05-13-2016 10:33 PM
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  1. robertely421's Avatar
    OK GOOGLE does not always work on this watch. Sometimes I have to restart watch for it to work and other times it works fine. Has anyone else had this problem ?
    04-13-2016 08:18 AM
  2. ekerbudeeeek's Avatar
    yes. it feels like when wifi or cellular are at very low signal, it doenst switchover quick enough. very frustrating
    04-13-2016 09:32 AM
  3. json405's Avatar
    Ok google works for me all the time but speak now sometimes doesn't catch my commands. That's the only problem I have noticed.
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    04-13-2016 12:37 PM
  4. Mrfantastic1381's Avatar
    Ok Google works fine unless you switch watch faces. That's been my experience (Verizon version). Then, it's a simple matter of soft reset, and you should be good to go.
    04-20-2016 06:34 AM
  5. foxbat121's Avatar
    I think one of the reason is the mic on the watch catch too much noise and you really have to raise your hand and speak closer to the watch. But, I have never really fond of using it on my watch partly because I always have my phone with me.
    04-20-2016 07:14 AM
  6. evlarberryman's Avatar
    I agree with foxbat. I've found in addition to network connection strength, how close you hold the watch when you speak and how quiet it is around you plays largely into Google rendering your request.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-20-2016 05:55 PM
  7. json405's Avatar
    I've had a few episodes today where ok google command wasn't working until I restarted the phone. I swiped all the way left and had to manually press the mic icon to make a command. This was all when connected via Bluetooth to my phone.

    For those having issues with ok google commands, is the mic icon available and also do you have number sync on where in the Bluetooth menu the play phone audio on wear option is gone?

    I never had issues with ok google or the mic until I started using vzw messages aka numbersync.
    04-20-2016 11:41 PM
  8. Johnston212's Avatar
    Mine is doing it again and it's not limited to ok Google. Looks like it has forgotten that it has a microphone. I will let you know how many resets it takes....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-22-2016 08:49 AM
  9. json405's Avatar
    I've turned off number sharing and accounts from the advanced menu under cellular for the past couple of days so my watch is strictly a Bluetooth device to my smartphone. I haven't had an issues with voice commands for the past couple of days. I don't know if that feature is the cause of the mic getting disabled but I'm on day 3 and the watch has no issues. Well I'm not even sure if the mic is getting disabled because everything else works like voice to text and manual voice searches. It's just that damn Ok google command. hahaha

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    04-22-2016 12:36 PM
  10. evlarberryman's Avatar
    These issues do not sound normal. You may want to consider exchanging your watch. My first watch had connectivity issues, so after I exchanged it, many of these issues were gone. Your watch should definitely connect to the network and your phone remotely (standalone) within a minute or two after having left the Bluetooth range of your phone. That is of course of you have the cellular feature enabled and are in a decent service area.

    If you see the cloud with the line through it when away from your phone, but your phone is on and has a network connection, then something is wrong with your watch.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-22-2016 01:14 PM
  11. FitzAusTex's Avatar
    I occasionally, get something like "unable to connect to Google server" with the cloud icon. This is with no sim/cellular service, and using the watch connected via Bluetooth to my phone (with my phone present). Happened yesterday while I was at the DMV. I have the November version.
    04-28-2016 12:28 PM
  12. foxbat121's Avatar
    On my HTC One M9, the blue tooth will crap out from time to time. When this happens, the AW app on the phone will say trying to connect but never connected. Cloud icon will show on the watch. In this case, my watch is truly disconnected because of the poor BT hardware on the phone. Never happened when I was using Nexus 5.
    I almost have to switch off then on the BT on my phone daily. Hope the upcoming Marshmallow update will resolve this issue but I'm not optimistic.
    04-28-2016 01:29 PM
  13. mdw1995's Avatar
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/watc...issue-t3359812

    Haven't tried it, but curious what effect it would have. From the XDA link above user states:

    "Resolution pb for EU watch urban 5892

    I'm a solution for acces everytime

    Go to menu setting/about watch
    press 7 times on "numero build"
    now you are the mode developer wich appears in setting/about watch
    go to the menu and desactivate "active/descative wifi auto"

    enjoy for "ok google" everytime

    (sorry for my bad english, i'm a french who did not work well the english language at shcool)
    lol

