I rarely use dictation nowadays since the voice recognition was terrible (especially for non US english ). Recently I tried dictation and found it spot on . I am now using it regularly to send replies to messages and there is a clear improvement in the accuracy to the point that it can be used my daily driver for replying to messages. This has been a huge change and I have noticed this only since iOS 8. Is this a preparation for using voice commands for Apple Watch ? Anyone else notice the same thing?