Text while Driving

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  1. joek71

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  2. Mrniceguy

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  3. joek71

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    It is great if you are driving
     
  4. Mrniceguy

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    I bet it is its looks pretty neat... wonder if we will ever see a day when phones includes this functionality from the box... or even if they enforce it with no option to disable... scary thought
     
  5. joek71

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    I spend about 3 hrs a day driving so for me this is great and they promise app that will blow everyone out of the water. Speech is the future, cause texting while driving is extremely dangerouse.
     
  6. DjDroid

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    That programs great. It even sends a message to let whoever txt u know that it was read to you. That's all this program does however. It does not type and send messages for u via what u say.
     
  7. koolhand79

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    Joe you always manage to find something new and useful for these phones. Looks like your gonna be the big hit over here just as u were at EP. Good find
     
  8. steb0ne

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    If we can get the Tellme app or something like it; that's on the new Samsung Intrepid (WM6.5)... that'd be awesome.

    YouTube - Street demo of Tellme on the Intrepid


    EDIT: I feel kinda sick posting a vid for something I like from WM, lol!
     
  9. broncobuddha

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    Handscent SMS does this already. It will read it to you and you can even speak and it will type it out for you. TTS.
     
  10. jlachesk

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    Whenever I tried to have it d/l and install the TTS package, it failed. Granted, I didn't look into it more than seeing a "not found" and moving on. Can the necessary resources be found in the market?

    I did try the Speech to Text function and had zero luck getting it to type anything close to what I was saying (except profanity towards the end of the test, which it filtered into ###s). Have you had much luck with it?
     
  11. broncobuddha

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    I had no problem installing the TTS package. It reads fine, though it's a male voice that sounds robotic. Would be cool if you choose a male or female voice. It's been pretty close with picking up my speak. Have to speak slowly and purposely for it to catch everything.
     
  12. gilroykilroy

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    Its not just the act of texting while driving that causes accidents but the switching of your attention off the road and onto something else.

    Thus an app that is going to "read" you your text messages will still divert your attention and might get you, or someone else, killed.

    Ignore your phone while driving. Totally. Period.
     
  13. pdragon

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    A phone reading to you, or you reading to a phone to talk back is no more distracting than passengers in your car. Or using a turn-by-turn GPS system. By your logic you should never drive anyone around and GPS systems should be banned.
     
  14. Edaze55

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    Dont forget radios, billboards and smoking.

    We all know the dangers of changing a radio station, but the act of listening to one.... now thats the real danger. :rolleyes:

    I mean really, they should outlaw billboards. It forces us to take our eyes off the road, even if only briefly.

    Everyone knows that smoking kills... nuff said.:D
     
  15. semperofp

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    I saw that if you purchase the app for like $14 you can set what the message says when it responds back.
     
  16. g0tr00t

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    Those 8-track players are a HUGE distraction...why with all that storage space needed and searching for the right one...and do NOT force it in upside down!!!
     
  17. Mrniceguy

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    Would I be dating myself by stating I have never actually seen an 8 track.
    or by stating my daughter has never seen a cassette deck lol
     
  18. Edaze55

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    Not nearly as much as those of us that remember 8 tracks and records would.

    Not that I have ever seen either, of course. ;) LMAO
     
  19. Mrniceguy

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    :p
     
  20. gilroykilroy

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    Nope, its not the same. You can get an emotionally charged text message that could very much upset you or get you ecstatic with joy. A GPS giving you directions is unemotional.

    Oh yeah, passengers can be VERY distracting. Just today I had to avoid an accident due to a car weaving across highway lanes. When we passed them we can see him having a very animated discussion with the passenger.

    Driver Distractions
     
  21. pdragon

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    Guess you haven't had the joy of the GPS trying to make you turn right into a line of trees? Or sending you 20 miles out of your way when you could've just gone around the block

    You're completely missing the whole point of the sarcasm in the last few posts. I agree that anything that takes your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road for extended periods of time (talking when holding the phone on your ear or text messaging) is bad. But bitching and complaining about the distractions of voice activated or talking devices is pointless. If you ban them or put them down, then there's no logical reason why you shouldn't also ban passengers and car radios.
     
  22. Mrniceguy

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    i have to disagree... People will lean over to hear electronic devices or take there eyes and focus to try and read the screen....
    There is no Substitute for good driving

    This whole thing is semantics my post included
     
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