I recently decided to start using Google Now and honestly don’t know why I didn’t any sooner. It comes in really handy when you are traveling and have Goals, Reminders or Events scheduled. It’s even more efficient when you have your Smart Watch Blue toothed to your phone and have all your notifications on your wrist. My Moto 360 is paired with my Moto X Pure Edition. It’s very convenient and user friendly to customize just the way you want it. Here are some of my favorite features of Google Now.
First and foremost I really like being able to see the weather forecast updated to the minute and the entire week. It helps me plan my day as well as the week around the anticipated weather. It’s great when traveling and also when planning a trip. I’ll know how to pack and won’t be surprised by anything.
I use my calendar to schedule EVERYTHING! My schedule will pop up and let me know an event is coming up. I even get an alert as to what time I should leave to make it to my appointment on time based on the location. I love this feature because I’m not the most punctual person but, this keeps me on point.
You get the most updated news stories from a variety of media websites to choose from. I am very accustomed using my voice to get what I need from my watch or phone. I search addresses, directions, business hours, telephone numbers and a variety of random questions I may need answers to.
It’s great for exploring your city and others when traveling. I have looked up things to do, nearby restaurants and also check out the ratings by others who have visited the establishment. I’m big on reviews; I think they come in handy when you are looking at visiting a new business.
I schedule so many things from my credit card payment due date reminder which is recurring on a monthly basis, my shoedazzle opt out date if I want to skip a month so I don’t have a gazillion credits build up and forget to shop! I also have a reminder set to take my medicine at noon daily.
I can use my voice to send text messages or make calls. I can also respond to text messages using my voice and it’s pretty cool to not always need my keypad to type. I also go into my documents and dictate notes that I will need at a later date. I’m able to use my voice for almost anything!
I traveled recently and was alerted immediately when my flight was delayed before the airport or airline made the official announcement. I won’t deny that I was shocked. It’s amazingly accurate. I am able to access boarding passes, track packages and event tickets all in one place. This is very convenient to have.
Now Cards give you the information you need in an organized way without you having to search for it. You can even use Now Cards for information from up to 100 of your favorite apps. You can customize it in your settings giving you full control of the information you are receiving. It only shows up when necessary.
Overall, I love Google Now because it gives me important information in just one swipe of my screen. I even schedule social media posts and reporting link reminders so I don’t forget! It’s the closest thing to a personal assistant. Google Now Rocks!