InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that its IHG Translator App will be available for the newly launched Apple Watch, allowing travellers to access to on-demand translations, virtually anywhere in the world.

The app allows users to ‘travel like a local’, whatever their choice of device. By speaking directly into the watch, or selecting from a range of pre-loaded common phrases, travellers will be able to translate from English into 13 different languages. The app will cover the nine initial launch countries for Apple Watch. Translations will appear instantly on the screen in the chosen language, giving users the chance to read the word or phrase, with the help of phonetic spelling. Formal, casual and slang settings will also be available.

Languages include: French, German, Spanish and Castilian Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Mandarin.

IHG is making the IHG Translator App available to all users of the new device free of charge.