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Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice

Postby lloyd_a » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:21 pm

For a large portion of my journeys, I don't want turn by turn guidance by speech. It would be good to disable/enable audio instructions by voice - I don't really want the distraction of doing this on the screen.

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Re: Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice

Postby lloyd_a » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:06 pm

chaos888 wrote:I routinely find myself changing the audio settings especially since 95% of the time commuting on roads that I know. I did run across a problem yesterday where I had it set to Alerts Only but wasn't alerted to a route change and missed a time and stress saving turn.


This is exactly the sort of scenario I'm thinking of. Start a journey somewhere that I don't know, and where traffic may be an issue, so want voice directions. But don't want/need voice directions as I get into friendly territory, and use the back roads to get home. I have the navigation interrupting my radio over the car speakers, and I'm willing to accept the occasional annoyance of Waze interrupting an interesting conversation to give me a needed turn direction - I'm not so happy about it interrupting to tell me about a route I drive daily, or that I have almost arrived 'at home'. And more importantly, nor is the wife. ;)

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Re: Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice

Postby slandrum » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:31 am

MGODLEW wrote:This is someone you should probably change or setup before navigation or while your vehicle is stopped. It is unlikely Waze will look to implement a voice command for this function since people don't generally change the setting mid-route or while driving.


It's always the things that you "should have done" that you discover that you need to do after you've started, and then it's too late to do safely.

I'd venture that it's frequently after the trip is started that someone remembers that they now want to change the settings, possibly even more often than remembering to change the settings before starting off.
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Re: Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice

Postby chaos888 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:17 am

Like the OP, I would prefer the ability to make the change using a voice command rather than take my eyes of the road to adjust a setting. It's safer.

I routinely find myself changing the audio settings especially since 95% of the time commuting on roads that I know. I did run across a problem yesterday where I had it set to Alerts Only but wasn't alerted to a route change and missed a time and stress saving turn.

MGODLEW wrote:This is someone you should probably change or setup before navigation or while your vehicle is stopped. It is unlikely Waze will look to implement a voice command for this function since people don't generally change the setting mid-route or while driving.


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Re: Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice

Postby MGODLEW » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:23 pm

Not necessarily, mainly because people probably either already know how to get where they are going but like to receive route information or just alerts along the way.


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Re: Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice

Postby lloyd_a » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:17 pm

Perhaps because it is too difficult to change safely.....
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Re: Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice

Postby MGODLEW » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:14 pm

This is someone you should probably change or setup before navigation or while your vehicle is stopped. It is unlikely Waze will look to implement a voice command for this function since people don't generally change the setting mid-route or while driving.


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Re: Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice

Postby lloyd_a » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:58 pm

Sorry, but that has not solved my question. I know about tapping the screen, and that is exactly what I do not want to do. I want to keep my eyes on the road and use voice commands to achieve the same effect. Please don't mark this as resolved because I don't think it is.

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Re: Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice

Postby MGODLEW » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:31 pm

You're welcome, If you wouldn't mind changing marking this request "solved" via the forum to alert others that would be appreciated.
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Re: Request:Turn off navigation prompts by voice  Topic is solved

Postby morrispavilion » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:35 pm

Thanks! -- that was not intuitive... I hate unlabeled icons. (Just spent a while trying to figure it out; and Waze's own help page for that topic doesn't seem to be working!)
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