Showing posts with label Waze. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waze. Show all posts

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Ditch the App? Navigate the Roads with Waze on the Web!

Stuck in traffic, phone glued to your dashboard, wishing you could check Waze without taking your eyes off the road? 

Here's a Cool Tip. Use Waze on the web! 

Did you know that you can use Waze on a PC?

But before you ditch the app entirely, let's explore the hows and whys of this web-based navigation revolution.

Ever get stuck in a dead end just because your phone ran out of battery? 

Or longed to plan your route on a bigger screen before hitting the road? 

Waze on the Web solves these woes and more. 

Access real-time traffic updates, find gas stations, report hazards, and even earn points - all without draining your phone's battery or squinting at a tiny screen.

How to Navigate with Waze Web:
  • Head to: on your desktop or laptop.
  • Allow location access. 
    • Waze needs to know where you are to show you relevant traffic and directions.
  • Enter your destination and choose your preferred route. 
    • Waze on the Web shows real-time traffic conditions so you can avoid jams and choose the fastest path.
  • See live traffic updates, accidents, police traps, and even gas prices along your route. 
  • Report hazards, accidents, and road closures to help other drivers on the road. 
  • Save your driving route instructions to your mobile phone Waze app by selecting the "Save to app" button.
  • The Best of Both Worlds!

fig. 1 - Waze on the Web

Use Waze on the Web on your laptop to research the best route, avoid construction zones, and find gas stations along the way.

So, ditch the app (or don't!) and explore the possibilities of Waze Web. 

Remember, the road less traveled might just be the one you see on a bigger screen!


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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Drive Safer with the New Waze Crash History Feature

Are you a frequent Waze user?

Do you worry about encountering accidents on your daily commute?

Here's a Cool Tip. Waze Crash History.

Waze introduced a new feature, Waze Crash History, which is designed to enhance your driving experience and promote safer road conditions.

This innovative feature utilizes historical crash data and real-time reports from fellow Waze users to alert you about accident-prone areas along your route.

Here's how to use it.
  • Keep your Waze app updated to the latest version to access the Crash History feature.
  • Enable Crash History Alerts: Navigate to Settings Alerts & Reports > Reports > Enable "Alert while driving"
  • While driving, Waze will display alerts for roads with a history of crashes.

Waze Crash History Warning

fig. 1 - Waze Crash History Warning

A few notes:
  • Alerts may not appear for roads that you drive on frequently.
  • If your route has multiple roads with a history of crashes, Waze only alerts you of the most critical ones.
  • One alert may appear for multiple affected roads in the same area.

Check out Waze for your next driving adventure.

You can download Waze:  iPhone/iPad and Google Play.

You can also visit


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Sunday, September 10, 2023

How to Use the New Waze Alien Theme

Are you a fan of space aliens?

Here's a Cool Tip: The New Alien theme in the Waze app!

This theme lets you customize your car icon and navigation voice to make it look and sound like you're driving a spaceship.

Waze Alien Theme
fig. 1 - Waze Alien Theme

Here's how to do it:
  • Open the Waze app on your mobile phone.
  • Tap on the hamburger menu (three lines) in the top left corner.
  • Select Settings.
  • Tap on Voice & sound.
  • Under Waze voice, select English (US)  - Alien.
  • Go back to Settings
  • Tap on Map display.
  • Under Car icon, select Ghost Car.

The Aliens theme is a fun and creative way to customize your Waze experience.

Whether you're a fan of aliens or just looking for a way to add a little bit of fun to your commute, the Aliens theme is a great option.


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Waze Now Lets You Record and Share Your Own Turn-by-Turn Navigation Audio

We love Waze, Google's crowd-sourced navigation and traffic app.

From real-time predictive arrival times and the ability for you and your fellow commuters to report hazards and traffic problems, Waze is the best mobile navigation app.

From time to time, Waze has promoted celebrity voices who offered turn-by-turn navigation.  These have included Stephen Colbert, Mr. T and C3PO.

But now Waze lets users to create their own custom audio and also the ability to share that audio with others.

Here's how to record your voice directions:

  • Open Waze app on your mobile phone.
  • Tap the Hamburger men (three lines)
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Voice and sound.
  • Tap Waze voice.
  • Tap Add a voice.
  • Click OK on the Safety Warning screen (after reading!)
  • Tap Name your voice.
  • Tap Enter a name for your custom voice to give your set of recordings a name. 
  • Tap Done.
  • Tap on the type of direction you'd like to record, 
  • Tap the record icon Waze Record to start recording and stop Waze Stop Record when you've finished recording. 
  • To play your recording back, tap the play icon Waze Play Voice.
  • Tap Save.

A few suggestions when making and using the custom voice navigation:

  • Be accurate when recording your custom navigation.  Safety first!  
  • Your voice recording is saved locally.  So it is possible that it can be deleted when you uninstall the Waze app.
  • Did you read the warning above about being accurate when making a custom recording?  Safety first!
  • Custom voice navigation is not as complete as the normal voice navigation options.  Use a custom voice when you are familiar with your travel plans and destinations.  Use the default voice options when you need more precise street names for your audio navigation.

You can also share your customer voice navigation with others.  

Here's how:

  • Tap the Hamburger menu (three lines) then Settings .
  • Tap Voice and sound.
  • Tap Waze Voice.
  • Tap Share Waze Share iOS on iOS or Waze Share Android on Android and then Share again on the voice you want to share.
  • Choose your preferred method (SMS, email, etc.). and select the recipient.

