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Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation

Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation

Waze

Save time on every drive. Waze tells you about traffic, police, crashes & more

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    You want to get to work on time. When you’re going to work, one thing you want to know is if you’re going to run into trouble on the way there that will turn your 1 hour commute into a 3 or 4 hour commute. Having the right tool will do that.
    img by O'Bryant
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Driving to a destination that you don’t know how to get to? Waze is a reliable app buddy for any road trip. It even tells you how fast you’re going, say 120 kph, and your ETA. If you think you’re going to be late, no worries. Just adjust your speed to arrive earlier.
    img by Melissa
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Tough economic times lead to a rise in gas prices. The result is high cost of living and more bills to pay for. Therefore, it makes sense to join a community of drivers with over 100,000 active users in your area. They can recommend nearby gas stations where you can save $100 or more in a week.
    img by The
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Tired of spending 2 hours trying to remember where you parked your car? Waze, along with an excelled navigation system, can remember where you parked with a few simple clicks, so you never have to wonder through the parking lot again.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    More often than not, you will have to travel to another state to adopt - as if the process itself wasn't stressful enough. To minimize anxiety and make your 1000 mile trip a breeze, make sure to organize everything beforehand with Waze.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Traffic is a constant enemy going to work every day. The worst is when the first order of business is a 9 o'clock meeting. You definitely can't afford to be late. That's why Waze is the best navigational app there is. It suggests alternative routes in order for you to arrive early for work.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Whether you're into camping, hiking or mountain climbing, it's important to learn how to figure out poles to determine your direction. If you're traveling north, GPS with live navigation can help you to find your destination, be it 100 or 500 miles away.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You might be surprised to see almost 30 motorcycle riders near you, on the roads and reporting the conditions. Beat traffic and get up-to-date road conditions from the other riders in your area so that you can enjoy your ride to the fullest.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Any time you are traveling a long distance in an RV, you need to have a good navigation system available. The Waze app lets you have instant access to GPS, maps, and traffic alerts on your smartphone. Find out about road conditions 5 to 10 minutes ahead of time such as potholes or traffic jams by using them helpful app.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When on a road trip, the need to find attractions, diners and other sites along your traveling path or road goes without saying. With over 1,000,000 listings on Waze, you won't miss an interesting stopover point on your road trip.
    img by Dianne
    1 year ago
  • Battery drain, several issues Jul 6, 2018

    By EmilyJumpsHorses
    The battery drain when I use Waze is unreal. I was at 43%, opened Waze & drove for about 12 minutes, decided to add a stop. I looked at my screen and the low battery 20% alert was up!! All of my background apps were closed, and there was no reason for my battery to plummet that quickly. Sometimes my app won’t show my icon but shows the “shadow” of where it’s supposed to be. Another issue is that it doesn’t show all routes. I know a certain route isn’t normally the fastest, but I also know my city’s traffic patterns and it won’t show it. Also, I’m in the top 1%, but how do I know when I’m getting close to losing that prestige? How do I see if the population is catching up to me? Finally, the fact that it doesn’t tell you whether your destination is on the left or right is so irritating and basic that I’m shocked it’s not a feature. I wish there was a feature where you could customize which “hazards” to voice prompt. For example, I couldn’t care less about a car on the shoulder ahead, and it’s annoying to have my music interrupted by that stupid hazard alert. But I would want to know if there’s a pothole ahead, an object in the road, or a police reported ahead. Create a way to narrow down the voice prompts! Why do the other Waze avatar icons around me never move? Speaking of Waze “people” icons, please come out with more options!
  • Was GREAT....Now it doesn’t work 😖 Jan 21, 2018

    By AshEBom
    I had been using Waze for about a year and LOVED IT!! But since the most recent IOS update, it continually is “searching for GPS” and looking for language (I still speak English 😉). I went to my cellphone provider, then Apple, and logged off of Waze to see if the app would reset itself and be fixed. This didn’t work. I even did a total reset of my phone, and nothing worked on Waze and Google (who owns Waze). I then contacted Waze, but got nothing but constant/obvious automated answers back that stated things to do that I already started I HAD ALREADY DONE and listed in my email. This is upsetting since other competing GPS apps work on my phone, so it’s not anything on my end. After a couple of weeks, I did a web search to see if others had issues or could help me. Interestingly enough, I found out I am in good company, sadly. Please Waze/Google, it would be greatly appreciated if you could actually get this obvious bug fixed. Your app was wonderful, but I’m sadly happy to switch to another app to at least get me to places. No, the other apps don't have the accident, police, or other very helpful perks. I just can’t stand diving “approximately” or now the map keeps me at the beginning location and has no idea that I have already driven and arrived at my destination. Beyond frustrating. Again, please send out a fix! 🔨
  • Great app but has definite shortcomings. May 30, 2018

    By Duncapa
    Waze is my #1 choice for GPS. Live traffic updates, being able to edit traffic conditions on the fly to give a more accurate commute, and sharing routes and eta’s are great features. I do hope they integrate voice commands with Siri so we can say things like “Hey Waze, drop a stopped vehicle pin.” While we are driving so interaction becomes handsfree and safer. I gave 3 stars because there have been repeated issues with the app and service saying “No GPS available.” I have tried rebooting, deleting & reinstalling, and clearing the app cache on my phone as well as making sure iOS and the app are updated constantly. But the occurrence does not appear to be linked to hardware failure unless it is something inherent to the 8s. Google and Apple maps do not have any issues when this occurs so I’m at a loss as to what causes the issues with Waze. This occurs for about a 8-12 hours once a day, once or twice a month. Not the end of the world but heavily inconvenient when you regularly use the service for your GPS navigation (and it’s a great service) and you are on the road daily for 4-6 hours at a time it is a problem. If they could fix this problem and integrate voice commands for pin drops, this would be a hands down 5 Star app. Hopefully I’ll get some feedback and can continue to use the service.
  • Love it & Hate it all at the same time. Oct 4, 2020

    By Lord Simmlink
    I have been using Waze for about a month now I commute Just over 1000 miles a week. I really like that many people are out there using it and that you get vital information like a car’s coming up on the shoulder, objects in the road and where the police are camping at. The only problem I have with Waze I’d like to see some changes is that there are too many choices to make when reporting information, for example if I want to report a car on the side of the road I have to hit four different selections before my information is sent meanwhile I’m trying to look at the screen to find a small button and not paying attention to what is on the road. Reporting information needs to be simplified for the driver no more than two clicks to report a hazard something along the lines of the first click hazard second click “car on shoulder” or “car in lane” or “object in lane”. Decision making buttons need to be a little larger like when you’re confirming a hazard on the road is it still there yes or no the buttons are too small and I often miss them and not able to confirm the information information. May be a few seconds before you approach the hazard two large buttons could pop up and simply confirm yes or no is it there. I will say this I do enjoy using it and it is much better than Google maps or other navigation apps out there.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By marcin lesniewski
    It's only good for highways not residential. Good for Spotting cops, railroad crossing and stopped cars on the side of the road. When I use this app to get home it takes me to other roads and adds up like 10 min to my commute. My trip is like 28miles. I talk to my friend he is a truck driver. He told me he uses this for highway driving but then he switches to Google maps for more precise destination.
  • Die-hard Wazer!!! Oct 21, 2017