    En Francais :
    pour résoudre votre problème "ok google"
    allez dans le menu paramètre/a propos
    tapez 7 fois sur "numéro de build
    maintenant apparaît dans le menu "a propos" le menu "option pour les développeurs" tout en bas
    allez dedans et désactivé "activé/désactivé wifi automatiquement"
    05-11-2016 09:02 PM
  14. StimulatorCam's Avatar
    Haven't tried it, but curious what effect it would have. From the XDA link above user states:
    I gave it a try, and it has no bearing on OK Google itself, it just does exactly what the option says and turns off the "wifi auto" mode and lets you set wifi to ON instead. I guess the problem some people may have is if they don't have a cell connection on the watch (or just poor connection at the time) and they are relying on the wifi for data, the auto mode may not connect for some reason or other but the forced ON mode may keep it connected for more reliability.
    05-12-2016 07:50 AM
  15. mdw1995's Avatar
    Thanks for checking. I guess it could help some people. I haven't activated the developer options to see what could be tinkered with.
    05-12-2016 07:59 AM
  16. StimulatorCam's Avatar
    I haven't activated the developer options to see what could be tinkered with
    The options are pretty standard for an Android device. The ones that may be of interest though are:

    - Stay awake while charging
    - Vibrate on connectivity change
    - ADB debugging (to connect to a PC, needs root for most things though)
    - Automatic Wi-Fi toggle
    - Show touches (to test how accurate your screen is working)
    05-12-2016 08:32 AM
  17. json405's Avatar
    I've played around with it a while back. I did change the GPS settings from device only to high accuracy for the watch but honestly didn't really notice a big difference except for a faster lock when using Google maps.
    05-12-2016 10:26 AM
  18. foxbat121's Avatar
    I've played around with it a while back. I did change the GPS settings from device only to high accuracy for the watch but honestly didn't really notice a big difference except for a faster lock when using Google maps.
    I think that is a pretty big change. Can't believe LG turned it off by default. I always wondering why my new watch always takes couple minutes to get a lock while the old version is much faster.
    05-12-2016 10:39 AM
  19. StimulatorCam's Avatar
    I think that is a pretty big change. Can't believe LG turned it off by default. I always wondering why my new watch always takes couple minutes to get a lock while the old version is much faster.
    I actually discovered that if you have GPS disabled and open Maps, when it prompts you to enable it again it will also provide the options to set the accuracy.
    05-12-2016 10:48 AM
  20. mdw1995's Avatar
    I've played around with it a while back. I did change the GPS settings from device only to high accuracy for the watch but honestly didn't really notice a big difference except for a faster lock when using Google maps.
    I just saw that setting today and switched to high accuracy. Have you tracked any walks/runs to see if it makes a difference? Or do you think the speed of obtaining the signal is the only difference and once obtained the accuracy is about the same?
    05-12-2016 10:49 AM
  21. foxbat121's Avatar
    I just saw that setting today and switched to high accuracy. Have you tracked any walks/runs to see if it makes a difference? Or do you think the speed of obtaining the signal is the only difference and once obtained the accuracy is about the same?
    It should not have any impact on accuracy as long as GPS is used. The only difference is how can it speed up the initial satellite lock. Ideally, it should be within 10 seconds (just like on the phone) but I'm not seeing that yet.

    EDIT: re-read the descriptions on those options, High Accuracy means the watch can use GPS or wifi, BT or cell network triangulation if GPS is not available. It has nothing to do with speed up the initial acquisition. Device only means use GPS only, won't rely on other location services.
    05-12-2016 11:47 AM
  22. mdw1995's Avatar
    Ok. I was just curious for GPS tracking. I track runs a few times a week and was wondering if it made a difference. Lately my tracking has actually been more accurate since wearing a sweat band under the watch. Of course that's a different issue than these settings. I was having times when tracking would skip or stop using ghostracer and it usually occurred well into the run. With the sweat band, no issues so far.
    05-12-2016 12:05 PM
  23. StimulatorCam's Avatar
    High Accuracy means the watch can use GPS or wifi, BT or cell network triangulation if GPS is not available. It has nothing to do with speed up the initial acquisition
    That's generally what assisted GPS does though, is speeds up the initial lock using cell/wifi and uses GPS for fine tuning.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS
    05-12-2016 12:08 PM
  24. foxbat121's Avatar
    I tested it and it didn't get any assist. What it really means is that in case you have no GPS signal, it can fall back to those network location services to get location data. However, in my test with GMaps, it still waits for the GPS forever. What I wish for is the assisted GPS part but it is not there. I guess Google took that part of OS code out. Worse, if I choose Battery saving mode (no GPS), GMaps will keep asking you to turn on the location. So I guess GMap is hard coded to use GPS regardless the settings.
    05-12-2016 01:11 PM
  25. mdw1995's Avatar
    Just curious, do the developer options usually disappear after a restart? Didn't unpair, just restarted.
    05-13-2016 08:17 PM
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