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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-09-06, 21:03 PM

Thanks for the referal to DriveMode.  I've been using it for a few weeks and it mostly gets the job done.  It's not as seamless and I don't trust it like Talk to Me, but it's all we have.  Help us out Moto!

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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-09-07, 14:13 PM

So I have partial solution that may be a full solution once I test everything. 

Amazon Echo Auto 

You can connect it via Bluetooth or Auxiliary line in to your car stereo. 

You can send and read txt messages. 

You can connect it to, open, and use your favorite navigation app.

Plus all of the standard Alexa features. 

Since I got my phone through Amazon and I already have several Echo devices at home plus other smart home devices. This purchase made sense for me. 

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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-09-19, 1:49 AM

I finally found an app that works very similar to drive mode. It is called Read it to me. It is a free app...but to unlock all of the options its $1.99 a year. But it has a 2 week trial period on the free version  thatunlocks all of the options to test to make sure it is what you are looking for. But its worth the buck 99. Check it out. 

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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-12-06, 23:23 PM

What souless company would remove the best thing that came to phones. COMPLETE HANDS FREE AND SAFE PHONE USAGE WHILE DRIVING!.  

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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-12-06, 23:25 PM
They don't. I think some clueless chap must be in charge of developing it. Lets head back to the 90's.. Moto Assist was the best thing in the world.
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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-12-06, 23:30 PM

I don't think they removed Talk To Me (which contained Driving Mode along with other options) intentionally.  I think they made a decision to remove Moto Voice, since Google Assistant can do all of those basic Moto Voice functions now.  Then they realized.....whoops!....Talk To Me - Driving Mode disappeared along with Moto Voice.  Whoops, too late now.

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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-12-06, 23:36 PM

 wrote:

I don't think they removed Talk To Me (which contained Driving Mode along with other options) intentionally.  I think they made a decision to remove Moto Voice, since Google Assistant can do all of those basic Moto Voice functions now.  Then they realized.....whoops!....Talk To Me - Driving Mode disappeared along with Moto Voice.  Whoops, too late now.


That's the point in testing while developing.  Having a program like Moto voice to do the basic response and when you get a call put the call on speaker automatically means they put a lot of time and effort into.  Test test test is what people in IT do.   The software developer should have done their do diligence.  It's like taking one step for with Moto voice to 2 steps back with the assistant.  

 

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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-12-18, 1:56 AM

No they got rid of that I wish they would bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-12-18, 1:57 AM

Please bring back moto assist.  Google isnt nearly as easy or reliable as moto was.  I only bought my Z$ because on the web site it said it had it.  I've been so disappointed.  

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Re: Driving Mode on Moto Z4?

2019-12-30, 20:47 PM

Add me as another fan of Moto's Talk to Me feature. I've had only Moto devices since the original Droid, and the Talk to Me feature is one thing that kept me buying Moto over the past few years. It's not only handy, it's a great safety feature. Never having to look at your phone to read or answer a text is huge. And the voice recognition is superb. 

 

Dear Motorola, please bring that feature back.

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