Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Google Now Becomes a Fitbit Competitor that can Track How Far You Walk or Cycle | MIT Technology Review

tbd if/when/how Google Now will appear on non-Android devices

“Google Now, a kind of reverse search engine for Android phones that offers useful information when it thinks you might need it, got an upgrade last week that quietly enabled it to track when a person is walking or cycling. Once a month, a notification offers a summary of those activities to give the user a sense of how much exercise they got.

Google’s official blog post announced other upgrades made at the same time, such as offering a user their boarding pass when they reach the airport, but omitted to mention the new activity tracking feature.”

Google Now Becomes a Fitbit Competitor that can Track How Far You Walk or Cycle | MIT Technology Review

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