    By Andrepimarlucatom
    Update: Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of Waze. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness Waze!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
  • Better than the old CB days. Dec 27, 2018

    By Depdoc
    Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By J.A.C J.A.C
    Recommendation. When I chose a location to go. I don't require a second confirmation from waze leting me know to go. Like I have 0 seconds/ patience. If that could be removed that would be great. Also it does not require half the screen to inform me of a rail crossing. Finally, there is a new road that has been available since some time. Waze does not see it but its there and it cuts my time by a half. So please update your information. Thank you!
  • Most useful but some issues Jun 3, 2018

    By Smiledaydream
    It is the most useful of the navigation apps because it uses the most sources for information and does a great job helping me navigate. Directions are given in a way to help locate the turn or offramp. Other apps often change suddenly into step-by-step directions or some form that I do not want to see. Waze stays consistent in the format of the split. Waze has a number of notifications about things in the road. These are good but also have weaknesses. It is hard to report that something was not accurate. At the point it is supposed to be there the option to indicate it was incorrect goes away. This option should remain for 2 to 400 feet after the symbol location. Most hazard reports are inaccurate. Most police reports are incorrect. This is frustrating because it such a good idea but the tool doesn’t really allow for good reporting. Stopped vehicle reports do not indicate in lane or side of road so they are usually pointless viewings of vehicles stopped somewhere having no affect on traffic. There is a great feature to go later on the time this feature cannot be used for some reason I will choose directions to the airport. Half the time I can choose go later and half the time for the same trip I cannot. I know the data is there. But for some reason the feature just vanishes. Make it easier to report.
  • Great nav app... BUT Sep 24, 2019

    By DL1771007
    I’ve been using Waze for quite a while. However in one of the recent updates there are some problematic issues that need resolved. First and most important... waze now announces “hazard” ahead instead of announcing construction ahead, car stopped on road ahead, pot hole in road ahead... etc etc. because it only announced a “hazard”, one must now look at the phone to figure out what the hazard is... this can be a safety issue. It was much better when the announcement stated exactly what the hazard was, therefore one could stay focused without having to look at the phone all the time. Another change in a recent update is the new female American English voice is very annoying!! Please go back to the original voice... it was much more pleasant and natural sounding. This new voice is not very friendly and on a long drive it’s quite irritating. Overall it’s a great app that has saved me time and gas getting from point to point. The rerouting around traffic jams and accidents are nice, identifying traffic cameras, speed limits and current speed, etc are all nice features not found in other applications. Keep up the good work Waze... but PLEASE fix the “hazard” warning (by going back to the way it used to be) and change back to the original American English voice. Thank you
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By Danny Beckett
    Waze has been constantly changing the destination when alt tabbed. Destination was set to home, which is out of state, and after 30 min of driving the destination has changed to where the route began. I cannot afford to have this happen when I'm DRIVING! I do deliveries for work and Waze has screwed me over too many times now. I'm uninstalling this trash application. I have no more trust or patience for Waze. Unacceptable, unreliable, beyond frustrating.
  • Oct 17, 2021

    By Kri Va
    The application's algorithm becomes worse and worse: it is proposing me all the time alternative ways, but finally I lose more time 100%. When there are special events like Paris's marathon, no alerts are available, the streets appear open, while they are closed. And yes, it is possible if you hire admins and they are doing the job of inputting the circulation data or just detect automatically that no movement is actually happening in the closed street!
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By Don't touch my pineapples
    I use this over Google maps because it doesn't constantly try to automatically switch me to routes I intentionally did not chose. This is the only good thing about this app. More often than not, turns tend to be called late, and hazards and police are only mentioned as you pass them. Additionally, it regularly puts large ads over the top half of the map. On more than one occasion this has caused me considerable delay as I was entirely unable to see where I should be going.
  • Oct 16, 2021

    By DC Bennett
    This app would be perfect if not for the incessant pop-up ads that cover more than half the screen while I am using GPS navigation. I understand the need for ads, but when using nav, I need it to stay visible. Find another way to advertise, please. In the meantime, I'm going back to Google maps.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Zero
    Will helpfully drive you straight into standstill traffic and then gleefully announce how long you will be in the traffic it directed you to. Requires you repeatedly acknowledge that yes, I would in fact like to go to the destination I have selected and will block the navigation until you do so. Repeatedly offers "experiences" that cannot be ignored.
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By ZACK K
    I have using waze app for years. But from last update about 45 days ago. Since I have installed the update I am not able to use voice recognition feature. Everytime I click on mic inside waze, I get message Voice recognition feature is not available on this device. I have no problem on my phone at all I dont know what to do. Did everything to fix this problem but did not work. I have android 7.0 on my phone.
  • Good at knowing where traffic is AWFUL at getting around it Mar 14, 2018

    By LordLombardi
    You wanna know where traffic is jammed? This app is wonderful for that. Want a route around? Avoid Waze. This app is useful for for ETA’s if you sync with your calendar, and to show you where traffic jams are. However, expect it to always take you through traffic jams. The most use I’ve gotten out of this app this app during traffic hours (aka the time you would most want to use this app) is zooming out to see the full map and then seeing myself how to get around the jam. Without fail, if I’m trying to get home from work, Waze will want me to take a Street that I know for a fact will be jammed. I decided to follow the directions twice thinking maybe Waze was smart than I am and knew something I didn’t. Both times I was backed up a solid mile before where Waze thought the real jam started it. And I’m talking I was in bumper to bumper traffic waiting for the light to turn 3 times before I got past a single block. Despite this, Waze insists this is the fastest route — it’s not. Waze also becomes unresponsive to traffic reports during peak hours it seems. You could report bumper to bumper traffic in a downtown street and Waze will only mark the small section where you are even if the jam stretches 10 minutes in front of you. You would think it would gather that you’re in a bad jam and find a different route, but it doesn’t. Your best bet is to zoom out the map, and try to find a better way yourself.
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By A Google user
    My voice command is no longer working. I must type in search requests. I have tried numerous methods, without success. Lost all my "favorites" in the process. I've noticed that it seems Waze installed updates that have disabled the ability for voice commands and the routing system seems to be less efficient. I'll be using another app until they work out the issues. Seems like I'm not the only one. Looking for a better app.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By Linda Ross
    It now shows me the location i want to go to, yet still tries to take me around the block across the street from the location, just to go out of my way instead of just turning left. I have to look at the map while driving, which I have to keep checking so I don't go out of my way instead of just being able to listen to the directions. It would be nice if it would tell you street names also not just left or right, and south, north etc doesn't help, for me. Hope this new update helps
  • Not good (especially with Apple Car Play) but has potential Jan 3, 2020

