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    Default Texting with Bluetooth via Voice-to-Text?

    Hi guys, just wondering if the stock Google voice-to-text works via Bluetooth so I can text while driving? Has anyone tried it, and if so, can tell me how to set it up?

    Here's what I hope to accomplish in my car:

    1.) Listen to music by connecting it to my car (aux or BT if my car has BT built in) AND SIMULTANEOUSLY ...
    2.) Replying to an incoming text message by pressing a button on my BT device

    Is this possible?
    Last edited by Boba7523; 12-12-2012 at 04:31 PM.
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    I haven't tried since probably gingerbread, so this may be useless to you. However, back then I could not find a way to get it to work with the STOCK voice search/voice to text. Of course, that was on a Moto and I think they had their own or verizons over riding the stock one maybe? I'm not sure, it's been awhile.

    Anyway, the work around I found was to use Vlingo. It was kind of a pain, but for long weekend drives or business trips in the car it worked okay once it was set up right. I do remember having to mess with the Vlingo settings to get it to work right. Might be an option if you they haven't added bluetooth voice to text in the last 2 versions of Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boba7523 View Post
    Hi guys, just wondering if the stock Google voice-to-text works via Bluetooth so I can text while driving? Has anyone tried it, and if so, can tell me how to set it up?

    Much appreciated!
    I am considering a switch to a Note2 and this is a big deal for me too. I had a rep in a store demo S-voice for me and I see that you can voice text and have a new text read to you via S-Voice. When I had my GS3 there were issues with any of the voice recognition software going trough my BT headset. For those that have used an iPhone and Siri you will know what I mean. It works well and I am looking for a similar experience without the brain damage of trying to set up a 3rd party app.

    If anyone has experience using their BT headset please chime in.
    Current Devices:
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - AT&T
    Motorola Moto X - unlocked GSM
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - LTE AT&T
    Apple iPad Mini Retina - 32GB LTE
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    Default Texting with Bluetooth via Voice-to-Text?

    Does anyone have s-voice experience using Bluetooth? Does s-voice or google voice recognition use the Bluetooth mic or the phone's internal mic?



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    I drive a manual transmission and can absolutely not hold my phone while driving, so bluetooth is my only way when on the road. Plus, my truck has little to no insulation (cheap of cheap). However, I have had little to no issues with my phone recognizing my voice using BT in both text/email or s-voice. In the instances when there are issues, I would say they are no more common than issues you would have talking into your phone in a quiet room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KahneFan View Post
    I drive a manual transmission and can absolutely not hold my phone while driving, so bluetooth is my only way when on the road. Plus, my truck has little to no insulation (cheap of cheap). However, I have had little to no issues with my phone recognizing my voice using BT in both text/email or s-voice. In the instances when there are issues, I would say they are no more common than issues you would have talking into your phone in a quiet room.
    KahneFan

    So you can confirm that S-voice is using the Bluetooth mic when you are speaking? If this is the case it's an improvement from the GS3 and great news.
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    I turned on my Bluetooth, activated Svoice, shut my truck door leaving my phone inside the truck, walked 10 feet from my truck and, in a normal speaking voice said "this is a test". She replied "I hope I did well". Yes you did. So, unless she heard my normal speaking voice from 10 feet away behind a closed vehicle door, yes it uses the Bluetooth microphone.
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    It works with SVoice but not when I try to reply to a text message with voice by pressing the microphone.I was under the impression that this a known glitch in both the S3 and the Note 2. If I turn off my bt, I can press the microphone in the messaging app and reply with my voice.

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    KahneFan thank you for testing that.

    It sounds like responding might be an issue still. I wonder if the home button double tap would activate the BT mic? I am gong to have to go to a VZ store and play with it. I really want to switch to this phone.
    Current Devices:
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - AT&T
    Motorola Moto X - unlocked GSM
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - LTE AT&T
    Apple iPad Mini Retina - 32GB LTE
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    Thanks KahneFan, good to know BT works in the truck.

    Here's what I (along with many I would presume) hope to accomplish:

    1.) Listen to music on my Note 2 by connecting it to my car (aux or BT doesn't matter) AND SIMULTANEOUSLY ...
    2.) Replying to an incoming text message by pressing a button on the BT, and this would NOT completely stop the music from playing.

    Has anyone tested?
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    So, you get the message, you pull down your task bar, you click the message to check the message, but you don't want to just push the microphone button on the keyboard for voice input? Not trying to be a smart-A, honestly trying to understand what you are wanting to test. I am more than happy to test anything I can for you, just tell me step by step what you would like to attempt and I will do it.
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    I have played around with the device and I am happy to report that I could carry on a text conversation using S-voice. It was able to read my new text and allow me to respond to the text. There were times I had to tap the mic button, but no biggie! All went through my BT headset with no issues. Thanks again KahneFan for testing for me. I appreciate it.
    Current Devices:
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - AT&T
    Motorola Moto X - unlocked GSM
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - LTE AT&T
    Apple iPad Mini Retina - 32GB LTE
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    Quote Originally Posted by jneusch View Post
    I have played around with the device and I am happy to report that I could carry on a text conversation using S-voice. It was able to read my new text and allow me to respond to the text. There were times I had to tap the mic button, but no biggie! All went through my BT headset with no issues. Thanks again KahneFan for testing for me. I appreciate it.
    Can you please tell me how you got it to work? And what button you pressed on your BT to respond to messages?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KahneFan View Post
    So, you get the message, you pull down your task bar, you click the message to check the message, but you don't want to just push the microphone button on the keyboard for voice input? Not trying to be a smart-A, honestly trying to understand what you are wanting to test. I am more than happy to test anything I can for you, just tell me step by step what you would like to attempt and I will do it.
    Can you test 2 things?

