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: June 20, 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
6,404,217 total
5 4,528,839 
4 1,341,123 
3 299,773 
2 91,831 
1 142,651 

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Tan J Published date: June 25, 2017

    I personally think that waze is a very useful and good apps except for certain aspect which i hope that you could inprover on. For example there are too many step to go before navigation start unlike google map. For u know that waze and google maps are frequently used on grab and uber. On the road we cant simply going step by step before navigation start. And for the loading part ot seems that sometimes it unable to load and we have to keep retarting the apps before usage. I really hope that you could improve on these aspect and i would say that waze would be the best to use. Thanks Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Derrick Rice Published date: June 25, 2017

    Used to be good in 2014, but now seems very buggy. Last thing I need is to be fiddling with the phone while driving. Happened once a month ago (May 2017) and 3 times this weekend (June 2017). Had to pull the battery after rebooting phone twice. (while driving) Need something that just works, not an experiment. Uninstalling after 3 years. Damn shame. I can deal with the stoplight pop-up ads, it's only fair they get to generate income, but when I am trying to locate things on the map and zooming out, the zoom will go back to default and pop up an ad. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Sarah B Published date: June 25, 2017

    I really think this is the best navigation app, however I am disappointed in the choices of voice. They give you two women or two men and they all sound the same. The British accent voices sound the same too. Not very realistic, very robotic and not funny at all. And the only celebrity voice available is Mr. T. Really? Who even cares about that any more? Boy band is just one guy singing, not a harmonizing group so it's lame. But it's still better at navigation and notification than anything else by far. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Jean Charest Published date: June 22, 2017

    Alerts of traffic jams and other issues on the road is good. The app seems to have an issue recognizing the addresses from the events in Google calendar. It keeps asking me to set the address for the planned drives. Google map has no problem finding the same address from the same calendar event. This is frustrating. Another issue is battery consumption. It seems to be very hard on the battery. I'll use it for a short while when there are many turns to do then I'll turn it off. I'll start it up again periodically to see if there are any issues forecast ahead. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Loni Scardina Published date: June 22, 2017

    I like the app however it seems to shut off randomly while am driving. I put on my Bluetooth so I can hear the directions without looking at my phone by the time I pass a few stops I notice that the app has shut down. This has happened every time I use the app and it's quite annoying. I have to click the waze icon from my home screen to start my navigation again and be rerouted. Another thing is that I cannot see other wazers on the road. I reinstalled, logged out and checked my settings to no avail. So that feature is not working at all. It tells me the number of wazers around me but I actually don't see them on the road. Am the only car on the road. I know that they don't put the wazers on the road at "real tine" due to it being dangerous however I use to see wazers on the road and now I see none. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Mark Albert Published date: June 22, 2017

    Normally a 5 star product. However, since I started using a Moto Z, I have had to regularly reboot to acquire GPS - in this app only. I do not have the issue with Google Maps, Sygic or other GPS tools. I can be using Google maps with no problem, switch to Waze, and get an error about not acquiring a GPS signal. Will go back to 5 stars when fixed. Note that this continues to be an issue several months later. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    0351MC Published date: June 25, 2017

    Very good navigation app. It's a little on the cartoon side when compared to Google Maps. It does take to many clicks to report something you want to report. This can cause to much distraction, which does result in me not reporting everything I wanted to because not wanting to deal with the process of it. Overall I am very glad I downloaded it. I use it everyday no matter if I need directions or not. I became Waze Royalty a few weeks ago too :). Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Manis Fun TV Published date: June 25, 2017

    I really like this app for it's design and features. But this drain the mobile battery so much. Please work on it and then at the end of navigation Google maps says the destination is on the left/right but why this app can't say that small thing which helps driver to get prepared before. Please resolve battery and final turn notification. I 'll love to give 5 stars. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Sampson Abramenko Published date: June 23, 2017

    I kept getting promoted to install this via the Spotify app now that they integrate. I thought why not, and installed. That's where the problems began... I have a brand new, fully updated S7 and I can reproduce the crashing that is happening. So here goes, I open Waze and it works great until i try and use the Spotify button within Waze to control my music. The first time I did this, my phone went completely dead. Nothing but Black screen. Calls to the phone went straight to VM. The S7 does not have a battery, but after a couple days of the phone being dead, I found a button combo that actually powered the phone back up. Did not use Waze again for a couple days, but then on my way to work this morning, fired it up again and sure enough,as soon as I tried the Spotify integration, by phone went wonky. Closed Waze but half of my screen still showed Waze. Hit the power button to turn off the screen and Bam, system turned off same as before. Tested a couple times and every time it's the same thing.. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Sebastien Lozano Published date: June 26, 2017

    Love it, really accurate timing even on long trips through traffic. 2 suggestions, would be great to be able to enable 2 shortcut on the map. 1 for vehicle stopped on shoulder, and 1 for visible police, because it takes way too many clicks to get there otherwise. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    luke necchi-ghiri Published date: June 22, 2017

