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Waze Navigation & Live Traffic for iOS

By Waze Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Oct 21, 2015

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

What's new in version iOS 4.28

Thanks for using Waze! With every drive, you're joining 85 million Wazers who save time by taking the fastest route. Here is what's new:

- Flat tirekwscnmrk Request roadside help so Wazers around you can stop and lend a hand

- Find out if a business is open or closed before you start driving

- Minor bug fixes and improvements

General

Release October 9, 2017
Date Added October 9, 2017
Version iOS 4.28

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

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Total Downloads 27,117
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Developer's Description

Avoid traffic jams, police traps, and accidents with Waze, the #1 real-time navigation app. Get the fastest routes to your favorite locations and new destinations, all for free. Waze is a community of 85 million drivers. Here's why: Automatically reroute around traffic as conditions change on the road. Get police & speed camera alerts while you drive. Hear road directions by celebrity voices or the average Joe. Record your own custom voice directions to guide you on the road. Know how long your drive will take before you start driving. Find gas stations and the cheapest gas prices on your drive. Earn points and gain status as you contribute with road info. Low data usage from your phone. Waze works anywhere in the world. For drivers who really don't like to waste time or money: Get notified when it's time to leave for your destination by setting your drive in advance. Let Waze tell you when it's time to leave for your events by syncing your calendar with Waze. Save time looking for parking with Waze parking suggestions by your destination. Choose to be routed on toll roads or to avoid them. Get a sound alert if you exceed the speed limit with the speedometer. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Waze will automatically shut down if you run it in the background and haven't driven for a while. You have full control over your privacy settings. Learn more about the Waze privacy policy, including what information is accessed and how it is used: www.waze.com/legal/privacy.