Doesn't SIRI have a voice?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by vikingjunior, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
    So anything I ask Siri just comes up as a text no audible voice? I see no setting for this?
  2. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    The watch is a gateway to siri and supposed to be discreet, hence Siri on the watch doesn't talk back to you.
  3. vikingjunior thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
    Thank you I hope they change that as the watch does have a speaker.
  4. susan12369 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2015
    I have had my watch silenced since I set it up, so I don't mind Siri being mute. I love the tactic feedback, and don't need anything making noises all day at work.
  5. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    And then watch your battery life disappear quicker than water on the sun.... :rolleyes:
  6. vikingjunior thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
    So if Siri goes audible 2 or 3 times a day it's going to kill the battery? So then what does a 5 minute phone call do?
  7. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    Audible Siri is much more complicated than you think. :rolleyes:
  8. mightyjabba macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2014
    Why is that Mr. Rollyeyes?
  9. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    Well it's much more complex than relaying audio from an iPhone. Siri appears to run locally on the watch, if you had audible Siri, it will have to do the audio locally on the watch too. This is nothing like just making a phone call. It's more system intensive. Use some common sense.
  10. Joe HS macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I would have thought it would be great to have feedback for certain things at the users request as an accessibility feature.
  11. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    Actually it's not as complicated as you think, turn on voice over in the iphone watch app, move the speed slider down to about 1/4

    On watch ask siri a question, and she's back:D

    A little crazy though, it reads everything, but the proof shows it can and will be done.

    And my battery isn't getting crushed.
  12. vikingjunior thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
    I did this already but like you said it reads EVERYTHING and that gets annoying when every time you lift your arm it reads the time. But it's good to know it can be done.
  13. JohnsonK macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2014
    Watch out, we've got an engineer here :rolleyes:
  14. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    I've actually recently disables Siri's voice on my iPhone. I usually find that I don't need/want the audible feedback, especially in public, which "watch siri" is more subject to do
  15. macboy4 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    My frustration is not that she doesn't talk, but that texting/iMessages require me to touch my phone no matter what.

    I can say "Hey Siri, text Bill: I'm on my way".

    Siri will dictated the message perfectly, but I have to click Send rather than say "Send" like I would on my phone. That's really the only thing (and it's minor) that's aggravated me so far.
  16. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    If it's like my voice I'd in car sometimes it takes 2 or 3 times before it gets the name correct. Nothing like sending the message to the wrong person.
  17. emartins macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    say "Hey Siri, send message"

    She will send the message.
  18. aribraun macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
    Teaneck, NJ
    Need Siri with Voice In the Car

    I really hope they add the ability to turn back on Siri's voice without having to use Voiceover. In the car, Siri's voice is really helpful. Hopefully they will add it to settings in the next software update. If voiceover can read it, it's technically feasible. They just need to turn it on.

    Siri could then read your messages and notifications while you drive. Plus it would finally be like Kitt on Michael Knights wrist in Knight Rider :D
  19. dotnet macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    "Hey Siri, why are you mute?"

    "I'm on a silent retreat."

    Does that answer your question? :)
  20. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    You better be sick dead or mute Si-Si!!!!!

    Haha yes Siri is mute on Apple Watch.
  21. frjpsmacrumors macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2015
    Siri beeping or talking

    I too wish Siri gave an audible response like on the iPhone. First, I wish it would be so I know it hears me so I don't have to stare at the watch. Also wish I could use a keyword that would invoke a spoken response like, "Hey Siri, tell me what the temperature is."

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