Does Waze warn of alerts if no destination is entered?

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If you just turn the app on while you drive, does it tell you any warnings? It wouldn't necessarily know what road you're about to turn down, but if there's something directly ahead on the same road, it should warn you. It doesn't seem to do so, although I haven't checked extensively.
 

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Yes it does they will show and alert same road you are currently on.
 

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As others have said it will alert to the same road you are driving on. If there is something right after an interchange of highways etc it may be too late to get an alert. That is where having a destination entered would help so you can get the maximum distance alert.
 

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Speaking of distance, its a bit short. I can see on the map to slow up well before it tells me at half a mile. Maybe .5 is enough for most but I want to know when it comes on my screen to start paying attention. So it causes me to check the display on a regular basis if I’m in a hurry.
 

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Speaking of distance, its a bit short. I can see on the map to slow up well before it tells me at half a mile. Maybe .5 is enough for most but I want to know when it comes on my screen to start paying attention. So it causes me to check the display on a regular basis if I’m in a hurry.
I agree. It is really nice having Carplay now as it makes it easy to spot things well before I get the audio alert.
 

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I agree. It is really nice having Carplay now as it makes it easy to spot things well before I get the audio alert.
My car is two years too old for CarPlay. I have a 16 and it arrived in 18 for my Acura. So, I have an iPad Mini and a ProClip dash mount and because of size it stays vertical. I can see pretty far ahead on the map. My phone did a fine job but I wanted a bigger display and something that was as close to CarPlay as I could get without buying a new car.
 

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My car is two years too old for CarPlay. I have a 16 and it arrived in 18 for my Acura. So, I have an iPad Mini and a ProClip dash mount and because of size it stays vertical. I can see pretty far ahead on the map. My phone did a fine job but I wanted a bigger display and something that was as close to CarPlay as I could get without buying a new car.
Sounds like a nice little setup!
 

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It does. I prefer Google maps for navigation, but leave Waze on in the background. I get alerts all the time for police ahead for the road I am on.
 

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Speaking of distance, its a bit short. I can see on the map to slow up well before it tells me at half a mile. Maybe .5 is enough for most but I want to know when it comes on my screen to start paying attention. So it causes me to check the display on a regular basis if I’m in a hurry.
This right here is one of the very good reasons for using apps such as JBV1 or Highway Radar.
I get audio alerts on JBV1 at 3 miles and can see marked LEOs at 5 miles. JBV1 will even split the screen for you so that you are seeing Waze as well. I use the split screen view fairly often, but not for Waze since that's on my main screen in Android Auto.

Also, JBV1 will do small overlays on top of Waze instead. I ran that way for 9-10 months at least and it also works well. :)
 
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My car is two years too old for CarPlay. I have a 16 and it arrived in 18 for my Acura. So, I have an iPad Mini and a ProClip dash mount and because of size it stays vertical. I can see pretty far ahead on the map. My phone did a fine job but I wanted a bigger display and something that was as close to CarPlay as I could get without buying a new car.
Can't you replace the factory deck with an aftermarket Sony or other brand that is compatible with car play?
 

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This right here is one of the very good reasons for using apps such as JBV1 or Highway Radar.
I get audio alerts on JBV1 at 3 miles and can see marked LEOs at 5 miles. JBV1 will even split the screen for you so that you are seeing Waze as well. I use the split screen view fairly often, but not for Waze since that's on my main screen in Android Auto.

Also, JBV1 will do small overlays on top of Waze instead. I ran that way for 9-10 months at least and it also works well. :)
I wish I could use either of those apps on iOS. I have thought about getting an android phone with a cheap SIM like a few other users here and permanently mounting it in the cabin.
 

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Can't you replace the factory deck with an aftermarket Sony or other brand that is compatible with car play?
Not exactly. Along with radio control, all of the climate controls are on the same screen. I have very few buttons in the car, they are all in menus on the screen. My iPad covers my needs in place of this.
 

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Waze will both Alert and show all LEOs with the correct settings. Without a destination, anything that is about a half mile ahead of you on the road you are currently driving on will be Alerted too. And depending on what scale you pick, Waze will show all LEOs on the map whether they are on the actual road you are traveling on. These LEOs off your current road will not get an audio alert, but they will be displayed on the screen as long as they are within your scale setting.

As for older vehicle, no need to buy a new vehicle, all you need is a new Audio Head Unit. Both my 2002 T-bird and 2003 Expedition had the 8 track player of CD players in the dash IE only and AM/FM 6 CD changer radio. With the new No Touch - Hands Free Law, I needed a solution other then purchasing two new vehicles. So I replaced the Head Units. Now I have a 7 inch display Head Unit in both dashes that will play back FLAC Files, display Waze, run Apple CarPlay, do Text to Speech and Speech to Text messages, access to Tidal and Sirius/XM, plus full hands free cell phone with dialing by Siri or Address Book on the 7 inch display . Of course since I was completely modern car tech starved IE not even hands free, this was the perfect solution for me. I looked at just getting an iPad or Android Tablet, but all that did was solve my Waze issues so I put the $150 that would have gone for a nice tablet toward a $400 Head Unit that solved all my problems. The Head Unit also gets rid of all the charging issues as it charges my phones while I drive. YMMV.

In the Android Auto side of the house there are some nice Head Unit just under $200. I found a six inch display model for $89 on close-out from Crutchfield for my daughters car as she already had hands free linked to the car stereo but her old display could only be used for radio/cd controls, it was not a free video display so it could not do Waze or navigation. Now she can.

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I use Waze every time I drive typically without putting in a destination. I know where I'm going but utilize Waze to alert me to issues on the road ahead. This includes police and yes I get a warning police reported ahead. Waze is not foolproof but does provide an additional layer of awareness.
 

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