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Waze Reviews

Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Waze and what they use it for.
  • Alexandria to Chantilly
    I would suggest using from wherever you currently are over the next few days. At the time you expect you would actually leave Alexandria for Chantilly, use's "Live Map" feature to see the route. It will show you a remarkably accurate estimate of the best route and the time it will take. It will also show you a couple of alternatives. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • How is the commute from Ashburn to Arlington?
    If you want to get pretty accurate actual times for your commute, after next Tuesday (when traffic is getting back to normal levels after the holidays), use AT THE TIME you would commute to view their "live map" of the trip. It will show you a pretty accurate estimate of the time it would take right then. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • There is a water main break on Belair Rd
    We are updating Waze with live closures and detours. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • App Bug?
    Closest thing I could find on the internet is this tweet from @Waze_BW (German group of regional volunteer map editors). They mention an issue with personal points not being shown when logged in to Not exactly our issue, but it is probably related to no points being shown in the App either. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Commute times from MD(Bethesda)/DC(Adams Morgan) to Tysons
    It takes some discipline, but use's "Live Map" at the time(s) you're thinking you'd be commuting. It won't show you a range, but what the actual time would be. It also shows you times of alternate routes. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Help with apartment hunting in Sandton
    How long is a piece of string? :-) Try and put source & destinations at different times to check it out. Midrand to Sandton used to take me 25 minutes when I started at 0545 so sunninghill to Sandton would be similar times if you take freeway/rivonia road. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Commuting from Fairfax to Leesburg?
    Can also pull up live map during that time of day to see what traffic is like at that particular moment. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Use waze instead of Google Maps by default ?
    Look at the link, use "" and paste your coordinate. Better, use Waze share bottom. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Settings / Notifications on app asking me to log into the website. Already logged into app. Is it broken? How to fix?
    Yeah I agree that it's lazy design. You might try logging in directly on the website. How do you normally log into the app? Like do you use a Google account or a normal user name? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Custom Voices - mp3?
    This has to be enabled in the permissions of Waze (something like "permission to handle links from"), but that should be the case by default. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Waze

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