Mute navigation during phone call.
When making or taking phone calls using bluetooth, waze navigation prompts often interrupt me. The person on the other end of the line can't hear the prompt, but it means either I miss what they're saying, or my train of thought is interrupted mid-sentence.
It would be useful for the client to auto-mute during a phone call.
In general the user should be able to use navigation and switch off voice prompts similar to Google Maps Navigation.
This is a huge problem. I would suggest though that there be an option for 'In-call Volume' which you could set to mute or a particular volume level.
I have a Galaxy Tab GP1000 Gingerbread and I use it with a bluetooth headset. In settings/sound I've checked "always use speakers" in the option but the system doesn't work good: voce comes out both italian or english and often interrupted. Maybe is a problem due to my Tab and I'll verify using my wife's new S-II Advance. I'll post here the result. Thanks.
Abner Perry commented
Also has to Mute when voice input is prompted.
ps: please add it as an option in settings and not default
This would definitely be helpful! Mute during call is badly needed!
It has to be optional indeed. A check in the user option: "Mute during phone call"
I would rather hear directions. I can always ask the person to repeat buy I can't make that turn if I miss it. Option would be nice but not mute on auto. Tks
João Rodrigues commented
For sure it should be optional for those who prioritize navigation, but we must at least have the option!!! One can get really confused when getting an important phone call that needs to be answered promptly!
Definitely option settings, "Waze Volume during Call" 0->10
Beep at turns when Waze Muted On/Off
not device's person commented
should be OPTION
I prefer waze interrupt call when in unfamiliar area
miui.us rom provides better audio pathways: waze can speak directly into phone conversation instead of speaker phone (more preferential)
similarly the Jingle Audio Blurb feature
should optionally interrupt calls with alert/report categories selected by user preference (global, group, friends)
Please, need this feature desperately
I Glympse commented
I Glympse commented
this should be an option and NOT the default. I prefer Waze voice IN conversation so I don't fly past my exit while killing time in conversation, or even in a business call.
For the latter there should be an option to play three or more "bongs" or clean tones (no white noise as with "music" ringtones) as Google's resource-sucking navigation [background "service"] app can do when sdcard is corrupted
(because SD association foolishly continues to mandate fat32 instead of defaulting/allowing EXT2 - EXT4 or newer.
relying on binary mysticism instead of publishing formatting parameters for command line
Yes, many leveling algorithms CURRENTLY geared for FAT32 but it would be mind numbingly simple to add both UDF- and EXT capacity to support reformatting/repartitioning ... or support for various file systems / volumes.
Take a moment to request support for at least both UDF- and EXT
EXT with journaling
UDF 1.50, plain volume, cross platform ubiquitous
that this is a reasonable request is demonstrated by SD alliance addition of exFAT)
in the editable sms... maybe we can have an option to send a text with the current location...
here's another idea...
(save current ringtone settings)
Override default ringtone (or mute it)
Calculate the 'distance to road change' and 'wazer speed' to get approx time wazer have for call.
Let Waze tell wazer that someone is calling... and X mins remaining before next turn.
if current distance of travel in the same road is more than 5 miles or 5 min.
Give an option to pick the call. or differ with text
Give an option to Mute Waze and pick the call or differ the call with text message (with editable message) or decline
(revert ringtone settings on exit)
This should be an option, not mandatory. Sometimes I get a call during critical navigation and I would still want the nav voice to override the call.
Bain McLeod commented
j: Options > Sound > Prefer Bluetooth
I have a Parrot bluetooth car kit that during phone calls cuts the feed from the car's hifi to the speakers and has a built in amp to power those speakers for the phone call audio.
Yes if I am on a phone call, Waze comes through the bluetooth and out loudly of the car speakers, interrupting my phone call, so that does need addressing.
However, when I'm not on a phonecall, the Waze audio just comes out of the phone's built in speaker which is pathetic and you can't hear it while driving. Since it is clearly possible (from above example) to get the Waze audio to use the bluetooth car kit, can we have an option for all the Waze audio to be directed over the bluetooth even when there is no phone call?