"Hey Siri"

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Jamesk811, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Jamesk811 macrumors 6502

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    This seems more like a novelty to me, when you can press the crown and it does the same thing. Does anyone think turning it off will have far better battery life increase? I do like the feature but if I save heaps of battery I would rather it off.
     
  2. jjlannoo Suspended

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    It only works when the screen is on. So I don't think it would save much juice.
     
  3. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    It is only active when the screen is on, so I doubt it will save much battery.

    I think its great. As I'm pulling up to my girlfriends house and can use 'Hey Siri' without even taking my eyes off the road or having to press the digital crown.
     
  4. Jamesk811 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, that makes heaps of sense. Ill leave it on :)
     
  5. anez macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone get Siri to send texts for you?

    I can get it to write and address texts to the correct person, but I can't get the messages to send without touching the screen, and that kind of defeats the hands-free element of the whole thing...

    Is there a specific command I should be using to get this to work, or is it just totally impossible?
     
  6. emartins macrumors newbie

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    Not that I've seen. I do agree you should be able to say send or something.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    it looks like you have to interact with the device to send a message. I have tried a few different ways and you always have to physically touch the screen.
     
  8. armandxp macrumors 6502

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    Does Hey Siri only work with the watch face when you hold your arm up? I haven't got it to work any other way.
     
  9. anez macrumors 6502

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    Ugh, that's a huge disappointment for me. I was looking forward to being able to use it completely hands-free when doing cleaning and other dirty-hands tasks. Maybe it'll be rectified in a future update...
     
  10. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    I'm happy to report I detest Siri, that's one less bug to deal with.. :)
     
  11. anez macrumors 6502

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    I've never seen the need for it on the phone, but I feel it has a place on the Watch.
     
  12. nermal0 macrumors regular

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    Just raise your wrist, wait for the screen to turn on and say "Hey siri ....". Works well for me, although the usual problems of Siri are still there.
     
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  14. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    The thing that stinks is that you have to enter your passcode every dang time you want to do anything from waking the screen, including siri. :(
     
  15. urbancity macrumors member

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    It seems to work only if you flick your wrist to turn it on.

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    If you are wearing the watch it shouldn't ask you for password.
    I suspect you may be playing with the watch off your wrist?
     
  16. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    It is on my wrist, I'm wondering what setting I need to change?
     
  17. anez macrumors 6502

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    What? I don't. I've only had to enter the passcode after turning it off. The rest of the time, the wake screen comes up and then the app screen once I press the crown. Something's not quite right there.

    Do you have Activate on Wrist Raise on?

    I also have "Unlock with iPhone" enabled, which is under Passcode settings. That shouldn't make a difference, I don't think, but perhaps it does. Let me check if I need the code when the phone is out of range...
     
  18. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    I do have Activate on Wrist Raise enabled. Maybe my arms are too hairy? Any other ideas?

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    I'm going to power cycle the watch first to see if that helps.
     
  19. gmann21133 macrumors member

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    I think I read that you cannot have it too loose or it will keep asking for s passcode.
     
  20. Liberachi86 macrumors member

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    Does Siri talk on the watch? All I get is text
     
  21. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe my wrists are too hairy, lol.

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    Doesn't for me, but I have noticed that she seems more accurate with dictation.
     
  22. anez macrumors 6502

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    Having checked, even out of range it doesn't ask for passcode.

    The second I take it off, though, it makes the request.

    Do you ever see the blue lock icon at the top while you're wearing it?
     
  23. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    All the time. I have wrist detect enabled too and raise to activate as well. The blue lock is always there, on or off the wrist. If I disable wrist detect it won't ask for the passcode, but then I miss out on some of the functionality. I still can't rule out user error which is still the most likely scenario, but I'm almost starting to fear I may have gotten a lemon from the bunch. :(
     
  24. Eddie1984 macrumors newbie

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    It worked handsfree for me to set a timer when I was cooking last night. This is great as both my hands were dirty.
     
  25. anez macrumors 6502

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    Either that or it is indeed a hair issue. Which, if it is, a replacement isn't going to fix the issue.

    Would you consider shaving a tiny patch where the sensor sits to determine whether it's actually the Watch being faulty, or just that it can't make a connection?
     

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