Waze gps app for iPhone and Android is probably the most popular navigation app, traffic and travel info used in the world, after Google Maps. Today we will discuss Waze for iPhone.
Waze for iPhone & Android is a free app for which it is necessary to have an available 3G/4G network during use. Without a mobile data traffic this app cannot be used at its full capacity/potential.
Waze Interface and Menu
From the main menu of the map we have two icons at the bottom of the screen, on the left we have the icon that allows us to choose navigation and other options and on the bottom right we have the icon that allows us to report traffic problems.
The navigation feature is similar to that seen on other apps. By using the search box we can enter the terms we are looking for which will give us results according to our location and to the data received through the 3G network.
Waze will find and calculate the optimum route towards your destination.
You can add waypoints and also calculate alternative routes if the one chosen is not suitable for you.
In the same menu you can also find a button where you can select gas stations according to their prices, this database being constantly updated by its users.
The map screen is alert and zooming or rotating the map is done easily.The rotate and zoom in method is the same as on Google Maps.
Moreover, in the main menu (the left icon) we have app settings. You can select your preferences for social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, route calculation parameters or map colours. As for the types of route, you can choose between fast or quick and unpaved roads can be avoided.
In the My Waze menu we can view our Waze profile which uses a pyramidal system for its users. You begin at the lowest level and according to the number of kilometers traveled and reported, you advance in level.
With the advancement there are additional benefits and you can accumulate points based on reports. In Waze for iPhone and Android users can also join groups.
For instance, users from the same city can create groups, more cars leaving on a trip or transport company drivers. In this way, they can communicate live as well as quickly transmit information and reports, while at the same time determining the best route for the trips or discussing various problems encountered along the road.
Waze social conection and reporting traffic
Now let’s move on to the interesting part. By tapping on the right icon we gain access to a menu that allows us to report various traffic events.
We can report traffic jams, police squads, road works or accidents these being instantly sent and displayed on the map.
Therefore every user that travels within that area will be informed about that particular problem. Thanks to our custom icons we can also see on our route the problems that other users have posted in the oncoming traffic and in this way we will be able to avoid them ahead of time.
That’s what’s great about Waze for iPhone & Android , the fact that we have a constantly changing map, which displays live any problem occurring in traffic, fuel prices or road blocks.
Such an interactive map has long been awaited for and now the hundred thousand users have turned it into a “must have” app.
Each traffic participant who uses Waze Free for iPhone & Android is given access to the necessary travel information displayed on the map, which allows him to avoid ahead of time a blocked road or warns him to reduce speed so that he will not be pulled over by a police car.
If we are going on holiday we can see what road works are currently under way and choose a route accordingly, one that doesn’t create problems.
Furthermore, with Waze free app we can live chat with multiple users, we can create groups depending on certain areas, we can advance in level as we travel and post various alerts on the map.
Waze can sync with Facebook and therefore you can communicate with friends and create routes to their addresses. Even when we are on the road, Waze will prompt us when a Facebook friend is nearby.
Isn’t it great? The app is so popular that Waze has been purchased by Google. There is even a webpage where you can see the live map, view your profile and on the left we have live reports.
We love Waze free gps app for iPhone & Android because it is a unique app with a good routing engine and due to live reports and communication between road users we can travel stress free and uncover friends and new places.
We don’t like Waze because we have to start from the Baby level, but this can be overcome so I wish you have a great trip!