How often do you "Ok Google Now"

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  1. Mr.Rotorflyr

    Mr.Rotorflyr New Member

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    And what are you using it for?
     
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    Alarms, mostly. Too lazy when tired, having a saved alarm template ready to be activated is priceless! About 5 times a week. And, for me, it's 'Ok, Droid Maxx', not that Google now crap. ;-)

    fat-fingered and Maxx-ed out.
     
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    One can change that to say something to wake it??
     
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    Naw, No settings were changed. I just tried something on a whim and it seemed to work. The phone may just be going by rhythm of the voice and not the actual words, I'm not really sure what the secret is. Go ahead and experiment and find out what works for you.

    fat-fingered and Maxx-ed out.
     
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    I've done a touchless control voice command twice in the nine weeks I've owned the phone. Both times were to set a reminder to turn off the gas on my grill in five minutes when I wasn't wearing the watch that has a timer which I usually wear.

    I can't get past the feeling that talking to a phone is dorky...
     
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    I use it a few times per week, mainly to look up random trivia or to set reminders. Also use it in place of Shazam ("Ok Google Now, what's this song?").
     
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    I was using it everyday. "ok google now, what's the score of the Tiger game. " It worked beautifully.
     
  8. Mr.Rotorflyr

    Mr.Rotorflyr New Member

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    I have two alarms saved, but can't seem to get them to activate by voice...not that it takes much to tap the screen a couple of times, but would still be kinda cool...:D
     
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    I don't think that's designed into it. GN has to create the alarm. It does base it off a stored default setting. So, set up what you like, and it will be used for those spur-of-the-moment times.

    fat-fingered and Maxx-ed out.
     
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    I remember reading before this was coming out that all the touchless OK Google Now stuff was processed in the phone processor, ie, you didn't need an Internet connection for it to work except for things that actually need to access the Internet. For example, if you said "OK Google now, text XY" it would just process the command in one of those onboard processors and set up the text message.

    But, I've noticed that instead what happens is that it goes onto the web and then processes the command. In fact, of you go on the web and look at your search history, every single Google Now command you had spoken is there. So my concern is that you incur data charges for ANY Google Now command you speak, whether it's just to call someone or use the GPS Navigation, etc. (Also a concern is that of course Google is data mining you). And this is especially expensive if you are overseas and using the command not knowing that you are getting data charges.

    unless, of course, I'm missing something....anyone have thoughts on this?

    boNes
     
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    At least it's not Siri, which talks back to you. I don't think I could ever get quite comfprtable with that.
     
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    Google now talks back to you also, but it's more precise and to the point not a bunch of bs like siri trying to be a humanoid.
     
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