Voice Control just as bad as any voice control.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chaos123x, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    WOW just got the new 3GS and tried out the voice control.

    I didn't think it would WORK right but I wanted to try it out anyway.


    Call Corey.... Calling Nicole lol.


    Play Album Dark SIde of the moon.... calling mom.

    LOL

    Man I thought maybe apple would have got it a little better than this, it's just the same lame voice controls from other providers that are laughably bad and is just used for amusement. Only people I see using this are blind people and people who try to talk perfect to the computer.

    oh yeah

    Play Nirvana.... Playing DAFT PUNK... LAME.
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    I have at least a 95% success rate with it. Do you have an accent of some sort?
     
  3. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No I work in Television.


    Lol just asked it to play Weezer's Blue Album and it started calling a 800 number, it's a joke. Just a novelty not usable.
     
  4. The General macrumors 601

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    Television in the UK? This matters. It doesn't understand people with accents.

    If you talk like someone from California, then you must be doing something wrong. Mumbling? Drunk slurring?

    Really, it rarely misunderstands me.
     
  5. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

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    well it works great if you have a robot voice like the lady in voice control she likes it when you talk like a robot
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    Actually, I talk to mine in a regular voice. As if I'm talking to a person. It understands me very well.

    You don't have to talk like a robot.
     
  7. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Funny, I just said, play artist Nirvana and it said plying songs by Nirvana.

    Mine works.
     
  8. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Mine works 95% of the time as well.

    I dont talk like a robot to it, but you have to be clear. O and is it just me or is the ladies voice hot ;) lol
     
  9. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Well, duh if you expect it to sound and respond like Tony Stark's Jarvis (Paul Bettany who forgot he did the voice in one interview). It works for what it is supposed to do.

    Adding notes to the contacts works well, I've found. "Call Mom" seems to go smoother than "Call Gloria".
     
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    Yes it works. I have noticed that people aren't saying the right things like above. You have to say play artist Nirvana.
     
  12. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Everybody has an accent.
     
  13. Que macrumors 6502

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    works perfectly for me.

    oh and i work in an office, because apparently your job dictates whether you have an accent or not.
     
  14. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    "Do you have an accent?"
    "No, I work in television."
    Oddest answer ever!

    I work in television too and it works pretty much fine for me.
     
  15. gloss macrumors 601

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    Works nearly every time for me. Maybe enunciate more?
     
  16. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure he enunciates perfectly... he works in television. I on the other hand just watch tv and it's definitely hitting about 90% accuracy.
     
  17. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Works fine here too, and English isn't even my native language :p
     
  18. Que macrumors 6502

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    he didn't finish his sentence, "No I work in Television.......department of PC World"
     
  19. DougB541 macrumors 6502a

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    See the thing is the OP said its "bad just like every other one..."


    My past two phones have had great voice control. My Palm 755P I could dictate an email or SMS perfectly.


    Perhaps it is indeed his voice that is causing an issue with all voice control applications he's used.
     
  20. Que macrumors 6502

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    it can't be his voice, he works in television.
     
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  22. kas23 macrumors 603

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    That is an odd answer. Anyone with only the most basic knowledge of languages would know that everyone has an accent. To clarify some of the answers being flung around here; the voice control works best with an American accent, which is also very strange.
     
  23. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I call either broken iphone or troll. Like the rest of you (except the OP), it works exactly as intended for me.
     
  24. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    Works great for me. about 95% success rate depending on what I say
     
  25. chriszzz macrumors 6502

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    Mine works fine most of the time. Maybe you're bad at talking. Good thing you don't work in radio!
     

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