BuzzClip User Guide


Getting Familiar with your BuzzClip

Your BuzzClip consists of 3 main parts:

BuzzClip with parts labelled

The Rounded Top (A)

This rounded enclosure is the main control panel for the BuzzClip and can be found at the top of the device. The sensor is housed here and it slightly protrudes out of the rounded enclosure. The buttons are located to the left and right of the sensor.

The Main Body (B)

This is where the battery, circuit board and charging port are housed. The main body has a chamfered edge around it so you can run your finger along it to find the Micro-USB charging port.

The Vibrational Arm (C)

This is part is always in contact with your body, so you can easily feel the vibrations. It is located at the back or bottom of the device. The arm has a rounded rectangular protrusion that houses the vibration motor. This arm can be opened or closed through a simple push and pull motion so that you can adjust it in order to ensure proper contact with your body while you wear it.


Operating your BuzzClip

Turn on the BuzzClip

Turning On your BuzzClip:

  1. With the BuzzClip in your palm, you should be able to feel a circular ring which is the sensor. To the left of the sensor, there is a groove with a single tactile marking to indicate the On/Off button.
  2. Press and hold this button to turn on your BuzzClip. You should then immediately feel a series a vibrations followed by two longer vibrations. The shorter initial vibrations indicate the BuzzClip’s battery level:
    • 4 vibrations indicate that the battery is above 75%.
    • 3 vibrations indicate that the battery is between 50%-75%.
    • 2 vibrations indicate that the battery is between 25%-50%.
    • 1 vibrations indicates that the battery is less than 25%. Charge it soon!

    The two longer vibrations that follow are to let you know that the BuzzClip is ready to go and begin detecting obstacles around you.

  3. Your BuzzClip’s default starting mode is a two-meter range.

Switching Between Modes on your BuzzClip:

  1. With the BuzzClip turned On and in your palm, you should be able to feel a circular ring which is the sensor. To the right of the sensor, there is a groove with two tactile markings to indicate the Mode button.
  2. Press and hold this button to change modes on your BuzzClip. You should then immediately feel one short rapid vibration. This indicates that the BuzzClip is now in the 1-meter mode.
  3. The device comes with two-modes: a 1-meter mode and a 2-meter mode. We suggest using the 1-meter mode indoor use and the 2-meter mode for outdoor use. To change back to the BuzzClip’s default 2-meter mode, press and hold the Mode button again. You should then feel two short rapid vibrations. This indicates that the BuzzClip is now in the 2-meter mode.

Turning Off your BuzzClip:

  1. With the BuzzClip in your left palm, you should be able to feel a circular ring which is the sensor. To the left of the sensor, there is a groove with a single tactile marking to indicate the On/Off button.
  2. Press and hold this button to turn off your BuzzClip. You should then immediately feel one long continuous vibration. Your BuzzClip is now Off!

Wearing your BuzzClip

clipped on a T-shirt attached to a dress on pants pocket on a suit jacket

The rounded top where the sensor and buttons are housed can be slightly pulled away from the main body due to an angled spring clip.

Your clothes are to go in between this space that separates the rounded top from the main body of the BuzzClip. Please ensure that your clothing goes all the way to the end of the bend in the angled spring clip so that it is securely fastened onto your person.

Fastening the BuzzClip:

  1. The main body and the vibrational arm always go under or between your clothing. Only the rounded top with the sensor and the buttons should be exposed on the outside of your clothing (i.e. on the lapel of a jacket, between the buttons on a shirt or blouse, on the rounded neck of a T-shirt, on the beltline, out of pockets, on the sleeves of a shirt, etc.)
  2. Always ensure that the sensor is exposed outwards and is not covered by anything so that you do not receive any false positive responses.
  3. Ensure that the sensor is parallel to your body as possible. For example, if you are wearing a buttoned up shirt, make sure that the sensor is parallel to your chest and that it is not tilted to the left or right.
  4. Ensure that you are able to operate both buttons on the BuzzClip from where you are wearing it.

Using your BuzzClip

The BuzzClip is not a replacement for a cane but a complementary mobility tool. It is intended to be used in combination with a cane or a guide dog. For those who frequently travel with a cane or a guide dog, we recommend using the BuzzClip to address upper body and head level obstacles while the cane can address changes in elevation and lower obstacles. The BuzzClip can also be used on its own for when in familiar indoor environments and for people living with partial sight who do not use a cane or a guide dog.

BuzzClip has two ranges
of detection: 1-meter and 2-meter mode

Detection Accuracy and Range of the BuzzClip:

The Automatic Sleep Feature:

Using your BuzzClip in Wet Winter Weather:


Charging Your BuzzClip

The BuzzClip’s battery will easily last up to 10 hours under rigorous use and can be charged using a standard Micro-USB cable. The battery does not require a replacement for at least 3 to 5 years (depending on use).

To Charge your BuzzClip:


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