Waze navigation program for Android or Apple
Available at: Google Play and App Store
Well, this is interesting. A community-based navigation system. Now, rather than just your spouse telling you where to turn, millions of people from all over the globe are doing it. But in a wonderful way.
Plan your route for the time being, or, check the program for traffic volumes. The map shows speed traps, traffic cameras, even other Wazers’ speed on the way to their destination.
Waze is all about community participation. As you drive with the program open, traffic information is contributed to the neighborhood. You could also add in other invaluable information such as street work, accidents and detours. When there’s an incident rerouting traffic, Waze gathers that data from different users and reroutes you. Need gas? Other Wazers have exploited in prices at the pumps en route. If you do not like the road Waze chose, become a map editor and assist thousands of other motorists get to where they would like to go, but quicker.
Jane, the preset voice, is clear and loud and really pronounces many of the street names correctly — which kind of takes the fun out of driving Shaganappi Boulevard. If you select one of the many different listeners, such as “British Boy Band,” hope to be entertained but only hear to turn right and left.