Why run both Highway Radar and Waze for police alerts?

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Do you bother running both Waze and Highway Radar for police alerts or just Highway Radar? Lately I use only Highway Radar for alerts and Google Maps for navigation. It’s just my preference to run Google Maps over Waze for navigation. Since I am running Highway Radar for alerts why bother also running Waze? What is your preference?
 

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Currently I am using Waze for navigation and to make reports on one phone, while running JBV1 on a different phone in order to get better warnings of traps ahead. I would prefer to only use a single application, but I haven't weaned myself off of Waze completely yet.

I'll have to ask @schuster if Highway Radar & JBV1 used with WzSABRE can actively help build up reputation points on the Waze platform, the same way that Waze does.

I like knowing that the reputation I earn with miles and reports does work towards my further advantage. The more reputation a person has, then the more seriously the reports are taken by the system when submitted. It would take more "not there" reports to knock down one of my police trap reports than another user with no reputation. Having reputation is a defensive tactic to avoid police unmarking themselves with false "not there" reports if they monitor Waze.
 

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I prefer using both. There are plenty of times I’ve run across a cop that wasn’t reported on Waze so my detector was a life saver. However there is also the occasion that the cop is reported far before I get to the location but he’s not running his radar. I could have been a great I/O target had I not seen him on Waze.
 

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I run JBV1 only now. With the ability to interact with reports its a one stop shop and makes it simple. Being an iOS guy, I use Apple Maps for navigation since I can just ask Siri for info or directions. I was running both so I could report but at this point no. I am trying to keep my reply high level but I think you follow me.
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Currently I am using Waze for navigation and to make reports on one phone, while running JBV1 on a different phone in order to get better warnings of traps ahead. I would prefer to only use a single application, but I haven't weaned myself off of Waze completely yet.

I'll have to ask @schuster Highway Radar & JBV1 used with WzSABRE can actively help build up reputation points on the Waze platform, the same way that Waze does.

I like knowing that the reputation I earn with miles and reports does work towards my further advantage. The more reputation a person has, then the more seriously the reports are taken by the system when submitted. It would take more "not there" reports to knock down one of my police trap reports than another user with no reputation. Having reputation is a defensive tactic to avoid police unmarking themselves with false "not there" reports if they monitor Waze.
Curious about the reputation as well since I made the move to do everything in a single interface.
 

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I just Waze on the interstates for long distance travel. I don't use it locally because the backwoods people in rural Alabama have never heard of Waze...let alone use it.

Besides Waze I always run my Escort Max 360.
 

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Currently I am using Waze for navigation and to make reports on one phone, while running JBV1 on a different phone in order to get better warnings of traps ahead. I would prefer to only use a single application, but I haven't weaned myself off of Waze completely yet.

I'll have to ask @schuster Highway Radar & JBV1 used with WzSABRE can actively help build up reputation points on the Waze platform, the same way that Waze does.

I like knowing that the reputation I earn with miles and reports does work towards my further advantage. The more reputation a person has, then the more seriously the reports are taken by the system when submitted. It would take more "not there" reports to knock down one of my police trap reports than another user with no reputation. Having reputation is a defensive tactic to avoid police unmarking themselves with false "not there" reports if they monitor Waze.
Thank you for that i had no clue about that I would notice I'd report him and a few seconds later he wasn't there anymore but I've been running waze for over 5 years atleast now how many points do you need?
 

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Waze for navigation and the interface then jbv1 for my g2 info readout and the custom distances/settings for police alerts
 

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which are the two apps we aren’t supposed to run together ?
I’m brain farting.

And to take that question a step further : does this still stand if I run one app on one phone , and another app on another phone , that is piggybacking off the first
Phones hotspot (same internet access gateway I guess?)
 

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i always run waze on the interstate/highway. i need to give highway radar a try. how does it compare to waze?
 
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This thread has me a little confused.
HWY Radar pulls reports from Waze. HWY Radar submits reports via Sabre to Waze, so Waze is the common link whether used directly or indirectly. What am I missing here?
 

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You shouldn't run JBV1 and HwR at the same time, on the same internet connection, with crowd-sourced alerts enabled on both.
What about native Waze on iOS and JBV1 with WzSABRE, both using the same internet connection?
 

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I just Waze on the interstates for long distance travel. I don't use it locally because the backwoods people in rural Alabama have never heard of Waze...let alone use it.

Besides Waze I always run my Escort Max 360.

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i always run waze on the interstate/highway. i need to give highway radar a try. how does it compare to waze?
Probably a whole lot better. I use JBV1(but its gonna do the same as Highway Radar). You will get much better CSA alerts--much sooner. For me, Waze alerts in the kill zone about 50% of the time. I have to watch for pins ahead(not alerts) on CarPlay with an 8" screen to compete with either app. Plus, the Heat Maps are really accurate in my experience. It's one more piece of information.
 

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Like a few others here, I run JBV1 and Waze, the latter just on the highway as I don't drive far when I'm out and about. Plus I know where and what the local LEO's are up to for the most part anyways because I have a scanner running as well. Of course if they are laying in wait, they obviously don't say so over the radio. However, many times I hear they are pulling people over in a certain area which can be an indication of a speed trap.

I have run Waze for years, so I too have a reputation there, and now with JBV1 and the Sabre plugin I am also wondering if it adds to my rep or takes it into account. I know Sabre is sending and receiving alerts from Waze, but does that even need to be installed for it to work in the first place? I only ask because if it doesn't need to be installed, then I feel it probably isn't contributing towards rep points because Sabre doesnt ask for credentials to work, unless I missed that somehow.

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There's likely nothing in WzSabre that knows anything about credentials used on that device. ;) If a popular driving app wasn't installed, WzSabre would still work I suspect.
 

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Now that I think about it, I doubt it will do anything since you dont need a login to use the plugin. You dont even need the app installed so I would guess its not going to add any reputation.
 

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