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  1. TxDoc

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    Just seeking opinions on:
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    Android auto
    Google driving.
    Apparently, these must be used independently.
    I like being alerted to a call, a text, and having the text read and queued for a reply.
    Don't know if it matters, but when I walk with Bluetooth ear buds, I would like that option like driving.

    I've been using Google driving. Android auto may did the same. Moto....Voice/gestures/notifications may be similar.

    What do you use and why do you prefer it?
    Thank you for your help.
     
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    I use the Moto. Honestly, I've never had any reason to try anything else. It reacts quickly and deals with reading and sending texts easily and accurately..
    I'll be curious to follow this thread and see what others think.
    Thanks for starting this discussion!

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    All I have used since 2013 is Moto Driving Mode. Works great for me. Before that I used an older Motorola app that would read texts with specific Moto headsets, but that app became the Driving Mode we know today.

    I have heard that Android Auto has some interference with Moto Driving Mode if you have both enabled to read out specific things. I can't confirm that though, just kind of remember reading posts about it.

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    You can enable the Moto app to always read out new calls and texts when wearing a Bluetooth headset. It's right there in the Moto app below Driving Mode. It does state that it might not work with all headsets, but I have tried it with three different Bluetooth headsets and it reads out new calls and texts when that BT headset is on and connected. You could use that while out walking.


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    Does Google have a native Android / Google driving mode option or app?

    Hopefully some folks that use Android Auto or other options will chime in here and help spark the conversation, so we can see the different options available.

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    I hope so too!
    Personally, if there's something "better" or fits more of my needs, I'd love to know about it, but I'm not techy enough to have a desire to go out and be there guinea pig.

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    Android Auto is what I ran across. Moto that you talked about is what I've always used. It works fine, I just wondered if the other two offered any additional features or ease of use. I didn't know.
    Thanks for the replies.

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    Looks like we're all in the same boat lol
    Anyone brave enough to give one a try? I'm not

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    Oh great, I now ran across Google Assistant. Reviews are good. I think I'm gonna just test it out as an .experiment
     
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    Assistant is not bad, it's come a long way since it's inception. But keep in mind that our phones were designed to work with Google Now, so if you do seitch it over to Assistant, it doesn't interact with Moto Voice. Moto Voice for us was designed to work with Google Now. You can either use Moto Voice & Google Now or use Google Assistant; we can't have both on our phones. I believe with the Z2 series, they were coded for Moto Voice to interact with Assistant right out of the box.

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    My Moto Voice stopped working correctly a couple of days ago. It'll let me know a text comes in while I'm driving & will read it outloud, but if I give it a command, the sound is off. It'll go through the motions, but I've got no sounds to know if it's actually working, or not. I like this feature so I can keep my eyes on the road and not have to look at the phone.
    I did just switch out my phone, but it was working correctly after moving into it. Something changed over the weekend.
    I'm going to turn MOTO Voice off and give Google Assistant a try. Hoping to do that tonight.

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    You will not be able to use Driving Mode with Google Assistant, unfortunately.

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