Tips for sending messages from the watch?

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  1. OverSpun macrumors 65816

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    I have had the Series 0, 2, and 4 now. I am likely missing a tip that makes it easier dictating messages (e.g editing the message) than cancelling and redoing it. Perhaps there is a command to edit the message?
     
  2. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    If you tap on a word it will put a blue or green box around that word and you can use the wheel on the side to view different words that it thinks you might have said.
     
  3. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    Also set pre set responses to a few things your normally say or quip back with.

    There’s also voice response as well, if you want to go full Dick Tracy.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I use speech to text and it works well for me most the time. You need to loo before you hit the send button for sure.
     
  5. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I will try that. I have not noticed that option before. I have been cancelling and redoing the dictation until it was correct.

    I use the preset responses sometimes but they are usually too brief.

    Yes, It works about 60-70% of the time but I usually don't want to send it with the completely wrong word. Haha
     
  6. rugmankc Contributor

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    In case you missed it, CaptMarvel is saying you can make your own. I have done several replies I use frequently.
     
  7. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone tried this?? On my watch (S4), it will just send if I tap the screen after composing with voice.
     
  8. rugmankc Contributor

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    Yes. Just a light,quick tap.
     
  9. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I have filled added a few new ones but I rarely use them.
    I just tested this...

    If I raise my hand and say "Text (name) hi". The watch shows a mock showing "Ok, I'll send this (Messages) To: (name) Hi with only 1 option to pick "don't send" and I cannot click on the word to change it.

    However, sending a message from the message app, it will automatically send the message without confirming the message.
     
  10. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

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    In your testing; did you find any situations where it did work?
     
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    Not once. I started testing by messaging myself than sending someone else for testing this.

    If I tap the word to attempt to change the word, it will automatically send the message than click the send button. There is only a cancel button.

    I attempted to send myself:

    "this is a test... delete".

    -This is a test (was correct)... somehow it said "Tweet" than delete and when I tapped it and it sent "This is a test Tweet".
     
  12. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

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    That tip is amazing had no idea! Works for scribble too, lets you retype words.
     
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    Yes, it works fine pressing the delete button using the scribble option but that is slow compared with dictation. I still cannot edit dictated messages.
     
  15. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

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    Yea trying the tip now it seems to ONLY work for me in scribble - any advise from those that have this working with dictation?
     
  16. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    For me, Scribble is a hidden gem for short replies.
     
  17. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

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    Yeah and with the larger screen now it works that much better!
     
  18. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    You can also set up some quick replies. I find they can be set up to answer like 80% of mosts texts (my workflow may differ from yours and other users)
     
  19. ipaddaro macrumors regular

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    is it possible to send audio messages?
    --- Post Merged, Oct 19, 2018 ---
    ok, sorry. i noticed that after pairing/unpairing the last time the setting relevant to audio messages was turned off.. maybe this is why i wasn't able to send audio messages.

    i'll try again later
     
  20. blwade macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I’m also not seeing this work for dictation.. if this is true, can someone post a video??
     
  21. OverSpun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, this is still the only way to make an accurate text and it is annoying. Dictated texts still do not work great because I cannot edit without redictating. I thought a word could be held on and edited before. Not all that interested to send a nonsensical text if I can't edit it.
     

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