Google Glass Adds Work/Home Directions, Google Calendar Search & More

Google has rolled out a few new search-related features as part of a new software update for Google Glass wearers. The XE11 software update lets users say voice commands like “get directions to home” or “get directions to work.” To make that possible, though, the user has to first provide home and work addresses in […]

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google-glass-icon-300pxGoogle has rolled out a few new search-related features as part of a new software update for Google Glass wearers.

The XE11 software update lets users say voice commands like “get directions to home” or “get directions to work.” To make that possible, though, the user has to first provide home and work addresses in either Google Maps or Google Now.

There’s also a calendar search feature for Google Calendar users. Speaking voice commands like “google my agenda” and “google what am I doing next week?” will let Glass owners check their upcoming calendar plans.

And there’s one feature that’s been removed: a “long tap” that activated Google searches. You used to be able to put a finger on the touchpad for two seconds to start a Google search, but no longer. “It turns out that a lot of people long pressing the touchpad to activate a Google search were doing so by mistake,” according to the XE11 release notes. “That’s not exactly as useful as we imagined it when we started the experiment, so we’ve turned it off.”



And here I thought I was the only one that was doing that accidentally….


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