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Waze Navigation App review

Jul 13 2014, 5:51pm CDT | by , in Reviews | Review Ticker

Waze is a social GPS (Global Positioning System) Maps and traffic system application. It is among the world’s leading traffic and navigation applications that are community-based. With Waze, you can join all drivers in your community and local area who share traffic and road information in real time. This in turn assists in the saving of time and most importantly fuel money.

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Waze Navigation App review

This incredible application distinctly differs from the conventional GPS navigation systems software since it an application that is based on the community and it gathers complementary map information and data including a variety of traffic facts and figures from its users.

Like other conventional GPS navigation systems software, it tends to learn from the driving times of the user to give precise routing and updates on traffic. The users also have the ability of reporting accidents, police and speed traps and traffic jams. As a user, you can as well have the ability of updating of roads, houses, landmarks and numbers through the online map editor.

 

Specifications

Waze has a means of identification of the of the closest fuel station with the cheapest fuel prices as long as it has an enabled fuel prices for the specific country. It can be made use of anywhere in the whole world provided there are a certain critical mass of app users to have actual utility.

  • The official stabilized version was released in late November 2013 and frequent updates and improvements have always been made; the most recent being June 2014
  • The minimum space requirement to install the application is 25MB
  • It needs at least a platform of Android 2.2 to run, and it gets smoother with subsequent versions
  • It is absolutely free for download and installation

In Use

It has a very simple and comprehensive user interface with rather small buttons in the screen’s lower corners. When you tap them, pop-up menus will appear with a variety of more options and buttons of larger sizes

For the destination, it comes quite in handy as it returns results retrieved from a selection of six diverse destination-based search engines including the application’s own business search database.

There is an enabled voice command that will help you in your navigation while driving without endangering yourself by fiddling with the keyboard on the road. Once you have activated this voice command and speech recognition system, it can be triggered by a simple wave of your hand in front of the gadget’s screen or just by tapping it with your three fingers.

Verdict

Pros

  • It is a free application for download and use
  • You can connect with your friends on Facebook with this app
  • You can view your friends estimated time of arrival if you are driving to the same destination
  • It enables you to locate the cheapest fuel station on the route you are taking
  • Keeps you up to date in real time events that are taking place on the route you are using

Cons

  • The user interface might be sometimes difficult to use
 

Conclusion

This a cutting edge application that will provide you precise facts and figures that will make your day to day navigation much easier. With the community based interface, you will join fellow drivers in their daily commute and share lots of valid traffic information.

Download links: Apple iTunes, Google Play

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/28" rel="author">Triszia Marie Santos</a>
Triszia Marie Santos is navigating the mobile device space for you. She is an early adopter in all things mobile and loves to write about the latest mobile trends.

 

 

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