Own Voice- Personalized Voice Commands for Ovi Maps NavigationFiled Under Nokia 5800 News
Bored of hearing the same cold voice of the voice navigation commands onboard the Ovi Maps on your 5800? How about personalising the voice commands to your very own or downloading one of the many options that Nokia has piled up at their servers? Own Voice is what you need, and we are not talking about your vocal chords but the latest app from Nokia which does very much what it’s name stands for.
Before you head to Ovi Store to get this app and add that personal touch to your navigation experience, we should warn you that there are 54 commands in total, so unless you have like half an hour to spare, you are better of downloading some of the voice packs available within the app. What options do users have and how easy is it to add a personal voice pack? Find out after the break.
The app has a very simple and elegant interface where your fingers will intuitively know their way around. Creating your own voice pack is as easy as two taps, and we are referring only about starting the process. For creating an entire voice pack will take anywhere around 15 min to half an hour depending on your speed and patience. Downloadable voice packs are fun too, we fell in love with Cylon of Galactica pack, and would love to know your favorite pack, apart from the one you created yourself, ofcourse.
What we like?
- Ease of use
- Downloadable voice packs are fun
What we don’t like?
- Downloading voice packs is a tad slow
- Lack of intelligent voice synthesis
Well, Nokia did take the navigation market by a storm by making their voice guided Ovi Maps free for use and just when we thought they were complacent, they release the highly customizable Own Voice app for personalizing the navigation experience. Though the app doesn’t have a fancy voice synthesis engine, which would just record one command and generate all other commands using the audio signature of one’s voice but then this is a free app and coupled with free Ovi Maps, this is one killer combination.