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      10-22-2014, 05:07 AM   #1
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Do you have Siri eyes free? How well does it work?

  • What commands can you get it to do?

  • Respond to and dictate an address to the navigation?

  • Dictate an e-mail/text message?

  • Play a specific song or artist?

  • Add events to your calender?



Is it a fully functional integration or a more narrow integration?
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Siri does what it did before..but slightly less reliably than before for some. Siri is not integrated into iDrive as you're thinking. You use it to talk to your phone, not idrive. Stuff you do may indirectly show up in iDrive as a result....say like creating a calendar entry through Siri. Telling Siri to play a song will work. Idrive will just update to reflect the track change you did.
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Siri does what it did before..but slightly less reliably than before for some. Siri is not integrated into iDrive as you're thinking. You use it to talk to your phone, not idrive. Stuff you do may indirectly show up in iDrive as a result....say like creating a calendar entry through Siri. Telling Siri to play a song will work. Idrive will just update to reflect the track change you did.
Yup, this is spot on.
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So the steering wheel button just activates Siri instead of the iPhone home button?
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Did anyone ever try paying for the Dragon Dictation software for their F30?

I would assume the integration with the other systems is far better with Dragon vs. Siri. But I think it's $200?
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So the steering wheel button just activates Siri instead of the iPhone home button?
Yep that's it, besides using the car's mic.
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Did anyone ever try paying for the Dragon Dictation software for their F30?

I would assume the integration with the other systems is far better with Dragon vs. Siri. But I think it's $200?
I have Dragon Drive, plus you get a free trial. It works fantastic for dictation of messages. Better than Siri. DDrive is tuned to work specifically in the car, where as Siri is more through the handset in generic conditions. Integration of DDrive into idrive is a little better than Siri. You access it in Office. Only drawback is it only works on Android and it's only for dictation of texts and emails. It doesn't come into play for other idrive functionality. All car commands are still done with the embedded recognition in the car.
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Do you have Siri eyes free? How well does it work?

  • What commands can you get it to do?

  • Respond to and dictate an address to the navigation?

  • Dictate an e-mail/text message?

  • Play a specific song or artist?

  • Add events to your calender?



Is it a fully functional integration or a more narrow integration?
It's just using through the car speakers and microphone to speak to Siri by activating by holding down the Voice Input button.

I mostly use it to call local businesses, so I can just quickly say, "Call Cafe Brazil," or "Call the nearest Target." It does work pretty well for replying to text messages also.

However, I personally don't use it for navigation functionality or selecting music as I just use iDrive for those functions.
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For 2015 f36 models do you need any options selected to get Siri integration? Is it part of standard features?
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iDrive and Apple is a mess compared to where it could be.

I wish BMW would just adopt Car Play.
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