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    Default Is Waze the best traffic/navigation app? If not what is?

    Someone suggested that to me and so far I am loving it but just curious if there is anything else better
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    I'm very happy with Google Maps. I use to use a Garmin . Google maps is much better .
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    waze is great and I think google added waze traffic info into google maps i believe....google bought waze awhile back.
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    I use Google maps most of the time. Waze is great too but don't like the graffics on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayarea13 View Post
    Someone suggested that to me and so far I am loving it but just curious if there is anything else better
    I use a bunch...Google Maps, Waze, AAA and Map Quest are all downloaded on my phone. I tend to use Google Maps most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayarea13 View Post
    Someone suggested that to me and so far I am loving it but just curious if there is anything else better
    I heard you can track police if you use waze is that true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    I heard you can track police if you use waze is that true?
    People can warn you on there by posting about it and it's a great app to use along with Google maps being a lot better

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    Google Maps all the way here. Has never failed me.

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    Just this past Momday I used Google Maps and the moving blue dot get me to the highway after I got lost in Lugano, Switzerland.
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    Waze is pretty good, but Google Maps is amazing, especially the new update telling you which lanes to stay in

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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Waze is pretty good, but Google Maps is amazing, especially the new update telling you which lanes to stay in

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    yes, that puts it right "up there" with the lastest Garmin GPS devices.
    My Garmin LMT1450 gps will tell me to "stay right", but it does not tell me which lane if there are two "right turn lanes" and I need to bear left....

    It will only say "stay right and turn left immediately".... okay, that makes the driver have to "think ahead" which we should do anyway, but when in a huge metroplex you have never seen before...... I have made some "out of the way" routes trying to get back where I need to be.
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    Google Maps for me; I tried Waze but didn't like the GUI and it got me lost the very first time I tried it, lol. #FAIL.
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    I use Waze every morning to determine my route to work (30 miles). Waze provides me routes that no other App I've used has given me (I've used Sygic, OCN, Mapquest, AAA, Google Maps, and 1/2 a dozen more). I find the time estimates are pretty spot on. The best feature of Waze is its real time and will change your route should traffic patterns deteriorate enroute.
    The bad is, since the 4.3 update on my Galaxy S3 with Verizon, Waze no longer is usable. The screen is 'jumpy'. Waze & Android blame each other apparently. Today I use waze to determine best route, then simply turn it off and hope traffic doesn't get worse as I'm driving.
    On long trips Waze is great as well. Its a social network for driving. Police updates, closures, warning, all are real time in Waze. In fact, since Google bought Waze you might notice some traffic info on GM comes from Waze users.
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    I am sick of Waze now and found Google Maps is way better. Waze can't even get my route right after almost a month going to the same route. The app was supposed to adjust after a certain time but almost a month is too long and I cant find a way to change the routes which makes the destination time incorrect
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    The use if AI technology within Maps is exemplary. It will provide you the route but at the same time learn what you actually use. It even knows I stop at McDonald's for coffee in the morning on the way to work and accounts for that in my route. Waze is cool but for real life needs Maps is a much better choice.

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    I liked Waze....then I tried to use it to get out of West Hollywood when a bunch of roads were closed. It had the closed roads marked ("reported") on the map but was telling me to turn down them anyway.
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    Can Waze be taken completely off-line? I'm looking for a good off-line GPS program. So far I'm debating between Sygic and CoPilot (but don't want to plunk down any money to test 'em since they're expensive).
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    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    I heard you can track police if you use waze is that true?
    Yep, and it will tell you that you are about to come close to an accident, police, emergency vehicle, construction etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Jackson View Post
    Yep, and it will tell you that you are about to come close to an accident, police, emergency vehicle, construction etc.
    Which is annoying as hell in LA because the entire 405 is under construction so literally every minute you get "construction ahead."
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    I like Waze fine and it's nice IF someone else using Waze has reported police, construction, traffic jams, etc.
    And it's kind of fun seeing if any of my friends are on the road as well.
    But it's not been as accurate for me a few times, (taking me way out of the way a few times! ) as Google maps.
    I keep both because Waze will allow me to add a stop during my trip (find place to eat, go to the bathroom, etc) and I can't find a way for Google maps to do that.

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    So it only shows police if someone had reported it on waze?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsMeMandi View Post
    Which is annoying as hell in LA because the entire 405 is under construction so literally every minute you get "construction ahead."
    You can go to SETTINGS >DISPLAY >SHOW ON MAP and turn items off.

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    I really like Waze and use it every day. It has saved me from more than a few tickets.
    The only thing that I have found that does not work is directions from Yelp. Waze just can't do it. That's when I use Google maps.

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    I use Sygic as it is no hassle off line nav as well. I have used it for more than 3 years.
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    I use Google maps and am happy with it.

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