Become an expert navigator without a sweat! Technology has already paved its way in helping us netizens in our day to day life especially with the bizarre traffic our country has to offer.
Did you know that Waze was already a popular, powerful crowdsourced map app before Google acquired it? The navigation software has constantly upgraded to a better interface in guiding us along the road. Waze has so many features that even long-term users may not know everything that you can do with the app.
Here are some tricks and tips we’ve rounded up so you can get the most out of the app.
SELECT ROUTES TO CHECK ALL AVAILABLE ROUTE OPTIONS
As everyone may know, Waze is set to automatically pick the route that takes the shortest amount of time. However, sometimes Waze doesn’t get it right, or doesn’t include other travel information that may influence the roads you take. Make sure to open “Routes” in the Waze app, which allows you to cycle through a number of possible routes to your destination.
SHARE YOUR “ETA”
Ever had that friend who always says “Malapit na ako?”. Well, better ask him now to send you his ETA! When Waze is giving you directions, you will notice a central button that says Send ETA in your route info. This will open up your contacts and allow you to instantly message an updated ETA to a friend or family member.
EDIT YOUR MAP
There are a couple different ways you can edit Waze maps to include more information. Currently, you can add a place to a Waze map, submit a report, or edit the streets on a map to make it more accurate. To add a place simply select the orange speech bubble in the lower corner of your map directions. From here, choose Places. Waze will then encourage you to take a photo of the location and choose whether it’s a residential location or a business location. Finish labeling, then select Done, and the location will be saved to the map.
SET WAZE FOR MOTORCYCLES
Waze has a motorcycle setting. To find it, go to Settings, then select Navigation. Scroll through the options until you find one for Vehicle Type. You can choose between Private, Taxi and Motorcycle. If you set the app to Motorcycle, then Waze will start looking for more motorcycle-friendly options when creating directions for you.
THE ICONS OF WAZE
Simply click the “Settings” via the magnifying glass, then go to “Display & Map”, and choose “Details” on map. This will give you a list of icons that you can add or remove from Waze maps. Use this list to customize what you want to see and keep the map. Do remember that some of these icons depend on crowdsourced information, so they aren’t always accurate: It may be worth experimenting with a few icons to see how dependable they are in your area.
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