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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:25 pm

See my answer in the thread you created in the Waze app feature requests section. And please per forum rules:
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:18 pm

Unfortunately I know, we've spoken about it before. The problems you're having are beyond my knowledge and understanding. I wish I could help more, but I am not staff and therefore am limited to sharing ideas mostly.

My answer was actually directed only at Chris this time, because unlike you he didn't say if he tried the other methods, which, as far as I know, are the only ways that should work for using voice commands, otherwise the official guidelines would probably mention if you could use full sentences.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:11 pm

Chris_DeSantis wrote:
Ankh-Morpork wrote:I'm having a lot of trouble using voice commands.

You're not the only one. My experience usually goes like this:

Me: Three finger tap. wait 5 seconds for the microphone to turn green
Waze: How can I help?
Me: Vehicle stopped on shoulder
Waze: One more time?
Me: Vechicle stopped on shoulder!
Waze: Couldn't hear you. Try again.
Me: VEHICLE STOPPED ON SHOULDER, YOU @#$%* COW!!!
Waze: Cancelled

Have you tried saying it like the help page illustrates with the list of voice commands?

  1. App listens, say: "Report Hazard"
    wait, app asks you to specify between several choices
  2. App listens again, say: "Shoulder"
    wait, app asks you to specify between several choices
  3. App listens again, say: "Car stopped"
I've never had any problems with it, nowhere is it written that you can make a full sentence directly and that it will understand.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:27 am

s2000typeS wrote:Gotta have the last word huh?

:roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:13 am

s2000typeS wrote:Yeah...haven't you read my latest comment?

Yeah but your signature is a bit out of date then.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:57 am

s2000typeS wrote:It could be because we hate the continuous reports of vehicles on the shoulder. 20 of them on my drive to work every morning, and another 20 on my way back. I could care less. I'm 4 lanes away from every one of them, and they are usually 20 off the roadway. Leave it alone and don't report them.

Haven't you found out that they can be turned off now?
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Re: Screen blanking and hands free?

Postby vince1612 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:38 pm

TheHYPO wrote:Can anyone tell me 1. How to get that hands-free voice-command dialogue to come up? I seem to randomly cause it to happen, but I'm not sure how to intentionally do it.

Also, if I glance my hand in front of the front camera, it seems to blank the screen in waze. This is particularly irritating given where my phone sits when I drive. Any way to turn this off? Why is this even a feature?

Thanks!

For voice activation, please see the help article here:
https://support.google.com/waze/answer/6268717

If you have an iPhone like I do it's just the phone's proximity sensor which turns the screen dark if it detects something against the screen, like during a phonecall. As far as I know there is no way to turn that off.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:47 am

Are you sure it's enabled for your country?
Voice commands are not available everywhere.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:00 am

Sorry but as a simple community member I just don't have the answers. I've run out of ideas and suggestions at this point.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby vince1612 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:28 am

If you make sure to have setup and to know your username and password to login you will be fine.
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