Waze to Get Around

Waze to Get Around

If you’ve ever wished someone could have warned you about a traffic jam before you got stuck in it, here’s the app for you.

Waze is “the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app” on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The Waze app is a free way for people to alert those around them to the unexpected happenings on the road ahead. And with over 36 million users in 110 countries, you’ll rarely be caught off guard.

Waze ReportsLend a Hand

Get real-time updates on road conditions from users who are currently seeing them and alert other “Wazers” to accidents, road hazards, and even police traps. Just wave your hand in front of your mobile device and tell it what to do. As long as you know where your phone is, you don’t even need to look away from the road.

Get There

Keeping the Waze app open while you’re driving will automatically send information, such as your location and speed, to other users so everyone can know how traffic is moving. If you’re approaching a slowdown, Waze will suggest an alternate route so you can always take the fastest path possible to your destination.

Stay Connected

By connecting to Waze with your Facebook or Twitter account, you can also know where your friends are and when they’ll arrive. You can even stay up-to-date with the cheapest gas prices near you and let your fellow Wazers know if the prices change.

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—Andy Kyle

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  • Andy Kyle

9 Comments

  1. I love this app! I use it all the time to get around Salt Lake City.

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  2. I always use this app to get around too and it is great!

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  3. This is such a handy and cool idea. Especially nice for being in a different country and totally on the out for good and speedy routes. I’ll definitely look into Waze.

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  4. This would have been nice to have when I was in California! We hit the worst traffic jam. I definitely need this app!

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  5. Good have used this while driving around in Utah!

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  6. WAZE is great. My husband and I have used it on many long car trips and its so helpful! It’s also just fun to see how traffic changes ahead of time and mark where accidents occur so other “wazers” can be aware of them.

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  7. Wow, this app sounds amazing! Especially because it doesn’t necessarily take your eyes off the road. And because it depends on its users to be effective. It’s by the people, for the people.

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  8. I used Waze on several cross-country trips (East Coast to Utah, Utah to Texas, Texas to the East Coast … you get the idea), and it was an invaluable resource. Honestly, though, I had forgotten about it in recent years since I haven’t needed to drive cross-country recently—I appreciate the reminder!

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  9. This sounds awesome.. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before! Side note/question: where is the app that tells us what the speed limit is?! Every time I’m on a road trip and I’m in the middle of nowhere, I forget the speed limit. Help me out, app makers!!!

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