Setting up your experience

The third tap from the left-to-right on the bottom of your screen will

Settings appear in three sections; Navigation, Sunu Band, and general adjustments. We have enlisted below all you can do in each area: 

Navigation Settings 

Filter the information you want to receive when using Sunu Navigation features, such as search radius and how much information you receive. 

Where Am I 

Under this option, you can filter whether the Voice Service mentions the nearest intersection along with your current position. 

Places Categories

In this option, you may adjust the search radius of Places Categories with a slider; the more you slide to the left, the less the radius will be, and the more you slide to the right, the more extensive the radius is.

The minimum distance is 200 meters (about 650 feet), whereas the maximum is 1 kilometer (0.6 miles). 

Sunu Band Settings

Customize the sonar sensor range and sensitivity, time format, and gestures, and more. 

Wrist Preference

This option allows you to select the wrist you carry the Sunu Band on. 

Although you may use Sunu Band on the wrist that suits you best, we recommend wearing it on the opposite hand of your guide dog or white cane.   

Indoor Mode & Outdoor Mode

Notes: These options only appear when Sunu Band is paired to your smartphone. 

Adjust the sliders 

When sliding to the right, you will be increasing the sensitivity and the distance range. On the other hand, when sliding to the left, you reduce the scope and sensitivity. 

When using VoiceOver, swipe down to move the slider to the left. Swiping up will move to the right.  

Two slider bars will appear when selecting one of the modes; the upper slider bar adjusts the range distance. By default, Sunu Band’s range distance in Indoor Mode is 4 feet. (1.2 Meters). And 16 feet. (4.9 Meters) for Outdoor Mode.

As explained in our Understanding Echolocation Guide, we recommend setting up the detection area in a low setting if Sunu Band vibrates continuously. 

The detection area slider sets a parameter to pick up obstacles depending on how “big” they are. Let’s remember that Sunu Band immediately interprets the size of echoes so you can have an idea of how far an obstacle is. Thus, we are not widening or shortening the scope. Instead, we’re increasing or decreasing the level of detection and protection. 

Use levels from 5 or above for outdoor activities. Such as hiking, or at a park; use level four or less for crowded spaces, subway, supermarket).  

Haptic feedback

In this option, a slider bar will let adjust the strength of the vibrations during Obstacle Detection. 

To soften the vibrations, to the slider to the left. (level 0 with VoiceOver). 

To strengthen the vibrations, move the slider to the right (Level 2 with VoiceOver). 

If you wish to reset the default parameters, tap on Restore Defaults.

Hand gestures

The Hand Gesture enables you to pause the Obstacle detection with a double-tap on the waist. It’s useful in a situation in which you need to nap the sonar sensor without pressing any button. 

This feature allows you to control the Obstacle Detection sensor on the go without interrupting your hands. 

You find a toggle switch to turn this feature ON/OFF from here. 

Haptic Watch

You can select between a 12-hour format and a 24-format. Additionally, a slider bar lets you adjust the watch voice speed. 

You can activate just the haptic feedback, audio feedback only, or both. 

General settings 

Change voice service speed, language, and choose between feet or meters.

Click here to read more about all the features available on Sunu App.