- Sep 5, 2018
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All, in my experience, Waze can be flaky at times. I'd recommend either JBV1 or Highway Radar to get the alerts that Waze sometimes forgets are there. Both Android apps happily exist in the background while Waze is on the screen. Both apps can open Waze for reporting with one button if you prefer to do it that way.
I really, really wish they weren't Android-only applications. I totally understand why they are, but for a native Apple person like myself, the whole second phone thing really just feels impractical personally. I know things are even getting easier with cheap data plans and cheap inactivated phones you can buy from stores like Walmart, but that on top of the whole process of charging and setting up a second phone for every a drive is just a lot to me personally. For people like me, JBV1 and Highway Radar might not be an option sadly and Waze is all we get.
Waze can suck at times, but it's the best we have right now. It's certainly the most used app for crowdsourcing this data. I've admittedly never used Escort Live, but I've heard a lot of complaints about it here. Probably more complaints than compliments.