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What voice commands & queries do people use Google Now for on Android Wear smartwatches ?

posted 27 Aug 2015, 01:20 by C Byrne   [ updated 26 Sep 2016, 03:42 ]

Some have said Android Wear is put simply, a range of Google Now watches. See the sales video from Google here: 

Google Now advert


Google Now is a voice activated intelligent PA launched in 2012, similar to Siri from Apple, Alexa from Amazon and Cortana from Microsoft. Google Now is available within Android Wear smart watch devices, the Google Search mobile app for Android / iOS and the Chrome web browser from Google on personal computers. By using Google's Keyword Planner data we can see some of what people searching for using their voices on Google.


To use Google Now on a smartwatch you say “OK Google”... and then your watch is listening. Wow! Now that is really really creepy! You can use your voice with Android smartwatches to do things like search Google for information, get travel directions, and to create personal reminders. For example, you can say "Ok Google where's the nearest grocery store?" to find grocery stores near you . There are commands and queries unique to Google Now on Android Wear smartwatches e.g. “what’s my heart rate?” (which also may be a 'normal' text search query).


* Please note that the table below is ballpark, approximate data just to give an indication of what the commands people appear to be using Google Now on smartwatches (this data will contain smartphone searches as it is currently not possible just to get smart watch search data from Google and some commands are common to both phones and watches). This is not an exhaustive list of Google Now commands on smartwatches.

Based on the phrases (including those below) in my research Google Keyword Planner reported that around 67% were from mobile devices with full browsers – this may be distorted by the inclusion of the phrase “OK google” for comparison):


Keyword

Avg. Monthly Searches on Google globally (exact match only)

ok google

4,090,000

navigate to home

165,000

set a reminder

60,500

note to self

49,500

is it going to rain tomorrow

49,500

set a timer for 10 minutes

22,200

what time is it in tokyo

18,100

take a note

14,800

track my run

12,100

set an alarm for 8 am

12,100

call daniel

9,900

set alarm for 8 pm

4,400

start stopwatch

3,600

start running

3,600

when is the sunset

3,600

what’s the weather in london

2,900

what’s my next appointment

2,900

text bob

1,600

is it going to rain monday

590

show me my agenda

590

start cycling

480

stop running

390

call daniel mobile

390

what’s my heart rate?

260

what’s the nearest grocery store

140

start a run

110

ok google take a note

90

track my workout

70

start a workout

50

start a workout

50

Play music ok google

50

what’s my bpm?

20

See also

http://www.seolondonsurrey.co.uk/blog/is-google-glass-a-worldwide-failure


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