How do I use the Smart Reading feature on the OrCam MyEye?

The Smart Reading feature is designed to help you find the information you are looking for in a faster and easier way.

Please see the tutorial video on how to use Smart Reading below:

With the Smart Reading feature you can ask OrCam MyEye to read the due date and amount of your bills, read just the desserts section of a menu, read the phone number off a business card, and more.

To activate this feature:

  1. Hold or place the text 12 inches (30 cm) in front of your face.
  2. Double-tap the touch bar and say after the long beep, “Smart Reading”. The device will start making camera shutter sounds.
    • Alternatively, you can simply say: "Hey OrCam, Smart Reading". The device will then start making camera shutter sounds.
  3. After the device says, “Ready”, the device will always be listening. There is no need to subsequently double-tap the touch bar before every vocal command.
  4. Say a vocal command.
  5. If you wish to say a new command while the device is reading, touch the touch bar once or use the stop gesture and the device will return to “Always Listening” mode.
  6. To exit this feature, either say, “Exit” or long press the touch bar for 5 seconds and then release. OrCam MyEye will say, “Exiting” as it exits the Smart Reading feature.

Notes on Smart Reading.

  • Reading navigation does not work while using the Smart Reading feature.
  • While awaiting your command, OrCam MyEye will repeatedly announce, “I am listening” to indicate it is still within the Smart Reading feature.
  • OrCam MyEye may ask you to confirm whether you meant to say a specific command. Say, "Yes"to confirm and OrCam MyEye will continue with said command. If you did not say the said command, say, "No" and OrCam MyEye will return to "Always Listening" mode.