Directions

Glass can help you navigate to where you need to go with turn-by-turn directions, whether you're on a bike, in a car, taking the subway, or going by foot. You can use the voice action "ok glass, get directions to..." to initiate directions. To use directions, make sure:

  • Glass has a data connection.
  • Glass is paired to your phone via the MyGlass app for Android or iOS.
  • GPS is enabled on your phone.
Glass "get directions to San Francisco" card

For example, if you say "ok glass, get directions to San Francisco, California," Glass will take you into a map view. You don't have to remember street addresses, or specify business names and locations either. For example, try "ok glass, get directions to a coffee shop."

Show route

To see an overview of your route:

  1. Tap the card while viewing directions.
  2. Tap the Show route card option.
  3. The route will appear in your display, including Waze accident indicators to help you avoid potential traffic.

Even if you leave or turn the display off, navigation will continue to run in the background; you'll still be alerted to new directions.

Alternate routes

Notice traffic on a route? No worries. Just choose another one.

  1. Tap the card while viewing directions.
  2. Swipe and select Routes.
  3. Swipe and select your desired route. Traffic and incident markers will display over the route when available.

Note: If there are no alternate directions, the Routes card will not show up.

Switch between transit, driving, walking, and biking directions

Glass can accomodate directions no matter if you are footing, pedaling, or motoring to your destination. While in directions, tap the touchpad and swipe through the actions to select Transit, Drive, Walk, or Bike. The next time you load directions, it will default to the last selected direction method.

Stop Directions

To stop directions:

  1. Tap the card while viewing directions.
  2. Swipe forward in the card actions list and select Stop.

To change the travel mode to driving, walking, or cycling for your route:

  1. Tap the card while viewing directions.
  2. Swipe forward in the card actions list and select Drive, Walk or Bike, depending on your desired travel mode.

Note that the last travel mode you selected will be your default travel mode the next time you get directions.

Cities with transit directions

To see a list of cities where public transit information is currently available, please visit the Google Maps transit page.