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: August 16, 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
6,615,800 total
5 4,686,360 
4 1,379,770 
3 309,358 
2 94,047 
1 146,265 

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Ferhat Karagul Published date: August 16, 2017

    I use it daily. Simply perfect Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Tiffany Evans Published date: August 5, 2017

    I really like the app. It automatically reroutes while driving to avoid traffic and even remembers where I parked (which kinda creeps me out but is helpful). The only reason I didn't give more stars was it no longer reminds me when it's time to leave for planned drives. That was the most useful feature of all, but for some reason it stopped doing that. Once that is fixed I'll definitely edit my review. Regardless, I still recommend over Google maps. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Николай Попов Published date: August 4, 2017

    I use waze for about a year and it used to be much much better! It used to show you the shortest and fastest way without traffic. These options don't work there at all now! It shows you take a turn and use parallel road or make a loop around when it isn't necessarily and roads with traffic almost always. It is still good for 2 things - cops and cameras. But if you don't speed - use Google maps, it's more reliable. P.S. I got to update my previous review - it has become even more worse! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    James Sullivan Published date: August 12, 2017

    I searched for a common retail store and it gave me stores for a completely different City. I checked gas station prices and they were almost two weeks old. I live in a district with dozens of restaurants yet the only one that showed up on the map was McDonalds. I'm going to stick with Google Maps. Much more current much more trustworthy much more accurate in my experience Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    michael murphy Published date: August 5, 2017

    Hey guys try disabling Google maps and see if Waze wakes up. It seems to have worked for me. Waze will NOT auto lock onto satellites. I must first turn off location service on my moto z and then turn it back on. Then it works perfectly. Always have loved it. It was clearly the best to me. Now I uninstalled it. Note: any other GPS apps lock on immediately. I have tried over and over for weeks Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Tim Hearn Published date: August 1, 2017

    Been using waze for a long time and been waiting a long time for the Android auto compatibility and finally its here!!! It's not as good as the phone app version but hoping it will get there over time. Here are a few of the things it needs. Road speeds and own speed. Colour change options. Dim settings as it's too bright at night. Apart from that it seems fairly good for a new release. Keep working on it guys and it will be as amazing as the phone app version Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Nancy Broughton Published date: August 14, 2017

    Oct 2016:This GPS app is good, I recently found Tyler Perry voice (Madea) in here and it's very funny. Cant want till they update her with street names. I love that I can get gas prices nearby right from this app & everything that I need when traveling. I am taking off 1* because it doesn't work with Android Auto. 08-14-17:Update.. Now works on Android Auto. Thank you for the creators for making this happen. Now I don't have to use 2 different GPS when traveling. Changing from 4🌟 to 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Ms V Published date: August 15, 2017

    I love everything about it! The voice navigations are so cool too, speed limit monitor, seeks sneaky police surroundings, etc! This even navigates me so much smoothly than Googles maps. Googles maps would having me going around in circles and mapquest had me in a dangerous moment one time. Waze would never do this to me and I'll continue to keep this! Hope the new updates include some gaming this app was talking about because it's so captivating, I feel it would be better than Pokemon Go even though those are divergent things. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: August 5, 2017

    A great app - picks up alternative routes fast and is easy to use. The only reason I have given it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I've changed phones twice since having the app and it won't allow me to log into my account on both occasions so I've had to create new ones. Not the end of the world - a minor annoyance at most. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Kenn Grant Published date: July 27, 2017

    Rating and commenting on Waze for Android Auto only, otherwise it's 5 stars. Does not work with my 2016 Ford Edge. It shows me as stationary at my house when I have been driving to work. On occasion it would place me in the correct location, but always stationary, never in motion. Buggy is not the word. The Android Auto version for Fords needs a big fix. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Mike Slomanski Published date: July 27, 2017

    I love this app. I am a Google and Samsung fanboy. It took me a few to get off Google Maps, I still slip from time to time. I am so happy I switched. Waze has so many cool features with a very intuitive and friendly GUI. It is very simple to use too. My only wish of it, is it get Samsung Bixby integration. After all it will be embedded on all Samsung Phone after the S8, it replaces Samsung Voice altogethor. Great, Intuitive, Easy to Use, with very USEFUL features. Get it. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    V. H Published date: August 8, 2017

    Great app. Use it daily. One thing I would like to see added is the voice commands to add a stop. Recently on a trip I had to add a new stop and it was dang near impossible to pull over and stop on a bumper to bumper freeway let alone get back into traffic. Definitely needs the ability to choose using voice commands for more than home or work. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: August 11, 2017

