Usually while traveling, we have to often ask typical “tourist” questions — how to get somewhere or where is the nearest stop? But what if you do not speak the language and do not quite know exactly what you need? A smartphone with Internet can be your personal assistant and information desk. Just ask the device and it will respond you using Google now. This service provides the information you need here and now.
Using Google now is very simple — after small and simple settings you say “OK Google” and then say the command or question.
Examples of some useful commands:
The command “How to get to the airport” will display a map, route, estimated time and
The command “Where is the nearest restaurant” will show restaurants around 5 km and brief information about them.
The «Call to work» command activates the phone and automatically offers a work phone number.
Setting the alarm: «Wake me up at 7 am» or «Wake me up on Friday at 7 am»
Creating a reminder: «Remind me to buy a kebab on Friday»
Creating an event on the Google Calendar: «Make an appointment at 7:00 pm».
Time: «What time is it in Boston now?»
Sending an e-mail message: «Send an email to my wife», it’s easier to say the text of the letter rather than write.
Weather forecast: «Weather for today» or «Weather for the week»
Finding the facts «When was Sting born?»
Naive questions: «How much is tip in London for a taxi?»
Translation of words and phrases: «blanket in English?» or “hotel in Chinese”
Unit conversion: «How many pounds in a kilogram?»
The solution of mathematical problems: «What is the cubic root of 27?»
Flights: “Find my air ticket”
In addition, using voice commands you can launch applications on your phone or tablet with the command “open — name of the application”.
You can customize this feature as you like.