BlueAnt, the maker of innovative Bluetooth peripheral devices, has just announced the availability of new Android apps that work with the S4 True Handsfree Car Speakerphone and the T1 Rugged Bluetooth Headset -- enabling users to hear incoming text messages read aloud automatically.

BlueAnt already considers T1 and S4 to be groundbreaking devices. The T1 provides the excellent wind noise reduction, delivering clear audio in wind speeds up to 22 mph, and the S4 is the world’s first true handsfree car speakerphone, allowing drivers to communicate on the road using just their voice AND without needing to touch their phone or car speakerphone at all. 

Key features of both applications:

  • Listen to your text messages – When you receive a text message your BlueAnt device will automatically read out the full message using Text To Speech technology.
  • Help and Support – The BlueAnt Android apps provide a direct connection to BlueAnt’s customer service center to help users with any product need.
  • User Manual – Both apps also feature a user-friendly searchable manual that has been customized and formatted to fit the phone’s screen.

The apps work with any Android handset running Android OS 2.0 or above, and are available as a free download for all S4 and T1 owners.  Users can download them from the Android Market.   For more information about all BlueAnt’s hands-free device, see www.blueantwireless.com.

 

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New BlueAnt apps for Android provide message reading assist

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Of course I own a supertooth and Q1 and not the S4 or T1.
Still, its cool Blueant created this. Used to rep them, solid company.

In order to get this to work on the Q1 you have to update the Q1's software, otherwise it will just read the text over the phones speaker.

Just a heads up about the S4 . . . The S4 uses A2DP for streaming music via bluetooth. If you use your AUX cable to listen to music in your car, the S4 will override the AUX cable and play thru its tiny speaker. You can disable the music streaming on your phone, but every time it reconnects, it resets and you have to re-disable it. This makes its use a GIANT PAIN IN THE ASS!!! I ended up returning the S4.

It may say handsfree but you still can't voice dial with the S4. It doesn't have it's own voice dialer internally it uses the phones, and as unless you have 2.2 it means you're out of luck with bluetooth voice dialing. Otherwise It's an awesome product. I tried it for a few days, but it was just not useful enough without voice dialing.

It may say handsfree but you still can't voice dial with the S4. It doesn't have it's own voice dialer internally it uses the phones, and as unless you have 2.2 it means you're out of luck with bluetooth voice dialing. Otherwise It's an awesome product. I tried it for a few days, but it was just not useful enough without voice dialing.

Meh I bought a v1 then replaced it with a Q1 shortly after. The voice dialing capabilities are what originally sold me on Blueant and it was good, however for me the call quality was lacking. I would probably consider, and more than likely buy, this device if it wasn't for my bad experiences with Blueant. I hear lots of people have good luck with Blueant tho so maybe it was just me being unlucky. I'm completely happy with my Jawbone Icon now tho. It's definitely the best bluetooth headset I've ever used.

So this thing is going to read aloud naughty texts while the in-laws are riding bitch from picking them up at the airport?

"Honey, thank you for inviting my parents this weekend. I'm going to give you the best BJ tonight. Your eyes are going to melt out of their sockets."

Where do I find the app for the Q1? It is not showing up on my Droid in the Android Market. I only see the app for T1 and S4. Any suggestions? I have the Motorola Droid thru Verizon.