    It has taken routes I never knew existed. I get there faster, less stressed as avoiding traffic build up. Best app I have ever used. Drove to Warwickshire with minimal fuss. Love the live updates of what is going on around you. So useful to know. So easy to use once you can sort out your desired settings. A great app and easy to use. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Big Dawg Published date: July 29, 2017

    Update: speed limit reporting doesn't work! Been a Wazer for 4 yrs now. Tagging police alone is worth using! Using Waze and my radar detector, I haven't gotten a speeding ticket in 10 yrs. Just needs a '1-button' Police tag on the main screen instead of going thru 4 taps to report. Add this feature = 5 stars! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Published date: July 31, 2017

    Waze is great, love how the app connects to my calendar, the route options, the ability to let other drivers know about speed traps, road hazards, construction and other similar things. Don't like that you can't easily look at the chosen route in its entirety after you have set it. (Maybe I missed how to do that 🤔) Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Konstantin S Published date: July 30, 2017

    Love this app, can't drive without it. Only 1 thing I want to add drom Google's other map is line change popup. Like on Google map navigation you'll see a little window with let's say 4 lines and 1 out of 4 is yours and you should take it to go out from highway and turn. You got the idea. Amazing app nothing better than this. Can't wait until they combine waze with Google maps. This is going to be epic. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Ade Adeyemi Published date: July 28, 2017

    Loving new look. I use this most of the time. One of the best sat navs to be on the market. Highly recommended again....Administration, pls sort software out. For the last 9 months, I have been unable to update and post pictures of reached destinations Admin, what's happening? Also, when not navigating, instead of good morning afternoon or evening, why don't you update names of roads you're driving on at the time in that space. 4 star now as a result. Update these, then 5 star still 4 star.. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Sheena Cheong Published date: August 15, 2017

    I have Waze for more than 3 years n it has been very useful n helpful to me. However recently it kept logging me out of my account n caused much inconvenience whenever I wan to use it. Pls fix tis bug immediately n I will rate back 5 stars. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Dan Wise Published date: July 28, 2017

    I used this app at the same time from Charlotte NC to Myrtle Beach SC, and they were almost identical in the instructions. Although they did show a different routes, the routes where short changes and the arrival time was only a few minutes apart. You have a vreat program for a great price. IT'S FREE I am very delighted that i can now interface WAZE with car navigation using the Android auto app. The only big problem i see is the road speed and vehicle speed are not shown. Please correct this minor problem and i will be most grateful. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Para Momal Published date: July 26, 2017

    At first I thought it may not be as useful in rural areas due to less people using the app. However, it has not let me down, once. It has became my primary GPS for everything, even camping. I love how you can edit the maps and add your own roads and features. Highly recommended for northern Maine logging roads. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    David Kula Published date: August 10, 2017

    Didn't work well with Android Auto. I have a 2017 F-150 with SYNC 3 with Android Auto with a Galaxy S7 and Waze didn't keep track of my vehicle on the map. I've been using Google maps prior to this and Google maps works flawlessly. After reading many reviews I've discovered the problem is when my phone automatically locks WAZE stops tracking. I've set the autolock to its longest timeout time of 1 hour and WAZE kept tracking properly for my whole 30 minute ride home from work. Hopefully Google can correct this fault so I can use WAZE for long road trips. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    alan cheong Published date: August 10, 2017

    Could be much better ; has a rep for leading ppl round in circles despite either shorter, more direct, or jam free routes. Doesn't seem to be able to keep up with vehicle motion or position, often leading to missed or overshot junctions /turnoffs. Seems to go offline around mass rapid transit or light rail transit areas /facilities Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Patricia Lea Colburn Published date: August 2, 2017

    must try! Waze gives you alternative routes, police positioning on way to destination, wazers updates wrecks along the way to destination. You can see other wazers that use the same app on your phone. You can change the curser to different skins to fit your profile. It is enjoyable and convenient to use.. try this app Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Andrew Gittens Published date: July 27, 2017

    4 stars before & I loved it but absolutely canes my S8 battery. Have to force stop it once I reach my destination. Doesn't always connect to GPS as well so have to restart it. Keeping it on the phone but only using it in emergencies. Going back to google maps for most of my trips Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    David Rosario Jr. Published date: July 30, 2017

    The updates have been great, best GPS app ever. Its very rare that I get caught in traffic since discovering waze. Even a simple ride to the store nearest to my house, if there's anything that would make me take longer than usual to get there, waze will deviate the route to get me there in the same amount of time. Thats pretty cool. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Clint C Published date: August 11, 2017

