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does anybody use "waze" for their GPS?

  1. shatteredscreen
    Cupcake Dec 28, 2014

    shatteredscreen , Dec 28, 2014 :
    Use it all the time on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Haven't tried it yet with OPO. It's tricky. When there is traffic congestion, Waze will re-route you. But when Waze needs data regarding road conditions, Waze will suggest a route which has no congestion. I suspect that Waze needs data on road conditions. When Waze lacks data, Waze will suggest a route that may not be the optimal route to collect data. So you are a guinea pig. Sometimes. Also, have heard that users download Waze and submit false reports of traffic congestion to discourage drivers from using certain routes that pass through residential neighborhoods.
     

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  2. Ycantibeu21
    Jelly Bean Dec 28, 2014

    Ycantibeu21 , Dec 28, 2014 :
    Google rerouted me before. Saved me from traffic nightmares many times
     

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  3. zoesky
    Honeycomb Dec 28, 2014

    zoesky , Dec 28, 2014 :
    that's interesting, but I imagine it would take a lot of dedication to deter drivers though. Waze is pretty awesome I use it for staying up to date on cops on my daily commute... radars in private vehicles are illegal in my state.
     

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  4. shatteredscreen
    Cupcake Dec 28, 2014

  5. aspherical
    Jelly Bean Dec 28, 2014

    aspherical , Dec 28, 2014 :
    I use it, and I'm also a Waze volunteer map editor. It's a community effort, so if there's something wrong with the map in your area you can go to the Waze map editor and fix it.
     

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  6. nunopinho1982
    Lollipop Dec 28, 2014


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  7. JeanCocteau
    Gingerbread Dec 28, 2014


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  8. benluca
    KitKat Dec 28, 2014

    benluca , Dec 28, 2014 :
    I really like WAZE! Not just for GPS and point-to-point driving directions, but with WAZE you get up to the second Traffic info and notification of Speed Traps by Police, as reported by other motorists in Real Time. You know exaxtly when to re-route and when to slow down! It is one of the first apps I download on all new phones and tablets.
     

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  9. armmani2001
    KitKat Dec 28, 2014


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  10. andriuhe32
    Froyo Dec 28, 2014

    andriuhe32 , Dec 28, 2014 :
    Is there already !!!
     

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  11. benluca
    KitKat Dec 28, 2014

    benluca , Dec 28, 2014 :
    WAZE uses the same Re-Route algorithms as Google, Garmin, etc., all in live time. 100% reliable.
     

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  12. assafregev
    Cupcake Dec 28, 2014

    assafregev , Dec 28, 2014 :
    Absolutely, have been using it for years since it was called linQmap - the best there is to get anywhere...
     

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  13. lassmat
    Jelly Bean Dec 28, 2014


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  14. akeedenzo
    Cupcake Dec 28, 2014


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  15. anayahiren
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 28, 2014

  16. mtromszc
    Cupcake Dec 28, 2014

    mtromszc , Dec 28, 2014 :
    Both Google Maps and Waze are great. However, Waze has one great advantage. It uses hundreds of other waze users in the area as data collection points. It reports traffic information in truly REAL time. Moreover, when using it for navigation, it will route around the slow traffic in the area.
     

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  17. freshsaint12
    Honeycomb Dec 28, 2014


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  18. Killer1986
    Gingerbread Dec 28, 2014


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  19. eslangel
    Honeycomb Dec 28, 2014

    eslangel , Dec 28, 2014 :
    I've figured out what the issue was with my Waze app not syncing with the satellite... For some reason, if you clear the cache for the app, you're screwed and must uninstall and reinstall the app. Since learning this, one, I don't clear the cache, and two, everything works great.

    My biggest issue with Waze is that the search function sucks. I'll put in a place I know to be in my city and I'll get results from hundreds and sometimes even thousands of miles away. The other big issue I have with the app is getting totally BS warnings like Street X is at a standstill when it's clear and running smoothly. It's like the app thinks it's rush hour on Wednesday or something.
     

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  20. imrational
    Gingerbread Dec 28, 2014

    imrational , Dec 28, 2014 :
    An ex-gf of mine uses it all the time, even for regular routine drives to work. she absolutely loves it.

    I was going to, but once google bought them, I thought it would be shafted on updates (could be wrong, just my thinking) so stuck with google maps.
     

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