Google launches Field Trip to help you find ‘cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you’

Google just launched Field Trip, which runs in the background on your phone and is your guide to cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Whenever you get close to something cool, a pop up notification will appear telling you about the place. Also, if you happen to have a headset or Bluetooth connected, it will read the information to you.

Field Trip will identify the best places to eat, shop, or have fun, including local history. For restaurants and bars, data will be taken from publications like Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, and Eater. For stores and products, Experts at Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, and Remodelista will provide the information. Songkick and Flavorpill will take care of local music and Atlas Obscura and Daily Secret will uncover hidden gems.

Field Trip seems like the perfect way to not only discover places in locations you aren’t familiar with, but also to re-discover history and places in your local area. Check out the video below and hit one of the download links to get started and let us know what you think.



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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • gv

    Anyone having issues with download.. i am on galaxy nexus and it says its incompatible with all my devices

  • Joe Consiglio

    Downloaded and installed fine on my GSIII – but it reports there are no places of interest found nearby my hometown. It figures…..

  • Gavin

    Not for the One X anyway