    Sadly Google Android doesn't work well at all. I have a brand new Ford ranger. Waze runs, tracks where I am for a few mins, then has me stationary. Update: Ok I fixed this issue. I changed the power saving options for the waze app. Seemed that as soon as my screen went blank GPS was turning off.. Now I have another issue with waze taking forever to calculate routes.. Works OK directly on my phone but not via android auto. Google maps work fine. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Roy Wonder Cohen Published date: August 5, 2017

    This is the 3rd time i try using waze and it is a disappointment again. While driving i get commercial pop up's, that is dangerous and distracting. This made me lose the way a couple of times. When going off route due to these distractions it takes far to long for the app to recalculate. So... i am going back to good old google drive. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Chris Cooper Published date: August 12, 2017

    Doesn't waste data usage unlike google maps. When I got lost while driving (since i rarely use it most of the times) it saved me and i found out was 1 hour away from my city when i checked. Thankfully it put me right back on track and i got home safely. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Berneche T Published date: August 7, 2017

    Over the past three months or so, it seems like the app cannot connect to the network. I lowered my rating from 5 to 2 stars because it is so bad. 70% of the time my directions are "proceed to highlighted route" and I have to manually scroll for directions. Whatever has happened I hope it is fixed soon. I find myself defaulting back to Google Maps. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Arman Gevorgyan Published date: July 31, 2017

    Using the app in Armenia, when you are choosing direction the names of the streets are showing incorrectly. Tigtաн mեts str. (Tigran Mets str). Also it will be great if user will be able to correct the address by moving the pin(sometimes the address is not correct, or i don't know full address but i can find it on the map ) Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Hermanto Fang Published date: July 28, 2017

    Not good enough. Last update prevent me from uploading incident photos. I do not know why. There is no attachment button. I am driving from home to office and has been jammed. I saw an incident and all wazer demands for photos, i take it when i was jammed but had no time to upload or type anything. After getting arrived, i want to upload that photos and don't get any button to do it. Old version is better. Photo is very needed to reconfirm any reports, waze. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Amy Lee Published date: August 16, 2017

    Auto re-routing is great. Road hazard alerts are helpful. Love that you can have Mr. T give you voice directions. Wish you could make a longer trip (eg, cross-country) without having to do it in stages, but otherwise, love this app! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Vijay Duraisamy Published date: August 3, 2017

    Few things that makes me think is this a complete app. 1. No offline maps, 2. No speed limits for roads, 3. Doesnot recalculate route if you miss an exit, 4. No way to add via points. Please improve these aspects and I'm sure this will be the best app ****** My new review on 2nd aug. This is best app so far..what ever i said missing in 2014 are there now and much more options. Wase knows a traffic problem before anyother sat navs. Well done guys Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Kym Berlee Published date: July 31, 2017

    10x better than Google Maps! Love the platform! I like all the updates on police, potholes, red light camera alerts and other possible hazards while driving. The only GPS I use! Best app! Please fix the compass to read the proper direction while still moving straight ahead. If I want to see what REAL direction I'm heading in, I have to tap the compass, but then it changes my direction of driving on the screen. Make it so I stay driving straight ahead yet aren't always going north. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    carol bowles Published date: August 9, 2017

    Ways is my go-to GPS. Sometimes it differs from Google Maps, but it gets me where I want to go without any fuss. I like the warnings about vehicles on the side of the road especially at night time. Some people have a habit of driving down the shoulder, and this is possibly a deterrent for that kind of behavior. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Lesley Hayman Published date: August 4, 2017

    When first downloaded on my Samsung S7, it froze and crashed a few times. Be patient if this happens to you. It started working flawlessly before the end of the trip and is now my go-to travel app. Best real time data available! Love the points and incentives, would like to see more. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    mii car Published date: July 27, 2017

    The forceful demand to use full location tracking instead of gps only (which the app works perfectly well with) is insulting and annoying. It should be, turn on gps/data, use program...that's not the case and it forces you to do 5 extra steps while driving. NOT SAFE Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Charles Steward Published date: July 30, 2017

    I began using waze this year. It chose a curious route for a journey i make regularly. What does waze know, i thought and took my usual route over its recommendation. It turns out that waze knows quite a lot. I was caught in an hour long traffic jam. Always trust waze to know the best ways! Love it!! Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Michael Lynn Published date: August 2, 2017

    App works great!!! Im a tow op and i ise this alot. I like the fact i used my kids voices as the voice prompts... So now my kids tell me when its time to turn....fyi. This app is sooooo good. Even google, a world leader in computers bought this. Full Review

  • Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation
    Kevin Vella Published date: August 10, 2017

    Waze is nice and helpful, especially for cops on the highway. My only issue is the alert distance. I've had to rely on looking at the map occasionally to check for where they are, because when I get the voice alert they are already in view and clocking my speed. If you could increase the distance to a mile while en route this would have 5 stars Full Review