This section includes compasses with speech output, maps and guides with tactile and/or enhanced visual features, equipment to produce maps for blind and partially sighted users, global positioning system (GPS) navigational equipment and talking pedometers.
The maps and guides provide information in a range of alternative formats including audio commentary for blind and partially sighted people. The GPS navigational equipment can be used for route planning, and may give speech output to state your location.
Talking pedometers or step counters announce and record the distance travelled, the time elapsed and estimate the calories used. Some are combined with music players or a radio.
For information on global positioning systems read the RNIB's guide to global positioning systems
In the initial set up of a pedometer you usually have to put in your average step length to ensure the accuracy of the reading.1 A pedometer can be a motivation for improving your physical health as it shows how many steps you take and the time taken.
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