[quote=“JDRoberts, post:34, topic:4590”]
Handsfree voice is a very different experience than take out the phone and start tapping and pressing (and looking to see where you’re tapping.)[/quote]
Oh, I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I was saying the UbiCC app on an Android phone can “extend” the range of an Ubi so you can speak to Ubi from anywhere in your house, not just in the same room as Ubi.
But, in order to use the UbiCC app you need to pull out your phone, open the app, and tap on the button to start speaking. If you’re doing this anyway, then why not just the SmartThing app to do what you want? You lose 95% of the benefit of voice control by using the UbiCC app. The Ubi app is NOT an always on, always listening app so you still need to launch it, then tap the right buttons to get it started listening.
I’ve had mixed results, personally, with my SmartWatch being able to do voice stuff with my phone when it’s not close. I can maintain a solid connection to my phone from my Android Wear (Samsung Gear Live) from anywhere in the house if my phone is on the main floor, but voice commands seem to not transmit as well if I’m upstairs or downstairs. Maybe sending a larger packet of data (ie, voice) is hard to do via Bluetooth? Pure guess on my part.
That said, if you are looking to go the Android Wear route… I’d recommend looking at the Moto 360 which I believe can be charged wirelessly out of the box. I know putting the charged on my Gear Live can be a bit tricky even for us able bodied people.