: Bluetooth may not be perfect, but it's cool!



EChas3
09-03-10, 08:48 PM
As I left work for lunch yesterday, I got a business call on my cell and concentrating on details of the call, I just walked up to the car and got in.

There was a brief break in the conversation, but the system worked just fine & muted the radio after I started the car. I didn't drive off but I easily could have and continue the conversation. I know some members have trouble with the STS Bluetooth feature, but it's usually 'way cool for me.

I do find in working a technical job, the trouble with cell phone related driver distraction has little to do with holding a phone. Stay safe. Empty interstate is one thing, unfamiliar surface streets are another. Pull off the road when you have to think and talk. A few minutes in travel time aren't worth a wreck (or worse).

CTBB
09-05-10, 10:36 AM
........I do find in working a technical job, the trouble with cell phone related driver distraction has little to do with holding a phone. Stay safe. Empty interstate is one thing, unfamiliar surface streets are another. Pull off the road when you have to think and talk. A few minutes in travel time aren't worth a wreck (or worse).

AMEN Brother!!!

Glenn

turnne
09-06-10, 06:55 PM
As I left work for lunch yesterday, I got a business call on my cell and concentrating on details of the call, I just walked up to the car and got in.

There was a brief break in the conversation, but the system worked just fine & muted the radio after I started the car. I didn't drive off but I easily could have and continue the conversation. I know some members have trouble with the STS Bluetooth feature, but it's usually 'way cool for me.

I do find in working a technical job, the trouble with cell phone related driver distraction has little to do with holding a phone. Stay safe. Empty interstate is one thing, unfamiliar surface streets are another. Pull off the road when you have to think and talk. A few minutes in travel time aren't worth a wreck (or worse).

You are very lucky...sounds like your actually works

How is your voice activation...does it function as well?

My car...and the myriad of others, that I have talked to, that are serviced at my local Cadillac dealer are not lucky



Warren

EChas3
09-06-10, 07:15 PM
The VR can work, with practice. I only use 'Phone dial name'. For the rest, a Lockpick is a better solution.

turnne
09-12-10, 11:17 AM
The VR can work, with practice. I only use 'Phone dial name'. For the rest, a Lockpick is a better solution.


what do you mean "with practice"?

I have practiced like you have no idea and all I can get it to do is turn off or hang up

as I recall from the warranty paperwork the original owner had several parts replaced and it still doesn't work

Warren

EChas3
09-14-10, 12:27 AM
If you've had the firmware upgrade, they reduced the number of commands and made other changes to improve recognition percentages. The same firmaware upgrade puts MRC on the first config screen and improves Bluetooth.

Try speaking softer & quicker. You almost don't need vowels and don't stretch consonents. Turn down the fan & put up the windows. Experiment. Try 'funny' voices. Once you hit on something that works, try variations.

The VR Help function is nice because it will list the exact phrases the system is programmed to recognize.

For S & G's, if you know another supported language, change the setting & try it.

turnne
09-14-10, 07:18 AM
If you've had the firmware upgrade, they reduced the number of commands and made other changes to improve recognition percentages. The same firmaware upgrade puts MRC on the first config screen and improves Bluetooth.

Try speaking softer & quicker. You almost don't need vowels and don't stretch consonents. Turn down the fan & put up the windows. Experiment. Try 'funny' voices. Once you hit on something that works, try variations.

The VR Help function is nice because it will list the exact phrases the system is programmed to recognize.

For S & G's, if you know another supported language, change the setting & try it.

Is there a firmware upgrade newer that September 2009?

I am fairly certain mine was upgraded then

But on another note....thats a lot of work to tey to get something to work as designed
Have you used a system like this on another brand and seen how seamlessly it works?

I remember being able to use the one on the Acura and the Infiniti during the test drive with no issues

Has GM improved this system to par with other makes on the new 2010-2011 vehicles?

Because for me...that procedure you just described would deter me from even using the system..it doesn't sound the least bit user friendly


Warren

EChas3
09-16-10, 09:03 PM
It's your loss!

turnne
09-20-10, 08:33 AM
It's your loss!

Because it doesn't work as designed/promised?

OK



Warren