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How do I set a delay timer for Google routines? 1 Recommended Answer 97 Replies 373 Upvotes
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I'm trying to set a workout routine. I want Google to give one command like "start my daily stretching routine" and have Google say the name of the exercise, set a timer for 30 seconds, then say the name of the next exercise and set timer for 60 seconds, so on and so forth. The problem is, when I set this up as a routine, Google executes everything immediately in order without waiting until the timers are complete.
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I would like to use a delay to incramentally increase the lamp brightness and music audio when waking up
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How do I up-vote this? Timed delays in routines would be a massive boost to their usefulness.
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Yes, UP-vote for me too. For automation routines, some devices need delay in order to make command sequences
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I've cracked it - EASY!!!

I wanted to create a voice command on a Google Home mini that would start a Google Routine to charge my Asus Chromebook via one of my TECKIN mini plugs (smart sockets) and then turn it off again automatically after an hour (this is all it takes to fully charge).

I routinely leave my Chromebook charger plugged into a TECKIN mini plug and only plug it's USB C lead into my Chromebook when charging is required.

The smart sockets run via the Smart Life app and I found that I could create a Scenario (which I named also "Charge Chromebook") in Smart Life that would work as my timer. Here's the scenario content :-

Select the appropriate mini plug,
Switch ON,
Time-lapse for 59 mins & 59 secs (the maximum),
Switch OFF.

Now create a Google Routine to run on the Google Home Mini called "Charge Chromebook". This Routine has only one action which is to Adjust Scenes (select the Smart Life "Charge Chromebook" Scenario).

Objective achieved, I lift the charger lead, plug it into my chromebook, say OK Google, charge chromebook and it charges for an hour and switches off again.
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