Before you get in the car while drinking your coffee ask Google Home how is the traffic to a [place] or [address] and it will speak to you the drive time if you leave now and suggest the least congested route and if it knows your place of work address it will give you that info as you are heading to work; hey Alexa put that in your pipe and some it...
Are you saying that Google Home has Google Maps and traffic, while Alexa is mapless?
I belive she does too, I was just messing with Echo
AAHH not so much. I just spoke to Alexa and she wants me to setup my commute in the Alexa app.
I don't really have a commute - retired, I just asked for traffic to another town. A little hard to do without information, which I did not give her.
How about telling us all the things Google can do and let the Alexa fans tell you what Alexa can do and stop the "my stick is longer than yours" rhetoric.
Google doesn't give you a route either but if yo ask for example "how is traffic on my way to Costco" it will tell you the estimated time of travel and will say something like the route on Broad St looks less congested.
I can't give you a comparison because I only have the Google, matter of fact I have two Googles Homes one on each end of the house, the reason I went with them instead of Echo is because although Echo has been around the longest as a smart speaker Google has been in the information gathering business much longer.
IMO they both approach this technology from different prospective, Amazon wants to keep you as a loyal customer by facilitating sales from their website using Echo even going as far as giving discounts if the order is placed trough Alexa, Google business is selling information about brick and mortar businesses near you and capitalizing on their mapping and POI mining.
Time will tell who will prevail
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