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Waze, anyone?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by TurboGT, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Apr 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    TurboGT

    TurboGT [OP] Hmmmm

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    Just wondering, but does anyone use this app??

    I downloaded it a couple months ago, and find myself turning this on every time I get into the Tacoma, if for nothing else seeing if there's any traffic or police issues on my route.

    I've tried the navigation features, and they work well enough, but just in my opinion, it's worth using for the traffic and police notifications. If you haven't checked it out yet, take a look:

    www.waze.com

    I've also created a TW Tacos group that could use some member love...
    (if TcBob or any of the other senior members here wants group ownership, I'll hand it over to them :))
     
  2. Oct 22, 2013 at 5:34 AM
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    BIGGJERRYC

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    Bringing this back up, Who all is using it?

    This app has grown like crazy. Its become remarkably accurate in my area (Philly and the suburbs of)
     
  3. Oct 22, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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    Ham N Egger

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    I used Waze extensively about 18 months ago. I found in the Phoenix and LAS area people tended to "overstate?" their reports of police and traffic. Two or three cars ahead at a redlight does not mean heavy traffic.

    Now I use a combination of the iPhone app that comes with Passport Radar (Escort Live), GPS with traffic reports and Trapster.

    Waze got to be more social media than accurate for me, but that is just my opinion.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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    I use Waze quite a bit. The combination of features is very handy for navigation. I tend to have it on my screen nowadays instead of Torque. Waze is a bit 'social media' and I don't like little having Jack-in-the-Box ads pop up occasionally but it has helped me avoid traffic and other hazards better than any other app.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    guitarplayer360

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    I love navigation and whatnot, so I had to get Waze. I have a ton of fun with it, and it's nice to see what is causing traffic. I live in the East Bay, and traffic is just part of life out here, so the app is really useful.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    I use it when my wife is driving.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    TurboGT

    TurboGT [OP] Hmmmm

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    First time I've logged in for a week, and low and behold one of my topics in on the front page!! Woot!!

    I've been a daily user since long before I created this thread, and man... I can't tell you how much I love this app, and it's only gotten better since I found it.

    They have gas price reporting now!!
     
  8. Oct 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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    I've been using it for two months now and should reach the top 10% level sometime this afternoon :p
     
  9. Oct 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    I use it every time I drive. I created a tacomaworld group on there.
     
  10. Oct 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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    I looked for the TacomaWorld group on Waze but couldn't find it. Is there a trick I'm missing?
     
  11. Oct 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    I've used it quite a few times .
     
  12. Oct 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    I'm still kind of new to the groups feature but it is there under "Tacomaworld"
     
  13. Nov 5, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    Doesn't seem to make any sense for me where I'm at. No one on there, I don't speed, not much traffic in my area. It would be kinda cool to track your buddies if you are trying to meet up for something, but that's all I can see a point for.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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    This is a great app!! I love it! And the great thing is that people is getting to know it really quick, helping improving maps and almost live data!!
    Edit: whats the name of the group you created?
     
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    I use it and enjoy it. Its' nice getting a heads up if a cop might be in the area and the navigation works well.
     
  16. Nov 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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    I am a fan of their navigation app. Say the name of a place and it will check between Google, Facebook, Bing, Yelp, etc. Traffic incidents are also displayed (but Google Maps shows the same traffic data now). I like the look and feel better than my Garmin and I find myself using Waze more often. There is kind of a fun factor to it - contribute to reporting incidents and benefit from others' reports.

    Tracking buddies would be kind of cool but you would have to find a few friends that actually use the app. I haven't found anybody I know personally that uses Waze.
     
  17. Nov 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    Updates to the maps are supported by a community of 'Wazers' so they are generally very accurate.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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    I finally tried this and it's hilarious how terrible the app is. If I want to find anything but an address or a gas station, it's useless. It didn't know where my work was, so I went out and edited the map on my desktop. I spent about 3 hours in a 1 mile radius fixing up everything I could find - fixed bad roads, added missing businesses, added parking lots, added roads into the parking lot, so on. Tried the app the next day and the directions wanted me to drive down a completely separate road and go into a subdivision about 2000 feet north of my work. While following along the directions, a horrible computer voice would bark,
    "right"
    "right"
    "drive"
    "orth"
    "seven"
    "right"
    "right"

    I shut it off and did the same route with google maps, which sounded more like this:

    "begin heading north on John Smith road"
    "at the roundabout, take the second exit to continue on John Smith road"
    "in 500 feet, turn right onto Matthew Meriwether street"
    "your destination is on the right" (google displays a street view of my work)



    In addition, it's encourages distraction in a very persistent manner. It would play a sound and flash a notification about earning points, encouraging you that there was an icon to drive over that would get you points. There would be all the icons of the other wazers driving about, hazard notifications, and the constant desire to report an issue instead of paying attention to the issue.
    As a passenger I could see it being entertaining, but as a driver, it's likely to kill you.
     
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