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Old 08-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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SYNC doesn't understand anything I say

I've had my car for a bit over a month now and I've tried to use the SYNC on and off in that time but everytime it just ends in frustration.

SYNC can't understand what i'm saying to it, especially on the Sirus. While listening to USB music I have actually gotten it to change to a song, the wrong one mind you, but still it did something at least. Sometimes it will try to call someone, even though I'm asking it to change music.

With Sirus its completely useless, I've tried multiple times and I have never once successfully gotten it the change a channel. All it ever says is I can't understand you. I think a couple times its tried to call people on that too.

I've tried this while moving , while stopped, windows up....doesn't make a difference...always I can't understand you.

I'm pretty sure I'm using the correct commands....Is the system really this bad?


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Old 08-13-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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Try louder.
Saying the command in a normal voice, even a little louder just does not work.
Try loud, just below yelling.

I have friends with other cars, including expensive ones where the voice commands do not work either..
I think it may be the physical microphone variations and install. Some get lucky.. some not.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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Oh trust me I've gotten loud with it, cue hilarity of seeing some guy driving down the road screaming at his car....I'll wait......., Ill give it a try
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Oh trust me I've gotten load with it, cue hilarity of seeing some guy driving down the road screaming at his car....I'll wait......., Ill give it a try
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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If you're also trying to talk to Sync with your windows down or your AC turned up high it wont recognize you
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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lol yeah at times, though for me it doesn't give in..no matter how many times I swear at it it still says it doesn't understand me go figure lol


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If you're also trying to talk to Sync with your windows down or your AC turned up high it wont recognize you
Nope windows up and the AC, when on, rarely goes past 2.
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MFT 3.6 (from 3.5.1) has been a night and day improvement in voice recognition in my ST, it's gone from 50% at best to not having misunderstood yet, without yelling. I have only been running 3.6 for a day or two so only time will tell, but I'm majorly impressed so far..even with my drivers window down! I'm finally happy with it as all the other bugs seem to be gone as well, but that's a topic for another thread.
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I've had my car for a bit over a month now and I've tried to use the SYNC on and off in that time but everytime it just ends in frustration.

SYNC can't understand what i'm saying to it, especially on the Sirus. While listening to USB music I have actually gotten it to change to a song, the wrong one mind you, but still it did something at least. Sometimes it will try to call someone, even though I'm asking it to change music.

With Sirus its completely useless, I've tried multiple times and I have never once successfully gotten it the change a channel. All it ever says is I can't understand you. I think a couple times its tried to call people on that too.

I've tried this while moving , while stopped, windows up....doesn't make a difference...always I can't understand you.

I'm pretty sure I'm using the correct commands....Is the system really this bad?
There are a number of factors... Try speaking toward the microphone and keep background noise to a minimum.

It's also possible that you have a problem with the mic.
How does your voice sound (to the other person) when you call someone?
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