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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby albertcong » Fri May 09, 2014 1:18 am

Fortunately for me, the workaround worked. I am using iOS. Thanks.
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby albertcong » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:41 pm

But good thing Voice Commands can still be enabled when you search ##@asr in Navigate menu. But I missed Tom and Samantha.
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby Baldugaras » Thu May 01, 2014 2:20 pm

Irad,

We thank Waze HQ for enabling Gas Prices and TTS for the Philippines!

Question on the Gas Prices settings. I do not have the option for Gas Stations & Prices under settings menu. I have tried the following versions: 3.7.8 and 3.7.9.905 without seeing that option on Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. SpeedDzel and kazmuth confirmed that they have this option under settings.
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby bgaltman » Thu May 08, 2014 1:48 pm

I have my GPS location set (very strong signal), data ison, with H+ full signal, and steady data stream. My Waze App (after re-installing several times, beta versions, latest public release, etc.) still doesn't show Samantha or Tom. I am using the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android Kitkat. Whatever I do, it doesn't want to show.

Oh, for what it is worth, whenever I enter ##@tts, it ALWAYS says "TTS feature is disabled, please restart". It doesn't toggle. It creates the impression that it is on by default, and toggles off when entering ##@tts, however, no voice navigation with TTS is available neither before or after the command.

Please Help!
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby bgaltman » Thu May 08, 2014 1:53 pm

Unfortunately it still will not work Kazmuth...dozens of installs/uninstalls/re-installs/logins/logouts later, still the same. I just also read the post that it is a known bug and that they are working on a fix... Will just be patient until that day comes. Maybe it has to do with the new Kitkat OS for Android... :(
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby bgaltman » Fri May 09, 2014 4:48 am

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to share the proper workaround for Android (thanks for the help Kazmuth!)
This was tested on a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android Kitkat. This probably works on other versions of Android as well.

Enabling TTS for Android (Kitkat) users:

The shortcut (works for some users):
1. Close Waze (make sure it is not running in the background)
2. Go to Settings > More > Location > Mode > select High Accuracy
3. Restart Waze
4. In Waze, go to Settings > Sound > select 'Samantha (including street names)'

NOTE: If High Accuracy is already selected, you will have to try the full method as described below.


The full method:
1. Turn off GPS
2. Go to Settings > More > Location > Mode > select GPS Only
3. Uninstall Waze
4. Re-install Waze and open it (make sure to install the production version, not a beta version)
5. when asked for location choose UNITED STATES
6. DON'T LOGIN yet, instead use "New users - start driving"
7. Click Settings > Sound > You will see you cannot select your voice option
8. Exit Waze (make sure it is not running in the background)
9. Switch on GPS
10. Go to Settings > More > Location > Mode > High Accuracy
11. Open Waze
12. Go to Settings > Account & Login > Login with your username or your Facebook account
13. After login is complete, click Settings > Sound> 'Samantha (including street names)' appears, check it (usually selected by default)


If after installing, you lost your favorites, you can restore them by doing the following:
1. Open Waze
2. Slide to Navigate
3. In the Search bar, enter the command: ##@restorefav
4. When done, your favorites will have been restored from a copy on the Waze servers
5. Before doing anything else, make sure to restart Waze so that also your Home and Work locations are restored.
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby bgaltman » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:05 pm

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

This workaround does not seem to work for Waze App version 3.8.0.0!
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby bgaltman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:08 am

Thanks also to bgaltman for sharing in detail the procedure for android kitkat.

How about for an android 4.2.2 Jellybean device, does any one knows how?

Please! Thanks in advance.


Unfortunately, the work-around does not work for the latest version of Waze (version 3.8.0.0).
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby calvinpflores » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:23 am

MapSir wrote:
The TTS voices take some time to appear, try restarting the app a few times, you also need good GPS cover and data connection.

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Hi Sir,

What do you mean by it "take some time to appear"? I've restarted my phone & app countless times but never showed up on my sound menu.. The soccer announcers did come up but none of those who read street names..

Please help.. Thanks!
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Re: Gas stations and TTS enabled

Postby cryptmaster » Thu May 01, 2014 12:08 pm

Thanks for activating the Gas Stations and TTS using street names feature. This is very much appreciated by the Waze users here in the Philippines. I have a couple of feedback though.

I am an Adroid user running the latest Waze version Release 3.7.8.0.

1. The Gas Stations & Prices menu on settings menu seems to sometimes disappear. Restarting the application a couple time fixes this. Any ideas why this is happening?
2. For the TTS using street names feature, the voices of Tom and Samantha are not on my list. How can this be resolved?

Thanks and looking forward for your thoughts on the items I have mentioned above.

Phone Specs:
Model Number: GT-N7100 (Note 2)
Android Version: 4.3
Kernel Version: 3.0.31-2437454
Waze Version: Release 3.7.8.0
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