offers detailed points of interest and intersections for safe and reliable travel both indoors and outdoors. Open the doors to greater independence with BlindSquare.
Now you can be part of Blind Square from your Sunu App and Sunu Band.
Enter the My Sunu Band tab and locate the BlindSquare option
Through this button, you can activate/deactivate the BlindSquare functions in Sunu App and Sunu Band.
Note:
This button will be automatically disabled if a connection problem is detected or if you are not yet a BlindSquare user.

  • Where I am: Know your current location, the nearest intersection, and start to explore.
  • Around me: By activating this function, explore the distance and location of the places around you, Blind Square will periodically announce the information of your surroundings during your journey. Remember that filters can be applied to provide only the information you are looking for so that you are not overwhelmed by details.
  • Add place: BlindSquare not only notifies you of public points of interest around you, but it also lets you save your own private ones and informs you when you are near them. When you save points in BlindSquare, they appear in the My Places list. If you are at the location you want to save in BlindSquare, find the Add Place button on the main BlindSquare screen or enter the Sunu Band Menu and double-tap to add the place to your list. BlindSquare will automatically copy your current address or the name of the nearest intersection.
  • Sleep/wake: Activate Wake to hear your exploration with voice service. Use Sleep when you don’t need to explore or just to disable voice service temporarily. Remember that you can activate it as many times as necessary.
  • Weather: Know the weather information of the place where you are, the exact temperature, and the forecast of the day.

Launch BlindSquare from Sunu Band:

  1. Turn on the BlindSquare functions by activating the button from the My Sunu Band tab.
  2. Choose your favorite features from the feature menu, or if you prefer select a BlindSquare feature as your preferred feature.
  3. Enter the Sunu Band menu to start browsing.

Note: These features are temporarily available only to iOS users with the BlindSquare app. More features from Blind Square will be integrated into Sunu very soon.

My Sunu Band tab

This guide focuses on the My Sunu Band tab, the second tab in the iOS app from left to right. You will have full access to all Sunu Band functions through this tab.
The My Sunu Band tab will help you personalize your Sunu Band experience; you can link/unlink, update, calibrate, or access device information such as battery level and settings. Additionally, you can activate/deactivate a one-button voice service, set alarms, adjust clock preferences, and obstacle detection settings.
You will also find a Quick Start Guide that will show you how to use the Sunu Band through a series of steps in which voice prompts inform you of the function of each button.
We will explain the Quick Access feature and sonar settings in detail as they help to personalize the Sunu Band experience.

Preferred feature:
The preferred function is the function that is launched by pressing the navigation button on the Sunu Band twice or with the fist gesture. It will activate the Compass app when you first connect your device.
You can choose from all the options below:

  • Compass
  • Where I am
  • Places
  • My favorites
  • Street pointer


You can also choose an option from the BlindSquare application as your preferred function, such as:

  • Where I am
  • Around me
  • Add place
  • Sleep/wake
  • Weather

Note: These features are temporarily available only to iOS users with the BlindSquare app.

Finally, you will be able to activate/deactivate the Compass so that it works when the Sunu Band is not paired with the smartphone.

Functions menu:
The function menu includes all the functions available to you, allowing you to customize your selection by activating or deactivating all the options you want to access when you open the menu (by double-clicking the Home button) in Sunu Band.
Currently, all customizable functions are:

  • Compass
  • Where I am
  • Places
  • Place Pointer
  • My favorites
  • Street Pointer

If you are already a Blind Square user, you can also include these functions to your Sunu Band menu:

  • Where I am
  • Around me
  • Add place
  • Sleep/wake
  • Weather

Note: these features are temporarily available only to iOS users with the BlindSquare app.

BlindSquare
BlindSquare is the world’s most widely used accessible GPS app developed for the blind, deafblind, and partially sighted. Paired with third-party navigation apps, BlindSquare’s self-voicing app delivers detailed points of interest and intersections for safe, reliable travel both outside and inside. Open the doors to enhanced independence with BlindSquare.