Points question for the experts

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Points question for the experts

Postby pug-lover » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:41 pm

On most drives I already know where I'm going so I don't need to start navigation but I want to keep Waze on for traffic info. If I just turn Waze on but I do NOT navigate to a destination, do I still earn points during driving?
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Re: Points question for the experts

Postby iainhouse » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:48 pm

You do, indeed, earn points for driving, whether or not you're navigating. You're also helping your fellow Wazers by supplying traffic flow information for the route you take.
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Re: Points question for the experts

Postby pug-lover » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:22 pm

Thanks for the quick reply!
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Re: Points question for the experts

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:33 pm

This question and answer along with lots of other awesome answers can be found in the FAQ: http://bit.ly/WazeFAQ
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Re: Points question for the experts

Postby bpc777 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:23 am

do i get points even if using GPS only and I don't have internet connection?
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Re: Points question for the experts

Postby jasonh300 » Wed May 08, 2013 4:03 am

Waze has historically required an Internet connection. It's possible to cache your route if you are connected to Wi-Fi at the beginning of your journey. However, an Internet connection is required for your drive to upload. Users have had mixed results with their drives uploading at the end of a trip if they did not have a continuous Internet connection throughout the trip.


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Re: Points question for the experts

Postby davipt » Wed May 08, 2013 12:11 pm

You just need to make sure you have Internet before clicking the close button.
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Re: Points question for the experts

Postby kentsmith9 » Mon May 27, 2013 5:33 am

bpc777 wrote:do i get points even if using GPS only and I don't have internet connection?

As Alan mentioned, the FAQ is a great source of the most common questions including this one and the original question:

Credit for driving without navigation
Driving with a flaky network connection
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Re: Points question for the experts

Postby tanyka » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:28 am

How long does it take for the server to register points?

I collected the 2000 points candy for "First five friends on Waze" about 4 days ago and have yet to see them added to my scoreboard.

However, my daily drives are being updated every day so at least I know the server is updating something....
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Re: Points question for the experts

Postby DILLIKWIG » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:14 pm

I have noticed days where my points seem to have not been counted. Waze usually catches the points up over the next couple of days. I looked at my routes yesterday on the map editor and it showed a total of 165.07 miles while I only received 151 additional Waze points. I expect to see the remaining points come in today or tomorrow. I don't why the point calculations seem to be out of sync sometimes, but overall it seems to be accurate given enough time.
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