1. DayThyme's Avatar
    I used to have a Motorola Elite Flip bluetooth device and it worked with the My Motospeak app so that I could have texts read to me while driving. The newer Motorola bluetooths aren't compatible with the app.

    Are there any other apps out there that will read your texts to you?

    I don't understand why Motorola isn't making headsets that work with their app any more. I almost wonder if they are planning on having that be an update to touchless controls.
    12-21-2013 11:30 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I used to have a Motorola Elite Flip bluetooth device and it worked with the My Motospeak app so that I could have texts read to me while driving. The newer Motorola bluetooths aren't compatible with the app.

    Are there any other apps out there that will read your texts to you?

    I don't understand why Motorola isn't making headsets that work with their app any more. I almost wonder if they are planning on having that be an update to touchless controls.
    Wouldn't Assist work for this?
    12-21-2013 11:53 AM
  3. DayThyme's Avatar
    Wouldn't Assist work for this?
    I have to read up on that. does it do that?
    12-21-2013 12:14 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Supposed to. I don't use that feature.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    12-21-2013 12:29 PM
  5. DayThyme's Avatar
    Supposed to. I don't use that feature.
    Is there any way to get it to read text to you without driving? Let's say I am cooking and my hands are greasy and I don't want to touch my phone.
    12-21-2013 12:42 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    That might be in Accessibility settings

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    12-21-2013 12:51 PM
  7. DayThyme's Avatar
    That might be in Accessibility settings
    I see text to speech but don't see a way to enable it to speak texts and talk back isn't what I am looking for either.
    12-21-2013 01:07 PM
  8. kayfaei's Avatar
    Is there any way to get it to read text to you without driving? Let's say I am cooking and my hands are greasy and I don't want to touch my phone.
    I'd like to know this too let me know if you find out anything

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-21-2013 08:18 PM
  9. slg1906's Avatar
    I have a Motorola H19txt headset. It uses the My MotoSpeak app. It has a readout feature.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X
    12-21-2013 08:22 PM
  10. DayThyme's Avatar
    I have a Motorola H19txt headset. It uses the My MotoSpeak app. It has a readout feature.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X
    I had an elite flip that did the same but the newer moto headsets don't have the smartbutton and won't work with My Motospeak app.
    12-21-2013 08:30 PM
  11. DayThyme's Avatar
    I'd like to know this too let me know if you find out anything
    What we would need is a way to manually set Assist in driving mode even when we aren't driving. Then it would speak the text to us any time we manually set that we were driving. But since the phone is capable of this, they should just allow you to manually set you would like your texts spoken to you.
    Paisley likes this.
    12-21-2013 08:33 PM
  12. Sir Alex's Avatar
    If you guys are willing to install Tasker, I can help you create something that does this.

    Or you can google something like "tasker read sms", I am sure you will find some tutorials with pictures.
    12-21-2013 08:59 PM
  13. mclaser's Avatar
    Is there any way to get it to read text to you without driving? Let's say I am cooking and my hands are greasy and I don't want to touch my phone.
    I didn't realize this but if you use Pocket it uses the builtin TTS to speak content through your BT headset. Just verified it worked with my Motorola HX550. One of the best headsets IMO. 9 hr talk time!

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    12-21-2013 09:10 PM
  14. DayThyme's Avatar
    I didn't realize this but if you use Pocket it uses the builtin TTS to speak content through your BT headset.
    but will it speak a text as it comes in?

    - - - Updated - - -

    If you guys are willing to install Tasker, I can help you create something that does this.

    Or you can google something like "tasker read sms", I am sure you will find some tutorials with pictures.
    Thanks, do you need root? I am planning on unlocking and rooting next week after christmas.
    12-21-2013 09:12 PM
  15. Sir Alex's Avatar
    Thanks, do you need root? I am planning on unlocking and rooting next week after christmas.
    Tasker does not require root for stuff like this.
    12-21-2013 09:16 PM
  16. clankfu's Avatar
    Is there any way to get it to read text to you without driving? Let's say I am cooking and my hands are greasy and I don't want to touch my phone.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l.nutter&hl=en
    12-21-2013 09:31 PM
  17. NoAck's Avatar
    I use SpeakMe Pro to speak my notifications. So any app that generates notifications can have it spoken. I use it for email and text messages. Just need to remember to turn it off at work. There's also a free version.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Paisley likes this.
    12-22-2013 03:55 AM
  18. chiefandrews's Avatar
    Utter! does this nicely. I had it installed on my Nexus 4 while waiting for my Moto. You say something like "read my last text message" and it does it. Another thing it does I WISH Moto Assist did was read your outgoing text message. Assist says "here is your text message do you want to send it." How do I know if it got every word correct? I have to look at the screen. Utter! will take your verbally composed text and say do you want to proof it? If you say no, it immediately sends it. If you say yes, it reads it back to you. Then it says send it? Motorola needs to implement this feature.
    del2327 and weksa like this.
    12-22-2013 10:00 PM
  19. weksa's Avatar
    How's the battery life with Utter?
    12-23-2013 01:46 AM
  20. techitrucker's Avatar
    I'm using a program called Hands Free SMS from RDMSoft. I ended up turning off Motorola Assist completely because it would not play messages when I was hooked to Bluetooth. Its not the cheapest program at $4.99 but it works well with both the Bluetooth Alpine in my truck and the UVI system in my car. Sending replies is brainless and it's very accurate even in a loud big truck. There are settings for pretty much any situation and you can use it even when your not driving. There is s free version but apparently it pops up a nag screen to upgrade causing people problems. You cannot initiate a new text thread with it, only reply but if you need to do that OK Google Now can do it instead. It all works pretty seamlessly for me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-23-2013 01:58 AM

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