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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby Zm0gis » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:08 am

Would like to use voice commands, like others said - it's safer. But i'm from Lithuania, and somehow, voice commands appears in russian language (wtf). This auto selection is crappy atm. At least give us manual pick. So we can choose which language we can hear, at least give a default - english for everyone in Europe. Like Waze says - stay safe, voice commands is the thing which makes driving safer. Imagine driving on icy road at night. And reporting about object on the road, without letting your steering wheel away. It could save your life and others too. We need it, please.

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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby YorkieJaz » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:10 pm

Not working on 4.13.0.4
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby WillyR007 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:25 pm

I would like to tell you something I discovered when I started using Waze. I think it maybe applies to all countries except US. That's why I post it in this forum.

In the beginning, voice commands didn't work, Waze only recognized "Casa" or "Trabajo" (for Home or Work).

After a lot of trying I discovered the reason. Outside US, Google Now suggests you to have multilanguage option selected, to be able to activate 'Ok, Google' in all the screens. So did I by selecting US English as main language and Spanish language as second language. In some way, selecting several languages there makes Waze voice commands not working.

The way to solve it is selecting only one language for Google Now, and it has to match the language it is selected in Waze (I have checked this also). I have Spanish, and only Spanish, as my language in Google Now, and the same in Waze. This way, voice commands work perfectly in my Android phone.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby WazinBruce » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:52 pm

vince1612 wrote:Staff is already working on a new voice commands system. The one you are describing and having problems with should be entirely replaced at some point. There is currently no ETA but they are already making progress on the new one.
that's good to hear, it can't come soon enough


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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby WazinBruce » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:17 am

Pegleg23 wrote:Seems like the only voice command Waze recognizes from me is "Cancel". I seem to say that a lot due to it never hearing what I am reporting or responding to Waze suddenly opening up for no reason asking me to repeat something I haven't said. It's a great concept if it worked...but a bit distracting the way it works for me. Fixing voice commands would go a long way for a safer experience.


I agree the voice commands function doesn't function well at all. I struggle to get it to work without Bluetooth just speaking into the iPhone microphone, bring Bluetooth in and forget it, basically worthless. I have given up as it is more dangerous trying to get it to work than just not expecting it all but fixing it shouldn't be that hard with all the Google voice experience available to the developers.


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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby Wammy70 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:11 pm

I'm having the same issue with my Galaxy S8. Wave doesn't work, no 3 finger tap. I can't report anything while driving. I've pressed the microphone button and get the same Network Not Connected error.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby W4zerD » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:49 am

Why can't you navigate to place via voice com (other than home and work)?
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vvk11 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:11 pm

Are voice commands available in latest Android version? I see no option for them in menu. As this could be language limitation, I've switched everything to English... stil nothing! The only language available with "street names" (it is said it is required for VC) is Hebrew...
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 pm

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From https://blog.waze.com/2017/11/tis-seaso ... -waze.html

Waze wrote:Next up is our Talk to Waze feature, which gives you the power to command the Waze app with only the sound of your voice and two magic words: "OK Waze." An evolution of our existing Waze Voice Commands, you can now initiate your drive, get a preview of the route ahead, send reports, and add a pit stop—all without lifting a finger from the wheel. Not only is it convenient, it's safer, allowing you to stay focused on the road ahead. Talk to Waze is currently available for English-speaking Wazers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand, and will continually roll out in more languages soon.

To start chatting with Waze today, head to Settings > Sound & voice > Talk to Waze > Toggle Listen for "OK Waze" on.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:27 am

Staff is already working on a new voice commands system. The one you are describing and having problems with should be entirely replaced at some point. There is currently no ETA but they are already making progress on the new one.
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