Waze App Review: Driving Can Be Fun!

Emma Crameri road tests the latest driving app, Waze.

Waze App Review: Driving Can Be Fun!

The Waze app was recommended to me at a recent WordPress meetup.

After downloading the app to my smartphone, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I immediately liked it.

You might be familiar with Google Maps, but Waze has a great interface and is super easy to use. It is clear to work out which road to take. The overview button gives you a good birds-eye shot of your planned trip.

You are able to preplan your trip by adding an optional petrol, food or parking spot. You can specify whether you are in a private car, motorbike or a taxi. I like having the ability to avoid toll roads, but you can also avoid ferries, freeways, unpaved roads and difficult intersections.

You can add your favourite address destination, like your home and work. Perhaps the app is better for the passenger to navigate with.

Pros

  • I love the interface and icons. It is super easy to navigate with colour coded maps
  • It is easy to report an accident or speed camera
  • You can sync it with Spotify to add music
  • The bottom left icon shows your speed

Cons

  • You can record your own voice for commands (this could turn out to be funny or creepy depending on your ego and sense of humour!!!)
  • Who says ‘rerouting’ in real life?

I haven’t tried out the time to leave notification (10-minutes to depart friendly reminder), or connecting with my calendar and Facebook Events – but these features might interest you.

Highly recommended

Waze is available for Apple and Android devices.

About Waze

Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and fuel on their daily commute.

https://www.waze.com/en-GB/

Image credit: Unsplash

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Emma Crameri is a freelance digital content and marketing professional. I have experience working in ICT and online education industries. I can turn your ideas into engaging and shareable online content. I'm an early adopter with both Android and Apple devices. I'm also the Editor of the Brisbanista website.

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