Review from A Google User
Great app Really fun and helpful app. Great to get update quickly.
I use this app for Uber and most of the time it's great. However, I have found sometimes it relies on history of traffic and takes you out of the way to avoid traffic when you don't need to. This works a lot better than Google maps and have not had any big problems since using it for the last two weeks. It's notification is a lot different than Google and it needs to give you a warning that you are coming up on your turn a little sooner, but not the 100 feet it does now. I found out that Google owns wazes, but the landscape in the pictures helps me follow where I am and when I have to turn sooner
Hands down the best gps map out there. The real time interface is ingenious and super helpful to avoid traffic back ups when available or speed traps. Something that would really make this even more of a superior gps app is to record how long it actually took you to get to your destination. Besides that this app is incredible. This is the only GPS app I swear by! My friends think I'm a walking ad for Waze as I've turned so many of them from different states onto it! Lol
ETA prediction has gotten better. Doesn't keep Waze on top when making phone calls. Doesn't recognize if I deviate off a major highway and follow a parallel service road. The police reporting feature needs to give you more advanced warning. Needs to dim the screen like Google maps to conserve battery life. needs better voice command control, "ok Google".
This is the most accurate with traffic. The updates and info from this application are used to keep Google Maps up to date. Sometimes let you know about police ahead, keep in mind that if they pull someone over they usually move from their location so keep an eye out the next few miles after you receive a report about a police officer nearby. Finds the fastest route, will change to go around traffic even reroute in the middle of your route. I've also noticed that once your route is locked and you can lose signal and this will be able to tell you your speed and when to turn despite not having any more signal
Search is still dismal. By category brings up few results. Tap you parent company please for POI. Most functional Waze yet! Navigation seems spot on and not obtrusive like Google's offering. Like the fresh look. Love the send ETA so people I choose can monitor my drive. Few things...1. Could use lane assist. 2. Need to get links from Yelp, Google Now, and other websites to share the actual destination not unknown street address 3. Heads up notification needed when in other apps and driving. 4. Point of destination...Use Google data and pics rather than user pics? 5. Organize favorites into categories!!
Waze is great for routing & even better for rerouting when there's traffic. It's especially helpful for spotting po po and knowing when to expect cars on the side of the road & construction. You.can't safely report as a solo driver so I usually can't contribute unless I'm a passenger. A great improvement would be voice reporting of traffic & road hazards. Love it!
- Search by category: Find places by category, like nearby parking, restaurants, hotels, shopping, and more without having to type exact names
- Search by voice update: Search for a street by speaking its name in the language of the country you’re in, even if your Waze is in another language
- Auto complete distance: See the distance to any location as you type it in the Search box, with new auto complete distance feature
- Minor bug fixes and improvements