Connect to your BEYOND hearing aid, stream sound, and control hearing aid functions. With a customizable interface, users can insert their own photos and make adjustments to the sound in personalized programs.
With the BEYOND app you can:
• Adjust hearing aid volume and mute hearing aids
• Control streaming volume from your phone
• Adjust directional focus to aid listening
• Create personal programs with preferred names, your own photos and sound adjustments
• Choose favourite programs to appear on the front page
• Add locations to programs for automatic selection when in specific locations
• Adjust the sound equalization in up to three bands, or choose from sound pre-sets
• Access help in using the app, connecting and troubleshooting
• Locate your hearing aids if they are lost
WIDEX BEYOND and the WIDEX BEYOND APP is compatible with the following devices or newer: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini with Retina display, iPod touch 6th generation using iOS 10. WIDEX BEYOND APP is optimized for iPhone 5S and newer iPhones. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S and other countries.
Product number: 5 300 0009 001
Several bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Almost like night and day
It's worth noting here that I'm a Voiceover user, so anything mentioned here will pertain to how it must be done using the screen reader. When I first got this hardware and software set a couple months before the last update addressing the iOS 11 issues, this iOS controller for my pair of Beyond 420s wasn't pleasant to use at all with issues such as text sticking around from previous screens and elements not being usable for example. There were indeed issues with iOS and the devices themselves maintaining the bluetooth connection as well. After the update became available, and I waited the few minutes for the hardware to be updated accordingly, I found the experience so much better. It in fact seems like the batteries last a little longer after the Beyond devices were updated and bluetooth is being used with iPhone. Also, there was evidently some work done to support the Voiceover screen reader as the back button issue is no longer an issue, just so long as you do the "Z Gesture". Aside from one small issue involving the equalizer presets button not being usable, this truely is like dawn after dark in a manor of speaking.
iPhone Connectivity Needs Work
Disclaimers: my Widex Beyond HA’s are my first and I have had them only one month. But the difficulties I discuss are confirmed by a second set obtained after returning the first. Also, it provides no satisfaction to issue a negative review. However, the central problem is remarkably inconsistent Bluetooth performance between my HA’s and my iPhone SE. The lack of dependability means that neither phone nor music streaming is reliable. The effect is that either both HAs or one will drop signal and that even when each of the HAs register in the iPhone Settings MFi, one of the HAs will show as not connected in the Widex Beyond app. I have followed the pairing steps recommended separately by Widex and Apple to no avail. I am told that the issue is with Apple’s IOS 11.4 update, rather than with the HAs. But have not seen this confirmed. To the best of my knowledge, Neither Widex nor Apple has released a statement indicating either the problem or solution. I would be delighted to be proven wrong. Suffice it to say that the top of the line model from Widex and possibly other major HA manufacturers cannot continue this inferior level of service.
It could be a great app but
I am a musician and sound engineer so my hearing is rather important to me. The Widex are my third pair of hearing aids and the aids themselves are very good. Much better than the previous 2 top of the line brands. However I have been complaining about the app not streaming properly with my iPhone for over a year now. The updates from Widex and from Apple have not solved the issue. The volume is very unstable. It starts out fine for about 1/2 a second them dips way down to where I can barely hear the sound being transmitted from the phone. May it be Driving Directions, the radio, phone calls, music or a film. This happens anytime the streaming starts as well as after any pause. My only solution is to touch the phone’s volume up button, sometimes just once and the sound pops up to where I had previously set it. I have written and called Widex. They say they are aware of this issue and are working on it. But The problem, that in the case of driving directions could be dangerous, has not been solved. Otherwise everything else works great.
- Widex A/S
- 66.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2017 Widex A/S
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.