As a popular community-based traffic and navigation app, Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic relies on real-time user feedback to provide you with accurate live routing, turn-by-turn voice navigation, and automatic rerouting based on road conditions.
Interactive and fun to use: Social features like the live traffic reports from users, drive-sharing, mapping of your friends' real-time positions, Facebook integration, and Map Chat, together with the playful interface and amusing icons and symbols, make Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic both useful and enjoyable, giving it the air of a fun social app.
Reliable reporting: Because users get points for reporting traffic jams, speed radars, accidents, and the cheapest gas prices, the amount of live-reporting for major cities within this app is more comprehensive than that provided by most other navigational apps we've tried.
Hands free: As you use the app, it learns your usual destinations, automatically sends notifications and ETAs to your friends, and remembers the people you've shared drives with, so that you can focus on the road instead of tapping to access these features manually.
Privacy concerns: To enjoy all of the app's features, you must share your live location on the map. This social feature can help you meet up with your friends more quickly and avoid the need to call or message them constantly, but makes it possible for others to track you down.
Drains the battery: Using it continuously with the GPS turned on depletes your battery -- this isn't the most adequate navigational app for long drives. The app does shut down on its own after a while if you're not driving, though.
Doesn't work offline: The lack of an offline mode makes it useless in many contexts, like when you're traveling abroad and want to avoid high data charges.
Practical and fun to use, Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic impresses with the overall quality of its build, being an excellent choice if you live in a city and don't mind sharing your live location with your friends.
Waze is a fun, community based mapping, traffic & navigation app, 50 million strong. Join forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time & gas money, and improve everyone's daily commute.By simply driving around with Waze open, you're already contributing tons of real-time traffic & road info to your local driving community. You can also actively report accidents, hazards, police and other events you see on the road, and get road alerts on your route too. Find the cheapest gas station along your route with community-shared fuel prices. Waze also makes it fun and simple to meet up and coordinate with friends on the road. It's all about contributing to and benefiting from the 'common good' on the road, so hop on board and get involved in your local driving community today! Live routing based on community generated, real-time traffic and road info Community contributed road alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures and more Complete voice guided navigation Automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours and preferred routes Finds the cheapest gas station along your route One tap navigation to Facebook events See Facebook friends driving to the same place Notify someone you're on your way by sending a live ETA and a link showing you as you drive Earn points and move up the ranks in your community as you contribute road info Live maps, constantly edited and updated by Waze community map editorsDrive safely.
What's new in this version:
- Sync Calendar with Waze - events with locations are automatically added for one tap navigation when it is time to go (New permissions needed to access the calendar)
- Bug fixes