Waze is a mapping and navigation application for mobile devices from Google; you can call it a subsidiary of Google.
It is also a free and ad-supported interactive navigation app that works on smartphones and tablet computers with GPS support providing turn-by-turn navigation information and user-submitted travel times and route details while downloading location-dependent information over a mobile telephone network.
The Waze app helps you avoid traffic and take the best route to your destination. It helps to track your speed. i.e., it uses the information it collects to calculate average speed, check for errors, improve road layout and learn road and turn direction.
Waze uses its traffic reports and routing updates, and based on these reports; it will automatically update your route to avoid them.
The most amazing user-friendly part of the app is that it gives its users the ability to report speed cameras or red-light cameras amazing, right?
Where in the world can Waze be used?
Waze can be used anywhere in the world where there are roads, and anywhere there is cellular/GPS reception.
How It Works?
- It uses your smartphone’s GPS service to calculate routes between destination and gathers information through social media based crowdsourcing
- Waze integrates into a standalone app version of android auto making more complete driving solution for android users who don’t have any integration into the car’s system.
- It finds the best route consideration all the community data before giving you turn by turn-by-turn instructions once you start driving.
- Another awesome way it works is that it gives a readout of the time you are expected to arrive at your destination and the distance
- When linked to a user’s calendar or Facebook, waze can find those events and notify users about when they need to leave based on traffic conditions.
- Waze has integrated voice system that is specifically for waze. Though its voice input service has been closed, you can still tap the mic in the search box of the app and dictate where you want to go. The results and recognition are good, it will recognize most destination-restaurant names, postcodes, street names and towns.