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#1 TonyEssex

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:26 PM

are voice commands a challenge, like these yanks here, or is it because of their accent?



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#2 TonyEssex

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:28 PM

or this one:

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:30 PM

or maybe its easy like this:



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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:12 AM

To be honest the more I look at people using the voice commands the less likely I think I will be using them - unless you can request artists by name from your USB stick (thinking of buying one of those to leave in the car rather than keep removing my Nano everytime I park up)

The climate control will be set on 19C and auto (thats how I had it in the last car I had climate on and it was always just about right)

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:27 AM

Lol it definitely works better than that! They're confusing the car by saying too many things it doesn't understand, and if you go into the wrong category like in the first one they accidentally went into "climate" you can't just say "phone" as it's trying to figure out climate commands, you have you cancel and go from the beginning. It'll be easier to understand when you can have a play yourself. But it definitely works really well :)

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:52 AM

But is it easier or quicker than doing it manually or, a bit like the keyless start, a bit of a gimic?

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:33 AM

But is it easier or quicker than doing it manually or, a bit like the keyless start, a bit of a gimic?


It's a bit of a gimmick for the stereo controls, to be honest but for making calls it's very useful. Once you've got some names stored as voice commands it's just a quick push of the button, "Dial name" "insert name here" You can also just tell it to redial via voice command.

The important thing is to read up about it in the manual, which they obviously didn't in those American videos and always, ALWAYS wait for the beep!

I did once set up a voice dial name that the system kept recognising as "cancel", was a bit of a pain to try and delete it!

Also, if you're speaking a number, you have to say "zero" for 0s. You can read out the number at normal talking speed and it picks it up fine. No need to pause after every number.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:35 AM

I tried this at the dealer and in a work car, and it tends to work better if you talk to it in a certain way. Once you get used to pronouncing 'phone' in that certain way that differentiates it from 'fan' you'll be fine :P

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:58 AM

I've found it quite useful on mine. Only really use it for the phone features. It has it's moments but if you speak clearly nine times out of ten it'll work. Though, as mentioned above, you have to remember the 'zero' instead '0' :) Once you get a few names in the directory it's easier too.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:14 AM

personally i use it daily, its no gimmick

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:20 AM

Only use my mobile for for texting anyway so guessing thats not going to be an option!

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:24 AM

I tried this at the dealer and in a work car, and it tends to work better if you talk to it in a certain way. Once you get used to pronouncing 'phone' in that certain way that differentiates it from 'fan' you'll be fine :P


Phone sounds nothing like fan! :lol: Although having said that, the voice control lady doesn't seem to like how I say "CD player" ...

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:25 AM

Only use my mobile for for texting anyway so guessing thats not going to be an option!


Weren't they going to bring in text message reading/display in a new stereo update? I swear I heard that somewhere.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:36 AM

Weren't they going to bring in text message reading/display in a new stereo update? I swear I heard that somewhere.


Well that could be fun, especially if I ever have my mother int he car and I get one of my more 'fruity' friends sending me a message!!!!! :o :lol:

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:29 AM

or this one:

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: "cancel".....Fiesta - "not possible" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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