Google’s New Alarm Clock Wakes Commuters Up At Their Subway Stop

The Android app knows where the user is and approximates when they should get off.

By Leah Gonzalez - Source: http://www.psfk.com

Photo © Kombizz Kashani via Flickr

Photo © Kombizz Kashani via Flickr


Sometimes people can’t help but doze off while they’re on the bus or the train, especially when they just got off work or are coming from a party, and their trip is a long one and entails passing through several stops. It’s not hard to imagine people missing their stops because they fell asleep.

Google Now has released an application that can wake people up when they’re on public transportation and are about to arrive at their destination.

Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant available within the Google Search mobile app for Android and iOS devices and in the Chrome browser on personal computers.

To use the feature, users simply need to open Google Now when they are using public transportation. Google Now will give users the option to set an alarm for saved locations like “Home” or “Work.” The new alarm feature will be able to tell where the user is and approximately when they should exit the public transpo they are on. To set the alarm, the user simply has to tap the alarm when they get on the bus or train and the alarm will alert the user when they are nearing their destination. If the user changes their mind about the alarm, they can just tap it again to turn it off.

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