Waze Navigation & Live Traffic
By Waze Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Avoid traffic jams, police traps, and accidents with Waze, the #1 real-time navigation app. Get the fastest routes to your favorite locations and new destinations, all for free.
Waze is a community of 85 million drivers. Here’s why:
- Automatically reroute around traffic as conditions change on the road
- Get police & speed camera alerts while you drive
- Hear road directions by celebrity voices or the average Joe
- Record your own custom voice directions to guide you on the road
- Know how long your drive will take before you start driving
- Find gas stations and the cheapest gas prices on your drive
- Earn points and gain status as you contribute with road info
- Low data usage from your phone
- Waze works anywhere in the world
For drivers who really don’t like to waste time or money:
- Get notified when it’s time to leave for your destination by setting your drive in advance
- Let Waze tell you when it’s time to leave for your events by syncing your calendar with Waze
- Save time looking for parking with Waze parking suggestions by your destination
- Choose to be routed on toll roads or to avoid them
- Get a sound alert if you exceed the speed limit with the speedometer
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Waze will automatically shut down if you run it in the background and haven't driven for a while.
What's New in Version iOS 4.29
Thanks for using Waze! With every drive, you’re joining 90 million Wazers who save time by taking the fastest route. Here is what’s new:
- Flat tire? Request roadside help so Wazers around you can stop and lend a hand
- Find out if a business is open or closed before you start driving
- Minor bug fixes and improvements
Vacation Travel SOS
Due to a Cat 5 Hurricane Irma and Cat 4 Jose which caused destruction and total havoc in the Caribbean our well-planned trip to Grenada (a year in the making) was cancelled after 3 hrs. of wishful thinking and 2 wks. of monitoring NOAA and the weather channel several times a day. With our flight cancelled and at JFK hrs from home we decided to just turn in our tickets for an impromptu trip to San Francisco which was on our bucket list. We flew in without any preparation more than finding a last minute deal on a downtown hotel for 2 nites. We rented a car once we spent a couple of days in San Francisco. If not for my WAZ app we would not have been able to do half of what we did! It got us to our 2nd location a rental outside of San Francisco and on time! It took us to Big Sur via Rte 1, all around Napa Valley, and adventures that took us to views of the Golden Gate Bridge that only locals get to see. With the app we were able to find our way to impromptu routes that took us 2500 ft to an observation tower that blew our minds. The app regularly saved us from excruciating California traffic jams by re-routing us and is amazingly good at time estimations. We are most appreciative for this app. Thank you for helping us explore gorgeous Northern California.
Mostly Good Navigation, Interface Problems
I switch back and forth between Waze and Google maps, often comparing routes. While usually similar, Waze seems to be better on avoiding problems and using real-time traffic data. However, it also has an annoying bug — occasionally it will take you off the most direct route and send you in a large circle, ending back on the main route close to where you left. I’ve seen this happen when it was clear there was no reason to make this detour because I could see that the main route was clear far ahead.
My other gripe is that lack of control over the interface leads to annoyances. While you now have more control over what problems it reports (finally, no more “car on the side of the road” alerts!), it seems to ignore the setting for distance, often reporting “Police 25 miles ahead” when they aren’t even on your route. Also, while the speedometer is very useful, there is no way to change the size or default colors (white below speed limit, red above), so it is often impossible to read.
Bottom line: worth giving a try, but don’t ditch Google maps, and watch out for occasionally nutty directions.
Excellent app when it works
Let me start by saying that I love this app. I've tried all the navigation apps and this is my favorite. But there are few things that need to be fixed. The one that annoys me most is a problem it has with gps. About once a week waze suddenly can't find the gps signal. Everything else on my phone can find it. When it happens it goes from working fine to suddenly being lost. And it happens for maybe an hour or more. Literally I'm be on the expressway driving home and suddenly it can't find a signal and it will give me an infuriating message that it can't find a signal and I should try going outside. Thanks. So then I switch to google navigation and it works fine. Google it. It happens to a lot of people and the fixes don't work. It's also dangerous to be on a road and suddenly have the directions stop. I love the app. I love the interface. But a navigation app that can't stay connected to gps is useless. If you can take the app occasionally not working, it's the best app out there. I hope they fix this.
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Sep 10, 2017
- Version: iOS 4.29
- Size: 104 MB
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: waze
- © Waze Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.