If I have to reply, I just pull out my phone. I haven't tried, but I don't think dictation would work here at work. It's pretty loud in here (water jet machine). I use mine for that all the time haha. Well, I never intended to, it just does it whenever I use Google maps. Pretty neat feature. I use if for that all the time too. It's great for that since most calls I get lately are SPAM. I use it for my morning alarm clock too. I charge watch when I get home, so I'm wearing it while I sleep. I just tap my watch to turn alarm off.