Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 | Speed Test

Having just purchased Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, I wanted to see how well it performs without any major training. To do this, I only completed the basic profile training and linked Dragon NaturallySpeaking to my Sony Ericsson android phone via their new android app. For this test I will speak at a much faster rate than I would normally, in fact I will actually speak as fast as I am able to think clearly. I want to see if Dragon can actually transcribe what I am saying at extremely high speeds with very little training straight out the box. According to their reports, this version is much more accurate and far faster. As most reasonably priced phones have good microphones, I would also expect the quality level to be improved than that of a normal PC headset. Now we will find out if the test works:


The Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12 speed test!


This is a high speed test to see how accurate Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12 really years(is). During this test I will not be speaking slowly, in fact I will be speaking at a higher speed of speech than what I would usually use when talking to someone. I want to see how many errors Dragon NaturallySpeaking makes. If this test is successful, then this will be a good example for those that are interested in using Dragon NaturallySpeaking with an android phone. Why an android phone? Well, because now Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 has an app for android phones to turn them into a microphone. This is great news, as most phones have extremely high quality microphones built into them, and hence you can expect a better rate of recognition from Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 were combined with an android phone. Another great factor of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, is that it has been designed to use higher spec machines which are now available, producing a much faster response along with the higher rate of accuracy. Reportedly in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, the accuracy rate has been increased by 20% along with a much faster response time. I personally can believe this, especially as so far they seem to have been very few errors made despite the speed at which I am speaking, I really couldn’t speak any faster if I try to.


  • Words 229
  • Errors 3 (at least that I spotted)


As you can see from the above test, despite the rate at which I was speaking the program only made three errors. This is pretty impressive, especially considering that I was speaking as fast as I possibly could. However what might surprise you more, is that this entire article was written by Dragon NaturallySpeaking via dictation. During writing this entire article, Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12 only made an additional one error. This is while speaking at a normal speed, and I have to say that I am very impressed with the results!