Wow, texting is....

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by quackers82, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. quackers82 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2014
    Easier to do on the watch than on my iPhone . Not had it even 24 hours yet and when I'm not in a public place ( so I don't look an idiot) I'm doing almost all my texting from the watch. It's so much easier, watch taps you because somebody text you, raise arm to read, tap reply, then tap the mic, and say your response, send. All done. Most convenient when I'm doing something like eating .

    Really did not expect texting would be my main use.
  2. goinskiing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    Meridian, ID
    I was pleasantly surprised at the dictation accuracy, much better than my phone by a considerable margin.
  3. matrix07, Apr 25, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015

    matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    It would be even more convenient if Apple allow us to use voice response. Like "Reply" to reply to text, "Accept" to accept phone call, for example so we can use our Watch in a true hand-free fashion.
  4. jaeb0922 macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2012
    Rhode Island
    I was texting this morning in a restaurant at breakfast... got great looks... and then a question, "Is that an Apple Watch?!"....

    Sure is! BIOTCHES!:)
  5. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    haven't taken out my phone since i got my watch with the exception of using it to tweak watch settings and check my morning iPhone games. Amazing.
  6. iVegas macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2013
    I'm also impressed. All of my dictated messages translated correctly. Siri even got all cuss words right!
  7. Chiguy12 macrumors member


    Apr 2, 2015
    Before the Apple watch rarely used dictation but it's so much faster than typing. Sorry Siri for neglecting you for all these years. So far I haven't had Siri mess up my texts and I do have a slight accent.
  8. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    LOVE texting. And the auto responses are cool too.

    My wrist just got tapped, my prescriptions are ready for pick up at my pharmacy. :D
  9. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    I always use dictation unless I'm in a situation where I don't want anybody to overhear me. I'm using it right now actually!
  10. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2008
    Houston (duh)
    Not my cuss words! Especially the ones I invented! Still waiting on my SS BSB 42mm (along with 1000's of others) and when my wife's Watch arrived, I tested it out!!! :eek:

    Stupid Apple. I love/hate you right now.
  11. dalcorn1 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    Not tried it yet on the watch but with Siri on the phone you could say reply and it would start replying to your last message
  12. orangerock macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2009
    How is whispering/talking low voice recognition working with texting?
    You know, you're in public and don't have any anyone to hear a text response.
  13. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
  14. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2009
    Me waiting for my Apple Watch while reading everyone's comments on how they love theirs

  15. David R macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    I'm glad you said this because I was thinking the same thing earlier today. When I try to dictate a text with my phone, it always gets a word or two wrong, to the point that it would have been faster to type my reply.

    But the watch has gotten every single one of my replies perfectly the very first time. Which is odd because at the end of the day, the voice is still going, through the phone, to the same servers.

    Maybe it has to do with the microphone?

    I originally thought that replying via the watch would be a gimmick I wouldn't use after a couple of days, but so far it's turning out to be the easiest and fastest way to reply.
  16. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    For the past two weeks everyone has asked if my LG G is an Apple watch. Clearly not everyone was following the launch date.
    But yeah - texting (responding to texts, whatsapp, emails, etc) is very neat on the Android Wear I have. I only use it for short responses. Still use my phone for the more complicated.
  17. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Okay this might be a dumb question… How is it that dictation is better on the watch than iPhone or iPad? Just a better microphone? Good to hear that it's quite accurate considering there is no manual text input on the watch.
  18. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I like that you can send it as a vocal message if it can't tell what you are saying.
  19. Sparkeze macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2014
    I also found that it was more accurate than voice to text on my phone. I added more canned responses too, which makes it even quicker!
  20. betoarredondo macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Have anyone tried dictation on whatsapp?? Or the dictation and voice message features only works with iMessage?

    I'll be getting my Apple watch later today, but just wondering about what's app features. If they don't work, I'll be in the iMessage boat again.
  21. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    New chip in S1 to detect language?
  22. stocklen macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2013
    Oddly, I've found it to be slightly worse.

    Dictation has always been great and surprisingly accurate though I've found via the watch that it makes a few more mistakes than I'm used to on the phone.

    Maybe its the microphone.

    Its not bad... just wouldn't have said it was better than the phone - slightly less so.
  23. megatron2000 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    I was thinking the same thing this morning. Voice text is fantastic.
  24. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Siri works crazy accurate on the watch. I've been doing the same all day yesterday.
  25. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    I have also noticed that my dictation on the watch is better than it was before.

    I doubt this is the watch itself, but am willing to bet that Apple pushed an update to Siri with a more accurate system. This would make sense to push a more accurate system alongside the watch release since it will likely increase the number of people using Siri dictation.

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