    1.) Can S-Voice speak out loud the text message?
    2.) Responding to a text message via S-Voice or something. Basically any method other than having to unlock the phone, go into Messages app, and pressing on the Mic button.

    Also ... Do you use your Note 2 as an mp3 player for your car? If so...

    I'd like you to help me test playing a song on your Note 2 while it's connected to your car speakers via auxiliary cable or bluetooth if your car has one. If you don't use your Note 2 as an in-car mp3 player, it's ok too. Then test #2 from above. I just want to know what would happen to the song that's currently playing if a text message was received and I wanted to respond to it...

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boba7523 View Post
    Can you test 2 things?

    1.) Can S-Voice speak out loud the text message?
    2.) Responding to a text message via S-Voice or something. Basically any method other than having to unlock the phone, go into Messages app, and pressing on the Mic button.

    Also ... Do you use your Note 2 as an mp3 player for your car? If so...

    I'd like you to help me test playing a song on your Note 2 while it's connected to your car speakers via auxiliary cable or bluetooth if your car has one. If you don't use your Note 2 as an in-car mp3 player, it's ok too. Then test #2 from above. I just want to know what would happen to the song that's currently playing if a text message was received and I wanted to respond to it...

    Thanks!
    I received a text, held down the button on my BT headset until s-voice beeped, said "read my new text". S-voice read the text and an icon popped on screen to reply. I tapped icon and replied over the BT headset. Worked very similar to Siri. Only exception is that you have to tap the reply icon. At least that's what I found in my short experiment.

    I just got the n2 last night and have not put on any music so I can't test the other one yet. Maybe this weekend I will have time to mess with it. I am a road warrior sitting in a hotel without my music with me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Boba7523 View Post
    Can you test 2 things?

    1.) Can S-Voice speak out loud the text message?
    I may not know the correct question to ask SV because I have not figured out how to get her to read a text aloud to me yet. However, I just turned on "Driving Mode" and sent my self a test and she said "New text message from voice mail (how she sees my own number), the message says test". So, I'm guessing messages will be read aloud if you just turn on driving mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boba7523 View Post
    2.) Responding to a text message via S-Voice or something. Basically any method other than having to unlock the phone, go into Messages app, and pressing on the Mic button.
    Using SV you can tell her to "Text (insert contact name) (insert text body)" and she will send the message for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boba7523 View Post
    Also ... Do you use your Note 2 as an mp3 player for your car? If so...

    I'd like you to help me test playing a song on your Note 2 while it's connected to your car speakers via auxiliary cable or bluetooth if your car has one. If you don't use your Note 2 as an in-car mp3 player, it's ok too. Then test #2 from above. I just want to know what would happen to the song that's currently playing if a text message was received and I wanted to respond to it...

    Thanks!
    Here's a video I made to hopefully help?

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    Awesome, THANKS SO MUCH KahneFan and jneusch!

    jneusch, please update us once you hook up your music on your car and test out receiving/sending text via BT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boba7523 View Post
    Awesome, THANKS SO MUCH KahneFan and jneusch!

    jneusch, please update us once you hook up your music on your car and test out receiving/sending text via BT.
    Ok, I have music on my phone, connect it to the BT in the car and my BT headset. Music plays through the stereo speakers in the car. I activate S-voice and receive the prompts through my headset. When I do this the music pauses. When complete the music resumes. I then hold down the button on my BT headset to activate S-Voice. Again, music pauses and I am prompted. I ask her to send a text to my wife, which is completed without issues. Once done the music resumes.

    This is a short test sitting in my driveway, but it seems to work. I will get a better sense of it tomorrow when I am on the road for 4 hours. If I find something different I will report back again.
    Current Devices:
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    Motorola Moto X - unlocked GSM
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - LTE AT&T
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    Long drive test proved positive. Worked as I described above.

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    Thanks!
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    Hi guys, just wondering, this works for bluetooth headset. How do we activate S-Voice if we're not using BT headset? Would we have to manually unlock out phone and hold the S-voice activation button? There's no one button phone shortcut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boba7523 View Post
    Hi guys, just wondering, this works for bluetooth headset. How do we activate S-Voice if we're not using BT headset? Would we have to manually unlock out phone and hold the S-voice activation button? There's no one button phone shortcut?
    Correct, unless someone else has figured out something different.
    Current Devices:
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    Motorola Moto X - unlocked GSM
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - LTE AT&T
    Apple iPad Mini Retina - 32GB LTE

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