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Voice Dialer App Pretty Please!?!?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by smudgeyjoe, May 5, 2011.

  1. smudgeyjoe

    smudgeyjoe Active Member
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    I just purchased a Kenwood DDX418 unit for my car, replacing the Parrot mKi9200 I used to use. The Parrot had wonderful voice recognition software, almost never missed, but many other faults, so I scuttled it and got this Kenwood unit to interface with my EVO Shift. The Kenwood's VRS was terrible. I tried 100 contacts and got 1 to work. I went to Car Toys, who of course didn't tell me up front, but the Kenwood is made to interface with just a handful of phones, none as recent as the Shift, probably even pre-Android. I went to the default voice dialer on my phone, but it worked no better than the Kenwood one. I downloaded one called Voice Speed Dial that had me record each contact, but if I don't say the exact speed, pitch and inflection, it throws me out, success rate, 6 out of 100. If you know of a good Android voice recognition dialer, please let me know. PRETTY PLEASE!
     

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  2. motoxxxman

    motoxxxman Well-Known Member
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    The oem voice dialer on my phone works great. Do you have a heavy accent?
     
  3. hurones

    hurones New Member
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    I have no accent and the voice dialer on the Evo shift is absolute rubbish! Can't get it to do anything... desperately looking for something too!
     
  4. bmacphoto

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    Not sure if there is a difference between the Voice Dialer and Voice Search, but you're crazy if you thing Voice Search is rubbish....You should give up the search now.

    This thing is amazing - Voice Actions for Android
     
  5. tlaz

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    It doesn't even come within 100 miles how good the voice recognition is on Parrot. I've tried Voice actions many times, and it gets names wrong about 50% of the time. the Parrot was about 95% accurate. Sorry, dude.
     
  6. marignan

    marignan New Member
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    I have tried every thing I can find, on-board voice dialer, Edwin, Vlingo, Speaktoit....I just want to dial hands free with vocal response so I don't have to look at the phone to "choose" when driving at 65.... Voice Command on both my old HTC WINDOWS PHONES worked terrifically well. I could say to bluetooth "Call Michael Smith" and get vocal response "Call Michael Smith at home, work or mobile?" if I had all those numbers in Outlook. It's enough to make me trash my 6 month old HTC Inspire and buy a Windows phone again.
     
  7. sophisticated1

    sophisticated1 New Member
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    look for an andriod widget called DIALect. it's pretty no-frills and quite simple but works solid. you can add a separate voice tag to any contact regardless of how it's called in your phonebook which is useful. also has a feature that sort of helps you avoid misrecognition of difficult names or if your speech has a dialect (i guess that's why this thing is called that way) or accent. being a widget has its obvious advantages vs app.
     
  8. JLondon

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    I've been using Choice Dialer since the day I got my Evo Shift...the built in voice dialer sucks.
     

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