WAZE USERS STARTING TO SUCK

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Not sure how much relevance this has, but here in Florida 'texting' just became a primary offense as of July. So, for Floridians, I would think an uptick in non-reporting would be happening. I now think twice before even doing a Pandora thumbs up or thumbs down.
You can make Waze reports with voice commands...
 

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Since the new update to Android Auto, I haven't been able to use voice commands with Waze at all. Waze now counts on the Google Asst. for voice and mine always replies "I don't know how to help with that." The voice option specifically notes that only Google Assistant is supported now, yet it isn't, unless I'm missing something obvious.
 

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I’ve had a few Bad users in front of me before. sucks.


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Using Waze for a bit now. One thing I notice, seems quite battery hungry. Anyone else notice this? If I'm driving with my phone plugged in, I hardly get charge. Slow charge if anything. Maybe I should ramp up the amps a bit, but my cigg socket boots out 2.1A.
 

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It seems to be alright round here, once in a while there's a false, but you can easily hit 'not there' if it's a false.
 

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It is battery heavy. I’ve turned brightness down on my phone, and also changed the charging cable to a non generic one which seemed to help.

In my area waze is doing alright.
But like was mentioned earlier: google has limited the police reporting out of “concern for the safety” of the officers.
In my experience the range is what is suffering but I know in other parts of the US they’re limited further (I don’t know in what terms)
But also the cops are running waze themselves and dropping fake pins as a trap. And some cops are even downvoting our thumbs downing a particular report to make it disappear.
The police themselves are in conflict over whether waze is limiting their ability to catch speeders with some saying that and others saying that there is no effect since not everyone is running waze and they still get “clients” regardless .
 

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It is battery heavy. I’ve turned brightness down on my phone, and also changed the charging cable to a non generic one which seemed to help.

In my area waze is doing alright.
But like was mentioned earlier: google has limited the police reporting out of “concern for the safety” of the officers.
In my experience the range is what is suffering but I know in other parts of the US they’re limited further (I don’t know in what terms)
But also the cops are running waze themselves and dropping fake pins as a trap. And some cops are even downvoting our thumbs downing a particular report to make it disappear.
The police themselves are in conflict over whether waze is limiting their ability to catch speeders with some saying that and others saying that there is no effect since not everyone is running waze and they still get “clients” regardless .
Really!? Wow. I did hear something about police in Hong Kong and protesters pinning their location on an app of some sort. Didn't hear that the US had clamped down and unsure on my region.
I just use it for fixed intersection now. Someone told me the mobile cams are only alerting in one direction, so it's unreliable if the cam can snap both ways.
I seriously need a detector for this to cover the gap.
Guess I could switch to another gps type app for fixed intersection camera tho.
 
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Using Waze for a bit now. One thing I notice, seems quite battery hungry. Anyone else notice this? If I'm driving with my phone plugged in, I hardly get charge. Slow charge if anything. Maybe I should ramp up the amps a bit, but my cigg socket boots out 2.1A.
Yes very battery hungry. Won't use it without power cord attached.
 

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Since the new update to Android Auto, I haven't been able to use voice commands with Waze at all. Waze now counts on the Google Asst. for voice and mine always replies "I don't know how to help with that." The voice option specifically notes that only Google Assistant is supported now, yet it isn't, unless I'm missing something obvious.
On Apple, Waze voice direction request, it will pause almost all the time saying it is updating. Then crash. Eventually it gets through. Google I think it up to their no good self again. They buy something, ruin it, then force only parts onto whatever they decide to move, to less capable platform they already have.
 

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While I use Waze with my phone plugged in 99.99% of the time, I have played with the battery saver mode and it helps. It dims the screen when there's nothing special going on. I will run my phone on battery (and without battery saver) for short 10 minute trips, etc.
 

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I've had Android Auto for a week now and I have no clue how I didn't use Waze before. Traffic alerts are on point and it always finds the fastest routes. I leave work at the start of rush hour and hardly encounter any traffic with the Waze routes. Also shaved a few mins off my commute. I used to use a Garmin NuviCam for safety camera and navigation, but it wasn't very reliable and cost me $35 a year to keep camera locations "current". One thing I don't like is all the alerts. It seems people mark police, even if the LEO's are driving around. I've had a few "Police reported ahead", but not 1 cop as of yet. So I do agree, the users suck.

Waze is real time and free, mostly accurate (for traffic and travel times), and hopefully soon enough, LEO's. It is a great app and I wish I used it sooner hah
 

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