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Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic

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  • Date Added:
    Oct. 21, 2014
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    Free; iTunes account required.
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    #16 in Map Software

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Editors' Review


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


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.


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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User Reviews

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5 stars

"Simple effective graphics and accurate information"

June 13, 2013  |  By ihorpona

 |  Version: Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic 3.7


Graphics, ease of use, accurate


none as yet


Will use instead of Apple or Google maps.

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3 stars

"Overall good app but a data hog on long trips"

December 27, 2012  |  By funinthesun4me2

 |  Version: Waze social GPS traffic & gas 3.5


Very useful and good content provided by user community


on long trips for those that do not have unlimited data plans this is a data hog app. my wife and I share a 1gb a month data plan as that is all we really need. We drove from Jacksonville fl to Charlotte nc on a 7 hour drive and used over 65% of out 1gb data plan, after we arrived we turned navigation off and closed the app but somehow it kept running and the next morning woke to 100% data plan usage. we uninstalled the app.

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4 stars

"Best Navigation App"

July 12, 2012  |  By jjmesa14

 |  Version: Waze GPS & traffic - Social, fun!


Waze is definitely the best navigation on the App Store to date. It gives turn by turn directions and tells you where cops are or where there is a large amount of traffic. AND IT'S FREE!!!!


Sometimes overheats my iPhone and the app crashes.

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5 stars


October 13, 2011  |  By marksendeavor

 |  Version: Waze GPS & traffic - Social, fun!


I find this to be THE BEST NAVIGATION DEVICE out there today!!! Here are a few simple reasons why you should install it and give it a try!!
* FREE!!
* DRIVER GENERATED AND OPERATED, meaning, once you install it and run the application on your phone, it TRACKS YOUR LOCATION and SPEED and lets others know how fast or slow the traffic is.
* You can REPORT these and other HAZARDS=
* REPORT TRAFFIC, (of various degrees).
* INTEGRATE your FACEBOOK FRIENDS and see whom is driving the farthest distance.
* You can PING other DRIVERS along your route and send a quick MESSAGE to other drivers.
* You can set you HOME AS A LOCATION, for faster routing home.
* VOICE NAVIGATION, chose a MALE or FEMALE voice as your default.
* Chose to navigate FASTEST, or SHORTEST ROUTE, as the shortest is not always the fastest.
* Chose what you want your car to be, and color sheme


As with ANY NAVIGATION DEVICE, it occasionally has it's flaws. On occasion, it has crashed or not been able to connect. But, even the high priced navigation devices I've used in the past have crashed as well. So, as a backup, it never hurts to have a secondary navigation device. Everyone I have tried has had errors, but as a whole, this one is the best!!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.9
Version 3.9 introduces Waze Places! Help make information on local places fresh & accurate for everyone.- Easily add or edit places, business or residential- Add driving related info like if a place has a parking lot or drive-thru- Add arrival photos to help others find a place at any time- Drive with Waze until you park: your parking location will be saved automatically. Plus, youll help Waze learn where to find parking & how much time to account- Search autocomplete added worldwide- Multiple bug fixes and optimizations
Publisher Waze
Publisher web site
Release Date August 01, 2009
Date Added October 21, 2014
Version 3.9
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Map Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 45.66MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 5,927
Downloads Last Week 277
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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