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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Uker, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Uker

    Uker Well-Known Member
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    Just used Nav in my car while listening to my radio (FM non-Droid radio).

    Nav worked fine but I could not hear the Nav's voice turn-by-turn instructions. The radio drowned them out.

    I realize Nav is still in beta. But there is no place to send this bug/suggestion to the developers.

    Help?
     

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  2. Theibault

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    Try turning the radio down. Just a suggestion, not a flame.
     
  3. ndfan4u

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    I use my Motorola Bluetooth device speaker and it is loud. Clip it to the visor right above me and the turn by turn directions are loud and clear. Just a suggestion.
     
  4. exwifeusesiphone

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    Plug it into the stereo yo, and use the built-in radio or stream some stuff. Then it'll be nice and loud and the radio will be interrupted for directions.

    I tel ya, it's fun to impress your friends by getting GPS directions while listening to France Inter (French radio station) over the Internet.
     
  5. tsanuri

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    Just another thing to check have you turned the volume down on your speakerphone?
     
  6. Uker

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    Thanks for all your suggestions (especially the "turn the radio down" - thanks Mom).

    In general the volume level on everything is too low on the Droid X, especially when outside or in a noisy indoor environment.

    All the volume levels are set to MAX on my Droid X.

    Yes, I could plug into the AUX input of my car radio, but then I lose my Sirius car radio.

    Can't have everything, eh?

    Could have overall louder volume though.
     
  7. john0821

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    The speaker volume on the phone is just 1 of 2 things that bother me about this phone. The other being the mediocre camera. I hope they can come out with an update that will address this since it should be audible out of the box.
     
  8. darksoul

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    Does the GPS voice navigation have voice options? Male/Female/USenglish etc..
     
  9. AFAngryWarrior

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    I dont use it through the radio, and its too loud to me. I usually turn it down to about 75% volume. I dont think its a fluke, my wife has an X too and its the same thing. We just leave it in the dashboard holder and we can have the radio on and nav without a problem. Either the device is not working 100% or its time to get a hearing check.
     
  10. Uker

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    In response to AfAngryWarrior... I think you are one of the lucky ones who got a Droid X with a good speaker/internal amplifier.

    Look at the history of this volume/speaker issue. Droid X owners are completely polarized on it. Either they say the volume is terribly sub par or they are overjoyed with the performance.
     
  11. Old Man

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    Some DXs may have some volume issues but expecting the voice navigation from any phone to overcome a typical car stereo system seems to perhaps be expecting a bit much.
     
  12. redgtconv

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    How do you do that? I have a Bluetooth speaker on my visor also ( which is very loud), which I use for phone calls. How do I make the GPS work through the Bluetooth. I am also one of those people complaining about hearing the directions thru the device. I had my radio off (which I didn't like) and I had to tell my wife to keep quiet (which I did like) and I still had to hold the phone near me to hear and underdstand the directions.
     
  13. Martimus

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    Sadly no... one Droid... presently one voice!
     

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