Helpful Hints for Speaking Commands

Voice recognition can understand commands that are naturally stated in sentence form or direct commands that state the application and the task.

For best results:

• Listen for the prompt before saying a command or reply.

• Speak the command naturally, not too fast, not too slow.

• Use direct commands without a lot of extra words. For example, “Call <name> at work,” “Play” followed by the artist or song name, or “Tune” followed by the radio station number .

• Navigation destinations can be made in a single command using keywords. A few examples are: “I want directions to an address,” “I need to find a place of interest or (POI),” or “Find contact.”

The system responds by requesting more details. For other POIs, say the name of a category like “Restaurants,” “Shopping Malls,” or “Hospitals.”

• Navigating to a destination outside of the current country takes more than one command.

The first command is to tell the system where the navigation will take place, such as an Address, Intersection, POI, or Contact.

If Address or Intersection is selected, the second command is to say, “Change Country.”

Once the system responds, say the country before saying the rest of the address and/or intersection.

If POI is asked for, say “Change Location,” then “Change Country.”

Direct commands might be more clearly understood by the system.

An example of a direct command would be “Call <number>.”

Examples of these direct commands are displayed on most of the screens while a voice session is active. If “Phone” or “Phone Commands,” is spoken, the system understands that a phone call is requested and will respond with questions until enough details are gathered to make a call.

If a cell phone number has been saved with a name and a place, the direct command should include both, for example “Call <name> at work.”

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