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    News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    You've secretly been beta testing, or so it seems.
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    Re: News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    This is....weird to say the least.

    Mine doesn't show it. Maybe because I'm on CM10?

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    Re: News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    my locations services were off so nothing for me!

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    Re: News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    I cant find it either? - I am on 4.1.

    What bugs me about Google is they have these cool apps, eg face recognition and the Voice recognition but its not till someone tells you about them or you read about them by chance (on here for example) do you find them.
    These are very very cool, powerful apps that deserve a little bit more fanfare.

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    Re: News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    how does it know how u cycled? mine came up last night...but i've never used cycling directions in the maps feature. HmM...

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    Re: News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    Probably accelerometer measurements to see if you were walking, possibly coupled with some kind of intelligent algorithm to determine whether your speed/acceleration/deceleration were consistent with particular modes of transport. If this is on CM10 I'm looking forward to getting that on my o2x and starting to use it, so I can compare the distance it thinks I've done with the distances my cycle computer thinks I've done

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    Re: News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    I've only had JB for around a week and it still came up with walking data for September and October, so it must be referencing data from ICS.

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    Re: News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    Quote Originally Posted by HSK View Post
    how does it know how u cycled? mine came up last night...but i've never used cycling directions in the maps feature. HmM...
    It checks your speed. Walking speed < Biking speed

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    Re: News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    It checks your speed. Walking speed < Biking speed
    Must be more advanced that that, otherwise if you run or sit in a car in heavy traffic, or catch the average London bus it will think you're cycling...

    I'd guess whole thing relies on the GPS being turned on all the time as well.

    Not seen in on CM10 ROM for HTC Sensation, but I have GPS off most of the time.

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    Re: News - Google Now sneaks in a pedometer + new voice search

    Am I the only one who thaught pedometer meant something else entirely?
    I was ready to go test it on random strangers :S

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