Did you know you can set up reminders from desktop as well as your phone? It might come in handy if you’re trying to avoid last minute errands before heading out of town! For example, just type “remind me to buy sunscreen when I get to Santa Cruz” in +Google Chrome to get a reminder once you arrive. To try it out, make sure you’re opted-in to the latest version of the Google App and signed-in to Chrome with your Google Account goo.gl/4OwgqZ.
It doesn't work for me, either. I have Now enabled on my phone and in Chrome, but typing in the "remind me" formula just produces a normal search. It's too bad, because I use the reminders a lot on my phone.