    By FrPoupart
    I’ve been using Waze For carpooling since September (four months now) primarily as a driver. I am glad it’s been launched and I have some constructive feedback. The app has changed and is not working well with Apple Car Play. It will not allow me to access messaging feature while when I arrive at the pick up point and I cannot end the carpool for several minutes until I exit the car thus making the whole process a nuisance rather than a seamless experience. The carpool features should be available on Apple Car Play. Additionally, 1) there are way too many buttons to push as a driver, thus causing significant distraction in the process; 2) the fact that there are two apps (driver and rider) is significantly confusing to me and everyone whom I’ve ridden with; 3) the app’s design to protect privacy is the rider makes pick-up locations that are totally illogical and make no sense (like the middle of a freeway, just as an example); 4) the app biases their rider, rather than an equal approach for both rider and driver (if the rider sets a time, the driver cannot suggest an alternate) so there should be a reschedule button; 5) the app is simply NOT elegant and modern looking, it is clunky and the buttons to move between screens are hard to tap because they are so small. Other than these issues, it’s a valiant effort and I applaud the Waze and Goggle teams for trying to crack this nut. It is something the world needs.
  • img Community
    You want to get to work on time. When you’re going to work, one thing you want to know is if you’re going to run into trouble on the way there that will turn your 1 hour commute into a 3 or 4 hour commute. Having the right tool will do that.
    img by O'Bryant
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Driving to a destination that you don’t know how to get to? Waze is a reliable app buddy for any road trip. It even tells you how fast you’re going, say 120 kph, and your ETA. If you think you’re going to be late, no worries. Just adjust your speed to arrive earlier.
    img by Melissa
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Tough economic times lead to a rise in gas prices. The result is high cost of living and more bills to pay for. Therefore, it makes sense to join a community of drivers with over 100,000 active users in your area. They can recommend nearby gas stations where you can save $100 or more in a week.
    img by The
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Tired of spending 2 hours trying to remember where you parked your car? Waze, along with an excelled navigation system, can remember where you parked with a few simple clicks, so you never have to wonder through the parking lot again.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    More often than not, you will have to travel to another state to adopt - as if the process itself wasn't stressful enough. To minimize anxiety and make your 1000 mile trip a breeze, make sure to organize everything beforehand with Waze.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Traffic is a constant enemy going to work every day. The worst is when the first order of business is a 9 o'clock meeting. You definitely can't afford to be late. That's why Waze is the best navigational app there is. It suggests alternative routes in order for you to arrive early for work.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Whether you're into camping, hiking or mountain climbing, it's important to learn how to figure out poles to determine your direction. If you're traveling north, GPS with live navigation can help you to find your destination, be it 100 or 500 miles away.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You might be surprised to see almost 30 motorcycle riders near you, on the roads and reporting the conditions. Beat traffic and get up-to-date road conditions from the other riders in your area so that you can enjoy your ride to the fullest.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Any time you are traveling a long distance in an RV, you need to have a good navigation system available. The Waze app lets you have instant access to GPS, maps, and traffic alerts on your smartphone. Find out about road conditions 5 to 10 minutes ahead of time such as potholes or traffic jams by using them helpful app.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When on a road trip, the need to find attractions, diners and other sites along your traveling path or road goes without saying. With over 1,000,000 listings on Waze, you won't miss an interesting stopover point on your road trip.
    img by Dianne
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Save time on every drive! Know about traffic, construction, police, accidents, and more in seconds
    2. Need a fill-up? Easily locate the cheapest gas prices along your driving route
    3. Instant routing changes take you out of delays in real-time so you always get from A to B as fast as possible

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 11, 2018

  • Battery drain, several issues Jul 6, 2018

    By EmilyJumpsHorses
    The battery drain when I use Waze is unreal. I was at 43%, opened Waze & drove for about 12 minutes, decided to add a stop. I looked at my screen and the low battery 20% alert was up!! All of my background apps were closed, and there was no reason for my battery to plummet that quickly. Sometimes my app won’t show my icon but shows the “shadow” of where it’s supposed to be. Another issue is that it doesn’t show all routes. I know a certain route isn’t normally the fastest, but I also know my city’s traffic patterns and it won’t show it. Also, I’m in the top 1%, but how do I know when I’m getting close to losing that prestige? How do I see if the population is catching up to me? Finally, the fact that it doesn’t tell you whether your destination is on the left or right is so irritating and basic that I’m shocked it’s not a feature. I wish there was a feature where you could customize which “hazards” to voice prompt. For example, I couldn’t care less about a car on the shoulder ahead, and it’s annoying to have my music interrupted by that stupid hazard alert. But I would want to know if there’s a pothole ahead, an object in the road, or a police reported ahead. Create a way to narrow down the voice prompts! Why do the other Waze avatar icons around me never move? Speaking of Waze “people” icons, please come out with more options!
  • Was GREAT....Now it doesn’t work 😖 Jan 21, 2018

    By AshEBom
    I had been using Waze for about a year and LOVED IT!! But since the most recent IOS update, it continually is “searching for GPS” and looking for language (I still speak English 😉). I went to my cellphone provider, then Apple, and logged off of Waze to see if the app would reset itself and be fixed. This didn’t work. I even did a total reset of my phone, and nothing worked on Waze and Google (who owns Waze). I then contacted Waze, but got nothing but constant/obvious automated answers back that stated things to do that I already started I HAD ALREADY DONE and listed in my email. This is upsetting since other competing GPS apps work on my phone, so it’s not anything on my end. After a couple of weeks, I did a web search to see if others had issues or could help me. Interestingly enough, I found out I am in good company, sadly. Please Waze/Google, it would be greatly appreciated if you could actually get this obvious bug fixed. Your app was wonderful, but I’m sadly happy to switch to another app to at least get me to places. No, the other apps don't have the accident, police, or other very helpful perks. I just can’t stand diving “approximately” or now the map keeps me at the beginning location and has no idea that I have already driven and arrived at my destination. Beyond frustrating. Again, please send out a fix! 🔨
  • Great app but has definite shortcomings. May 30, 2018

    By Duncapa
    Waze is my #1 choice for GPS. Live traffic updates, being able to edit traffic conditions on the fly to give a more accurate commute, and sharing routes and eta’s are great features. I do hope they integrate voice commands with Siri so we can say things like “Hey Waze, drop a stopped vehicle pin.” While we are driving so interaction becomes handsfree and safer. I gave 3 stars because there have been repeated issues with the app and service saying “No GPS available.” I have tried rebooting, deleting & reinstalling, and clearing the app cache on my phone as well as making sure iOS and the app are updated constantly. But the occurrence does not appear to be linked to hardware failure unless it is something inherent to the 8s. Google and Apple maps do not have any issues when this occurs so I’m at a loss as to what causes the issues with Waze. This occurs for about a 8-12 hours once a day, once or twice a month. Not the end of the world but heavily inconvenient when you regularly use the service for your GPS navigation (and it’s a great service) and you are on the road daily for 4-6 hours at a time it is a problem. If they could fix this problem and integrate voice commands for pin drops, this would be a hands down 5 Star app. Hopefully I’ll get some feedback and can continue to use the service.
  • Die-hard Wazer!!! Oct 21, 2017

    By Andrepimarlucatom
    Update: Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of Waze. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness Waze!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
  • Better than the old CB days. Dec 27, 2018

    By Depdoc
    Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.
  • Great nav app... BUT Sep 24, 2019

