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Old 05-22-2005, 07:30 AM
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Voice Recognition. No manual.

Yesterday I picked up my new X3. As expected, I am thrilled. Going through all the manuals etc. I came across a reference to the voice recognition system. The user manual refers to a separate manual for the voice recognition. I do not have that. I am certain that I will not have a problem obtaining it if I call in on Monday, but is it available anywhere on line? Is it difficult to setup?

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Old 05-22-2005, 12:11 PM
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Yesterday I picked up my new X3. As expected, I am thrilled. Going through all the manuals etc. I came across a reference to the voice recognition system. The user manual refers to a separate manual for the voice recognition. I do not have that. I am certain that I will not have a problem obtaining it if I call in on Monday, but is it available anywhere on line? Is it difficult to setup?
Normally, pressing and holding the "face" button on the steering wheel for a few seconds will trigger a beep. Then you can say "help" to get a list of commands.
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:06 PM
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Thanks. I thought about saying "help", but I was afraid this may place an assist call.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:27 AM
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This this a feature with the navigation option?
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Old 05-25-2005, 07:47 AM
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This this a feature with the navigation option?
I am sure it is part of the nav package also. However, I do not have nav. I have bluetooth. If you have the little talking face button on your steering wheel you should have it also.
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:45 AM
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I have the little talking face button on my steering wheel. I didn't realize that it was for voice recognition. I use it to access the bluetooth hands free option of my cell phone. I can't seem to get the voice recognition to work???
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Old 05-27-2005, 06:42 AM
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Please see the attached PDF for instructions on how to set the voice control. This works on my X5. I haven't tried it on my wife's X3 yet.
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Old 05-27-2005, 08:41 PM
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I have the talking head symbol on my steering wheel but it doesn't do anything when I hold it down. I was under the impression that voice recognition requires BMW assist, BMW car phone, Nav or all of above.

Can someone confirm what options you need to get before voice control will function>?
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Old 05-27-2005, 09:23 PM
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I have the talking head symbol on my steering wheel but it doesn't do anything when I hold it down. I was under the impression that voice recognition requires BMW assist, BMW car phone, Nav or all of above.

Can someone confirm what options you need to get before voice control will function>?
For cars that pre-date BMW Assist (approximately start-of-production of the 2004 model year), they either need the SES module (stand-alone voice recognition) or a Bluetooth ULF. I don't know the details of post-Assist cars, unfortunately. I've heard that there is limited voice functionality in the newer Assist+Bluetooth modules, but that is just an anecdote.
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Old 05-27-2005, 11:49 PM
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I have the talking head symbol on my steering wheel but it doesn't do anything when I hold it down.
Same thing happen to me. I have the bluetooth and carphone, but no Nav system. is it enough to activate the voice recognition function?
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Old 05-29-2005, 08:31 AM
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I have the talking head symbol on my steering wheel but it doesn't do anything when I hold it down. I was under the impression that voice recognition requires BMW assist, BMW car phone, Nav or all of above.

Can someone confirm what options you need to get before voice control will function>?
Well I have a 2005 with BMW assist, car phone, and navigation. It does not work. There is a separate voice recognition module available for the X5 that you would have to install. I don't know if that can be done. I assume it will probably connect to the system but then you "probably" have to ask a dealer to program the computer to recognize it. Anyone have any insight into this? I wouldn't mind paying a bit more to have my dealer install this for me as an accessory...
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Old 05-29-2005, 11:45 AM
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I have an '05 X3 with the works (navigation, bluetooth, etc.) and holding the face button down a period of time does nothing for me either. I read the pdf file above and it doesn't look like the vocie recog module does much in my opinion anyway.
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:16 PM
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I do not believe voice recognition is part of the Assist/BT module available begining witht the 2005 MY cars. It requires an additional module. In my case the voice recognition module was part of the post factory BT kit. Although I do not have NAV but I find voice recognition extremely useful.

You can use voice recognition to dial by name. There is no need to scroll through your phonebook. I also like the feature where I can call out the number to be dialed. This again keeps you focused on the road rather than looking at the MID searching for a phone number.
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Old 05-28-2005, 09:31 PM
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What's the Voice Recognition for?

What can I use voice recognition for if I don't have Bluetooth or Pre-assist or NAV?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:18 PM
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Smile BMW Voice recognition

i found the China has a supplier to sell this product of Start engine by Voice recognition and Control the car by voice,Turn on by Voice: upgrade BMW voice system like Bentley
Voice Control: use original steer wheel voice button, can let BMW work fellow the voice,
here is the link of the website,may be we can get a answer
http://www.u-may.net/e_productshow/?...ontrol-79.html
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:56 AM
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I bought a generation 13 ULF off of Ebay and it works great in my 2004 X3. I did have to purchase an aftermarket pairing button from Bimmernav though.
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