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 Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: July 9, 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
6,511,541 total
5 4,608,706 
4 1,360,891 
3 304,615 
2 92,983 
1 144,346 

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    yaghob khasetarash Published date: July 19, 2017

    Very good app but when upgraded , recorded voice will be lost Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Miloslav Popov Published date: July 11, 2017

    I was 3 years big a fan of Waze. I did no drive without it. I have driven more than 60 000 km. with it, and I became even a ""Waze Royalty". It was just perfect. The latest 2-3 versions of it are worsening very quick, they are full of bugs, and now with the latest version you can't even start without your GPS receiver turned on. I don't need always GPS navigation, sometimes I just want to edit the settings, to edit my favorites or just to see my statistics. This is NO MORE possible without GPS turned on and the app is de facto only 20% usable of that what it was before. Maybe Google (the owner of Waze) just wants our GPS locator always on? Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Kristopher Benko Published date: July 12, 2017

    I think this app is something I must have. Better than Google maps navigation and has saved me from many speeding tickets I'm sure. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Ryan Raven Published date: July 17, 2017

    Was brilliant until ads pop up around very corner! No thanks! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: July 11, 2017

    Doesn't get much better than this Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Skip Watson Published date: July 13, 2017

    Great to help keep up on real time road and traffic conditions. My main complaint is with some users who use it report vehicles parked on the shoulder as a "hazard." It'd be nice if Waze could make an "FYI" or something like that for those kinds of reports that aren't really "hazardous." It does, also, demand a LOT of power and will run your battery down quickly. I usually keep my phone plugged in continuously, and the battery level still drops slowly ... with all of that power my phone heats up a lot. I mount it in front of an A/C vent to keep it cool. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Ann Grafstein Published date: July 14, 2017

    Good app. Provides helpful information about police, construction, road hazards, etc. Although it claims to learn your habits of you generally use routes other than what they recommend, it doesn't. Also, although the recommendations are generally good for getting around traffic, you have to know something about an area. Sometimes they give no warning about turns or lane changes. Other times their route makes no sense. Still it is generally very useful and reliable. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Adam Elcner Published date: July 17, 2017

    I've used it only for a week now but I'm becoming a big fan pretty quick. If it only was able to make a long route from Prague to Croatia I was planning, I'd give it 5 stars for sute. Unfortunatelly it was giving an error every time I tried to load it so I had to split those 800 km in half and then only the navigation calculated the route. Let's see on the way back next week :) Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Kevin J. Graves Published date: July 9, 2017

    99% of the time it sends me the best route (quickest time via the shortest path possible). I find myself trusting Waze routes more than my Garmin. Hands down a must have app for anyone driving (long or short trips)! It has saved us so much time not sitting in traffic and really helps me keep my sanity alive lol Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: July 11, 2017

    4.26 bugs: Taping the speedometer not working anymore. Very often, road traffic and road alerts are not loading on startup. You have to restart waze several times to fix that. Older versions 4.2x bugs still not fixe: Sound volume very low when announcing some long distances and some alerts (ie:police). You cannot backup Waze for later reinstall without root access. Colour schemes can be improved for better visibility. Traffic arrows not visible under navigation blue line. Fixed early: Location issue. Long distance routing not freezing waze anymore. 4.25 more stable version. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Peter Clarke Published date: July 16, 2017

    Great app for finding how to get to some where. I have used it in big towns now and it works well. Will let you know were speed cameras are, you can report them yourself also shows your speed. Would recommend. Up date. Have used it in Birmingham and works fine. Just come back from a short brake in Edinburgh. Fly up there and with a hire car then drove around Edinburgh and it worked great also in town also from Midlands to Bristol airport. Great satnav. I had a Tom Tom sat nave & have put it in the bin now as this app works great would recommend it. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: July 17, 2017

    Great app! IMHO, one that every driver needs. Why didn't my phone have this pre-installed? The only caveat I can think of is that, by it's nature, it will use a lot of your battery/some data when in use and your phone could get hot. Still works great on my 2 year old phone. Try it out, you'll be as grateful as I was when it helped save me time and money by avoiding an accident and traffic Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: July 10, 2017

    Usually reliable app. I use it constantly. However there are bizarre behaviors regarding toll roads. Waze will route you via toll roads, even when doing so will take substantially longer. Last weekend, Waze routed me via a $5 HOT (high occupancy toll) lane when the free route would have taken 15 minutes less! I don't trust Waze implicitly anymore. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    S Damon Smith Published date: July 11, 2017

    Poor at finding location. Keeps giving my wife's phone notification of my drives coming up even though I turned off my calendar on her Waze settings. Have to close and restart it several times before it zooms in on me (or toggle location on and off) Directions aren't accurate until it finds me. Also keeps asking to rate it so One star now. Overall I Liked the older versions better new one has ads that are too big and it's not as smooth or quick anymore. Doesn't give enough warning for turns. Needs a way to select voice timing. Early, moderate, late, something like that Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Bryce Bills Published date: July 12, 2017

