Ok so here you mean the parrot menu, not the phone? A simple option to choose parrot mic or phone mic is exactly what I need.
yeah exactly the parrot menu.
So even without the parrot unika you get some functionality of the steering wheel controls, but I take it you cant answer or hang up calls using the steering wheel buttons?
no sorry, I actually have the Unika kit so I can use steering wheel controls. without the unika your steering wheel will be completely dead to the MKI. The included parrot remote control gets the job done but I would highly recommend the Unika.
I'm not sure what you mean by car home app, is that the screen that loads and says "what would you like to do?" - I'm not sure if your phone would work in exactly the same way as me.
well the car home app is just a simple "launcher" that google put together optimized for driving in car. (HERE
android market link, it's a nice piece of software, give it a try!)
One key question from me - if you were to (on the phone) push new text message and then push the mic button on the bottom right of the keyboard which enables speech to text, can you then speak (via the parrot) so that the phone understands and translates into a text?
that's what I was trying to explain with the "car home" example exactly. No it won't
you can use the parrot mic ONLY if you start voice recognition via the kit.
this worries me big time as it obviously means the system is not doing what I want it to do. These commands that it didnt get right were they car commands (like 'how long to the destination' whilst talking to the sat nav) or were they phone commands (like 'send text message to mum')
Quite frankly I tried to throw at it all kinds of commands. from a simple "call mom" to "open calendar" to "navigate to <weird italian city name here>
" but it did not seem to comprehend a damn of what I was saying.
It has to be said though, if voice recognition works for you, chances are it will work when connected to the parrot as well. right now in this very moment, sitting in front of the PC in my room, I am trying to use voice commands and yet they don't work at all, no cars nor parrots involved...
again, I really appreciate your help.
np mate I'll send your invoice as soon as we're done