If you are one of those people who are constantly on the road, then Waze can work wonders for you.
This wonderful utility tool is available for free download on both smartphones with GPS support and personal computers. You must remember to create an account to avail the maximum benefits that it has to offer. Pronounced as “ways”, the geographical navigation app Waze overtook other similar apps like Flipboard and Dropbox in terms of popularity in the recent past. It is thus no wonder that this amazing app was the recipient of the best overall mobile app in the 2013 Mobile World Congress.
How Waze Can Make Driving Easy For You
Once you create an account, all you have to do is to provide your destination details and to keep Waze open on your smartphone while you are on the move. The app gives drivers voice guided reports on what they can expect on the way. Details provided include those about traffic, road data, police traps, accident reports, showing new possible routes and other potential hazards. It also helps to connect drivers to form local driving communities that work towards creating a better experience for daily driving.
Connecting with Friends is Easy with Waze
If you connect to Facebook and keep Waze open as you drive, you will be able to see the list of your friends driving towards the same destination that you are. This way you can coordinate with them and find out when they will arrive. You can also arrange to meet up with or pick up friends. Additionally, you do not have to pause your driving to text your friends and let them know where you are. With this app, you can get live updates of your buddies. Alternatively, you can also have a separate contact list for those contacts in your list of contacts who you would like to have, as your Waze contacts. Once you form this list, you can send them your details like current location, destination and home or work location. Doing this is simple and can be done with a few taps on your smartphone.
Save Money When You Buy Gas for Your Vehicle
Did you know that keeping Waze open every time you hit the road enables you to save money? If you are wondering how this is possible, the answer is simple. The app navigates you towards the cheapest gas station on your route. It makes this analysis based on the community shared gas prices. This way, you can be sure of saving money each time you buy fuel. You can also find out the most preferred routes taken by other users to get to the destination you are heading to.
Editing Maps on Waze
This is a truly remarkable feature offered by Waze. The app allows users to edit its maps if they find something wrong in the information provided. You can also contribute by providing your own road information. The more valuable inputs you provide the higher ranking you obtain, in the community. You also gain more and more points.
Although Waze has many wonderful features that make driving a pleasure for drivers and the community had nearly 45 million users, the company that developed this fantastic app was recently acquired by Google after functioning on its own for nearly nine years.