    Great app, used a few other navigation apps but this one is the best.. I have been using it for about 3 weeks and it is perfect to use easy to access and navigate around it able to set up a route to home and work so that you have quick access to them. I would recommend this to anyone else who is needs a good and efficient navigation app Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Shicai Zhan Published date: June 22, 2017

    Sucks big time for the new update. Deleted and reinstall but still crashed and force reboots my phone each time when installing or updating. Always "Searching for Network" even when I have LTE network, slow loading the routes and slow connection to the routing server. I'm switching back to Google Maps until you guys fix this frustrating problem. You totally deserves this one star review for causing my frustration. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Steve Rowe Published date: June 25, 2017

    I have been a Wazer for several years, and I use the app almost every time I drive more than a few miles. I live in an area prone to bridge, tunnel, and tourist-induced gridlock at any time. Waze has saved me from being caught in traffic meltdowns more times than I can count. My only complaint is that Waze occasionally has issues connecting to the server. In these cases, Waze still provides navigation, but not traffic or preferred routing. That said, it is much more reliable than it used to be, and the occasional hiccups are a small price to pay for the time saved on a daily basis. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    RamFleet Published date: June 22, 2017

    Best GPS around... Definitely spreading the word around. Shows so much info as long as others are posting. Showed a accident on my rout home and if I wouldn't of seen I could of sat on highway for a few hours. Got off and took different rout In plenty if time! THANK YOU! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Max Linnell Published date: June 20, 2017

    I have retracted my previously glowing review. Waze is plagued with technical issues. It took me down a road with known problems reported by other users, still thinking it was the quickest route. I was stopped so long in traffic that waze turned itself off twice, thinking I had parked my car indefinitely. I arrived at my destination far later than required and quite frustrated because of this terrible app. Do yourself a favor, if you'd like to be properly routed to your destination, use Google maps. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Milan Mohrs Published date: June 25, 2017

    Very happy with it. But still has some room for improvements. Like more customisation options and plugins. Also offline map data would be a welcome addition. Also theme package is really limited, for example I would like a black background theme for energy savings also during the day for when my charger is not available. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    The Guy Named Sky Published date: June 21, 2017

    After the latest update, my Google Nexus 6 no longer works with this app. I am running 7.0 N. The app works, but freezes with anything from black screens to simply clicking things does not work. I do not know what has happened. Please help. It happened STRICTLY after update. I use the app frequently but haven't since the update. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Jay Arrieta Published date: June 25, 2017

    Great app. Some things I think should be added or maybe I did not know it was available. A specific route would be good if it can be saved. The ability to add more that just 1 stop in your trip. Other those two this is the best navigation app I've ever used. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Megan S Published date: June 25, 2017

    Don't delete Google maps yet. First time testing out Waze on a trip where I didn't know where I was going and the map froze and stopped updating my progress not once, but three times, so I had to force close the app and reopen. Thankfully I happened to remember my exit number and was also looking at exit signs or my trip would have been a lot longer than it should have been. After the third time, I gave up and switched back to maps to rely on to get me home the last two hours Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Clarence Nickerson Published date: June 26, 2017

    Wonderful app works great when you're on your way to work are trying to go anywhere. It'll let you know when accidents are up ahead and give you alternate routes that you can take. You can also share accidents that you may come across so that way others can get the same treatment of being notified before they run into it. Wonderful app works great and we'll get you where you need to go quick fast in a hurry. Plus safety Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Greggy Chua Published date: June 25, 2017

    Doesn't always show you the fastest route. One has to manually look at the Other routes option. Different calculation should be used for standstill traffic (time per km) to reflect accuracy. Too many errors recently upon opening app.slower. GPS not always accurate or not automatically goes to the location when turning on the GPS button as the app is open. Need to restart the app in order to show correct location Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Carey Lynch Published date: June 22, 2017

    I was late to a job interview because it had me at an office 4 blocks away. when I'm driving and it detects a traffic jam, tells me to exit, but doesn't give enough time to get over. It needs a better way to show which exit to take when it detours me. . Some of the detours it has taken me on didn't save any time, and the side roads were rough and full of pot holes. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Howard Nkuna Published date: June 25, 2017

    Its one of the best navigation apps. It has the latest roads and untravelled roads, gets updated once driven. The downside on the android app is the unavailability for Bluetooth push notification for a car but its available on the iOS app. It deserves a 5 star but for that it gets a 4 star. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Matthew Austin Published date: June 25, 2017

    Very good app but sometimes I have to reenter my destination while on the move to see if there is a faster route due to building traffic. Also don't appreciate the ads for restaurants as destinations on the road.. Would happily pay to remove them. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Colin O'Connor Published date: June 22, 2017

    Best gps app by far. Better than google maps, more accurate, and updated way faster than google maps too. But unfortunately there is currently no support for android Auto. In this day and age where handling your cell phone while driving can end in disastrous consequences due to distracted driving and distracted driving laws, I am still surprised that Waze is not on Android Auto yet. I would like to suggest though... Like Google maps, have the lane indicators for highway driving. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Leslie Bertolino Published date: June 25, 2017

