Google Maps might be the preferred navigation app for many Android users, but there are many navigation applications available which are worth going for. One of the applications which is worth ditching Google Maps is Waze. It is true that Google purchase Waze in 2013, but this application exists alongside Google Maps and in fact it is really awesome. Waze is especially useful if you live in crowded cities as it is a great tool for detecting traffic congestion. If you want to download Waze and use it for navigation, you are in the right place. Read along for how to use Waze on your mobile phone.
What is Waze?
Waze is an application owned by Google which can navigate you and give you directions along with voice commands. This application might share a few features with Google Maps, but it also includes some unique features as well. You can use Waze to receive live traffic updates and get police alerts. There is also a speed limit check.
How to use Waze features
Waze offers a number of great features, but you need to dig into the settings to find and use them. That is why this tutorial for Waze application can be helpful if you want to use this app. Here are some of the most useful features of Waze app.
Set a Waze reminder
Waze comes with the ability to determine how long would it take to get from point A to point B at a certain time or during rush hour. Waze allows you to set a reminder for your appointments. All you need to do is to tap on your destination and then tap on “Later“. You can then set the time you need to arrive to your destination. When you are done setting your destination and the time, tap on “Save” and Waze will send you a notification whenever you need to leave home.
Use Waze to send ETA
Whenever you are trying to get some where and you know your running a little behind the schedule, you can use Waze to send ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) to your friends and family. This will let them know you are on your way and when you will arrive. Please note that you need to register a Waze account to be able to use this feature.
Find the cheapest and closest gas
Waze lets you have a quick search for gas. If you are heading somewhere and you need to go to a gas station on your way, Waze can help you with that. Just determine your destination and then tap on “Add a stop”. Now choose the gas station icon to see the available gas stations on your route. You can also see how much each station is charging. You can also head to the settings menu and under “Gas Stations & prices” specify your preferences for how Waze shows gas stations.
Use Waze Speedometer
If you tend to go over speed limit often, you can set Waze to send an alarm whenever you are driving too fast. By default, the speedometer will display the speed limit in the area you’re driving when you’re exceeding the limit by at least five miles per hour.
Change Waze guide voice
There is wide choice of voices for Waze voice commands. You can choose from a variety of languages and different types of voices. All you need to do is to go to Voice Language settings and select the voice that you would like to hear. Some voices can be unlocked when you have used this application for a while.
Use Waze with Android Auto
If you are using Android Auto in your car’s head unit, you can now use Waze application for navigation. In order to set it up, connect your Android phone to your vehicle with a USB cable. Tap on Navigation App and then select Waze.
Download Waze navigation app
If you are eager to use this application on your mobile phone, you can download it from the links provided below. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial post on Waze navigation app, if you have any questions with regard to the application, please don’t hesitate to ask it in the comments section.