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  1. zanderini

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    Having trouble getting my commute home to show...my commute to work shows...I have all boxes checked and home set any ideas?

    thanks in advance
     

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  2. zanderini

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    Any help? Or am I in the wrong section? Lol help a android newbie out
     
  3. NaterTots

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    Not sure. Mine just always came up.
    Maybe something in your location settings isn't checked?

    Google Now > settings > Loaction.

    That may help.
     
  4. zanderini

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    Thanks I've checked everything and only my commute to work shows and on my way home it gives me my commute time to work...same roads opposite direction
     
  5. SirSpace

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    Wouldn't it do that if its the fastest way to commute to work. And exactly what is this like a GPS?
     
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  6. Rxpert83

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    Basically Google now knows where you live, where you work, and what time you leave.

    It'll let you know how long your commute will be, alert you when to leave to get there on time, and how traffic is before you leave
     
  7. zanderini

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    Exactly works on the way to work at 7am but not at 5 when I head home it gives me time to work on my way home
     
  8. SirSpace

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    That's f-in sweet
     
  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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    It is pretty awesome. It has tons of functions.

    Its available of jellybean or above, and ICS if you're rooted
     
  10. zanderini

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    Any ideas why it wouldn't show or know my commute times?
     
  11. zanderini

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    These are my settings
     
  12. Rxpert83

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    It learns from you. Give it some time and see if that helps
     
  13. Gmash

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    Sounds creepy to me.
     
  14. Rxpert83

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    You can easily turn it off with the flip of the switch.

    G-now alerts you to the scores of your favorite teams, automatically tells you the weather when you wake up in the morning, will alert you if your flights get delayed, ect ect ect.

    It even knows when I'm at a bus stop and let's me know which buses are coming and when they'll be there

    People thought siri was an assistant. Google showed them how it was done.
     
  15. chrlswltrs

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    It has always worked for me. I just wish it was smarter for my commute to work. I work a lot of different shifts at different locations. My work schedule including location is always on my calendar. Google Now will randomly give me commute time to work (always the same location) and sometimes even on my days off.
     
  16. zanderini

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    Worked this afternoon!!!!!!!
     
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  17. wyndslash

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    The only thing that would make it perfect is a Google now widget:D
     
  18. KENNECTED

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    There may be more than one way to do this. If you haven't set up your "home" and "office" locations the information may not be in your google account. If it is it may not be accurate. for instance I've never set up my home or office address, but I assume google/my device knows where I am based on location services and the wifi networks i'm on so it approximates my location. It also pulls address information from your contact card. ;)

    make sure you're logged into your Google account
    On a desktop do the following:
    1. Go to www.google.com/latitude
    2. Click view location history
    3. click dashboard

    On the left side of the screen (you may have to scroll down) you should see your home and work addresses. Edit them and your Google Now information will be correct.
     
  19. wyndslash

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    Do you have to have wifi for the location services to work? It keeps telling me to turn wifi on even though i've got 3g
     
  20. chrlswltrs

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    No you don't, I rarely have wifi on. Next time that pops up just make sure you check the box that says "don't show this message again" and you will quit getting that.
     
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  21. thicks56

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    I only upgraded my OneX to JB yesterday and I know G Now takes some time to learn, but i do have one question,

    It already popped up a time home estimate this aft about my estimated time to get home, but it was not the route that i usually take because even though its the shortest, when i leave the route google suggested is the slowest route home due to traffic,

    If carry on taking my normal routes to and from work will it eventually learn these routes and just give me time estimates for these?
     

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