Do you know the Waze?

We recently bought a used car equipped with Ford’s Sync system. The car had an older version of Sync that did not interface with Apple Car Play. Our trusty iPhone GPS just wouldn’t play nice with the Sync system.

During my search for a GPS solution that would work with Sync, I found Waze. After a little trial and error, I finally got Waze to cooperate with Sync. I have to admit I was pretty satisfied with the iPhone GPS and Waze took a little getting used to.

Waze Report ScreenAfter a couple of trips using Waze, I’m hooked. Waze is our new favorite GPS solution. It does everything our iPhone GPS app did. The big advantage of Waze is the ability for users to make updates on the fly. For example, if you see a car pulled over on the side of the road you can tell Waze. Almost immediately Waze will alert other drivers of the car on the shoulder. Pretty cool. Same goes for other types of alerts – police, road closed, detours, and traffic. When you receive an alert you can acknowledge the alert or indicate that there is no longer a problem. Interactive!

The maps are up to date and displayed nicely. The turn-by-turn directions are great as you would expect from any good GPS. But even if you don’t have a destination plugged in, we love having Waze turned on just for the ability to be alerted to traffic situations ahead.

There is also a Car Pool feature that let’s you be a driver or a rider.

Waze is owned by Google. It’s free although it sometimes displays advertising. This is only a minor distraction.

Bottom line… we love Waze and reccommend it.

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