    I simply love to use this app. It makes planning a trip or finding my way so easy to use and the added bonus of having it talk to me before the turns is so nice. Would like to see more voices added to the selections! Thank you for always providing the quickest route to the location. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Anna Marie Capone Published date: June 22, 2017

    This app has been a true time saver on a regular basis. Never liked GPS systems in the past always relief on maps and printing directions until a friend convinced me to try it. I've recommend this to so many and use it anytime I am driving. Thanks!!! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Clancy Coughlin Published date: June 25, 2017

    The orange blob on bottom ledt caused serious screen burn on S7 Samsung. Route still covers up heavy traffic conditions particularly zoomed out. Please make the route thinner so that one can see upcoming traffic jams sooner. Simple fix. Lowered to two stars because no improvement made. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: June 25, 2017

    Negative: sometimes it suggests some weird little roads, where it takes much longer than suggested. Positive: I learnt about a lot if new great shortcuts. It really helps to avoid traffic. First Sat Nav I am happy with. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Ronald Bell Published date: June 22, 2017

    Waze always points the wrong direction when you start a trip, even when you just ended one. If it wants you to go north it will have you pointing south every time. Same thing with every direction. If you set a route and don't start driving within a couple minutes it will shut down the route as if you never set it. If you have your "home" set as a favorite it will ask daily if you are headed there trying to guess when your day ends, usually a 1-4 hour variance. And continually wants me to re review Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Chad I Published date: June 25, 2017

    While driving, the app updated and logged me out. This happened at a crucial time when I was coming to interchanges. On top of that, I lost my history of previous locations. Warning, will cause screen burn in, if using for a while. I have a Note 5 and now I have burn in, along the top and in the lower right. As for navigation recommendations , it's okay. Reporting accidents and police is good. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Harry Ervin Published date: June 22, 2017

    The app is either very good, or absolutely horrendous. Some days its direct fast and accurate. Others, it tries to detour you through every housing development and side street, for no reason! Moreover, DO NOT USE THIS IF YOU DONT KNOW WHERE YOU ARE! We in in NJ but tried to use it while down in Delaware, and it tried to take us over 100 miles out of the way. Google Maps saved that trip... Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    A.O. Fearborn Published date: June 24, 2017

    This used to be 5 stars and the best GPS app out there. Now it's more likely to cause irritation and problems. *Now Facebook login doesn't work anymore. This was the one reason for keeping the app, so I'm done for a while. *My work and home error out. *If you add a stop on your way to a location, but then miss a turn or change the route in any way, it will drop the stop you added and direct you straight to your main destination. *The app often directs me a route that has 2 miles of backed up cars for the exit just because traffic is flowing in the other lanes (it's about 10-15 minutes longer than any other route most of the time). *The app also will not track my driving in a reliable manner, often just stopping any tracking (like while I have my music as the front app) or, if I'm navigating, it will stop and ask if I want to resume my drive just because I had to stop to let someone back out as I drove down a back road or stopped at a light or (and this is the worst thing you can do) I didn't follow where it directed me because it was a closed road. I used to love this app, and I want to again. I hope the devs will get this stuff fixed. Then add split-screen and android auto support. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Charlotte Smith Published date: June 25, 2017

    I enjoy the app but I would love a function to avoid certain roads, as some roads are dangerous to travel at night. Additionally I would also like to see the turn off options and differences in travel time at major route junctions. Sometimes a better route is only 2 min longer. On this note, when I take a familiar route on purpose, the app first calculates an alternative to get to the original route,(often taking longer) in stead of an alternative to get to the final destination. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Dani Biro Published date: June 22, 2017

    It would be nice to choose do I drive a car or a motorcycle and adopt to the biker needs as some big satnav manufacturers make special satnavs for bikers with different route optimalisation. Battery saver function would be good to with just voice guide when I have to keep the phone in my pocket while I ride. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Hilary Dixon Published date: June 25, 2017

    Traveled about 700+ miles in one day using Waze with 2 children in the car. Rerouted around traffic numerous times to keep moving. Appreciated that the app continued to redirect, felt like our time was considered valuable! Highly recommended to all my family that were also travelling the distance. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Chris G Published date: June 26, 2017

    Amazing app. Was using other satellite base devices. But waze beats them all. Impressive real time and social network. Thumbs up reader's. You are all wonderful. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Carla Ionita Published date: June 22, 2017

    Excellent app! Many thanks to the volunteers who have built the maps and continuously update it, based on the active users feedback. I'm using Waze since 5 months, every time i drive. Thanks to it i have saved A LOT of time in traffic. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Joshua V Published date: June 25, 2017

    I love this for navigating way more than Google maps. However I can't search for things along my route and if I am looking for a point of interest it is far less likely to be there then when I use Google . Other than that way better than any alternative I especially like the user based warnings for speed traps and road hazards Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: June 25, 2017

    I like this app just as much as Google Maps. Waze has a lot to offer. It can glitch but what app doesn't. Helped me learn new waze around my community based on traffic. I think I like it! Full Review