I’ve been testing out a lot of GPS apps over the past few months and Waze is the front-runner. Not only is it feature packed, but just yesterday it turned 3 on Android and the interface went from ok to great.
There are a lot of things I like about Waze but the biggest two are that it’s free and that it’s social.
The social integration part is what makes Waze stand out amongst others. This means that other Waze users can report traffic levels, accidents or even cops so that the rest of us know what’s going on in our area.
All the other good GPS features are there too like driving directions based on traffic levels, road conditions, day/night mode and turn by turn voice commands.
Another nice thing about Waze is that you can turn off the features you don’t want. Don’t like seeing other Wazers on the map? Turn them off. Don’t like the idea of goodies or road candy? Turn them off. Waze doesn’t force their stuff upon you.
Waze is a great app and the best GPS app I’ve found on Android. And for the price of $0, there is no reason not to try it out.
Oh, and if you’re on the iPhone, Waze is available for you too.