    By DL1771007
    I’ve been using Waze for quite a while. However in one of the recent updates there are some problematic issues that need resolved. First and most important... waze now announces “hazard” ahead instead of announcing construction ahead, car stopped on road ahead, pot hole in road ahead... etc etc. because it only announced a “hazard”, one must now look at the phone to figure out what the hazard is... this can be a safety issue. It was much better when the announcement stated exactly what the hazard was, therefore one could stay focused without having to look at the phone all the time. Another change in a recent update is the new female American English voice is very annoying!! Please go back to the original voice... it was much more pleasant and natural sounding. This new voice is not very friendly and on a long drive it’s quite irritating. Overall it’s a great app that has saved me time and gas getting from point to point. The rerouting around traffic jams and accidents are nice, identifying traffic cameras, speed limits and current speed, etc are all nice features not found in other applications. Keep up the good work Waze... but PLEASE fix the “hazard” warning (by going back to the way it used to be) and change back to the original American English voice. Thank you
  • Incredible resource Jul 20, 2018

    By Noa and Grandma
    I am delighted by the services provided by the Waze app. On the first day I used it, it took me by previously unknown routes to a bakery to pick up a birthday treat for my dear daughter with 5 minutes to spare through rush hour traffic. The second time we used it we were at a huge airshow just outside of Portland OR and Waze saved the day by taking us back to Vancouver, WA on a very quiet and beautiful twisting country road through rolling farm land that ended up bringing us into Portland by way of the St. John's bridge. We were astonished to find that it took the same amount of time it would have taken us to go on the highway on a low traffic day. We were sold on it through these first initial encounters. BUT, my third use of it made me recognize how incredibly valuable and up to date it is it is when my destination was 2 blocks away from a bank robbery in progress and it diverted me from my normal route down narrow side streets where multitudes of cars were coming in the opposite direction but I seemed to be the only car going against the flow of traffic. Waze kept me safe and away from gunfire that was occurring just a block away from my final destination as bank robbers tried to make a getaway. Thanks Waze and thanks to all you Wazers that keep this app up to date so consistently. You rock!!!
  • Doesn’t work well with iOS 12 Oct 5, 2018

    By serickjr
    Update Oct 3, 2018- We’ve been using Waze for many years and have always loved it... until iOS 12. There has been so many issues with it freezing, crashing and interfering with the built in Bluetooth in our car. It will completely cut off the Bluetooth in the car making it completely useless. We deleted the app for a while because it just didn’t work at all and redone loaded it after some updates were released after iOS 12 was out for a while and that’s when the Bluetooth issues started, needless to say we deleted it again. I’m very disappointed, we used for every drive we took, even up to the grocery store 2 miles away. As you can see below from our first review we absolutely loved it... But sadly, not so much anymore. I really hope that you’re reading these reviews and doing something to fix these issues so we can start using it again! Since Google owns Waze I Would love to see some of Google Maps functions integrated into Waze. Other than that I have no complaints except the occasional outage, but we've been using it since it came out a few years ago and have loved it from the beginning!! Keep up the good work and get some of those google map features carried over to Waze!!
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By swapna Anil
    Amazing experience sometimes when I see google maps downloads and waze app downloads i thought waze should have got more because of many things....... 1. Better GPS changer every time likewise to google it keeps on say gps signal lost never tries to retrieve it.. 2. Google maps always glitches when you are staying at one place like on a traffic signal but this os just at one piece patiently waiting map 3. Its 3d view is amazing
  • The coolest App to discover a stocker who is tapped into you by staying close Sep 24, 2019

    By mefreesea
    I love this app simply because of his style and I like way to look at our worsening traffic situation all across or length it's no longer our grandparents freeway gone are the days of leisurely drive and pleasant afternoon behind the wheel now driving Siri is business and not to be left that at all so Waze shows it other ways to use this app Multi platform use an informational stack to assist with around you at all times need to come to that oh my by that I mean the dreaded stocker the one who just won't leave you alone and must bother you in any which way they can interesting that avatars have now become avatars maybe that's a new word car the tatf. but for later next line recently I've had that displeasure of finding that I to warrant a sucker and I only found out because Waze showed me that my stocker was never far behind have a virgin ever prime ever trying to communicate the Daniel benign idiocy of their plate In stocking me it showed me how to stock them and soon as you might imagine the police were involved and well wouldn't you know it my stocker became a shocker who ended up in the slammer known as the locker and there you have it my happy story brought to you by the way thank you Stucker free
  • Love it & Hate it all at the same time. Oct 4, 2020

    By Lord Simmlink
    I have been using Waze for about a month now I commute Just over 1000 miles a week. I really like that many people are out there using it and that you get vital information like a car’s coming up on the shoulder, objects in the road and where the police are camping at. The only problem I have with Waze I’d like to see some changes is that there are too many choices to make when reporting information, for example if I want to report a car on the side of the road I have to hit four different selections before my information is sent meanwhile I’m trying to look at the screen to find a small button and not paying attention to what is on the road. Reporting information needs to be simplified for the driver no more than two clicks to report a hazard something along the lines of the first click hazard second click “car on shoulder” or “car in lane” or “object in lane”. Decision making buttons need to be a little larger like when you’re confirming a hazard on the road is it still there yes or no the buttons are too small and I often miss them and not able to confirm the information information. May be a few seconds before you approach the hazard two large buttons could pop up and simply confirm yes or no is it there. I will say this I do enjoy using it and it is much better than Google maps or other navigation apps out there.
  • Most useful but some issues Jun 3, 2018

    By Smiledaydream
    It is the most useful of the navigation apps because it uses the most sources for information and does a great job helping me navigate. Directions are given in a way to help locate the turn or offramp. Other apps often change suddenly into step-by-step directions or some form that I do not want to see. Waze stays consistent in the format of the split. Waze has a number of notifications about things in the road. These are good but also have weaknesses. It is hard to report that something was not accurate. At the point it is supposed to be there the option to indicate it was incorrect goes away. This option should remain for 2 to 400 feet after the symbol location. Most hazard reports are inaccurate. Most police reports are incorrect. This is frustrating because it such a good idea but the tool doesn’t really allow for good reporting. Stopped vehicle reports do not indicate in lane or side of road so they are usually pointless viewings of vehicles stopped somewhere having no affect on traffic. There is a great feature to go later on the time this feature cannot be used for some reason I will choose directions to the airport. Half the time I can choose go later and half the time for the same trip I cannot. I know the data is there. But for some reason the feature just vanishes. Make it easier to report.
  • Don’t Leave Home Without It Dec 7, 2018

    By Als2130
    This app has saved me so many times. I absolutely love it. I use it constantly, mainly because it alerts me to traffic and cops, but also because it has shown me shorter ways to places I go to all the time (and thought I knew the best route there). I only have two complaints. The map change suggestion feature is totally useless. There’s a road near me that’s a private lane and ends at one curve of an s-curve. Waze always tells me to use this road for 100 feet, then get back on the main road. No, the private lane ENDS at the main road! I’ve tried changing this a dozen times, and it never gets changed (once it was actually, but a week later it was back). I’ve learned to ignore it, but I feel sorry for tourists because they get confused (I can tell they’re using Waze when I’m behind them because they’ll slow down and sometimes stop, which is really annoying). My other complaint is that I can’t tell it to remember certain routes. From my house, there are two ways to the county road. They’re both the same distance and about the same driving time. The difference is that the one Waze always tells me to use is single lane partway, very narrow the rest of the way, and has a lot of hidden entrances and blind hills and curves. I’d much rather take the safer way. If Waze finds a way to fix these two things, I’d give it 5 stars
  • Oct 15, 2021

