Support Fascinate DOES Handsfree Bluetooth Voice Commands! DROID still DOES NOT

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by summerfish, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. summerfish

    summerfish Well-Known Member
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    I can't believe no one's mentioned this yet. You can use voice dialing via bluetooth on the Fascinate. It's the one thing DROID Does NOT. I have been waiting for Android to be able to do this. Seems Samsung had their priorities in line to make the consumer happy. It's completely handsfree!

    So go hook up your bluetooth headset, press the button, and have it call Motorola! lol
     

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  2. II Kings 9:20

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    Correction, My Moto Droid D1 has Bluetooth commands as of the second of two 2.2 upgrades. I simply push the BT button on the earpiece and it speaks to me through the earpiece "Speak Now" and I say"call John Doe" and voila. It will read back your choice and commence dialing. Be ready to hang up. One does have to speak very clearly, it has dialed several wrong numbers including 911. It may be my earpiece. My Plantronics BT paired with my old HTC Touch was much more forgiving.

    The Droid DOES. If you have received both 2.2 upgrades, try a light click on the earpiece until you hear a tone. A long press redials the last number. I discovered this entire voice deal by accident as I leaned over and the earpiece button pressed on the edge of the desk and it said "speak now".
     
  3. Don S

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    Mine brings up the "Nuance" voice app when I long press my BT headset. Nuance was terrible in my testing. It nver got a single one right , and i tried about 5-7 different ones "call XXX", etc.
     
  4. summerfish

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    Mine worked fine. I have a Jawbone Icon, so maybe that's why, I don't know.
     
  5. Don S

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    Hmm, I have a plantronics whose voice dialing worked great on teh original Droid 2.2. I think it's the Nuance app ..
     
  6. hanano17

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    Are you rooted? If so, you can try to rename the Naunce app to disable it. That might do the trick.
     
  7. saps

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    Yeah Nuance really sucks. It honestly might be my biggest complaint of this device even moreso than Bing which I can work around. My going to have to figure out how to replace Nuance its a real nuisance
     
  8. pool_shark

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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but Droid2 does BT voice dialing out of the box, and from what I read so does the X.
     
  9. curtisdr

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    Yes, the X does too.
     
  10. fredbillie

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    Voice dialing with Nuance directly on the phone (not with Bluetooth) simply does not work. It connected me one time to Verizon Mobile even though the name I used wasn't even close. My old LG dare was ten times better than the Fascinate in this respect.
     
  11. chrisexv6

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    How does voice dialing over bluetooth work? Im rooted with custom stuff so that might be why I cant see it working correctly.

    I long press the button on my Plantronics Voyager 520, but I never hear any prompts through the headset (even with Nuance installed). I can pick up incoming calls with the headset, but I cant get it to bring up prompts to make outgoing.

    Any ideas?
     
  12. skipster

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    I have never been impressed by Nuance.

    Any suggestions for a better app?
     
  13. II Kings 9:20

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    Download Vlingo for free- I love it. It simply works great. Not always perfect but the best I hve seen including Dragon.
     
  14. OfTheDamned

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    +1 Vlingo is much much better. Nuance is a disaster. Vlingo will even do text and email.
     
  15. chrisexv6

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    Vlingo still wont talk to a bt headset, correct? I got the "upgrade to 2.2" warning when I tried to start up Vlingo in-car
     
  16. rehpyc

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    Because you can with numerous phones.. so it doesn't need special mentioning ;)
     
  17. mascasa

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    Not to TC, but I wish the Fascinate could do Bluetooth calling with car stereos well. Both my and my wife's Fascinates have issue with doing BT calling in either of our cars. Sound fades in and out, sounds garbled, etc. Not reception issue b/c when we switch to speaker phone it sounds great. Oh and the not having to manually enable A2DP in my car or the random phone freezing when doing A2DP in her car aren't much fun either...
     
  18. nunyazz

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    Bluetooth calling in my car works great (Acura TSX). It could be your setup.
     
  19. mascasa

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    Unfortunately it isn't. I have tried pairing from the car, pairing from the phone and I have problems on two phones in two different cars. Only unique item is that both stereos are Pioneers. Our old BB 9700 worked flawlessly.
     
  20. chrisexv6

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    OK so Im still confused.

    If I have a bluetooth headset paired to my Fascinate, HOW should the voice dialing be working?

    I press the headset button that should start the voice prompts but I hear nothing. I can answer incoming calls on the headset, just cant make outgoing.

    The original post in this thread states that it should work, but it doesnt for me. Granted, Im rooted, voodooed and all that fun stuff so it might have gotten lost along the way, but Im curious as to how it should be working even if just in stock form
     
  21. II Kings 9:20

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    My D1 never had BT voice dialing until it got 2.2. It did have voice propmts via the earpiece. The SF has two distinct beeps one for new dials and one for redial (Short press/long press on the ep). It does not have voice prompts, I imagine when it gets 2.2 it will like the D1. I like Vlingo b/c accuracy. I had two calls to 911 when trying to call my dad on the D1 using nuance.
     
  22. Piiman

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    Perhaps its your BT headset that isn't compatible or broken ??
     
  23. chrisexv6

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    Yeah Id say not compatible most likely (figured if it were broken I wouldnt be able to answer anything with it).

    Problem is Ive never found a list of headsets that are compatible with the Fascinate, and since its running 2.1 everything I read just points at the fact that I should never get voice prompts through the headset.
     
  24. tkyleus

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    Hi all - I am using a Plantronics Discovery 975 (great Headset). It sorta works with the Samsung, what I mean is that is listens to my commands and dials, but I do not get that reassuring 'Say a Command' or "Calling <NAME>" So, in my humble opinion, it listens, and acts, but does not talk back...make sense? BTW, I am using Vlingo which I love
     
  25. GraceP

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    I have a Droid 2 and a Jawbone Icon. The voice dialing works, but only about 1/3 of the time. Frequently, I long-press the BT button, it says "voice dialing" and then fails to go on to ask me to say a command. When it does ask for the command, everything works great.

    Anyone else had this problem?
     

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