Support Is this possible with Motorola Droid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dnorton, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. dnorton

    dnorton Member
    6

    Nov 8, 2009
    6
    1
    6
    I have the Motorola Droid. I ride a motorcycle, and I have a bluetooth comm set in my helmet.

    What I would like to do is -

    1. Do voice dialing through bluetooth comm set without touching the phone. Is this possible? I know I can use google search and voice dial application - but those both involve touching the phone.

    2. Get the navigation system to give navigation instructions through the the bluetooth comm system. Is this possible?

    If I can only do one of the above, I'd rather have the GPS than the voice dialing. I'd give up on the voice part all together if I could get the GPS to communicate with the helmet.

    Droid is successfully paired with the helmet. Works fine to receive a call, but I can only do an outgoing call if initialized via the phone itself.
     

    Advertisement

  2. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer
    VIP Member
    143

    Jan 11, 2010
    1,617
    243
    143
    Driver
    W Midlands, UK
    Hi there,

    I ride. I use a Scala Rider bluetooth headset with a Garmin Zumo GPS. I connect my Hero to the Zumo and the Zumo to the headset, this then allows me to control the phone from the Zumo.
     
  3. allanlaw

    allanlaw Well-Known Member
    63

    Nov 12, 2009
    437
    31
    63
    Los Angeles, California
    Droid does not (yet) do voice dialing through BT.
     
  4. DBDoane

    DBDoane New Member
    25

    Jan 18, 2010
    2
    0
    25
    Northern Virginia
    I ride, too. I used a Jawbone BT headset with my old LG Dare. I "ass-u-med" that I would be able to hear turn-by-turn instructions with my new Droid. I paired the Jawbone and can use it for calls, but not for navigation.

    Do I need a different headset, or is this a Droid problem? If Droid, any fixes in the offing?
     
  5. AzJazz

    AzJazz Well-Known Member
    16

    Nov 15, 2009
    99
    2
    16
    As of right now, the Droid doesn't support much functionality for the BT HFL (Hands-Free-Link) Profile.

    Currently, about the only portion of the HFL Profile that *is* supported is phone audio for a previously initiated call.

    Initiating a call (or other phone commands) via the headset, and routing non-call phone audio to the headset are not supported at this time.

    It is not clear at this point if Android phones will ever support these (and other) HFL functions. Some of the claims I have read for why the HFL functionality is limited is due to the Universal Voice Search functionality, which routes your audible commands up to Google for analysis instead of analyzing the audio on the phone itself. Whether this is the real reason or not, I can't say - I don't know enough of the technology being used.

    FWIW, these issues are currently at the top of the Android Bug Tracker list (under Issue #1181). If you want this issue (or any others) to be raised higher in the A.B.T., just click on the star on the left side, and you will be added as a subscriber to that issue (and the "Star Count" will be incremented for that issue). You don't need to add a useless "Me, too!" posting in the issue thread to have your vote counted.

    Cheers!

    AzJazz
     
  6. allanlaw

    allanlaw Well-Known Member
    63

    Nov 12, 2009
    437
    31
    63
    Los Angeles, California
    I've been there many times, but have never seen a star to click on. What's the secret?
     
  7. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member
    78

    Nov 4, 2009
    668
    74
    78
    Red arrow pointing at star in attached pic.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. davecor

    davecor Member
    15

    Jan 24, 2010
    13
    0
    15
    Confused me too. Sign in, click to leave comment. Don't have to comment--option to click on star appears.
     
  9. speedilad

    speedilad Member
    16

    May 6, 2010
    17
    2
    16
    Hi, I also ride and have a zumo 660. My htc incredible paired with it and my phonebook transferred to the zumo. BUT - I just did a recommended update on the zumo and now the zumo sees the HTC, but will not connect to it. It always says disconnected. Tried everything I can think of... Do you have any ideas... I have not checked the zumo forum yet... Thanks! Jim
     

Share This Page

Loading...