    By Dave Afrika
    Hi, I have been using since Google maps was giving wrong GPS coordinates. I realised Waze is much better and I like the style of navigation. Recently though, Waze has also been giving me wrong GPS co-ordinates and worst of all I'm a Bolt driver. The issue started since I updated my Waze app. One of my family members is also experiencing the same issue. I realise that the common factor is that we both use Huawei phones. Please advise how to resolve this problem as it is a huge inconvenience.
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Michael Pechtel
    This is the best navigation app I've used. I have it open even when I don't need directions so it can alert me to hazards on the road and cops hiding. Only thing I would change is sometimes it will route me off the freeway through city streets to just save 5 mins of drive time. This is especially annoying in Los Angeles, I'd rather just stay on the 405 and my drive take 5 mins longer instead of taking 15 different surface streets just to get back on the 405 three miles down the hwy.
  • Better than most Nov 27, 2018

    By stanwgg
    I’ve just begun to use the app. I like the fact that it alerts you when the police are near. It also notifies you if a car is on the shoulder of the road stopped. It has a background music feature which would be nicer if it included Apple Music or Pandora. The app warns about road work, traffic jams, it is nice. It is slow to sync with Bluetooth. I can sync my phone with my truck, yet the app does not speak through the Bluetooth connection. It is difficult to communicate while I’m giving and address for directions the first time. It is hard to hear because it will not use the iPhone speaker in the beginning either. I have to hold it up to my ear while giving the first address. Shortly after the first route begins it will use the Bluetooth connection. The graphics are much better than the iOS app and also Google Maps. The screen view is also better than other apps. Seems more intuitive than either of those GPS apps also. The app is slow to turn off the location services on my iPhone after I reached the destination. This concerns me that it might run down the iPhone battery prematurely. It does have a nice parking feature to locate your car later. Fix a couple of small things and it gets 5 stars from me. This is my new GPS app.
  • Hate to delete this navigation app Feb 22, 2018

    By zerodivin3
    But for a long time now, probably almost 2 years (I know, I’m faithful). I’ve realized this thing eats up SO much data. I run out of 2 gigs in less than a week on long drives. I love everything about it (especially hazardous objects on road and police), but it’s missing an important feature I’ve secretly been waiting for that google maps has and that’s the whole standby screen to save battery and phone from heating up. Many times Waze redirects me from traffic which was cool, but then I realized after a couple times, I actually lost time AND gas because of it due to stops and whatnot instead of just sitting in traffic. Not that it hasn’t helped at other times, but I’ve learned that most of the time the traffic it predicts has long dissipated (so much for “live”. Overall, it’s just been getting worse and I’ve thought to delete this app a long time ago if it weren’t for the social part, but then I realized all my friends haven’t touched it in forever and I only use it to share with my wife who doesn’t even realize I send her ETAs anyways till I’m already there and she calls me to ask me if I’ve arrived lol. It’s been Waze, but ultimately, my data is more important to me than the 80% ghost police notifications and my safe speed limit travels.
  • Not maintaining media selection and location at start up in CarPlay Feb 4, 2021

    By Wolf_for_Lioness
    I love Waze in its overall functionality, but it has gained a couple irritating issues over the last few updates. As CarPlay activates in my car, or any car for that matter, after I’ve used Waze as my last app, when Waze initializes it automatically starts playing from my phones media library. It doesn’t allow the current media selection to continue, including the radio. It’s the only app that has constantly done this for the last couple of months. All other non-music apps don’t interfere with what media is selected. I have to manually go and select that media source again and then come back to Waze. If I have another app going like Google maps, this doesn’t occur but when I select Waze it always does this. Also, Waze in CarPlay has trouble finding my location upon initiating. I have to go onto my phone and open the Waze app itself and then close it out in the task manager. Then, when I select it in CarPlay it works fine. Lastly, the speedometer now—just barely—partially shows at of the the top left corner of the display in CarPlay. Cannot not been seen usefully. I’ve got as far as uninstalling the app, then reinstalling it and signing back in and it still does all of these.
  • Avoid traffic via alternate routes Jul 22, 2019

    By Angelitaackth
    This app is great for finding alternate routes. It uses up my battery though. Please give an option to have It search for my location only when I am using the app. When I close the app, it doesn't need to keep track of where I am anymore as I am likely not driving. I find that this app gets me places more quickly while avoiding traffic. It needs a little more fine tuning, as it put me in a no outlet street very close to the back end of my destination. I had to drive away from that point and the-input the address to get to the front end, but that worked. It was beneficial that I already had a sense of what the place should look like. I like that it recognizes "streets" in some major parking lots. That was a pleasant surprise. :) I wish there were a way for it to show how much time I save by going the alternate route versus the normal highways. UPDATE & REQUEST: Yay! My battery lasts a lot longer now. Thank you for addressing this issue. It would be great if there were a button to notify others when there is a train crossing (and recommend alternate route or option to wait for train) and the same with drawbridges up (I live in a city of bridges so this is quite valuable info and is not the same as slow traffic).
  • Stunned!!! May 31, 2018

    By siri713
    Huge shoutout 2 Waze & ALL Waze users in Richmond VA (and all tri-cities) 4 how live this app truly is. TBH I had my doubts! But you have definitely made me a believer of the amazing accuracy! Each time I’ve used waze & there’s an alert of police, debris on road, & car on shoulder etc...it was at a💯! So I 👏🏼 U & All the Waze users! I ❤️@waze & will recommend 2 everyone! I will most definitely consider giving waze 5/5 stars ⭐️ if you guys would take all the users suggestions that I’ve come across & actually make it happen in a more timely manner. I also have a suggestion myself. CAN YOU PLEASE ADD more options on vehicles to choose from (or be able to change the color of the vehicle by being able to hold the vehicle down and choose a different color) on the navigation map? Also, make the vehicles you have available actually look like the description of that vehicle? For example: The SUV looks like a dump truck, the bus...well there should possibly be two types of buses (make them both longer & make one yellow), and as I’d stated before have different color & size options for the cars, & make one for an actual SUV with different colors. I really hope you’ll make these changes. Once you do, I’ll be more than happy to give you a 5/5.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By marcin lesniewski
    It's only good for highways not residential. Good for Spotting cops, railroad crossing and stopped cars on the side of the road. When I use this app to get home it takes me to other roads and adds up like 10 min to my commute. My trip is like 28miles. I talk to my friend he is a truck driver. He told me he uses this for highway driving but then he switches to Google maps for more precise destination.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By J.A.C J.A.C
    Recommendation. When I chose a location to go. I don't require a second confirmation from waze leting me know to go. Like I have 0 seconds/ patience. If that could be removed that would be great. Also it does not require half the screen to inform me of a rail crossing. Finally, there is a new road that has been available since some time. Waze does not see it but its there and it cuts my time by a half. So please update your information. Thank you!
  • Useful but NOT safe Feb 24, 2018

