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Review

Waze is a popular GPS and traffic navigation app. It is a free, real-time, voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation app that provides users with voice instructions, graphics, and points of interest as they drive. The app also includes an optional live map which is a map with a real-time view of what is happening on the road. It also has a "Life&q...

Waze - GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation

  • Greg Burn
  • Apr 18, 2021

Waze is a popular GPS and traffic navigation app. It is a free, real-time, voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation app that provides users with voice instructions, graphics, and points of interest as they drive. The app also includes an optional live map which is a map with a real-time view of what is happening on the road. It also has a "Life" option which is a social network that connects drivers with other drivers in the area and helps them share information such as accidents, police, and hazards. Waze is a GPS, Maps & Traffic Alerts app that is available in over 200 countries and has over 50 million users. The app is free and is available on the iOS and Android platforms. It has a four and a half star rating on the Apple Store and above 4 stars on Google Play.

Features

Waze has many features that provide users with traffic alerts and maps. Some of the features include the following:

  • Live map updates: Waze automatically provides users with the latest maps and live map updates. 
  • Traffic alerts: Users are alerted of accidents and traffic jams on the road ahead. 
  • Speed limit alerts: Users are alerted if they are driving above the speed limit. 
  • Report incidents: Users can report incidents such as accidents, hazards and traffic jams.

Design

Waze has a three-dimensional design that allows users to see the map of the area they are driving in. The interface is easy to navigate and the maps are up-to-date.

Information about Usability

The usability of Waze is very user-friendly. It has a user rating of 4.5 stars on the Apple Store and 4 stars on the Google Play Store.

Conclusion

Waze is a GPS, Maps, and Traffic Alerts app that helps users map out the area they are driving in, see the road in three dimensions, and provide other drivers with real time updates on accidents and traffic jams. It has a three-dimensional design and provides users with live map updates.

Pros:
  • Users are able to form a community and help each other out in real time
  • Users are able to communicate with other drivers in real time to report incidents and accidents
  • The app is able to keep the maps up to date, which makes it accurate
Cons:
  • The app does not provide users with directions
  • It is not able to predict traffic and only provides the user with updates on accidents and traffic jams
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