Muse uses your phone's data connection to the Internet. In addition, it relies on standard Bluetooth technology built into your car. In some cars, there is a 1 - 2 seconds of Bluetooth latency.
Once you say "Alexa", you may experience this short delay. Wait for the beep or blue LED on the device before speaking the voice command.
Here are some tips to get the best performance:
Best performance on iPhone
- If you have the option to use USB playback, connect it directly to your phone and unpair car Bluetooth or Muse. It will give you the best performance in terms of latency.
- Using car Bluetooth? iPhone's core Bluetooth has about 1 second latency.
- If you are using AUX with Muse, you can try connecting the AUX cable directly to your phone. This will disable the Hands-Free calling feature but it can significantly improve response time.
Note: You can use preferences to set up the Muse microphone for voice commands, however, this option has 2 - 3 second latency because of inherent limitations of the iPhone.
Best performance on Android
Most Android phones have good Bluetooth performance. Your car Bluetooth may slow things down by a couple of seconds. If you are seeing delay in your car, try disconnecting from Bluetooth to confirm the cause of delay. One way to get a faster performance is to connect AUX directly to your phone.
Note: Regardless of the option you choose, you will need the Muse device for the Muse app to work and detect the wake word, "Alexa".