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    Droid X speech to text.

    lulu836

      The speech to text feature on the Droid is abysmal.  I have trained the phone to my voice 3 times and it gets worse every time.  I have spoken slowly, normally and quickly and none of those techniques work.  Is there any plan to improve this "feature" or am I stuck with it?  My last phone was an LG Versa and right out of the box I had zero problems with the software understanding what I was saying.  Also the Droid speech to text cannot digest more than a few words at the time without telling me there is a server problem.  Help!!

        • 1. Re: Droid X speech to text.
          Wildman

          You actually just answered you question, the voice application is very accurate but if you are receiving error that it cant connect to sever means you do not have a good 3G connection, the voice application transmit to a Google server and then send back the information translated and if you have a bad or weak connection you will have issues, I use the voice app all the time and I very seldom have to correct the translation...  Make sure you have a good connection with 3G and then try the app, it should be better.

          • 2. Re: Droid X speech to text.
            droidsw
            One time....one time......someone is going to describe an issue without saying "my (insert phone here) worked fine for years and never gave me a problem"......

            wildman nailed it on the head.

            I've never had any problems with the voice command features. In fact use it for multiple things.
            • 3. Re: Droid X speech to text.
              mossy

              OK I understand your message.............I won't bother you again with my petty problems.  Sorry to interrupt your reverie.there Old Timer.

              • 4. Re: Droid X speech to text.
                droidsw

                mossy, "Bother" away. That's the purpose of this forum.

                Not sure who your post was directed at, considering another user posted the original question.

                Anyone that has spent any measurable amount of time in this forum sees the same thing over and over.

                Someone posts a question, concern, complaint, etc. (no doubt the first they've had with their X) and no doubt before that issue they thought their X was the best phone out there. (The number of posts for users are posted under their user name).

                Now, they are pisssed. Furious. They want Verizon to "fix it". They want Moto to "fix it". They threaten to return it and buy something else, even a fanboy phone.

                Many times, they go into how long they had their previous phone and how it never gave them any problems.

                Many times, they disparage the X, Verizon, Moto and the suggestions from those in the forum trying to help.

                All of those things don't apply to the OP's post. But, that's the jest of and place where my reply was coming from.

                • 5. Re: Droid X speech to text.
                  LoydroidX

                  lulu836 wrote:

                  The speech to text feature on the Droid is abysmal.  I have trained the phone to my voice 3 times and it gets worse every time.  I have spoken slowly, normally and quickly and none of those techniques work.  Is there any plan to improve this "feature" or am I stuck with it?  My last phone was an LG Versa and right out of the box I had zero problems with the software understanding what I was saying.  Also the Droid speech to text cannot digest more than a few words at the time without telling me there is a server problem.  Help!!


                  What about the environment you're using the talk to text?  When I'm in the car (where I do most of my talk to text), I do need to close the window, turn down the radio (I tend to blast), and turn down the vent fan (I always run it on high).  I also don't hold the phone close to my mouth.   I do need to speak a bit slower than usual because my normal speech is rather fast.  I had an email exchange (seven separate emails) on the way home from work today; there were no errors!   (It even picked up "y'all" and "gonna" and I've never trained the phone for my voice.)

                   

                   

                  I do have one question about talk to text, though...I am able to say "Question Mark" or "Period", and that punctuation is placed correctly.  However, I haven't figured out how to capitalize the start each sentence, or people's names.  (Saying "Capital A" or "Uppercase A" doesn't work.  Any ideas?

                  • 6. Re: Droid X speech to text.
                    dirkbonn

                    I too have used speech to text and almost never have any recognition problems.  As a matter of fact, I think it's phenomonal how well it works.

                     

                    One question though, where do you find the "speech training" on your X?

                    • 7. Re: Droid X speech to text.
                      Wildman

                      dirkbonn wrote:

                      I too have used speech to text and almost never have any recognition problems.  As a matter of fact, I think it's phenomonal how well it works.

                       

                      One question though, where do you find the "speech training" on your X?


                      There is no way to train the voice command, it is a universal applicatrion, the daata base that translate the voice comand is on Googles server and isnt even on  the device, so a training process isnt possible on a Android device while using Google Voice Search.

                      • 8. Re: Droid X speech to text.
                        LoydroidX
                        Hmmmm...thought I saw it somewhere, but I guess that explains why I never voice trained.
                        • 9. Re: Droid X speech to text.
                          reallyniceguy
                          Mine works well, I use it all the time. Now from time to time I will get unable to connect server. Its my 3g connetion. If someone is sending you a text while you are doing this it may not work. I sometimes kill the app in advanced task killer, restart it and it starts to work again. I suspect a defect of it has not been working well. Factory data reset time.
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