watchOS 5.01 Siri Raise to Speak doesn't work

DeNachtwacht

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Hi guys,

with my new Series 4 running watchOS 5.01 I am experiencing some problems with Siri. When I touch the crown and ask something, Siri works fine in almost every use case. But when I use Raise to Speak, the exact same commands don't work. I did a complete reinstall of both my iPhone SE and my Apple Watch (and set them up both as new devices without getting a backup).

Things that work fine with digital crown own with "Hey Siri", but don't work with raise to speak
- is the weather going to be nice tomorrow?
- set up a meeting for tomorrow, 2PM with André
- set a timer in 10 minutes
- what is my first meeting tomorrow?

Things that work with Raise to Speak
- is it going to rain tonight?
- questions to Siri itself, like "are you married", "what is the meaning of life" et cetera.

Is this something in my setup, or is everyone experiencing the same? Is this a bug?
 
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Jason Hensley

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I downloaded 5.0.1 the day it was released, and have successfully used Raise To Speak probably 50 times since with no issues.
 

edhchoe

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mine either.
I turned it off because it doesn't work consistently.
Consistency is what I value the most.
I like something that fails consistently better than something that works inconsistently.
 

kappaknight

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Upon further testing. It doesn't work for me if I raise my arm while sitting down. There's not enough difference in height to let the watch know I'm trying to dictate a command.

However, it does work when I'm standing up and raising my arm up (2.5 to 3 feet).

Maybe this can be tweaked at some point.
 
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DeNachtwacht

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Raise to speak is being detected perfectly, but the thing is after speaking every command, my watch crashes and it goes back to the watch face without giving a reply.
 

Midway123

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Sep 23, 2017
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Raise to speak is being detected perfectly, but the thing is after speaking every command, my watch crashes and it goes back to the watch face without giving a reply.
I have exactly the same problem, it started after either downloading and installing watchOS 5.0GM or 5.01. The 5.0 Betas were all fine...pity because I really got used to it and found it to be a handy feature...Kind of busy right now with newborn twins, but after that settles I will try to see what 5.1 beta does..
 

DeNachtwacht

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I have exactly the same problem, it started after either downloading and installing watchOS 5.0GM or 5.01. The 5.0 Betas were all fine...pity because I really got used to it and found it to be a handy feature...Kind of busy right now with newborn twins, but after that settles I will try to see what 5.1 beta does..
I found out it seems to be a language bug. When using Siri in English, nothing goes wrong. When using Dutch, it fails. I hear a lot of other guys complaining on a Dutch forum. Question is: is this a bug concerning other language packs too or is it only Dutch.
 

Midway123

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Sep 23, 2017
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Thanks for that! I am based in Netherlands and using Dutch too. That explains. Then it will likely be resolved soon....Glad you brought it up because I thought I was the only one and suspected a buggy device...
 
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