    Amended. The developer listened and removed the Google location services requirement. I use it to find the best route through a heavily congested area for my afternoon commute. I would pay a few dollars if the developer would get rid of the advertisements. Aside from that, it's a great app. Another great app goes to s**t. I always have my phone location set to GPS only with Google location services disabled. Why I do this is nobody's business but mine. U have my reasons. The latest version of the app will not run unless Google location services is enabled. Bring back the version that will run with GPS only and I'll change my rating to 5 stars. Until then, I won't be using this app. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    William O'Malley Published date: July 18, 2017

    I was recommended this by a friend and I am glad he did. Best navigation app on android in my personal opinion. It predicts accurately your arrival time and has live updates based on traffic. You or other Waze users can flag obstructions or traffic on the road so that others know. Having a different set of voices is also a great bonus. Something I am grateful for is to have a speed check as well. I am very pleased. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Denver DWC Published date: July 17, 2017

    Screw Google maps for driving directions, Waze is so much better! Amazing how accurate and how much time you save when it reroutes you. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!!! Saved me 1 hour plus avoiding accidents on the first trip I used this on. Very happy I found this app! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: July 14, 2017

    There are 2 things I think this app really needs. First, an option to decide how much time must be saved before rerouting. I don't want to be rerouted out of my way for only a couple minutes. A slider bar in the options "Don't change route unless it saves XX minutes." would be awesome. Second, an option for people driving large trucks or vans. I am often routed down very narrow streets when there is a direct route that is easier but perhaps a little slower. I drive a large construction vehicle and don't like being guides through small side streets. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Lupita Martinez Published date: July 17, 2017

    I am somewhat me to Waze and loved it. However, for the past week I've had an issue "connecting to network" yet every other app would work fine. A friend had the same issue. Seemed to be a prolonged issue. Also, it'd be great if it had a total ride time at the end of the trip. Only feature I miss from Google. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Azel Moses Published date: July 11, 2017

    Automated route planning should take into account current/latest traffic conditions for best route (for me it is arrival time priority versus distance). Went through a massive jam today so dropping my stars to 3. Aside from those, great app overall and its real easy to use. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Jarrod Meador Published date: July 13, 2017

    Worse with every update. Hate the new message system! It is horribly difficult to find my contacts to send a waze, which was the main reason to use waze. I stopped talking people about this app as a direct result. I Hate how precise a finger has to be to select a box to delete a message. IT is nearly impossible to send or respond to a message. The intuitively design that was originally part of the app is gone. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Vincent Anoche Published date: July 17, 2017

    Okey sana kaya lang paiikot ikotin kapa nya sa malalayong lugar tapos padadaanin kapa nya sa sobrang liit na iskinita halos magkasabit sabit na kotse mo. Ang lalayo ng routing nya kht naka shortway yung settings ganun parin. Wala dng pinagkaiba sa fastest. Paki ayos nmn po nagagalit kc yung passenger lalo na kung di ko alam yung lugar tapos aasa lng kay waze ang layo ng paiikotan. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Scott Blomberg Published date: July 18, 2017

    Navigating the map is difficult because it constantly snaps the map back to your location. Searching addresses coma popular locations, Exedra is not as easy as Google Maps. It does however choose the most appropriate and time saving route. Far better than iPhone Maps, and slightly better than Google Maps regarding navigation Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    A Google User Published date: July 17, 2017

    Well I have had a lot of problems with this application. I went to Boston last week and it lagged behind, the street I needed to turn on would be 10 feet away instead of a quarter mile. Then the voice stopped working... Now it can't find the gps even though Google maps does. Updated version works so much better Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Miranda Reubish Published date: July 12, 2017

    This has changed how I drive! I no longer stick with the same route, regardless of traffic, because I don't know if a different route will be quicker! Listening to traffic reports on the radio is not nearly as accurate as this! I use this for everyday travel & out of state travel. I'd be lost (or forever stuck in traffic) without this! Lol Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    K03sport Published date: July 11, 2017

    App works well, I use it daily. New layout is nice, but not perfect. Speedo is too large and Night mode is too bright. Night mode is no longer black, instead it's gray and it's distracting as it's the brightest thing in the car. The alert menus need a deeper level to add the lane (left, middle, right) for potholes/debris/construction, etc.; or side (left/right) for vehicles/police on the shoulder ahead. This added level will eliminate typing/speaking extra info IMO. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Dave R Published date: July 9, 2017

    After submitting a report my phone starts blowing up with "thanks" notifications. There is no way to turn them off unless you disable all notifications. No paid version that is ad-free. Developers are MIA and you can only get automated replies when you try to reach them. Voice controls are horrible and don't work at all. Nags for ratings, crashes if it can't get data for too long (sucks for road trips). Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    John Rafaniello Published date: July 12, 2017

