Google Now makes sure you don't miss your exit

Don't miss your exit again

Don't miss your exit again

Ever take a seat on a bus, and be so tired that you conk out and miss your stop? When you wake up, you're miles from home and at the end of the route. Thanks to Google Now, that won't happen again. Open Google Now when you're on a train or bus, and you'll be asked if you want an alarm to go off when you are close to a previously saved location like your work or home.

Tapping the screen turns the feature on, while a second tap disables it.  It's another useful feature offered by Android's virtual personal assistant. The screen shot of the feature which accompanies this article, was taken in the Netherlands.

Interestingly, for this feature, Google Now does not seem to tie into the alarm  function of an Android phone. But what it does do is make sure that you are up and alert and ready to exit the bus or train at the right stop. Otherwise, it could be a long night as you retrace all of those extra exits you slept through.
source: AndroidPolice

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28 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is brilliant.

4. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Google now is like my mum lol. Jokes aside i really like how it gives me what I want. Has anyone come across the walking card? It gives you the average time you have walked for two months.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I personally love how when I searched for this year's Father's Day date, Google Now, on my desktop browser no less, asked if I wanted to be reminded when Father's Day actually comes up. Of course I said yes.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I walked 11 miles last month

15. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

That's nice! But it's approximate data.

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6021; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I hated that card. It only said I walked a couple miles and made me feel lazier than I already know I am... lol, I walk A LOT at work, but I can't have my phone on me when at the work site so.... Oh well...

2. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Sweet!

3. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

The on-screen buttons and notification bar blend in with Google Now? New thing or I didn't notice it before?

5. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

You have been asleep since November 2013

17. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Hey, he/she doesnt know. Quit bullying. In Google Now Launcher, that is possible. Meanwhile if you're using 3rd party launchers like Nova or APEX, you cant get that effect. Basic requirement is Kitkat of course.

24. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Actually Nova does support immersive mode for a while now :)

19. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Its not like that on my Venue 7 tab. That's why I asked! No need to get all rude.

6. wilsong17 unregistered

Sweet mother of God thank Google very handy

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The smarter the phones are, the dumber people will be.

12. wilsong17 unregistered

this is not for dumb people is for lazy people like example; i travel to ny in bus cuz 14 toll plus gas in my car is not worthy with 3 bucks for bus and 2.75 for train i can get around ny pretty easy... beside parking in manhattan is a hassle,, now when i come back to ny i dont have to worry about missing my stop i can sleep beside rush hours traffic suck

25. wax33

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 06, 2014

In another time a wristwatch with an alarm function would've been enough. And before that asking someone to wake up. So yea, I'd say the trend is towards smarter phones and dumber humans. Pretty soon the phones will be reminding us to eat and drink. :P

28. hurrycanger

Posts: 1751; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Reminding to eat? Not in Murica, baby.

9. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Weird thing is, the picture shows destinations in the netherlands (Den Haag = The Hague) and Google now hardly works in Dutch :)

10. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

this is crap drain ur bateery . better advice throw all google service from mobile

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh yeah? And do you have proof that google services drain your battery inordinately?

16. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Absolutely he does, just like religious zealots have proof of God.

18. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Lo0ol. :)

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah, that's what I thought. ;)

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Awe buttercup, don't worry I am sure this will get copied an put on your system of choice. Then it'll be all that to you too, I might suggest staying away from the leading OS articles, then you won't feel jelly about how much you can't do on yours. Might want to hook up with a spell check on yours in the mean time though, either that or stay in school. Like how did it not cap the the first word is beyond me, or extra space the period, lol.

13. peace247 unregistered

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23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is great news! I always fall asleep on the metro. Hopefully this update will com out soon.

26. JDeus01

Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013

well, as google now only gives me the weather (min/max only btw) and 3 shops near my job, this is yet another feature i wont see working

27. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Like everybody said, Google is awesome. If it wasn't for Google, this would be called iPhone arena.

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