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Re: Voice Commands reference (US?)

Postby randallrash » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:30 am

I was testing by reporting "Heat Wave" since it's over 102 degrees. Although it repeated what I was reporting correctly, it put "Tornado" on the map popup. Sorry everyone. :?
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby RenoHuskerDu » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:06 am

Waze voice commands only seems to speak the French language while in France. As soon as you touch three fingers, it starts saying something in French. This is quite unfortunate, as not everyone in France speaks French. France is in the middle of Europe and many drive thru it on the way to somewhere else.

Voice Commands needs a set language option, but so far I have not found it.

A simpler option would be to have Voice Commands pickup the language that the user has set for Guidance.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby sketch » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:35 am

I really wish there were a way to "Prefer Bluetooth" for input (voice commands) but not output (directions). TBH, if there is a Bluetooth input device connected, it should always be used for voice input.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby sketch » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:32 pm

Is there a command for "sleep"?

I would agree that most of those should be added back, except "close app", as it's misleading and inaccurate. The rest could be interpreted to mean "sleep".


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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby sketch » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:59 pm

ooMikeoo wrote:I've never gotten Waze to recognize a single voice command, wondering why it's even part of the app? Siri understands me just fine, maybe Siri should be passing voice commands to the app since it seems to work very well.

I don't think Siri supports third-party apps.

Do you use Bluetooth in your car? There has been a bug for the last few months where Waze voice commands does not work over a Bluetooth connection. The voice reporting has never worked particularly well, but voice search works quite well in my experience (provided that you are not using Bluetooth).
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby slandrum » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:40 pm

There may not have been discussion of specifically the voice commands to shut down the app being removed, but there is a lot of discussion about the general removal of any way within the iPhone app to shut it down. This is not a voice commands issue, but a more general one.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby Superfraggle » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:55 pm

More annoyingly for me, waze pauses the music for the beep of the voice prompt, but then allows it to play whilst it wants me to talk to is useless for me.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby tckma » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:54 pm

I now know I should try to use my bluetooth headset with voice commands; I haven't yet. (Turning my radio off in the car, which should have been a "duh" kind of thing, helped immensely.)

Is there a better way to start voice recognition? The settings either show "wave twice or three finger tap," "wave once or three finger tap," and "three finger tap." I had to set it to the finger tap only because waving sometimes causes a "how can I help you?" from the app when I didn't want to send a voice command, and waving doesn't seem to work when I want it to. Grabbing my phone from the center console and tapping it with three fingers simultaneously doesn't seem very safe to me when traveling at highway speed. Plus I'm fairly certain it's against the law in my state.

Does "wave" mean "wave the phone" or "wave your hand in front of the phone?"

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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby tckma » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:15 pm

Thanks.

My Bluetooth headset apparently will only let you use it if you're making a call. I can't really afford to get another at this point so it will have to wait. Voice control seems to work OK for me if I have the radio off.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby TxWendy » Fri May 30, 2014 4:49 pm

I have been struggling with initiating the voice commands. Sometimes it would come on at seemingly random times. I could never get the three finger tap or wave to work when driving and actually wanting to make a report. I just figured out the cause and wanted to share with others.

The phone must be in the portrait position for the wave and tap to work. If the phone is positioned landscape, it will not start the voice commands. I am using an iPhone 5S.
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