How to Get Fast Facts with Google Now

You may have heard about automated personal assistants such as Siri, the iOS feature that lets you ask your device questions and get spoken information about all sorts of stuff. Google has its own automated personal assistant, called Google Now. The Google Now app gives you the information you need in several categories, including Calendar, Flights, Weather, Sports, Stocks, and Places.

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The Google Now app monitors how you use Glass and places cards on your timeline that reflect your interests. If you’re traveling, for example, Google Now detects flight delays and displays a card onscreen automatically. In some cases, you may find out about a delay before you leave for the airport.

To set up Google Now on Glass, you need an Android smartphone, because the Google Now app requires the Google Search app that comes preinstalled on Android smartphones running the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system or a later version.

Setting up Google Now in Google Search

First, set up Google Now in the Google Search app by following these steps:

  1. Open the Google Search app on your Android smartphone.

  2. Tap Search on the menu.

  3. In the Google Now section of the Search screen, tap the button to change it from Off to On.

  4. In the confirmation screen, tap the Yes, I’m In button.

Setting up Google Now on your Glass

With that out of the way, here’s how to set up the Google Now app on Glass:

  1. Open the MyGlass app on your smartphone.

  2. Tap Glassware on the menu at the top of the screen.

  3. Locate and select the Google Now card.

  4. Tap the Off button in the top-right corner of the Google Now screen.

    The Off button changes to On. On the Glass screen, you see the Google Now card on the timeline, ready for use.