Waze – More than just navigation
I started using Waze a few years back. Back then, smartphone technology was just in its infancy and apps like Waze was consuming a bit too much battery for my liking. So I stopped using it.
A recent outing with a friend made me realise it was time to revisit this apps.
Smartphones are more power efficient now. And batteries are getting bigger too. Plus, power banks are also quite affordable these days.
Waze is a navigation apps. And more.
And I will be focusing on the “more” bit.
With Waze (and internet connection), you can get live traffic data. That means you can get a quite accurate estimate of your travel time. Having tested it for a few weeks now, I have to say that it is quite accurate.
So now, I use Waze to plan my journey. If there’s a heavy traffic and it affects my travel time significantly, I can just opt to stay back in office a little longer (until traffic clears up). This way, there’s less time wasted on the road (and in the jam).
You can also check the estimated travel time using Waze Live Map at their website. Just enter the start location into the text box. Another box will then appear for you to enter your destination.
You can download Waze from: https://www.waze.com/download/
If you have any questions or any experience/ tips to share, feel free to leave them in the comments below.
Tip: Tested on Android — If you do not need to view the screen and just need the voice navigation, you can turn off your phone screen and Waze will continue to run (some changes to Waze settings may be required).