Handsfree through bluetooth?

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Re: Handsfree through bluetooth?

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:47 pm

This is due to the combination of your specific device & your specific headset. There are many Bluetooth protocols, and not all devices/headsets support all protocols.

For me, using the same phone, but different Bluetooth headsets, one headset works for voice commands & the other doesnt. listening to the provided directions works fine on both.
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Re: Handsfree through bluetooth?

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:19 pm

I don't know which protocols are needed.

My Jawbone Era works. My Plantronics headset does not.
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Re: Handsfree through bluetooth?

Postby GRAUPS » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:09 am

It seems like Waze is playing all the sounds through my bluetooth headphones in my helmet, but only taking commands via the mic on the phone.


I've encountered the exact same problem with a standard bluetooth headset. Has there been a solution found for this? Is a bluetooth microphone for controling waze's touchless control supported in the current release?
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Re: Handsfree through bluetooth?

Postby GRAUPS » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:37 pm

There are many Bluetooth protocols, and not all devices/headsets support all protocols.


Do you know which of the protocols is required? Which headset are you using that works? So that I can compare the specifications... Thanks!
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Re: Handsfree through bluetooth?

Postby nMeans » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:20 pm

My experience as well. The phone is mounted in a car dock, and I have to lean closer and shout at it to get it to pick up voice commands above the ambient noise in the car. If the car is parked and the motor off it works fairly well, but that's not the context in which voice commands are most important.

Most Bluetooth headsets employ fairly effective noise-cancelling technology. It seems a waste not to use the headset microphone if it is available, or at least to give the option to do so (along the lines of Settings / Sound / Route sound to speaker).
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Handsfree through bluetooth?

Postby theFerr3t » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:38 pm

I made a post about activating the hands free through some other means than the 3 tap or hand hover but I have not been able to find a way to work it out. I have decided to move on since I have a trip coming up soon and will either mount my phone to my bike or just set the trip before hand... with that said tho:

I am using bluetooth speakers and mic through a motorcycle helmet. I am able to listen to music and activate Siri pretty well through the bluetooth device and my iPhone 4s. One problem that I am having is using bluetooth with Waze.

I am able to open the Waze app through Siri no problem. The trouble comes in when after activating the hands free on Waze, I can hear the prompt through my speakers, but I am unable to speak into the mic in my helmet to activate anything. If I hold the phone close enough it will pick up the sounds of my voice but this seems impractical. It seems like Waze is playing all the sounds through my bluetooth headphones in my helmet, but only taking commands via the mic on the phone.

Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!
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