Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic
Get alerts about traffic, police, hazards and more on your drive.
More about Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic
Waze is a community-powered mapping and navigation app that gives you real-time traffic information and road alerts. It is the world’s largest community-based traffic and maps/navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, fuel and improve daily commuting for all. Just by driving with Waze open, you’re already contributing tons of real-time traffic information to your local community.
Waze is specifically designed for road navigation while in a car. You won’t get any transit results like the one Google maps to offer while navigating on foot.
Using Waze to Navigate
After downloading the Waze app you will need to give it permission to access your phone’s location via GPS. Say yes to the terms and conditions and you are good to navigate. Millions of users who are actively and passively contributing countless data points altogether create accurate maps. As Waze tracks you on the road the app automatically judges by the speed of your car that weather a road is free or busy.
If you are moving slowly and a few other users are also slow on the same location on a similar road then it will estimate a traffic jam. The app distills all of this into usable traffic data for you to see on screen. Road closures due to extensive construction are accurately represented and on time.
As you drive along, Waze will notify you via pop-ups of incidents on the road ahead. Slow traffic, incidents and accidents, and police presence and speed cameras are among the possible triggers for notifications. Waze also occasionally show pop-up ads for nearby businesses, once you stop at a red light or park your car.
Once in the driving mode, you can control the app via voice command to stay handsfree and safe. This voice input uses your phone’s native voice input system, for example, Google Voice typing for the Android version of the app. If you want to know more about Waze – GPS, Maps & Traffic, then you may visit waze support center for more information.
Technical file information
- Package name:
- 18.104.22.168 (1022117)
- File size:
- 82.2 MB
- August 21, 2020
- Minimum Android version:
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean, API 16)
Older Versions of Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic:
What's new in this version of Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic?
- Fixed a bug so you’ll see info about your destination before leaving for a planned drive