BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Good news for fans of the high-tech wrist wearable, as Pebble Time is listening to your voice dictation due to a new update that aims to improve recognition and widen the variety of commands. We have entered an era where technology will be getting easier and quicker.
Voice commands are now one of the features that have grown popular within the past couple of years. They’re a major part of advancement, especially with numerous systems featuring digital personal assistants or the more ‘lower-end’ applications. With just one phrase, you can now control your devices.
It has become a common occurrence, integrated into our world while it was something to marvel at 10 years ago. Since smart watches have finally entered mainstream, it only stands to reason that they would be given these capabilities. Pebble is keeping in line with our time, and is releasing third party developer support for voice dictation.
This will be available on Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, and the upcoming Pebble Time Round, which will be first step toward change the company has made. The new feature just added more draw to their Time series, especially for people who enjoy commanding their watches. While a few voice features are already available, the upgrade is set to open up numerous more possibilities.
The new API will certainly boost Pebble Time’s capabilities. It will also open up more opportunities for app developers to introduce them into their software. This could range from a variety of uses, especially for the control of smart devices within your home. Perhaps it will be enabled to controlling a smart thermostat or even a flying drone.
The possibilities are endless, especially with today’s advancement. Messages could be sent directly from the user’s wrist, dictated by voice, and then sent with just one touch of a button. The API is expected to result in the creation of many more apps, for both Android and iPhone users.
According to Nuance Mobile senior vice president, Scott Taylor, with the added experiences, users “will be able to connect to their phone without having to look down at their device”. One simple voice command would do.
As stated by Kean Wong, vice president of software engineering at Pebble, the true value of a smart watch is rooted in its “overall aesthetics, fit, and intuitive functionality.”. Pebble is certainly pulling all the stops to achieve that goal.
The new voice dictation is already available on the Pebble 3.6 firmware, and will also release on the Pebble Time Round on November 8th in the United States.
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