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Old 03-17-2014, 06:27 PM
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Voice Commands

I can never get these to work and to lazy to find the manual.

Anyone know any helpful commands?


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Old 03-17-2014, 06:39 PM
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My tip is do it yourself manually, it's easier....
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:44 PM
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Just sucks that whatever I say, gets misinterpreted and does something completely opposite. ...... Or maybe I'm doing it wrong? Haha


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Old 03-17-2014, 07:21 PM
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It's quite easy. Push the voice command button and talk! Talk the same way the computer talks to you: Clearly and deliberately.

Example: "FM 93.1" will play that station.

"Received Calls" will display most recent phone calls received.

If you are too lazy to use the manual, say the name of a major menu item (using the "Menu" button on the info screen) and then say "Voice Commands" and it will teach you the available commands.

Example, say "Telephone ... Voice Commands" and the nice robolady will tell you what you can command "her" to do.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:31 AM
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Just sucks that whatever I say, gets misinterpreted and does something completely opposite. ...... Or maybe I'm doing it wrong? Haha


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You are not doing anything wrong, the BMW voice recognition is terrible. Even if you say it right, the command menu is not well structure and you have to duplicate every button with the commands. I can push the button in less than half of the time it take me to do it in voice command. The voice command on my cell phone works 100% better. Maybe it might work better if I had a German accent
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:05 AM
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I can't tell you how many times I have said "Call [fill in name]" and the next thing I hear from the car is "lighting options". I speak very clearly and very deliberately -- the voice recognition is just plain bad. My wife thinks that there must be something wrong with the car because of how bad it is. However, in all fairness, if I can hold back on getting super annoyed and just doing it manually, the car will get it right on the 7th or 8th try!
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