Smartwatch identifies sounds and converts them into alerts.

Watch for deaf or hard of hearing
Moneual smartwatch for the hard of hearing

This smartwatch for the hard of hearing by South Korea based company Moneual recently received the “Best of Innovations” award at the 2013 CES , called the SCS1000 the wristwatch aimed at the hard of hearing and deaf.

The watch could help make life for the deaf not only easier but safer too.

Running on Android 4 and featuring the “Smart Care System” the watch can identify different sounds in the wearers environment and convert them into visual and vibration notifications.

For instance when the sound of a car horn is recognized then the watch displays an on screen notification such as “Honk Honk” and vibrates to alert the user. It can recognize many other sounds such as door bell ringing, oven timer, phone, amongst others. The watch also programmable to recognize custom sounds by the user.

Smartwatch for hard of hearing and deaf people
Different displays are available

It also features an emergency function which helps the wearer remain safe in a dangerous situation by contacting the appropriate services or a designated person.

Other features include Wi-fi, voice recognition and a rechargeable battery.

The watch will be available in the near future, for more information contact Moneual

This is a video(using sign language) from DeafTechNews showing the watch in action.


  1. I would like to know what I need for this to work for my daughter. How to get one and how much do they cost? My daughter just went deaf in 5 months ago and I am trying to get things so they are safe and she can once again be able to do things. I love the whole idea of this and would like more. I am just learning to sign myself so I don’t know if these questions were answered or not in the video.

    Thank you

  2. Hello Stephanie,

    I had a look at the manufacturers website but couldnt see this product so perhaps it still hasnt made it to the production stage yet..I suggest contacting them directly, sorry I couldnt be of more help, good luck.


  3. hi I am deaf male and wonder about the smart watch will have videophone??

  4. I would like to know if this phone will also support “dragon speak” (or something like it) so that my son can use it with his hearing friends who don’t sign.

  5. It’s been a couple years since anybody commented and I’m wondering if this is available or not available at this time… It would be for my grandpa and he doesn’t have a smartphone so I don’t know that he could use it but it depends on the requirements it’s because he would mostly need it at home for hearing the doorbell the fire alarm just CO2 alarm so just that basic at home stuff so maybe they will have a version where a laptop or a PC even woodwork with WiFi… I don’t know?

  6. I’m really wondering to know whether it is available now. I will be really thankful if inform whether it is possible to get one?

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