Send your voice recording to friends and they'll hear your recorded directions while navigating with Waze.
Check out this custom voice:
Rodger's Wild Ride (Waze Custom Voice Navigation)

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Avoid That Speeding Ticket. Waze App Now Warns With Speed Limits

Waze Navigation App
What's the Speed Limit?

If you've ever asked yourself that question, let the new speed limit feature in the Waze app help you.

When driving in an area where the feature is working, you'll receive an alert letting you know the speed limit and your current speed.

Waze Speed Limit

You can change the speed over the limit that the app alerts you in the Waze settings.

The new feature started this spring but new areas have been added.


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Let C-3P0 Be Your Navigator

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C-3PO, Human Cyborg Relations, can now be your voice navigator using Waze on your Android or iPhone..

C-3PO will tell you how to get to your destination at lightspeed faster than than the Millennium Falcon on a Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs.

It's all part of a new massive promotion of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film across multiple Google services,

Now you can set the voice as C-3PO.

Here's how to do it:
  • Open the Waze app 
  • Scroll down to settings (click the Waze icon in the bottom left corner, then settings icon)
  • Select Sound
  • Click to select Star Wars

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That's it!  May the Waze be with you!

For more information and links to download Waze, visit the Waze, Star Wars page HERE.

For more information on Google's Star Wars, click HERE.


Friday, October 9, 2015

Running Out of Gas? Let Waze Show You the Best Prices

All hail the mighty power of Waze.

We've told you how the Waze app can help you navigate your next drive by avoiding congestion, police and road hazards.

But it's also a great way to find the best gas prices too.

You can find the closest stations to you as well as brands and current prices.

Waze Gas Prices

Here's how to do it.   On the Android and iOS mobile apps:

-  Open the Waze app.
- Tap the Where to? search at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap on Gas
- View nearby gas stations and prices.  You'll see the gas brand names and current prices as well as the distance to the station.
- Tap Go to navigate to the gas station.

So how does Waze know the prices?  Through the power of Wazers.

You can report gas prices whenever you are near a station.

Waze Gas Price Reporting

To report gas prices, you'll need to be physically within .3 of a mile of the station and have at least Baby Waze status.

- Tap the Report icon.
- Tap on Gas Prices
- Tap the gas station you are updating
- Tap the current prices and then enter the updated price.
- Tap Send

And that's it.  Your update helps other Wazers make better buying decisions.


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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Let Stephen Colbert Give You Driving Directions

Stephen Colbert Waze Video - One Cool Tip
Are you tired of listening to your regular GPS voice when you drive?

Now you can let Stephen Colbert give you turn-by-turn driving directions with the Waze app.

In a bid to publicize his new late-night talk show on CBS, Colbert can now be chosen as a voice in Waze.

Colbert joins well-known celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Colonel Sanders who have provided the driving instructions voice in Waze.

Select Stephen Colbert screen Waze app - One Cool TipTo choose Colbert as your voice option, open the Waze app, go to settings, and select Sounds.  Click to select Stephen Colbert.

But don't wait too long, Stephen's voice will end on September 22, 2015.

Here is a video of Colbert explaining his new job as a Waze voice:

If it doesn't play correctly, click HERE.


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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Waze Knows Where You Are Going

Waze app inon
Do you know where you are going?

We've shared a Cool Tip about the great driving app Waze here already.

But here's another Cool Tip.

Waze can get you directions to your destination based upon your iPhone or Android calendar.

This calendar integration means that you don't have to retype your destinations into the driving app.

Just put the destination into the "location" field in your calendar app when you are setting up an appointment or a meeting.

Waze Calendar integration

When you access Waze, the location will be available to confirm.  You'll need to allow Waze to access you mobile calendar when you access Waze.  You can also ensure that your "Calendar Sync" is turned on by visiting your Waze settings under "Calendar Events".



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Friday, June 5, 2015

Waze is Your "Must Have" Driving App

Waze App Logo
Do you Waze?

That's the question you'll want to ask your friends and family from here on out.

Waze is a smartphone app that is a community traffic and navigation app.

The Waze community allows you to join drivers who share real-time traffic information.

Now owned by Google, this community-based app gives you the best route to your destination based upon updates from your fellow drivers and data acquired by Google from local and state traffic systems.  It even updates the best route while you are driving.

Waze Screenshot - Report Real-Time Traffic and Road Conditions to Improve Driving for AllWaze Screenshot - Outsmart Traffic with the World's Largest Coomunity of Drivers
Waze is a powerful app because of this constant updating of information.

 Millions of drivers are updating road conditions such as construction zones, accidents, potholes and even police traps.

This real-time data means that it is much more than regular maps you can find on your iPhone or Android phones like MapQuest, Apple Map or even Google's Map app.

As you drive to your destination, Waze will pop up information and audibly alert you to upcoming conditions.

You'll know about that police car on the other side of the hill before you even see it.

It's easy to find and connect to fellow Wazers from your social networks.  You can connect your Waze account to Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.  Once connected, you can share ETAs and destinations. This is a great option if you are travelling to the same destination in separate vehicles.

I've found having a good phone mount on the dash works best to avoid distraction and I always use the voice reporting to tell Waze about road conditions that I encounter.  This makes it easy to share information while keeping my eyes on the road.

You can download the free Waze app for iPhone from iTunes HERE and the Android from the Google Play store HERE.


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