What is the best "Hands-free" solution today?

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  1. JOSHSKORN

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    I'm disabled. I use hand controls, and when I'm driving, I absolutely cannot touch my phone, as I have one hand on the wheel and one hand on my hand control, which controls my acceleration and my breaks.

    I'd like to find an app that is 100% hands-free. It will do everything I NEED it to do, such as place phone calls, launch Pandora, skip a song, Does such an app exist? Free or Paid, I don't care.
     
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    Best is Google now app on Motorola droid phones.
     
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    ^^^^^The only true hands free app, so far. A little finicky at times. ^^^^^
     
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    Agreed, Google Now and Motorola Assist on the Motorola Droid and Moto X lines, is the best out now.

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    I should note that currently I'm on a DROID RAZR MAXX (XT-912) and I was looking at Motorola "Touchless Control" which unfortunately is incompatible with my phone. I do plan on upgrading my phone to the Galaxy Note 4 in September or whenever it comes out. I hear the specs are similar to the Galaxy S5, but with a bigger screen and battery. Maybe I should look at the Galaxy S5 forums for an idea?
     
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    Samsung can't compare to Motorola hands free features.
     
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    You might want to wait and see what Motorola puts out next to replace the X. I can't see it NOT having Google Now and Assist.

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    Care to explain why?

    Any idea when that might happen? And to be honest, I'm looking at getting a phablet. I don't think there are currently any Motorola phones that can be classified as such, are there? If not, any word of them releasing one in the future?
     
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    S voice is inferior to Google voice, in order to use Google voice you need to use s voice because you can't unlock s5 with Google voice.

    It takes 1/2 the time and 1/2 the voice commands on Motorola to do same hands free functions then on samsung. And the more you have to talk to it, the higher the chance of it misunderstanding and you having to repeat yourself, wasting time.
     
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    Your right, Motorola doesn't have any phones that big. The new Moto X is suppose to be larger than the current one but not that big as to be classified as a phablet. And to answer your other question, Motorola Assist answers your phone and texts while driving. It reads your texts and answers your phone on speaker phone all with only using your voice. Most new phones have Google Now but with Assist the phone becomes truly hands free. To my knowledge no one else has anything like Assist yet. I'm on the road quite a bit and I use it all the time. It really works nice.

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    To build on that, the phone was designed to be hands free. The phone constantly listens, even when locked, but uses a separate voice processor that consumes significantly less power. All you have to say is "Ok, Google Now" and you are ready to take over the world...or at least send a text message.
     
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    What about AutoVoice? I was reading about that last night. It's a Tasker add-on. I do have Tasker, but don't use it, since I found it difficult to set up, but if it's going to do the job, I don't mind re-investing time into it if it's going to work. Once it is set up (correctly), how would it compare to what else is out there?

    Edit: I was searching the Internet last night and it appears Motorola may release what looks like a 6.3" Phablet later this year. Any truth to that?
     
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