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#1 igglepiggle

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:22 PM

Loving my new Fiesta but ....... Ford Sync :angry:

Much prefer the older bluetooth system that is fitted in previous models.

The Voice..... where the hel did they find that unnatural voice from? Sounds so robotic :wacko:

Voice commands, give this a try - insert a contact into your phone called 'home' and then try giving a voice command saying 'call home' it called a contact in my phone book called 'Ben' :angry:

I gave up trying! I'm born and bred english and have a plain accent.

Also with the previous system you could control the climate control via voice commands, your not able to with ford sync, so I have to now have to take my eyes of the road to look down to adjust the temperature setting :angry:

In my opinion Ford Sync sucks, what does it actually do what you could not do with the previous system? I give it a thumbs down :censored: .



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#2 Preee

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

Seems with Sync , you lose as much as you gain , and if the speech recognition is worse that does not help , you would have thought they would have been able to have kept the climate control function



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:46 PM

Hear hear!
I thought the ford system before this was bad. I was wrong! That was bad enough, but this is typical Microsoft! Slow and crashes too often...
Roll on a million updates.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:55 PM

HANG ON!! I thought you could control the air con! Man that's rubbish if you can't, I use it all the time.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:27 PM

So Sync is crap? >.<

 

The current system now is great...



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:35 PM

HANG ON!! I thought you could control the air con! Man that's rubbish if you can't, I use it all the time.


Nope all you can use it with is your phone and Usb.
I think its a bad move getting microshaft to help with the system and im glad i didnt pay to have the system put in
Hopefully with time it will evolve and get better with apps etc



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:05 PM

In the US theres been issues with Microsoft Sync (and MyFord Touch) crashing and certain functions just refusing to work, but theres been a few upgrades and from what I've read it works alot better now than it first did.

 

I'm guessing we must just have a dumbed down version as the US version can pretty much control everything, and it features/or is compatiable with various apps.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:16 PM

I would actually say then it's possible in the future a firmware update will allow the same control as we have now if the US versions do it. 



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:58 AM

The American version looks terrible though if it's what I saw a month or so back >.<



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

Ford Fiesta Titanium Auto collected yesterday.

Love the car, new design and features, except Sync.

I find it hard to use, you cannot control the CD, Radio or Climate from it. I feel very let down with the implementation of this for the UK market. I agree, one major backwards step and a let down.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

So what does sync do that the old system didn't then?



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:50 PM

So what does sync do that the old system didn't then?


So far all i can see is that you can ask it to play a track off your Ipod instead of track number, and that you dont have to program in contacts names and numbers the system guesses what you mean in your phonebook.
there might be more features but i find it just as easy to press buttons on the stereo for next track etc 



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

I have sync and hate it :(

 

Never plays my tracks in number order off a USB stick so there all over the place.

 

Anyone want a Sync Module ;)



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:32 PM

I also dislike using Sync, shame you had to have it for the DAB radio. It seems to freeze on certain playlists, freeze whenever I choose a song manually, play my tracks out of order, doesn't like to shuffle, restarts a shuffled playlist when the radio is restarted, never recognizes voice commands for stored phone numbers, and is a pain in the rear to change options on. 



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

...Well at least we are all 'sync'd' regarding our feelings on the thing! :whistling:

 

...Hell, i actually miss the blue indicator light on the side of the screen display!! :blink:  I have to admit though, i love having the screen display a 'park pilot' when in reverse, its something i didn't know it would do with the rear park sensors.. Not sure if it is a Sync thing, but is a really good addition giving visual as well as the audio, and the stereo mutes when in reverse so the beeps are heard.



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