Waze and Google/Apple Maps

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  1. DChiJEllis

    DChiJEllis Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    About to set off on the annual dash eastward (Iowa to Pennsylvania). I used Waze exclusively on last year’s run but the year before I used Google Maps and liked the automatic rerouting suggestions when the Indiana Turnpike turned into a parking lot. I don’t feel that Waze does as good a job with traffic updates and rerouting options. In theory, I think I could run Waze in the background and still get alerts inside the bubble, but use Google/Apple Maps in the foreground for nav and traffic.

    Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on this?


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    I just want to point out that Waze actually rerouted me around a huge traffic problem on my trip to Missouri last year. Traffic was backed up for miles due to a large load. It warned me about an hour before I got there and had me exit on the last exit I could before the backup. I was able to drive on a frontage road for about 4 miles as I looked at the parking lot on my left. It saved me about an hour and a half.

    I think Google Maps is generally better for a lot of things, but I think that Waze has a really good handle on rerouting due to slowdowns.

    I have no experience trying to run both but I think either one of these apps can be problematic enough on their own, Waze more so than Google Maps. I've had it fall asleep on me for lack of a better term. I'd be pretty worried about running together on the same phone anyway.
     
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    On iPhone hooked to my cars Bluetooth audio; I run both at the same time. I run Waze up front so I can see further up ahead of me the pinned notifications and upcoming reports on the display. I run google maps instead for the actual route navigation with google maps running in the background and its iOS notifications active. When an event or rerouting is detected by google maps speaks the notification and pops up a notification text bubble indicating the announcement.

    It’s funny because Waze is a google product but google maps is superior in navigation to Waze in my opinion.

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    Run Google Maps and JBV1 with CSAs enabled. You'll get the best of both worlds.
     
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    I’d have to tether my Android to my iPhone. It was a little buggy when I tried it and made the iPhone run hotter than normal. I might give it a go again.


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    Coming back from KY the Waze server was acting up. I ran Waze waiting for server to catch up with Google Maps in a pop up for nav. Worked so well I ran it the whole way home.

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    i used to think the same thing until recently Waze rerouted me and google maps did not. now, im pretty sure there have been times where google recommended a change but not waze. So, im not sure. If you want to be thorough, perhaps you use both. Keep one running in the background so it will give you an audio alert if it senses a significant delay. I run google maps in the background, with waze always open.

    interesting fact, though.. pretty sure waze is owned by google
     
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    I use Waze quite often here in Canada. It always send me to small roads and always avoid traffic. I really like it
     
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    Waze all the way. I can't tell you the amount of times Google led me astray here in Florida. So many times that I deleted it from my phone.
     
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    Have you run the iPhone map program with Waze? Or used it in general? Google Maps makes way to may mistakes telling me to turn Left when both Waze and the iPhone map tell me to turn Right. I accidentally opened Google Maps the other day when an accident happened where they had 3 out of 5 lanes closed for paving and it shutdown I-285. After 15 minutes of nobody moving, I turned around and drove down the outside shoulder until the last exit and did a U turn. That is when I needed to find a different route and opened Goggle Maps by mistake. Google maps wanted to route me right back onto I-285!

    Up in the North Georgia Mountains we have a weekend rental property and Google maps only shows 12 of the 16 roads in our development, has 3 of them connected together that never touch (One is just a dead end as the development property ends there, another is a dead end because of the lake, and yes the other road is on the other side but no vehicle has a snorkel tall enough to cross the lake, and the last one dead ends because of a gorge created by the creek that feeds the lake), plus the first two roads in the development are labeled backwards. How do you miss label a road that turns due West off the main road and starts with the word West as East? The maps app in the iPhone shows the roads correctly, now for the funny part, Waze shows all the roads, has them all labeled correctly, but doesn't name two of them yet at least shows them. Google owns Waze are they not using the same maps?
     
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    I don’t use Apple maps often, maybe once or twice a year. Waze has taken me down one way roads the wrong way in downtown Denver on a few occasions. Google maps in Denver works much better at routing there.



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