    By EDazey
    I like Waze for navigation; it has some good aspects over other map apps-I like that based on the day and time that I open the app it predicts where I might be going, I like that it chooses the shortest route and is always right regarding my ETA, I like that I can send my ETA to any of my contacts so they know when to expect me, and I like that if I try to access the search function while in motion it says this is unsafe and asks if I am the passenger. I DON’T like that all other uses of the app while in motion are extremely unsafe. To document police, accident, stalled car, road closure, etc I have to take my eyes off the road to navigate through all the prompts which is exactly like texting and driving, I DON’T like that there are ads that pop up anytime I am going less than 5mph-my husband has them pop at highway speeds! We need a paid version of the app!! Also, the see other people on the road function does not work well. There are many times I see other icons when there isn’t even another car around or my husband is using the app in his car ahead of me but I don’t see his icon. Also, beeps are not useful. Not only is it unsafe to get in and access the beep function, it serves no purpose. Once you accept them there is no history and no way to tell who beeped you. Like I said, I like the app for overall navigation and real-time ETA, but otherwise it needs some serious updates.
  • Awesome, but latest rev draining battery! Dec 24, 2018

    By Harumph99
    Love this app and use it all the time. Routing seems to favor getting to bigger roads rather than using local roads for short trips, but otherwise works decently to get around traffic. One thing to watch for is I think it treats a right turn the same as a left in traffic, when often a left is nearly impossible to cross 2+ lanes of traffic rather than just entering 1 lane. Rel 4.46.1 is having a crash issue — after 30-90 mins it’s crashing. Also seems like it’s failing to add some previous drives to the history. Had one drive that was done and I’d arrived but when i went to history to go there again, I had to re-enter the address because it was not in history. Also, it's damned annoying that I registered with my cell# years ago but replaced my phone a while back and had to rebuild the keychain and I didnt remember my password. Unlike 8million other apps that have a forgot password function, WAZE says it's impossible to recover my password without having already registered with my email. A) that's stupid! B) tell me that when I registered years ago not when it's too late! I lost wazer royalty status and havent even bothered to re-register out of bitterness! Serioisly, guys, you have my phone#! Text me with a password reset link! It's not like there are bank accounts at stake here!!!
  • Needs Some Improvement Jun 12, 2020

    By remymartin22
    I will preface my review with the fact that I use Waze the majority of the time when traveling to somewhere new, or when I need to gauge when to leave. One major glaring issue...when you receive a phone call on an iPhone, it switches to the phone app but doesn’t switch back to Waze at any point. This issue makes the screen timeout and the navigation display turn off. This can definitely cause an issue when you’re traveling at highway speeds and have to hold your phone in front of your face to get it to turn back on. Another common issue I’ve found, it doesn’t automatically choose the best route. The algorithms used seem to skew in favor of highways. I know you can choose the option to avoid highways, but it’s the traffic I want to avoid not the highways. The majority of the time I use the app, I’m constantly pulling up routes to change it to a more favorable option. Case-in-point, I was traveling to an appt on Tue and Waze showed an arrival time of 5:21p. While I was driving I kept checking routes and ended up changing to one halfway through that got me to my destination at 5:06p. Pretty sure that since the app is running on AI, it should be better at choosing a more efficient route while in transit, rather than having to constantly change it myself.
  • Getting a creeping feeling... Feb 24, 2020

    By MuchHate4Apple
    I’ve used Waze for years and loved it, but I’ve started becoming suspicious of some routes it takes me. I use it just about every time I drive, even when I know where I’m going, for traffic updates, cops, etc. Lately, it seems like Waze tries to force me onto main roads when backroads are a much better option; even in the dead middle of rush hour when I’d have to make a left turn off the main road, without a signal or stop sign, against pure gridlock. Meanwhile the backroads are light with traffic at best, and much faster (and arguably safer). I’ll point out, while these backroads are residential, they aren’t neighborhood roads or anything like that at all. With all that said, I can’t help but get the impression Waze is diverting me towards companies who advertise with them. This wouldn’t bug me too terribly much if it weren’t for sending me directly into heavy traffic, even if just a quarter mile or so, when I know it’s going to take much longer to navigate through it than the couple extra minutes Waze estimates. I can’t prove it, so I’m not saying I know this to be true. What I can say is that this used to never happen, yet seems to be an ever increasing occurrence when I use Waze now. It’s starting to make me reconsider its value over Google Maps.
  • Needs Improvement Nov 28, 2018

    By Yosuke Matsumura
    CarPlay support needs attention. The dictation of destinations is flat out broken. If I’m playing music or podcasts in Overcast, it won’t even pause it when listening for the voice dictation. Even worse, even if no audio is playing, the app says it’s “listening” but catches nothing. The feature is useless. Reporting stuff takes too many taps. There are basically 2 things that get reported 99% of the time - police and car stopped on shoulder. Why can the police report be done in 2 taps while the stopped car takes like 4? Why does it take the same amount of taps as roadkill? Siri Shortcuts integration is BADLY needed. It’s the best way to gain back some functionality since you can’t set default map apps in iOS. “Hey Siri, Waze to mom’s house”. PLEASE!! Turn tracking. When I come to a turn, please just assume I’m making the turn and rotate the map when I get to the intersection. I know the GPS needs some time to verify that I’ve actually made the turn, but waiting 3-4 seconds for the map to recognize that I’ve made a turn is bothersome and sometimes very annoying if I need to make multiple turns in quick succession. If the app would just assume the turn is going to be made and preemptively rotate the map, that would be awesome. (Like the native Apple Maps does it)
  • Not the app it once was Oct 30, 2018

    By fifffer
    This app used to be the best bet for beating horrible city traffic, finding the best routes for long drives, and optimizing efficiency on city-street-drives. But very recently, within the last few weeks, I’ve noticed that when I need to go anywhere more than 30 or 40 miles away (sometimes less) especially during rush hour or peak traffic times (which is when you need the help the most), the app gives me errors messages like “unable to connect to routing server” or “something went wrong” and it just won’t calculate my route... AT ALL. I’ve actually had to resort to using the native Apple Maps app on my phone lately.... and that was something I abandoned like three years ago. Waze, just last year, was able to route an inter- state trip I went on, with no problems. Now it can’t even get me to the next city over during rush hour. Hey Waze executives... INVEST IN SOME BETTER SERVER FARMS!! No one cares what you can do at 3 AM or 12:15 PM... you need to work at 7 AM and 5:30 PM. If you are falling victim to your own popularity and success (aka, you can’t handle the traffic on your own network, no pun intended), then either upgrade your infrastructure and bandwidth, or bow out and let Google Maps or Apple Maps take over.
  • Did Waze lose the way? Jul 9, 2018

    By chris78626
    I’ve been a daily user of the app for 6 years. 1) At some point over the last 2-4 months Waze seems to have slipped on reliably finding the fastest route. It used to be that I could practically never pick my own route that would beat Waze’s ETA. Then overnight the algorithm seems to have broken. Now I can often shave minutes off by taking a side street around a traffic light that is always backed up or something similar. I just passed up my exit in favor of a different route and shaved 4 minutes off my trip to Houston after Waze recalculated. All through June I played a game with my daughter on the way to summer camp: How many minutes can dad shave off of Waze. On the 19 miles to Camp, my average was 5 minutes, using the same shortcuts 20 days in a row. YOU’RE LOSING WHAT MADE YOU BETTER THAN APPLE AND GOOGLE. My guess is in an effort to streamline the algorithm (to save computing cycles due to an explosion of user load?) you’re ignoring some potential routes and you’ve lost something essential. 2) Bring back fastest/shortest. It matters for people driving electric vehicles. Or create an EV mode that will help minimize total kW used from A to B. It also matters for motorcyclists who’d rather not get on the 80mph Texas freeway.
  • Poor iPhone X support Jan 21, 2018

