Widex BEYOND 4+
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
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Several bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Poor Bluetooth compatibility with iPhone
I’ve had the Widex Beyond hearing aides for 1-1/2 years now and have used the app to connect to my iPhone six since the beginning. I’ve been back many times complaining of crackling and switching on and off of the reception and in short, very poor blue tooth reception even when the phone is in front of my face. I’ve since done all the iPhone and Widex app updates, followed instructions to switch off WiFi and use the music setting on the app, and as a last resort sent the hearing aides back to the company to be checked. I’m told they changed all the electronics in them but nothing has changed with the reception. All other Bluetooth devices work perfectly with my phone. The hearing aid sales office says lots of people with iPhones have the same problem. But the hearing aides are marketed to be compatible with iPhone, so I find that advertising to be very misleading. I keep hoping updates will correct the problem, but none have so far, and I am very disappointed.
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- Widex AS
- 84.2 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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