Tips for registering your voice

Registering your voice is an important step, because believe us when you're on the mat in a complicated pose the last thing you want to do is leave the pose in order to go fiddle with your phone!

Voice registration allows us to let you--and only you, by the way--control your PIVOT Yoga app.  Generally, the process of registering your voice should be self-explanatory, but here are some tips to make it go faster:

  • If at all possible, use an iPhone X or later.  Earlier iPhones can be very slow during voice registration, as it's very processor intensive.
  • Ideally, do your voice registration when there is as little background noise as possible. While voice control is quite robust to noisy environments during normal operation, it's quite sensitive while you're registering.  
  • The best place to do voice registration is from the exact spot that you will typically be doing your practice.  Acoustics matter a fair bit. 
  • At some point during voice registration, we'll ask you to say some words from pushup position. This is more important than you might think. That's because your voice changes slightly when it's under strain, and we want to capture what your voice sounds like when you're in the middle of Crow.
  • During registration, you want your phone about the same distance from you that it will be during your practice.  It's not to much to say that the whole focus of registering your voice is to tell PIVOT Yoga what your voice will sound like when you're in your practice.  There's no "correct" way to pronounce anything, either -- so long as you are consistent, you could probably register in a whole other language (though it should be said we've only tested English).
  • You can speak normally.  Voice control is quite sensitive, we've tested it successfully from 20 feet in a normal tone of voice.  The last thing we want is for you to have to yell at your phone in order to get PIVOT Yoga to work!

Last tip:  once you've finished recording all the commands, you can always go back into Settings and re-record any individual command that seems to be giving you a problem.

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