Omnitracs Voice Command

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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You may or may not be aware that Omnitracs can accept voice commands. I found this out by accident. I was listening to a podcast when I suddenly heard voices. No idea what turned it on.

You enable it by saying “hello Omnitracs”. The microphone icon will light up and it will say state a command.

The training section will give you a list of commands. The only one I find useful is “available hours”.

I’ve always found it strange Omnitracs doesn’t display all your hours available on the screen while driving, or even stopped in driving status. So, if you are racing your clock and need to know what is left on anything other than your 8 hour clock, you have to stop and change your status.

With the voice command it will read them all off.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I found it by accident also. I agree with your point that they should have all hours listed on the main screen. Stupid people who aren't truckers invented that crap. 😂

Ryan B.'s Comment
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You may or may not be aware that Omnitracs can accept voice commands. I found this out by accident. I was listening to a podcast when I suddenly heard voices. No idea what turned it on.

You enable it by saying “hello Omnitracs”. The microphone icon will light up and it will say state a command.

The training section will give you a list of commands. The only one I find useful is “available hours”.

I’ve always found it strange Omnitracs doesn’t display all your hours available on the screen while driving, or even stopped in driving status. So, if you are racing your clock and need to know what is left on anything other than your 8 hour clock, you have to stop and change your status.

With the voice command it will read them all off.

Omnitracs in my truck shows me the time remaining on the clock with the least available time while driving, not the 8- hour clock, exclusively.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yes, but it never shows everything. That’s what I want to know.

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You may or may not be aware that Omnitracs can accept voice commands. I found this out by accident. I was listening to a podcast when I suddenly heard voices. No idea what turned it on.

You enable it by saying “hello Omnitracs”. The microphone icon will light up and it will say state a command.

The training section will give you a list of commands. The only one I find useful is “available hours”.

I’ve always found it strange Omnitracs doesn’t display all your hours available on the screen while driving, or even stopped in driving status. So, if you are racing your clock and need to know what is left on anything other than your 8 hour clock, you have to stop and change your status.

With the voice command it will read them all off.

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Omnitracs in my truck shows me the time remaining on the clock with the least available time while driving, not the 8- hour clock, exclusively.

PackRat's Comment
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As much as ours are having problems, my unit is on non-speaking terms with me! It's seldom I have a kind word associated with Omnitracs.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Lol

As much as ours are having problems, my unit is on non-speaking terms with me! It's seldom I have a kind word associated with Omnitracs.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Curious, y'all ~

Tom has the Qualcomm brand ELD, and it only reads him his mail, in a female voice. If he has that option like Omnitracs, where would it be accessible from?

Also, does the Omni speak to you in a male or female voice, like Alexa and Siri and Garmin?

I like being nosy, I know. Sorry!

~ Anne ~

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Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Curious, y'all ~

Tom has the Qualcomm brand ELD, and it only reads him his mail, in a female voice. If he has that option like Omnitracs, where would it be accessible from?

Also, does the Omni speak to you in a male or female voice, like Alexa and Siri and Garmin?

I like being nosy, I know. Sorry!

~ Anne ~

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Worried about Tom getting turned on by that voice? shocked.png

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Curious, y'all ~

Tom has the Qualcomm brand ELD, and it only reads him his mail, in a female voice. If he has that option like Omnitracs, where would it be accessible from?

Also, does the Omni speak to you in a male or female voice, like Alexa and Siri and Garmin?

I like being nosy, I know. Sorry!

~ Anne ~

confused.gif sorry.gif confused.gif

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Worried about Tom getting turned on by that voice? shocked.png

ROFLMAO !! Guessing I really can't ANSWER THAT one, haha! The only QC voice lady he hears, sounds like the 'B' word, he says!! If anyone knows HOW to sweeten up that grouch/monotone, please let us know! I read that to him... and we had a hecka chuckle! Good one, man. Good one. He wants the 'sexy' voice to remind him to take his 30, instead of that incessant beep; he said to mention.

I've NEVER messed with his Qualcomm; that's the only ELD he's had besides something paired with his phone in the tanker days. He's too tired to teach me, upon arriving home. I get it, I do.

If when my time comes, can I please get a gentleman's voice, like James Earl Jones (please?) ~!

What a fun thread; and good info for the new folks as well. Hope others contribute to the 'voices' and options within.

Thanks, y'all ! thank-you-2.gif thank-you-2.gif

~ Anne & Tom ~

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Curious, y'all ~

Tom has the Qualcomm brand ELD, and it only reads him his mail, in a female voice. If he has that option like Omnitracs, where would it be accessible from?

Also, does the Omni speak to you in a male or female voice, like Alexa and Siri and Garmin?

I like being nosy, I know. Sorry!

~ Anne ~

confused.gif sorry.gif confused.gif

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Worried about Tom getting turned on by that voice? shocked.png

double-quotes-end.png

ROFLMAO !! Guessing I really can't ANSWER THAT one, haha! The only QC voice lady he hears, sounds like the 'B' word, he says!! If anyone knows HOW to sweeten up that grouch/monotone, please let us know! I read that to him... and we had a hecka chuckle! Good one, man. Good one. He wants the 'sexy' voice to remind him to take his 30, instead of that incessant beep; he said to mention.

I've NEVER messed with his Qualcomm; that's the only ELD he's had besides something paired with his phone in the tanker days. He's too tired to teach me, upon arriving home. I get it, I do.

If when my time comes, can I please get a gentleman's voice, like James Earl Jones (please?) ~!

What a fun thread; and good info for the new folks as well. Hope others contribute to the 'voices' and options within.

Thanks, y'all ! thank-you-2.gif thank-you-2.gif

~ Anne & Tom ~

Glad to provide smiles.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
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