Waze offers turn-by-turn directions and it’s free. Waze lets you enter a destination address for which a route is calculated. The first time you enter an address, you can tell the app whether this is regular destination to be saved to a list of favorites, such as Home, Work or School. Waze may generate multiple routes, but will try to show you the best one.
Waze also presents a 3D-style map with a pleasant, easy-to-read design. As you drive, it speaks turns well in advance, warning you about half-a-mile ahead on surface streets and a mile on freeways that you’ll need to take action soon.
How Waze works
After typing in your destination address, just drive with the app open on your phone to passively contribute traffic and other road data, but you can also take a more active role by sharing road reports on accidents, police traps, or any other hazards along the way, helping to give other users in the area a ‘heads-up’ about what’s to come.
Waze also has a game included that lets you earn points by driving out of your way to score cupcakes placed nearby on the map. The idea here is to get you to explore your surroundings, but also to increase the amount of info Waze has to work with.
When you download Waze, you not only get free navigation, but also become part of the local driving community in your area, joining forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and improve everyone’s daily commute.