Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation

Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation

Outsmart traffic every day & know what's ahead: accidents, police, hazards, jams


Additional Information
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: June 20, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 100,000,000 - 500,000,000

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Descriptions


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 & speedcam 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


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

Reviews


4.6
6,387,430 total
5 4,516,576 
4 1,338,100 
3 298,932 
2 91,620 
1 142,202 

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Henry London Published date: June 21, 2017

    I learned that if Waze takes me a different way than usual it is because there is a problem on the road. One problem. I can't go in to correct a mistake on the street where I live. Waze DOES NOT show the street or apartment. . . . . . . One BIG problem I have not solved. My apartment building, built a year ago, is still not on Waze. I can't seem to be able to change it. Any help would be appreciated. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Matt Johnson Published date: June 21, 2017

    Won't open when I'm talking on the phone already. Just gives a black screen. Reported a few times with no fix. But it keeps asking for a new rating while I'm driving. Update: it's been two months and this problem is still not resolved. Still just a black screen if I open the app while on the phone. Losing patience. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Scot Ranney Published date: June 21, 2017

    - still no way to set road report to other side of the road. - terrible reporting buttons interface. Way too many layers! Need one touch "favorites" and two touch "most used" - should record driving data when offline and then update account stats and map stats when back in range. I don't mind the ads, it's a free app and they only come up while stopped. For all the stupid things in this app, it is still necessary. If all it had was police reporting, that would be good enough for me Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Mark Albert Published date: June 22, 2017

    Normally a 5 star product. However, since I started using a Moto Z, I have had to regularly reboot to acquire GPS - in this app only. I do not have the issue with Google Maps, Sygic or other GPS tools. I can be using Google maps with no problem, switch to Waze, and get an error about not acquiring a GPS signal. Will go back to 5 stars when fixed. Note that this continues to be an issue several months later. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    A Google User Published date: June 20, 2017

    Best GPS ever, but use power a lot!! However, it is more accurate than radio or other traffic report (at least in Singapore). This is bcoz from users, for users, and by users! 5 stars if can estimate position when in tunnel, just like Google Maps & Here Maps. Please return the call function direct from waze, like the old waze. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Shicai Zhan Published date: June 22, 2017

    Sucks big time for the new update. Deleted and reinstall but still crashed and force reboots my phone each time when installing or updating. Always "Searching for Network" even when I have LTE network, slow loading the routes and slow connection to the routing server. I'm switching back to Google Maps until you guys fix this frustrating problem. You totally deserves this one star review for causing my frustration. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Max Linnell Published date: June 20, 2017

    I have retracted my previously glowing review. Waze is plagued with technical issues. It took me down a road with known problems reported by other users, still thinking it was the quickest route. I was stopped so long in traffic that waze turned itself off twice, thinking I had parked my car indefinitely. I arrived at my destination far later than required and quite frustrated because of this terrible app. Do yourself a favor, if you'd like to be properly routed to your destination, use Google maps. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Glen Hettinger Published date: June 20, 2017

    I used to like ways, but I've installed it on my samsung galaxy 4 and the search function is nonfunctional. It sucks. It is uselJust trying to carry your points over if you get a new phone. If you don't remember your password, the help is useless, it takes you on an endless loop sending you text messages with a code that there is never any place to enter. It send you to a recovery page that only opens the app and demands are you do a new registration. Really stupid amateur software Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Skyclouds_ Sidereal Published date: June 21, 2017

    After the latest update, my Google Nexus 6 no longer works with this app. I am running 7.0 N. The app works, but freezes with anything from black screens to simply clicking things does not work. I do not know what has happened. Please help. It happened STRICTLY after update. I use the app frequently but haven't since the update. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Gavin O'Connor Published date: June 20, 2017

    It is not the best friend of my battery. fully charged this morning, used it max 1h, battery left with 15%! My battery is ready to cook an egg each time I use this app. I would prefer straight lines when there is no traffic, cuz the gps tends to send you through a twisty road without any gain on time. Seriously Needs to improve trip calculation cuz most of the time it's not the best route, would be nice to sujest my route such as I can compare. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Zen Seng Published date: June 22, 2017

