12th March 2002, 06:18
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Re: voice recognition question
Originally posted by wongster12
I am interested in getting just the voice recognition module. I did a search and found that the only features it adds is being able to change the map scale and find nearby gas stations. Did I miss something or can the voice recognition also turn on the radio? So do you guys who had it done without the phone find it useful?
I have the voice recognition module installed, along with the CPT8000 phone. Here are the three main features of the VR module:
1) NAV - you can control many of the NAV features, except the input of a destination, which still has to be done manually. There are many commands... everything from "route map", "scale X feet", "gas station at current location" ...etc...etc.. and many more
2) phone - you can hold up to around 50 names and numbers (separate from the 99 the phone holds on its own). You can say "dial name" and then give the name of a pre-recorded name and its associated number, then just say dial...and it will dial for you. Or, you can say "phone" and it will ask you to input the phone number in real time...then it repeats what you said and ask if you are sure and then dials...
3) notepad - you can use the digital recorder (notepad) feature to record notes while you are driving. I think it stores up to 99 separate messages. Only problem I have found with it is... you can't invoke the notepad to record a number while at the same time using the phone.
Hope this helps? Bottom line.. the VR unit is really good and is a MUST HAVE if you have the phone!
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