    It's a five star app but the latest version has the distance remaining and time remaining so small you can't even see them. Not sure why it was changed but they need to fix it back to the way it was. I look at those things all the time and its frustrating not to be able to see them. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Andrew Garcia Published date: July 12, 2017

    💋😍I LOVE WAZE 😍💋 maps. ..voice guided... even tells you when the lights are out or If there is a new pothole. .. never mind if there is a new roadblock or traffic camera. .. WAZE is your best friend, GPS and pigspotter --- now even tells you when you're over the speed limit with glowing red speedo ... adds meetings to your favourites ...waze knows where you're going before you do Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Hasif Moonryong Published date: July 9, 2017

    Why dont you turn the app offline automatically and instantly when there's no gps network ? For now when it happened, it will take few seconds or more to loading and it will be annoying espcially when theres more than one path up front. Will get confuse for people who doesnt know the road very well. Make it on back if possible or make small 1 quick online button to go online Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    __ Published date: July 17, 2017

    Im a LYFT DRIVER so i dont know what you guys did I the last update but it's been navigating people down alleys. I've spoken to other drivers, passengers and Uber drivers and we've all experienced the same thing. Would be nice if you looked into it. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Jacques Ferreira Published date: July 12, 2017

    Usually good navigation. I have had occasions where the instructions made me run in circles. In other instances the suggested itinerary made me go through a terribly congested area in Metro Manila. On another note the display tends to change without warning and returning to the itinerary display can take time. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Setu Shah Published date: July 18, 2017

    I used it while driving in the US. Waze gives the information of a next turn or exit a bit early, it tells in advance about the upcoming two turns or exits if they come very quickly. That is the striking difference between Google maps and Waze. That helps tremendously to foreign drivers like me. It was very helpful in navigating the tricky turns in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The interface is good. It provides details of police, stopped car or an object on your route. I will check if this info is also available for India. It will be boon to drive using Waze on Mumbai Pune expressway with such information because most of the fetal accidents on it happens because of the stopped car on shoulders. Thumbs up. Keep it up Waze Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Jim Bertucci Published date: July 14, 2017

    It was a 5 star app and I still love how interactive it is. But now, I get the dreaded UH-OH message when routing somewhat long trips (Less than 800 miles.)...Driving from Boston to Williamsburg, VA. Couldn't route the trip. Driving from Myrtle Beach to Boston. Couldn't route that trip. I ended up selecting a halfway location and it would route it. Fix the routing issue and it's back to 5 stars. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Misty Adams Hardcastle Published date: July 18, 2017

    Waze is so much better than any other map app I've tried. Closest was Google but not by a long shot. Waze provides so many more functioning, reliable, usable, and accurate speeds on road and you're driving, traffic in areas you're looking at to determine route, police, commute, arrival & other times, and on ........ There are just so many more options that I didn't really believe there would be much less work, I was wrong! Everyone should at least give it a try. If you're a skeptic, non-believer, green personality type that must see the data to believe as myself, well it took one day for me and I was sold, enough said! Enjoy it & switching voices for free, it's fun & a throw back for some of us you'll find as did I that there's no going back to anything else! ENJOY!!!! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Hayley Ketcham-Christensen Published date: July 18, 2017

    It was absolutely fantastic while it actually worked. Except it would crash at the most inconvenient times. Like during my drive to go pick up my son from day care. It would crash and say "uh-oh! Error calculating route" and then it wouldn't come back online until I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Mr J Published date: July 18, 2017

    I've heard about this app before from friends but i'm not so intrested. During working i often used google map as my based which ever route i doesn't know but many times it goes error... today i've used waze as my main based because it helps me a lot to find the best route reach destination. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Rick Kramer Published date: July 11, 2017

    Love the application, always have and proud to be a royalty wazer. Been using it for 5 years and have they bring in a awesome feature every year or so! Don't bother helping Waze though the online editor though. The people there are rude and obnoxious. And seem to think they own the area Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Xmas-Ray Mul'Herin Published date: July 16, 2017

    Red light camera location warnings are its only redeeming feature left. GPS usually lags a bit. Most often it can't even access GPS at all. Map UI leaves much to be desired. Seems to prefer zig-zag routes (hitting more traffic stops, pedestrian delays), and it's starting to fall behind Gmaps for topical events, i.e. new road hazards/traffic changes. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Christon Green Published date: July 12, 2017

    Use this app everyday. It's great cause I have a long commute, and it gives me a heads up on upcoming traffic issues. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because, I wish the app would allow me to chose my route a little better vs. always trying to reroute me. It gives you options for routes, but I have a preferred alternate that it doesn't offer me. Maybe in a future update the app could learn by previous driving habits what my preferred alternate route is and offer it to me. Full Review