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  1. microhaxo#WP's Avatar
    I setup locations in cortana for gym, work, home and i just tried a reminder. "Cortana, next time im at the gym, remind me to workout my abs" Cortana wasn't sure what gym i was referring too, instead finding the closest one even though i explicitly set Gym in locations.

    Am i doing something wrong?
    04-14-2014 01:43 PM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    What is your gym nicknamed as? Maybe nickname it "gym"
    04-14-2014 01:45 PM
  3. microhaxo#WP's Avatar
    It is nicknamed gym.
    04-14-2014 02:24 PM
  4. tk-093's Avatar
    Was starting a new thread and I saw this one.

    Location Based reminders work great for my home address, but not working for my work. I work on a huge campus and so when enter my work address, it's like the driveway and not where I'm actually sitting/working. Because of this, my location reminder never triggers.

    My struggle is trying to add my GPS location as a spot in the Cortana places section. It only lets me search for valid things. In Here Maps I did make my GPS location a 'favorite' thinking I could search on that, but no dice.

    I figure there is some way to do it, I'm just not finding it yet.
    04-14-2014 02:33 PM
  5. DaveGx's Avatar
    I setup locations in cortana for gym, work, home and i just tried a reminder. "Cortana, next time im at the gym, remind me to workout my abs" Cortana wasn't sure what gym i was referring too, instead finding the closest one even though i explicitly set Gym in locations.

    Am i doing something wrong?
    Go to cCortana settings and set up Places
    04-14-2014 02:35 PM
  6. tk-093's Avatar
    It is nicknamed gym.
    I just tried that myself.. added a gym with the nickname "gym" and it found it. Now there are only two gyms that show up near me, so maybe that has something to do with it.
    04-14-2014 02:35 PM
  7. tk-093's Avatar
    I kinda fixed my problem. I got the latitude and longitude of my location and entered that and it took it!
    Reflexx and sqlchicken like this.
    04-14-2014 02:54 PM
  8. microhaxo#WP's Avatar
    I will give it a try again, maybe it didnt hear me correctly. The 2nd time i typed my question to cortana.
    04-14-2014 03:28 PM
  9. maks327's Avatar
    Tk-093,
    I was in the same boat, I couldn't manually add the location I'm at, but I figured out a way without manually typing in GPS coordinates.

    1. Search in Cortana "where am I" if you're near the location or for something else that'll produce a map for the area you want to mark. Note this is not a search in the "Places" part of the notebook, but in Cortana's general search.
    2. Click on the map in the search results, opening a full map view.
    3. Move the map to wherever you want a new place and hold your finger over that location. A black pin with the general description should show up.
    4. Click on the new pin.
    5. At the bottom of this page, click the Star+ symbol to add this location to Cortana's places.
    tk-093, AzmoD3uS, fuzzed1 and 2 others like this.
    04-14-2014 04:25 PM
  10. boshkop's Avatar
    I work on a huge campus and so when enter my work address, it's like the driveway and not where I'm actually sitting/working. Because of this, my location reminder never triggers.
    Same here. The easiest way is to open Maps, and manually add the work Place - tap and hold your building on the map, then tap the Address and then the Plus icon in the bar.
    04-15-2014 01:58 AM
  11. boshkop's Avatar
    Unfortunately I was unable to get the location reminders to work AT ALL.
    I even tried to walk around the place to trigger the location reminder, but no success.
    If I open the Maps app I can see the Place and my location, but still no reminder shows up.

    Is there something I'm missing here?
    04-15-2014 02:04 AM
  12. Christian Paulin's Avatar
    Unfortunately I was unable to get the location reminders to work AT ALL.
    I even tried to walk around the place to trigger the location reminder, but no success.
    If I open the Maps app I can see the Place and my location, but still no reminder shows up.

    Is there something I'm missing here?
    I have the same problem. Where do you live? I suspect that it doesnt work for me cause I live in Sweden. Region is set to US though!
    04-15-2014 01:15 PM
  13. longlifexs's Avatar
    Location specific reminders don't work for me at all as well - living in the Czech Republic. My location in the map is right on top of the favorite place marker, nothing happens.
    Ruslan Botsyurko likes this.
    04-15-2014 03:57 PM
  14. Maximus1138's Avatar
    My first post...lol.

    On topic, though.
    I live in Sweden and my first attempt today with location reminders didn't work. Cortana did recognize my home address correctly, but when I got there nothing happened.
    04-15-2014 04:13 PM
  15. Allan Kaliel's Avatar
    I'm in Canada, and it worked really good the first time I tried it. Set a reminder for when I got home. I parked my car, walked in the door, took off my coat, and bam, got the reminder. So I set another one to remind me to grab my headphones when I left for work in the morning. I left the house and drove about 5 miles before the reminder popped up. I was already half way to work.
    04-15-2014 04:36 PM
  16. Christian Paulin's Avatar
    I'm in Canada, and it worked really good the first time I tried it. Set a reminder for when I got home. I parked my car, walked in the door, took off my coat, and bam, got the reminder. So I set another one to remind me to grab my headphones when I left for work in the morning. I left the house and drove about 5 miles before the reminder popped up. I was already half way to work.
    Hehe, yeah! But still you got a reminder. Mine just sits there even if Im clearly at the "home" location :/
    04-15-2014 04:54 PM
  17. Tiemen_S's Avatar
    Mine aren't triggering either? I'm from the Netherlands. Why would they only make these work for US locations (at least it seems like it). It makes no sense as you can even put in lat/longitude coordinates there..
    04-15-2014 05:04 PM
  18. emigrating's Avatar
    Mine aren't triggering either? I'm from the Netherlands. Why would they only make these work for US locations (at least it seems like it). It makes no sense as you can even put in lat/longitude coordinates there..
    Well, because Cortana is US only at this point in time.

