Hands Free in UK - Waze for iPhone 3.1

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Re: Hands Free in UK - Waze for iPhone 3.1

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:09 pm

dbinco wrote:I'm just wanting to know if this is the reason for this feature being locked, or if there is another explanation?

I honestly haven't heard why. For the spoken street names navigation guidance, it makes some sense due to server infrastructure differences. But for what appears to be a client-side only function, I don't understand it.
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Hands Free in UK - Waze for iPhone 3.1

Postby dbinco » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:48 pm

I would love to use this feature in the UK, but I have read that for whatever reason I have read that this feature would not be activated for users outside of the US & Canada.

What is the reason for this? Is it due to accent recognition?
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Re: Hands Free in UK - Waze for iPhone 3.1

Postby dbinco » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:58 pm

TheBuca wrote:I'm sure it can recognize anything english :lol:

Siri sometimes has difficulty understanding me, so it is a valid problem.


I'm just wanting to know if this is the reason for this feature being locked, or if there is another explanation?
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Re: Hands Free in UK - Waze for iPhone 3.1

Postby DJChalky » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:56 pm

Is still can't get this to work in newer versions. Is it still US only?
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Re: Hands Free in UK - Waze for iPhone 3.1

Postby purpsicle » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:12 am

I've been trying to get this to work too for reporting jams etc. I'm using 3.6.0.0 in the UK. I tried the help feature and asked the question and it says that it's currently only available in the US and Canada, and shows that there's a voice activation item in the settings menu which is clearly absent on my iphone App.
Let's hope it's coming soon, as I would say that it's a rather crucial feature...
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Re: Hands Free in UK - Waze for iPhone 3.1

Postby TheBuca » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:05 pm

dbinco wrote:What is the reason for this? Is it due to accent recognition?

I think the US has pretty large range of accents. If it can figure out Brooklyn, Jersey, Kentucky, California and Canadian I'm sure it can recognize anything english :lol:
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