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Discussion in 'Moto 360' started by dan55, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    hi guys.
    tried this last night.
    new message.. reply.. google speak from watch....
    first attempt appeared to send message but second attempt just had the spinning icon on watch then failed :-\
    ...when i checked for first message i couldn't see it anywhere!?

    htc m8 4.4.2 and 360 sport

    cheers
    Dan
     


  2. marctronixx

    Moderator

    anything google server related needs data, so an internet connection is a must.

    just try again later. its wireless so any number of things can go wrong.

    restart your watch. restart the phone.

    point is its not 100% fool proof so it will fail at times. just be patient and try later or pull your phone out and compose and send.
     
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  3. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    I don't use that feature, but I just tried it. My sent message did end up in my phone sms app (Google messenger).

    What sms app are you using in your phone?
    Was your phone connected to internet? (may be required for watch voice command)
     
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  4. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    thanks guys... ah ok.. could be that i use contacts app instead of stock sms app then... ok cheers

    actually voice recognition on the phone is very good just on the watch is not so good I think

    sometimes my reply to sms works ok from my watch and other times it gets a bit random.... so was thinking that a 'ok to send' option would be a good addition :-D
    cheers
    Dan
     
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  5. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    You have my vote. That would be a great feature to avoid sending gibberish garbled sms messages, and then having to followup with a correction (it's really embarassing when the correction is also garbled!)

    It is an unfortunate behavior not only when sending voice sms from the watch, but also from the phone using google now voice commands. It seems that google is trying to "keep it simple", but that misses the point if simple doesn't work in the real world.

    It seems that it should not be too difficult for a 3rd party app developer to implement that function if they perceive it is useful. It may already be available from among the tens or hundreds of 3rd party sms apps with wear compatibility, but I'm not aware of it.
     
    #5 electricpete, Feb 23, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016
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  6. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    hiya - cool - thought I might be missing something obvious there :D yes defo needed in update, or third party app imo
    cheers
     
  7. coldpost99

    coldpost99 Lurker

    Hi All - I no longer get an option to reply using voice ...... any solutions?
     
  8. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    I've still got sms reply by voice on my watch with Google messenger sms. But I haven't got the marshmallow update for my watch yet (maybe that's that something that changed when you got the update?)
     
  9. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    still get option on mine - ive got the latest phone os update - but not sure what app it is using for the sms :/
     
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