    That said, it's been working for me. I told Cortana to remind me about something when I pick up my son from preschool and it gave me a list of nearby frskolor (Swedish word for preschools), the first one in the list was the one I needed. Problem though, as Cortana then went on to say couldn't set the reminder as she couldn't find the location (that she just gave me) on the map, I then added the place manually (make sure you enter the full address, including country) and tried again, this time it worked fine.
    04-15-2014 05:19 PM
  19. Christian Paulin's Avatar
    Well, because Cortana is US only at this point in time.

    That said, it's been working for me. I told Cortana to remind me about something when I pick up my son from preschool and it gave me a list of nearby frskolor (Swedish word for preschools), the first one in the list was the one I needed. Problem though, as Cortana then went on to say couldn't set the reminder as she couldn't find the location (that she just gave me) on the map, I then added the place manually (make sure you enter the full address, including country) and tried again, this time it worked fine.
    Have you tried your home or work address? None of those work for me in Sweden. Location services are on and I am clearly at my work right now, both physicly and digitally according to my phone's map but the remider I set this morning is not going off.
    04-16-2014 01:34 AM
  20. nidO#WN's Avatar
    A potentially obvious point for those people not getting location reminders working, but some of you are saying you've set reminders for your location and are then not getting anything, have you actually left your current location then come back?
    It's not a reminder for when you're at a location as such but is a reminder the NEXT TIME you're at the location, if you're at "home" and set a reminder to tell you something when you get "home" you won't get an instant reminder (because that would be pointless), it will tell you the next time you go to "home" having not been there.

    FWIW, I'm in the UK and location-based reminders are working perfectly for me.
    04-16-2014 03:37 AM
  21. boshkop's Avatar
    I have the same problem. Where do you live? I suspect that it doesnt work for me cause I live in Sweden. Region is set to US though!
    I live in Bulgaria, I saw some people from US that can't get them to work either.

    A potentially obvious point for those people not getting location reminders working, but some of you are saying you've set reminders for your location and are then not getting anything, have you actually left your current location then come back?
    It's not a reminder for when you're at a location as such but is a reminder the NEXT TIME you're at the location, if you're at "home" and set a reminder to tell you something when you get "home" you won't get an instant reminder (because that would be pointless), it will tell you the next time you go to "home" having not been there.

    FWIW, I'm in the UK and location-based reminders are working perfectly for me.
    Of course I tried setting a location reminder which is far away from my current location. On my way back home I did set 2-3 reminders, but none of them triggered.
    04-16-2014 05:35 AM
  22. emigrating's Avatar
    Have you tried your home or work address? None of those work for me in Sweden. Location services are on and I am clearly at my work right now, both physicly and digitally according to my phone's map but the remider I set this morning is not going off.
    I work from home, so that's a little tricky :p but I did ask Cortana to "please remind me to sort out the washing when I get home" and sure enough, I had a notification on-screen when I got back. I had the same issue for home though, I had to manually add the location using my full address including country. I'm not sure why as Cortana certainly finds the address when asked, but she's unable to pinpoint it on a map somehow.

    What I have noticed though is that one or two time-based reminders did not fire. I asked her to remind me of something in an hours time and it was added to the calendar but I never received an actual notification or reminder.
    04-16-2014 05:54 AM
  23. Christian Paulin's Avatar
    I work from home, so that's a little tricky :p but I did ask Cortana to "please remind me to sort out the washing when I get home" and sure enough, I had a notification on-screen when I got back. I had the same issue for home though, I had to manually add the location using my full address including country. I'm not sure why as Cortana certainly finds the address when asked, but she's unable to pinpoint it on a map somehow.

    What I have noticed though is that one or two time-based reminders did not fire. I asked her to remind me of something in an hours time and it was added to the calendar but I never received an actual notification or reminder.
    Ok then. I'll test this further, might be something with my phone. Asked my co-worker to test it as well.
    04-16-2014 07:26 AM
  24. emigrating's Avatar
    Ok then. I'll test this further, might be something with my phone. Asked my co-worker to test it as well.
    Well, this is weird. I had to add another reminder for the preschool today but it didn't fire. I then, whilst there, added a reminder for when I left preschool and another for when I got home, none of which fired either. My daily three o'clock alarm didn't go off either. Guessing there are some bugs here.
    04-16-2014 10:46 AM
  25. jjmurphy's Avatar
    Just as an FYI for everyone, you don't set the location in Here maps, you need to use Bing Maps. (which I think you need an app to re-enable).
    04-16-2014 10:58 AM
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