If you’re like most smartphone users, you’re probably using Apple Maps or Google Maps for all your navigation needs. Why wouldn’t you? They come preloaded on most devices and are relatively user-friendly, but there’s a navigation app out there that takes smartphone navigation to another level. Waze is the largest community-based traffic and navigation app in the world, and if you haven’t already downloaded it, you need to.
What exactly is Waze?
Waze connects millions of users to work together to get everyone from point A to point B as efficiently as possible. This app allows drivers to report accidents, police, road hazards, or traffic jams in real time to alert other Waze drivers on those routes. When creating navigation routes, the app takes user alerts into account to find the quickest way to your destination that avoids all possible delays. Just like any other navigation app, Waze offers voice-guided GPS navigation with turn-by-turn instructions.
Even if you don’t need navigation, you need Waze.
If you’re not one to use navigation apps on a regular basis, Waze is still a valuable addition to your driving toolkit. Even if you’re not using the app and your phone is locked, Waze can be set to notify you verbally of any upcoming accidents, hazards, or police. By gaining awareness of upcoming accidents and road work early, you can better plan your routes to avoid long stretches of sitting in standstill traffic and get back to racking up miles. Not to mention, Waze offers users the ability to report gas prices, allowing you to save money by finding the cheapest gas anywhere you go.
Waze helps you drive safely.
With the advances in technology, it seems like there’s nothing apps can’t do these days. Waze uses your smartphone’s sensors and GPS data to approximate your speed and monitors that speed based on your settings. You can set alerts for any time you exceed the speed limit or for exceeding the limit in increasing increments like going 5 mph over or 10 mph. It’s not uncommon to get lost in your thoughts or the scenery and forget to check your speedometer– luckily, Waze solves that problem for us.
Download Waze today!
If you’re still using Apple Maps or Google Maps, you’re falling behind the times. Download Waze today and get alerts about anything from traffic cams to branches in the road. Plus, Waze is fully compatible with Konexial’s MY20 ELD. With MY20 ELD, you can easily sync action between the two apps for ease of use on the road.