    Pro - Sharing system is really useful. Rerouting is fast and accurate. Reports by users 90% is accurate. Great design. Cons - In tunnel no navg like Google map. It just stuck there or jump to the end of the tunnel or some funny location. It doesn't show u the nest steps on the instructions panel (next turn is left or right). When keying in the search bar, the keypad will just disappeared. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Asher Buchanan Published date: June 20, 2017

    Great app, but still can't add contacts from phone (with all permissions enabled and contacts saved to phone). Also having some issues when logging back in - had to recreate an account after verifying through sms and call as it was "lost in the stratosphere"? Please fix these and the app will be faultless! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Alam Hussain Published date: June 20, 2017

    For an uber driver, after u pickup riders u have to close the waze app first. Force close or make sure the waze service is not running. Then hit start trip and hit navigate and waze will work as usual. Do the same after dropoff. But its really is too much task to tap here and there, i hope waze will fix the problem in the next update. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Shannon Smith Published date: June 22, 2017

    This is honestly my best app. I am horrible with directions with timing in getting to work on time this helps so much with that... I also love how I can be somewhere just type in a word like mcdonalds and it guides me to the nearest one. This app is invaluable to me Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Stephen H. Li Published date: June 21, 2017

    I have had the pleasure of using many GPSs and Waze has been the most useful and accurate GPS software programs. The real time updates from other Wazers are very helpful! With Waze, I do not get lost often, if I miss or make a wrong turn, Waze finds the best plan to continue my route. My mother, who does not use electronic devices often, maybe the occasional VCR, she even uses Waze! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Helen Fortin Published date: June 21, 2017

    WAZE is an exceptional GPS program. One feature that would benefit me while traveling is an identification of state lines. I'm not able to incorporate something like that into the WAZE program but, if it's possible, maybe someone could. Just a suggestion. Thanks to all Wazers for actively participating in keeping travel info current! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: June 20, 2017

    Waze became useless, since they seem not be able to solve the known and reported by many issue of yellow maps, black spots, no roads. Almost daily resetting the app by cleaning data and cache gives a solution for hours or days only. Pls take care of this urgently and I will rate you 5 stars again. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Gary Thison Published date: June 21, 2017

    I'm confused. This used to be a useful app, now it's essentially useless. After rebooting, allowing location access it finds my location as being about 20 miles from where I'm at. So, how could I possibly put in my starting location and a destination? I can't. Why do apps update and make the app worse? Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Scott S Published date: June 22, 2017

    I love that I can send my route to whoever. Esp in the cold - peeps come out right on time to be picked up. . . Garage door is opened just in time. It has been invaluable in this crummy winter weather for rerouting around slow tragic and accidents. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Harry Ervin Published date: June 22, 2017

    The app is either very good, or absolutely horrendous. Some days its direct fast and accurate. Others, it tries to detour you through every housing development and side street, for no reason! Moreover, DO NOT USE THIS IF YOU DONT KNOW WHERE YOU ARE! We in in NJ but tried to use it while down in Delaware, and it tried to take us over 100 miles out of the way. Google Maps saved that trip... Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    N. Sariah Published date: June 21, 2017

    For years Waze has been my goto nav app but lately not so much. Lately when putting destinations it only seems to pick up local ones. I'm currently planning a few trips and the app keeps giving a server communication error. I've cleared my cache and history, unistalled and reinstalled still no fix. Please fix Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    chris anderson Published date: June 20, 2017

    A few bugs, but one of the best apps out there for navigation. I only request that the developers add to the voice commands feature so that we may speak an address and be navigated to it. All else is very Good! :D Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Aaron Davis Published date: June 20, 2017

    Navigation is better than before. It do not always take the shortest route. Traffic updates OK. Got me out of backups a few times by rerouting. Asking me to take wrong turns lately. Hazard reports disappear to quickly! Lacking good graphics and landmarks. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Catalin Bita Published date: June 21, 2017

    The faster the phones got over time, the more they exposed how badly optimized this app really is. Battery hog, laggy (a turn in Waze is performed 5 seconds after the real-life maneuver) and with an appalling animation frame rate, not to mention the lack of control of what pops up on the screen. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Karolee Robinson Published date: June 22, 2017

