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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.19.1
  • Total Downloads:
    20,874
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    51.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    123
  • Platform:
    iOS
  • Product ranking:
    #16 in Map Software

Editors' Review

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Waze provides detailed, voice-directed navigation and hazard alerts.

Pros

Comprehensive instructions: Waze offers the most detailed navigation instructions we've seen in any mapping software. Google Maps and Apple Maps pale in comparison.

Real-time traffic info: Through Waze, you're alerted to car accidents, road closures, police officers, and other obstacles between you and your destination. During testing, we received numerous alerts about accidents or drivers stalled on the shoulder up ahead. If things are too messy, Waze will reroute you.

Cheap gas: If you need to find a cheap gas station, chances are high that your fellow Waze drivers have added one to the app.

Social: Sync your contacts and add your Facebook friends, and you'll be able to send your estimated arrival time to friends and family.

Smart reminders: Sync your calendar and Waze will tell you the optimum time to head out based on current drive times.

One-touch selections: From your Map page, expand the pop-up window at the bottom to calculate alternate routes, send your ETA, or add a stop to your trip with the touch of a single button.

Reduced battery consumption: With the latest update, Waze uses far less of your battery. When you're inactive, press the power button on the top right of the search page and Waze will put you in Sleep Mode, which uses no battery. Just press Wake Up on that screen to resume.

Cons

Too much requested of you to start: To set up Waze, you must allow Waze access to your location, sign away your driving data, provide your phone number, provide access to your Facebook or an email for log-in, and accept push notifications.

Overwhelming number of icons onscreen: If you're in a dense area, you may be overwhelmed by all the icons, standing for other Waze users, police officers, traffic lights, gas stations, and so on. The good news is that you can turn off icons under Display Settings.

Bottom Line

Waze continues to impress us with its turn-by-turn instructions and growing conveniences, such as smart reminders, one-touch selections, and reduced battery consumption.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.19.1
Search by category: Discover nearby parking, restaurants, hotels, shopping, and more without having to type exact names. Friends and Inbox have a new home: Now, see whether you have new inbox messages and Waze friends online in your Waze menu navigation list. If you do, tap to your My Waze screen to read them and see who's there. Minor bug fixes and improvements.
General
Publisher Waze
Publisher web site http://www.waze.com
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 4.19.1
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Map Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Download Information
File Size 51.38MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,874
Downloads Last Week 123
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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