Does QuickCapture voice control work with aviation headsets?

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11-03-2020 03:47 PM
AndrewPadilla
New Contributor III

Does anyone have experience using aviation headsets and voice control with QuickCatpure? 

I conduct aerial surveys for salmon and would like to be to use voice control with an aviation headset. I currently use an inline digital voice recorder to capture counts. Voice control works great with QuickCapture but when an external microphone is connected voice control only works through the device microphone. However, the text to speech can be heard in the earphones. I have attempted to get voice control to work with several headsets/headphones (oem iphone headphones, bluetooth headphones, and Bose A20 headset) and different devices (iPad Air 2nd gen, iphone 7 running iOS 14), with bluetooth and a headphone jack. This seems to be a limitation of the operating system (iOS), but I thought would see if others have had success pairing headsets to navigate QuickCapture buttons, with external microphones. Anyone?

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JohnathanHasthorpe
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Hi Andrew,

I did a test on an iPhone 7 / iOS 14.0 using Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II headphones, connected over Bluetooth. This worked for me and I was able to speak to press buttons. However, the OEM iPhone headphones did not work. So this is not an OS or QuickCapture limitation, but potentially a limitation of the headset.

I hope this helps

Thanks

John

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AndrewPadilla
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Hi Johnathon, 

Thank you for your response.  With the Bose A20 headset, I am able to control  other apps but those apps ask to use my microphone upon installation. Apps such as the native iOS VoiceMemo, Microsoft Teams, MiraCheck CoPilot, and the standard dictation feature on iOS (for text fields such as Messages) all work with the headset microphone. I will contact Bose to see if there is something limiting use on their end. Thank you for your time.

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JohnathanHasthorpe
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Hi Andrew,

I have looked into this and the microphone permission should not be required by the app.  This is because it is the operating system that is accessing the microphone for voice commands, not QuickCapture. This needs further investigation.

Thanks

John

 

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JohnathanHasthorpe
Esri Regular Contributor

@AndrewPadilla - If we shared a test build that asked for microphone permissions could you test it out? 

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AndrewPadilla
New Contributor III

@JohnathanHasthorpe  I would be more than happy to test this feature out. I was just about to suggest this as a feature. Please let me know how to go about accessing the feature.

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