    Would be helpful to be able to indicate traffic direction of accidents, stopped vehicles, construction and police are being sited (NB or SB, EB, WB). Also would be helpful if it could report affected lane(s)--inside/outside lane so drivers could know which direction to merge. Otherwise, this app is VERY helpful for red light cameras, speed traps, approx. time of arrival. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    A Google User Published date: June 22, 2017

    It kept having calculation error. It used to be very good until recently it took us through some really silly longer time and dangerous routes! Even thru small village roads that are so slow while the highways are empty! What is happening to this app?! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Jacob Havinga Published date: June 20, 2017

    I dislike the fact that voices sometimes disappear after an update. I've had a Dutch female voice with street names, but it's completely gone... Also the voice sometimes changes to English because I use my phone in English (instead of wrong Dutch translation) and Waze in Dutch. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Darryle Cash Published date: June 22, 2017

    This is the best time saver I have downloaded to date. It has sent me some ways that I didn't think was correct, but a quick scan of the normal route showed gridlock. I love it! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Brian Kidd Published date: June 21, 2017

    It would be nice if we could turn off animations that result from tapping on things. They take time and eat battery. Still buggy. Get "searching for network" periodically when I have full 4g LTE yet Google maps has no problem navigating. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Kevin Jordan Published date: June 21, 2017

    This app has saved me from being late so many times. I drive all over Los Angeles and with traffic in LA, you can get stuck. Not when you have Waze. Thanks Waze Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Ronald Chong Published date: June 22, 2017

    Lately Waze seems to be getting worse and worse. Right now, for example, I open it and it tells me I don't have an internet connection then it shuts down. I've been surfing the web just fine right now end as you see I'm posting this. Waze needs to shape up. And fast. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Rodney O Chadderton Published date: June 21, 2017

    The reliability of crowd sourcing information in real time is crucial to this app and what makes it so perfect for the commuter. Google hit a gold mine with this acquisition. Being able to customize this app with even your voice adds something no other app can claim, a productive app uniquely your own. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Spencer Stanton Published date: June 22, 2017

    Got a new device and now I'm back to a baby Wazer which means I am very limited in my options within the app. I reached out to support and was told it was a known issue but without any resolution. If it gets fixed I will try it again. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    CHUCK RUCKMAN Published date: June 21, 2017

    Love the alerts from other users. Informative and usually precise. Note of I could just train myself to obey when it sends me a different way than I know. Lol, old dog, new trick. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Roberto Schafer Published date: June 21, 2017

    It has improved a bit since the last time I reviewed. It still needs some serious work. It sends you around the block rather than make a U-turn. It will send you down a frontage road or a separated on/off ramp but then dumps you back onto a dead stopped freeway when the side streets are clear. Are the safety Nazis behind this behavior? Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Mitchell Mack Published date: June 21, 2017

    It's better than Google maps at least.. and it doesn't keep crashing on you Also, I love how other users can alert each other of the things ahead Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    David Honeman Published date: June 21, 2017

    I use the app everywhere I go to route around traffic snarls. It doesn't always work tondo that, but it certainly has helped a few times on that. It is very accurate on predicting time of arrival. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Richard R Published date: June 22, 2017

    Wonderful app that displays real-time traffic alerts. I use this app for all my navigation needs! I wish Waze would re-route better especially if there is an accident or traffic jams. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Loni Scardina Published date: June 22, 2017

    I like the app however it seems to shut off randomly while am driving. I put on my Bluetooth so I can hear the directions without looking at my phone by the time I pass a few stops I notice that the app has shut down. This has happened every time I use the app and it's quite annoying. I have to click the waze icon from my home screen to start my navigation again and be rerouted. Another thing is that I cannot see other wazers on the road. I reinstalled, logged out and checked my settings to no avail. So that feature is not working at all. It tells me the number of wazers around me but I actually don't see them on the road. Am the only car on the road. I know that they don't put the wazers on the road at "real tine" due to it being dangerous however I use to see wazers on the road and now I see none. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: June 21, 2017

    the data mobil in some areas are not able to justify the GPSand the grab driver just like me is consistently relying on the credible instruction of waze. my concern some area has not been able to have a strong GPSsignal Full Review