"Hey Siri" works 2/10

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  1. chfilm macrumors 65816

    chfilm

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    Hey,


    I just got my watch. Super excited! Heart rate around 100 bpm :D

    It's beautiful. Just gorgeous. I love it already!!
    The lag seems to be almost gone, and the UI is even more fluid than 2 weeks ago.

    But at least in German, the raise and then say "hey siri" works only 2 or 3 out of 10 times... it's frustrating. Anyone else had more luck?
     
  2. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Good luck, I'm actually not a fan but for some reason Siri doesn't like me on my iPhone, I don't expect much on the watch.
     
  3. gorkt macrumors 6502

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    I think it definitely varies from person to person. My husband never uses Siri because it gets his words wrong most of the time. OTOH I have a about an 85% success rate.
     
  4. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Opposite situation in my house. Alexa (on the Amazon Echo) loves my boyfriend, hates and ignores me.
     
  5. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    My biggest frustration. If you say Hey Siri and pause, it'll open up and count your silence as your question so you need to open it again anyway, but if you say Hey Siri and ask your question, it just won't come up lol.
     
  6. Thyraz macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem with the watch.
    My iPhone (connected to power supply) reacts every time when the clock fails.

    Maybe after the next update. ;)
     
  7. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, something may be going on behind your back lol ;)

    Joking aside. Siri always understands me, and I have a weird voice.
     
  8. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    I don't use it much, though I do use dictation when replying to text messages. I can see what your saying though.
     
  9. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

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    Just tried it out now and had 5 out of 5 successes. Considering most speech engines don't like my voice at all I'd consider that a great hit rate (maybe it's all the practice talking to my Xbox...). Only thing I'd say is the mic is on the left side of the watch so make sure you're not covering it over either with a sleeve or with the watch pushing in to your arm.
     
  10. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    For me it's not so much her understanding me, most of the time that's all correct, it's just actually getting it to work properly. A timing issue maybe?
     
  11. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    2/10 is not bad. I say Hey Siri to my hairy arm, o out of 10.:confused:

    Wait, I don't have a watch till June.
     
  12. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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  13. cosmic68 macrumors 6502

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    Haha!
     
  14. Razdom macrumors member

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    When I first got the watch ~6 hours ago 'hey siri' was working fine, worked every time. I tried it 30 minutes ago and it wouldn't work at all, I tried about 30 times and it didn't work once. Restarted the watch and it's working fine again. Bug?
     
  15. chfilm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It seems to be working better now... weird.. maybe she learned a bit about my voice.
     
  16. ddrulez macrumors member

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    I don't have problems so far. Works fine for me.
    But a little disappointed about the Shazam app. It uses the iPhone micro instead of the watch.
     
  17. BDX86 macrumors member

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    That's kinda sad. Kinda defeats the purpose :confused:
     
  18. retrospek macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone find it a bit weird that the watch is so quiet.. I mean when you speak to Siri for example it doesn't even talk back...

    Or do I have a setting wrong somewhere ?
     
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  20. joshcls macrumors 6502

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    I bet that will change once apps go native =]
     
  21. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    She's trying to push you out.
     
  22. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Totally O/T at this point, but we also have a Roomba that beelines for any electronics cables (or electronics, for that matter) in reach. I had a small walkie talkie in a charger on the floor, the roomba knocked it over, snagged it up by its wrist strap, and dragged it all over the house for a while.

    It's getting real skynet up in here.

    P.s., ask both Siri and Alexa if they are part of skynet. Their answers seem pretty disingenuous to me.
     

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