... convenient and discreet volume and program changes, battery status, ...

English translation: it's easy to change volume, program and status of battery discreetly (unobserved) on the app

19:40 Aug 8, 2019
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Medical: Instruments / Hoortoestellen
English term or phrase: ... convenient and discreet volume and program changes, battery status, ...
Context:

"The EasyControl-A app offers users convenient and discreet volume and program changes, battery status, plus the ability to connect to various IoT based devices and create alerts."

There seems to be something grammatically wrong with this sentence (perhaps a missing verb). Suggestions about the exact meaning woud be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Stefan Olejniczak
Netherlands
Local time: 05:30
Selected answer:it's easy to change volume, program and status of battery discreetly (unobserved) on the app
Explanation:
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/discree...

nothing wrong with the grammar as is. Just need to know meaning of "discreet"

You could add a few words
"The EasyControl-A app offers users A convenient and discreet WAY
TO MAKE volume and program changes,

BUT native speakers can understand it as is (without those additions).

OR you could turn it into a verb phrase as I did in the header if it makes more sense to you that way..

I see Tony has already explained this in Dbox.
Just means no one need be self-conscious or embarrassed about (wearing) this device because it's small (hidden) and you don't have to fiddle with it (behind your ear) to change volume etc. controls because (without being observed) you can make those changes on an app now so it's even more convenient



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Note added at 17 hrs (2019-08-09 12:58:34 GMT)
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SEE BATTERY STATUS (how much battery power you still have on your device)
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Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 04:30
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4 +1it's easy to change volume, program and status of battery discreetly (unobserved) on the app
Yvonne Gallagher


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16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
it's easy to change volume, program and status of battery discreetly (unobserved) on the app


Explanation:
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/discree...

nothing wrong with the grammar as is. Just need to know meaning of "discreet"

You could add a few words
"The EasyControl-A app offers users A convenient and discreet WAY
TO MAKE volume and program changes,

BUT native speakers can understand it as is (without those additions).

OR you could turn it into a verb phrase as I did in the header if it makes more sense to you that way..

I see Tony has already explained this in Dbox.
Just means no one need be self-conscious or embarrassed about (wearing) this device because it's small (hidden) and you don't have to fiddle with it (behind your ear) to change volume etc. controls because (without being observed) you can make those changes on an app now so it's even more convenient



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Note added at 17 hrs (2019-08-09 12:58:34 GMT)
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SEE BATTERY STATUS (how much battery power you still have on your device)

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 04:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: Have to disagree on one technical point: you do not "change the battery status" as your answer implies; 'change' applies only to volume and programme; 'battery status' is simply monitored.
12 mins
  -> OOPS yes, should have said SEE battery status as that's not included in any changes

agree  Björn Vrooman: Still worrying that the original source doc is different from what's been posted, but that's certainly not your fault. Also, like Tony's, your suggestions are an improvement, IMO.
1 hr
  -> Thanks. Source doc may have been changed before going to the translator. Happens quite often. I've been waiting for a 5,000 word file today that is being changed...now won't get till Mon.
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