12-06-2011 08:12 PM
I know that there is a short list of commands viewable from the device, but that list does not contain all commands (for instance, it lacks the "next" command to view a next page of contacts). And while it promises to include "national brands" (Starbucks must have paid them to include their name on the commands list), it does not list all supported brand names. It didn't recognize "Radio Shack" for example.
I can't find a full list of voice commands anywhere on this site. Help?
12-06-2011 09:44 PM
Help-->Products manuals-->What can I say.
And take it from there with the various links.
13-06-2011 12:19 AM
Also...packed in the box with the 2535 M Live is a credit-card sized 2 side card with "Voice Recognition Commands". Makes for a handy cheat sheet until you have the commands memorized. I kept it in the car for a couple of days so I wouldn't have to navigate to device help -- but of course help IS embedded in the device. Early on, when I needed a refresher, I might pull over, bring up help in the device and just do a quick review.
15-06-2011 01:55 PM
After playing with mine for a while I find there are only 3 that really use.
Take me home.
Yes I have used Increase brightness and volume. But how many times do you change things like volume or brightness.
15-06-2011 02:01 PM
I started using only a couple, but as I got used to the device I started adding in more, and have grown quite used to being able to single-tap and then use commands such as:
- Volume Up (or Down)
- Brightness Up (or Down)
- 2D or 3D view
...when selecting a desitnation for navigation, it's nice to be able to tell it to navigate to a favorite, and have it scroll down the list and let me make a selection.
I've also found it extremely useful to be able to mark map errors by voice command while I'm driving - no menus to navigate through! Very nice -- and of course, as always, I can go back to the list of map errors once I'm off the road and parked, and correct them at my leisure. Very well designed - extremely useful.
15-06-2011 06:21 PM
It's frustrating to only be given a selected list of commands when one knows there are more. For example, I found that saying "next" allows one to look through the contacts list, jumping from screen to screen. I haven't tried jumping backwards yet (presumabley "previous"?)
I have been trying to find search-related voice commands, but nothing works for me so far (tried "search" "google" etc. with no luck).
Given that someone at TT must know which commands have been programmed in (including lists of "national companies"), it seems an obvious thing to provide that list to users. Why keep the full list secret?
And in terms of missing commands, a really obvious one they should include is "drive to work." Why should I have to input that by hand (or use multi-step voice command "drive to favorites") when I'm using it to check traffic every day?
15-06-2011 10:35 PM
For directions to or via an address or a city center
"I need directions to an address"
"Drive to an address"
"Navigate to an address"
"Take me to an address"
"I need directions via an address"
"Travel via an address"
"I need a route to a city center"
For directions to or via a recent destination, a Favorite or your Home location
"Navigate to a recent destination"
"Drive to a Favorite"
"Navigate to Home"
"Travel via a Favorite"
For directions to or via a POI category or a well known brand name
"Navigate to a restaurant"
"Drive to the nearest hotel"
"Travel via the nearest gas station"
"Drive to the nearest Starbucks"
(You can say names from over 400 well known company brands)
To control the map and screen
"Use night colors"
"Turn down brightness"
To control sound and volume
"Turn sound on"
To change the route
"Minimize traffic delays"
To add a Favorite, mark a map error or report a speed camera
"Mark map error"
"Report speed camera"
To hear the last instruction
To check your current location
"Where am I?"
To make a phone call
16-06-2011 04:28 AM
That was an admirable effort, dhn, and you are to be commended for transcribing all of that, but ... not all the commands are there, as has been pointed out twice already.
I do think that TomTom will need to maintain a complete list of accepted commands, such as "Next" for the contacts list, or "Drive Home" instead of "Navigate to Home". Also, it's not possible to know which brand names are included. Whole Foods Market and Home Depot do not seem to have been included, but it would be nice to not have to discover omissions "the hard way":
- by trial, and repeated trial,
- and error, and repeated error,
- followed by memory loss of previous trials and errors!
- then followed by more trials of previous, forgotten errors ...
You get the picture! Buy Starbucks stocks, though. A lot of TomTom voice command users are going to be ending up there at least several times a day!