My name is Jon and I live in the UK. I'm registered completely blind and have a hearing disorder and so am also registered partially deaf.
I've always been extremely happy with the 5 iPhones I've bought over the past several years, and have always been impressed how seriously Apple takes the matter of accessibility.
Just a couple of days ago, I took the plunge and bought the series 1 Apple Watch. On the whole, I absolutely love it! But there are one or two things that as a deafblind person makes certain aspects not so enjoyable.
While using my hearing aids and having Voice Over activated on my watch, increasing Voice Over's output to the highest possible rate works really well. However, living in the UK, if I switch the language and region to UK, I find it very difficult to hear/understand what Daniel is saying. So I have the language/region set to the USA, and I find Samantha's voice much easier to follow/understand.
It would be extremely helpful if Apple made it possible to download the higher quality voices to the Apple Watch, maybe that'll come in due time? I hope so.
I've paired my bluetooth earbuds to my Watch, the volume of course is on the highest on my Watch, and even after having made sure my earbuds are at top volume as well, the output volume of Voice Over from my Watch is disappointingly low.
In very quiet settings it's manageable, but the slightest background disturbance means I can't hear Voice Over properly.
Does anyone else have this issue with low output when using bluetooth earbuds? The ones I'm using are manufactured by Bludio, and on everything else I've used them on, the output is really really good. It's just on the Watch I'm having this volume issue.
Best wishes to all,