    By OneRunJunior
    Even after a couple of updates since the iPhone X was released there’s still little to no changes in the interface issues they have with the iPhone X. When using directions the screen is biased way too far left. They state this is to make sure the alerts/directions have enough space but they’ve given it far too much. You see almost nothing to the right side of the map when navigating. What’s even worse is when you’re not actively navigating and just want to use it for traffic alerts and hazards on a route you already know the map is biased even farther to the left. When just using it for the purpose of knowing what hazards are around you when not navigating it’s not acceptable to not be able to see anything on the right hand side of the screen. I’ve emailed them and submitted a bug report but they responded that this was their intended behavior. I would rate it lower but I feel that would be too harsh. If they can fix that and fix the fact that the icons on screen are cut off on the right side I may reconsider my rating. Until now it’s a three star app at best, not being able to see anything on one side of the screen is just not acceptable.
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By Don't touch my pineapples
    I use this over Google maps because it doesn't constantly try to automatically switch me to routes I intentionally did not chose. This is the only good thing about this app. More often than not, turns tend to be called late, and hazards and police are only mentioned as you pass them. Additionally, it regularly puts large ads over the top half of the map. On more than one occasion this has caused me considerable delay as I was entirely unable to see where I should be going.
  • Oct 16, 2021

    By DC Bennett
    This app would be perfect if not for the incessant pop-up ads that cover more than half the screen while I am using GPS navigation. I understand the need for ads, but when using nav, I need it to stay visible. Find another way to advertise, please. In the meantime, I'm going back to Google maps.
  • Good at knowing where traffic is AWFUL at getting around it Mar 14, 2018

    By LordLombardi
    You wanna know where traffic is jammed? This app is wonderful for that. Want a route around? Avoid Waze. This app is useful for for ETA’s if you sync with your calendar, and to show you where traffic jams are. However, expect it to always take you through traffic jams. The most use I’ve gotten out of this app this app during traffic hours (aka the time you would most want to use this app) is zooming out to see the full map and then seeing myself how to get around the jam. Without fail, if I’m trying to get home from work, Waze will want me to take a Street that I know for a fact will be jammed. I decided to follow the directions twice thinking maybe Waze was smart than I am and knew something I didn’t. Both times I was backed up a solid mile before where Waze thought the real jam started it. And I’m talking I was in bumper to bumper traffic waiting for the light to turn 3 times before I got past a single block. Despite this, Waze insists this is the fastest route — it’s not. Waze also becomes unresponsive to traffic reports during peak hours it seems. You could report bumper to bumper traffic in a downtown street and Waze will only mark the small section where you are even if the jam stretches 10 minutes in front of you. You would think it would gather that you’re in a bad jam and find a different route, but it doesn’t. Your best bet is to zoom out the map, and try to find a better way yourself.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By Linda Ross
    It now shows me the location i want to go to, yet still tries to take me around the block across the street from the location, just to go out of my way instead of just turning left. I have to look at the map while driving, which I have to keep checking so I don't go out of my way instead of just being able to listen to the directions. It would be nice if it would tell you street names also not just left or right, and south, north etc doesn't help, for me. Hope this new update helps
  • Not good (especially with Apple Car Play) but has potential Jan 3, 2020

    By FrPoupart
    I’ve been using Waze For carpooling since September (four months now) primarily as a driver. I am glad it’s been launched and I have some constructive feedback. The app has changed and is not working well with Apple Car Play. It will not allow me to access messaging feature while when I arrive at the pick up point and I cannot end the carpool for several minutes until I exit the car thus making the whole process a nuisance rather than a seamless experience. The carpool features should be available on Apple Car Play. Additionally, 1) there are way too many buttons to push as a driver, thus causing significant distraction in the process; 2) the fact that there are two apps (driver and rider) is significantly confusing to me and everyone whom I’ve ridden with; 3) the app’s design to protect privacy is the rider makes pick-up locations that are totally illogical and make no sense (like the middle of a freeway, just as an example); 4) the app biases their rider, rather than an equal approach for both rider and driver (if the rider sets a time, the driver cannot suggest an alternate) so there should be a reschedule button; 5) the app is simply NOT elegant and modern looking, it is clunky and the buttons to move between screens are hard to tap because they are so small. Other than these issues, it’s a valiant effort and I applaud the Waze and Goggle teams for trying to crack this nut. It is something the world needs.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Joe Winton
    While Waze is good about warning you about police or issues ahead, it makes the most ridiculous navigation decisions, taking you miles through neighborhoods and multiple traffic signals rather than just going to the exit right off the freeway ahead. While I'm at it, why give people the option to choose a route when you're going to change it just as soon as you start navigating? Just take that option away if you're always going to change it, making a beeline for the most expensive toll road poss.
  • Used to be so good Feb 7, 2019

    By Debest74
    This app used to be so good but for the past few months is just not working. At this point i open it for police reports and use google maps for directions. I go fairly frequent to Las Vegas from California. Lately the directions won’t load and when I do get it to work it routs me completely out of the way!!!! Google maps tells me it’s going to take me about 4 hours with traffic and Waze is literally making me turn around/make a U on the 15 when driving from Vegas to take a completely obscure way adding 3 hours to the rout. The last straw was a few weeks ago driving from California to Las Vegas. At first it wouldn’t load so I went to the Waze support area and it advised to break down the trip in chunks so I decided to have it navigate me to the outlets in Barstow since I pass them EVERY SINGLE TIME. Somehow it took me trough a back way and trough a town name Crestline, up some mountains in the middle of no where and by the. It was pass 12am!!!! A 4 hour drive turn into an 11 hour drive!!!!!!! If anything happened I would have been royally effed in the middle of nowhere. This weekend I went back to California and decided to try again thinking it was maybe a problem that day. Once again it kept routing me trough some weird areas turning a 4 hour trip into 7. I had my girlfriend open her Waze to compare and Hers was working perfectly fine and using a complete different rout than mine was and about the same one as google maps.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Michael McCormick
    I swear with each update they fix one thing and break three other things in the process. Now I can't submit any reports when in landscape, which is the only way I can mount my phone. The orange button changes the zoom instead now. The route also does not change when an incident happens after I start driving, unless I manually start it over.
  • I don’t understand the hype... Jun 5, 2019

    By amc135
    I’ve been using Waze consistently for about a week and a half. I’ve always used Google Maps, but heard a lot of hype about Waze and thought I would give it a try. Each time I used it, I would plug the same address into Google Maps to compare routes and arrival times. Many times the routes were the same, and if they weren’t, Google Maps always had a faster arrival time or the quicker ability to see ETAs of other routes. Today when I left work, the ETA on Waze was about 5 minutes faster, so I decided to take that route. Google Maps added about 10 minutes to my ETA when I veered off onto the Waze path, but I thought maybe Waze had data that Google did not. It turns out they do not. I sat still in traffic for 10 minutes. Maybe other cities are more accurate, but Google Maps undoubtedly has better traffic data than Waze in the Cleveland area. I guess it is moderately helpful to see hazards on the road, but that’s pretty much the only feature that I like. Also I recently started seeing ads as I was driving? I understand that you need money from advertisers, but to darken the screen to push an ad and make me unable to see my driving route is very distracting and I’m always scrambling to get rid of it, pulling my attention from the road. Maybe have ads on startup or while users are not en route to a location. Overall, I think I’ll stick to Google Maps.
  • Outstanding app "Don't leave home without it" Aug 28, 2021

