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Waze is a fun and sophisticated navigation app. In the many areas where [[glossary|wazers]] have [[Map Editing|worked on the maps]] for just a couple of months, it is already far superior to commercial GPS navigation aids. Waze is the best and keeps getting better.
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Waze is a fun and sophisticated navigation app. In the many areas where [[glossary|wazers]] have [[Waze Map Editor|worked on the maps]] for just a couple of months, it is already far superior to commercial GPS navigation aids. Waze is the best and keeps getting better.
  
 
But it is not perfect. None of these problems stop Waze from working and being useful. But they are listed here for your information, and so you know they are being worked on.
 
But it is not perfect. None of these problems stop Waze from working and being useful. But they are listed here for your information, and so you know they are being worked on.
  
 
{{Current problems}}
 
{{Current problems}}

Revision as of 14:25, 25 April 2013

Waze is a fun and sophisticated navigation app. In the many areas where wazers have worked on the maps for just a couple of months, it is already far superior to commercial GPS navigation aids. Waze is the best and keeps getting better.

But it is not perfect. None of these problems stop Waze from working and being useful. But they are listed here for your information, and so you know they are being worked on.

  • Routing distance is limited to about 1,000 miles (1600 km) distance. To route to longer distances, select a point between your origin and destination less than this limit.
  • When you request a route the client device app assumes you are continuing in the same direction you last traveled. This is often desirable, but can lead to unnecessarily longer routes when you have a choice of direction from your starting position. If you start driving the other direction, it will recalculate the route.
  • Odd routing: Waze has been known to make short detours. In these situation, Waze instructs the driver to turn off a road, only to have the driver immediately return to it. Ostensibly, this shortens the route, but it produces routes that many drivers consider unreasonable, and the time savings are often dubious. Editors can often work around this using the Detour prevention mechanisms.