If your Android phone is your alarm clock, you can make it much smarter. Google's watch app now has Google Assistant-powered routines that can control your smart home or play sound when you wake up in the morning.
Get routines without a home on Google
Perhaps the most significant problem with alarms is that they are easy to snooze several times. And before you know it, you run late, skip breakfast and hope for a strict green light so you won't be late for work for the fifth day of the week.
Smarthome routines can help with that problem; In fact, automation is still the real super power of smarthomes. With a morning routine, a voice assistant can greet you, turn on the lights, raise shades and start reading the news or playing music. Even if you snooze the alarm, blaring lights and music will help you wake up.
But if you do not own a Google home, Lenovo Smart Clock or Amazon Echo or you do not want such a device your bedroom ̵1; then you will lose on any of the audio parts in the routine. If you're on Android, you can run routines without a Google home in your bedroom thanks to an update in Google Clocks alarm feature. And it's pretty easy to use.
Unfortunately, this feature is part of the Google Clock app, which is not available on the iPhone. You need an Android phone to do this.
How to add routines for your watch alarms from Google
To add a routine, open the Google Clock app and press "Alarm" at the top of the screen.
If you have an existing alarm you want to use, press the down arrow. Otherwise, click the plus symbol to create a new alarm.
Anyway, you should see an option called "Google Assistant Routine" now. Click the "+" button to the right of the "Google Assistant" routine to add a routine for the current alarm.
If you don't see this option, you'll need to configure Google Assistant in Google Search. Skip to the next section and follow the installation instructions.
Press the "Set Up Routine" button.
Use the on-screen options to tell Google Assistant what you want. Check which options you like, such as "Adjust lights, plugs and more", "Adjust thermostat", "Tell the weather" or "Tell the day's reminders." You can also press the "Change order" option to determine the Order of events, for example, to make the commute information read before the weather.
When Google Assistant is finished, it plays news, podcasts, an audiobook or nothing. Touch an option under "And then play" to select the desired setting.
If you regularly silence your phone, you should also check the "Adjust volume" option, or you may not hear anything because the phone is off. 19659005] Click the check box at the top right of the screen when you are done.
Touch "Allow" to give Google Assistant access to your lock screen. This allows the assistant to play your routine even when the phone is locked.
You are completely up and running! When you alarm, everything that you usually start begins. But when you dismiss the alarm, your routine will kick in.
If you don't hear anything, your phone's media volume is silent. Change the routine and enable the "Adjust media volume" option to prevent the problem.
How to enable Google Assistant routines in the watch
If you do not see the option in the Clock app, follow these instructions to enable it.
Open Google Search, and if you ask, tap Yes to configure Google Assistant. If you do not see this prompt, press "More" and then "Settings."
Touch "Google Assistant" on the Settings
Press on the Assistant tab, scroll down and press "Phone" under "Assistant Devices".
Enable the "Google Assistant" option by pressing its switch.
Follow all instructions to complete the Google Assistant configuration. When you are done, go back to the Alarm app and set up your routines.