    By Pianolist
    I have pretty much switched to using Waze exclusively for my navigating needs. Even though my new Toyota has a nav system I prefer to use Waze. Better routes and with Wazers keeping it current you rarely are caught in a huge traffic jam. A couple of notes after a year or two. Waze has changed and gotten a little buggy. Still use it but since the last update it crashes all the time. I will be driving and look up to see Waze has crashed. Have to pull over and restart nav. Also now has “false starts “. It will come up but isn’t functional. It has to shut down, swiped from background and restarted. What it really needs is a pause button for temporary stops. The app still crashes after the first 3 words of the next instruction. Very annoying when in heavy, unfamiliar traffic. Sometimes just keeps crashing after restart. The worst is now the sloppy handling of Bluetooth with hearing aides. I would think they would be more respectful of those of us with disabilities. After giving a direction over the car radio it disconnects from the car and keeps the empty Bluetooth carrier active. This connects to my hearing aides effectively turning them off. Just what you need is to be mostly deaf in traffic thanks to your Nav program. They need to address how they handle Bluetooth. The cheapest bidder isn’t the best.
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By Danny Beckett
    Waze has been constantly changing the destination when alt tabbed. Destination was set to home, which is out of state, and after 30 min of driving the destination has changed to where the route began. I cannot afford to have this happen when I'm DRIVING! I do deliveries for work and Waze has screwed me over too many times now. I'm uninstalling this trash application. I have no more trust or patience for Waze. Unacceptable, unreliable, beyond frustrating.
  • Oct 17, 2021

    By Kri Va
    The application's algorithm becomes worse and worse: it is proposing me all the time alternative ways, but finally I lose more time 100%. When there are special events like Paris's marathon, no alerts are available, the streets appear open, while they are closed. And yes, it is possible if you hire admins and they are doing the job of inputting the circulation data or just detect automatically that no movement is actually happening in the closed street!
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Zero
    Will helpfully drive you straight into standstill traffic and then gleefully announce how long you will be in the traffic it directed you to. Requires you repeatedly acknowledge that yes, I would in fact like to go to the destination I have selected and will block the navigation until you do so. Repeatedly offers "experiences" that cannot be ignored.
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By ZACK K
    I have using waze app for years. But from last update about 45 days ago. Since I have installed the update I am not able to use voice recognition feature. Everytime I click on mic inside waze, I get message Voice recognition feature is not available on this device. I have no problem on my phone at all I dont know what to do. Did everything to fix this problem but did not work. I have android 7.0 on my phone.
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By A Google user
    My voice command is no longer working. I must type in search requests. I have tried numerous methods, without success. Lost all my "favorites" in the process. I've noticed that it seems Waze installed updates that have disabled the ability for voice commands and the routing system seems to be less efficient. I'll be using another app until they work out the issues. Seems like I'm not the only one. Looking for a better app.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Luke Lawley
    Recognizes a road block or temporary lights. Preceeds to send you this way, anyway, offering no alternative. What is the point? No worse than google maps, I suppose. But certainly no better. At least Google maps, you can use offline.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Pankaj Kumar
    A poorly made app. You can take all measures to keep it alive in foreground just behind locked phone, it still dies. More chances of it surviving if you go back to home screen and let it run in the background (it puts a notification up so actually foreground). Can't find GPS even on open roads uses approximate location. Then there is google maps, finds GPS or A-GPS at basement level 4. So all in all Google is trying to kill this app or what? I heard it works better on iOS.
  • Sad Dec 16, 2018

    By Scottie NH
    This used to my best way of avoiding traffic as I commute in the busy Boston area. Worked great until a little while ago when it stopped working. Now it sends me weird ways that are NOT avoiding traffic but instead turning me in to it. Ironically (or not) it seems to be pushing me lately near shops and businesses that I visit online which makes me believe that it is pointing me towards Google's sponsors and are tracking the sites I visit rather than helping me avoid traffic which was the original intended purpose. This is further cemented in my mind as the app is also showing ads for places I frequent. I'm not even one of those paranoid people who think that everyone is watching their every move. My point in this rant... Get it together Google/Waze. I loved this app once. I would even be willing to pay for the service if you got rid of the ads and got me to my destination the fastest way. Oh! And I have also proven my point by sometimes ignoring the turn you want me to make knowing there will probably be less traffic and watched my arrival time get quicker and quicker. End of rant. Five Stars again when you put the drivers first again rather than your sponsors. Edit... Now I really wish I could give 0 stars. No response from developer on this nor to my support request through the app. So... Thanks for not getting back to me and you have lost yet another user... Wake up Waze!
  • Update:Used to love this app. Deleted it. Feb 14, 2019

    By Greenie mama 65
    Review Update: I saw new update and reviews in app store and decided I’d reinstall the app to see if it improved. IT STILL TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG DESTINATION!! What the heck are the developers thinking?? They have ruined this previously wonderful app. Last months review: I don’t know what happened to this ex-wonderful app but I’m so angry I’m deleting it. It recently was unable to get me to my correct destination. I actually missed a house concert yesterday because I could not find the location. I followed the directions and it said I had arrived at my destination when the address in front of me in a residential neighborhood was clearly NOT what was programmed into my phone. I reset several phone setting and tried again. I reentered the address and it sent me to an empty office complex parking lot. Turning location, Bluetooth, cellular and WiFi on and off had not solved the problem. I rendered address after uninstalling and reinstalling the compass. I ended up at the first incorrect it sent me to. After wandering around for almost two hours, I got back to the interstate and went home without the use of Waze. I never got to my house concert where I was supposed to be contributing a dish for everyone’s dinner. I was unhappy when all the ads started popping up but tolerated them. Now I have no reason to ever use this app again.
  • Ridiculous May 19, 2018

    By ActiveT89
    “Support” for this app is a joke. Updates completely mess up the ease of utilization. I had been a user for some years, and after an update the app decided not to work anymore. It continually said “error with connection. Check your service and try again later.” There was absolutely nothing wrong with my service, as I was utilizing the internet, Pandora, and my banks app all just fine. I restart my phone, still the same thing. I can’t reach out to “support” at that point because the app won’t open! What else am I supposed to do other than to delete & re-download. Low & behold, when the app asks for your phone number when you register, it doesn’t mean anything. It completely erased EVERYTHING I had before. “Support” told me to log in with a phone number, well guess what that’s not even an option. Then they say, oh well, “We value our users' privacy and wish to protect the information associated with each account (recent drives, favorites, etc.). Because of this, we are unable to grant access to accounts that don’t have a linked email address and ask you to please create a new user.” Really? You can’t recognize my name, phone number and photo that was associated with the previous account? What good is a security system that only includes an email? Complete, utter, joke.

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