Waze is a great iPhone and Android phone users that are looking for a nice, free GPS. I’d say this is the best GPS app out there because of the price (free). The interface looks great and you can interact with other users. I still can’t believe that the app is free!
What is it?
Waze is an amazing, free GPS for iPhone users and Android phone users. The app, like all GPS apps, uses the internet which means you have to have a data plan to effectively use it on the go. You can interact with other users and there are a couple of safety features in the app.
What makes it the best?
To start off, it’s free! The fact that this functions as a full GPS app for free would be enough for anyone to want it. It even includes voice unlike other “free” GPS apps that make you pay monthly for voice. Another BIG feature of this app is the interaction between you and other users. You can see people on the app’s map and if you click on their icon, you can chat with them. The main function for the interactions is the “Report” function (below). And lastly, like most GPS’s, this one does show the estimated speed which is fairly accurate.
What does the “Report” function do?As you may be able to tell, the “Report” function allows you to report something on the road. This includes things like a traffic jam, police car, accident, hazard, etc. These are great for users because the hazard or accident can be avoided which saves time for other people. This is one of the HUGE bonus features of using this app instead of any other GPS app along with the fact that, again, it’s absolutely FREE!
A nice feature of Waze is the safety feature. If the app detects that you’re moving, it will prompt you if you try to change something. For instance, if I try to change the route, it will say that your car is moving but it will give you an option to close or tell it that you’re a passenger. Another feature that’s on most other GPS apps is the Home, Work, and other favorite places that you can save locations to.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, this app is pretty awesome for drivers. For free, anyone with a data plan might as well get it just in case they want it. I would HIGHLY recommend this app to anyone considering getting a GPS app. There aren’t even annoying ads; in fact, no ads at all.