Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

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Re: Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby Gidian » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:59 pm

Yeah, go back to Garmin. Their point system is much better than wazes..
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Re: Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby harling » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:16 am

I doubt the points are lost. More likely, some of your drives have not been processed yet--especially if they are long drives.
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Re: Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby harling » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:05 pm

A general remark, not directed at the most recent poster to this thread, or to anyone in particular:

I don't see any reason to respond to posts like this as though they were personal affronts. The OP is frustrated about points not being posted, and probably doesn't understand the processing (and delay therefrom) that has to take place before driving points are logged. Once the next revision of the WME is released, we will all be able to see when our drives are recorded, and people will have some more insight into how the whole thing works; until then, most new Wazers are in the dark, which can be frustrating. There's no need to alienate anyone over that.
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Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby I-Hate-Traffic » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:08 pm

Guys - Your System Isn't Working. It used to work fine but no more! I started keeping a spread sheet because I knew I was missing points.

Waze claims problems were fixed up to 10-14 but I drove 230+ miles the week of 10-8 and I was only credited for 57 miles.

This week I'm being credited about 1 mile for every 5 I'm driving.

Waze used to be fun but I'm thinking of going back to Garmin.
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Re: Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby I-Hate-Traffic » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:49 pm

harling wrote:I doubt the points are lost. More likely, some of your drives have not been processed yet--especially if they are long drives.


Thanks, a 93 mile trip taken on October 11 and the return trip taken on October 13 has never posted. Most of the miles driven while out of town are missing too. Of about 250 miles driven that weekend Waze credited me with 59 miles.

I track and expense most of my miles. Last week I expensed 362 miles plus another 50+/- personal miles. Waze did credit me each day but at a reduced rate. Of 412 miles driven last week I was credited for 261.

Then yesterday I drove 65 miles and was credited with 122 miles.

Miles are credited so sporadic with errors over a long period of time I wonder if Waze is seeing the problem?
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Re: Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby I-Hate-Traffic » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:40 pm

Seems like the miles reported issue was better, maybe fixed for a week. Then it started to fail again yesterday.

A question to Waze: Is there an end in sight to unreported miles or is this just the Waze it is?
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Re: Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby I-Hate-Traffic » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:48 pm

I continue to loose miles each day in Waze. My one way commute is 32 miles and I that's about what I miss each day.

When I travel to an office different than my regular drive it works fine.

Is there a fix in the works?
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Re: Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby jrbdmb » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:49 pm

youncs wrote:Snarky comments aside,

points accumulation is hardly the primary reason for using Waze, wouldn't you agree?

Or perhaps not if you created a spreadsheet for the sole purpose of tracking them. :ugeek:

From another new user, my concern and frustration isn't the points (interesting and fun, but in the end who really cares?) but the fact that most of my drives over 5 km or so have not been processed by Waze, so there are large areas I want to edit and improve that I cannot since the drive(s) thru that area have never been processed. This has occurred with drives up to three weeks old, far longer than the 7 days the Waze status indicates.

The editing feature of Waze is great, but useless if I'm not given access to roads I've driven on multiple times.
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Re: Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby lordkaosu » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:06 am

The points are just an incentive to get involved with the Waze community and improve things, not the main reason to use the app.
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Re: Maybe I Should Go Back to Garmin?

Postby xtago » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:57 pm

Id say get a garmin and use waze for fun on the side, and use the garmin for any important trips you need to do.

The maps on the garmin will be a 1000x better than the waze maps, most of the old inner city roads and suburbs aren't even mapped what so ever so once you need a suburb street or side street waze will be useless anyway whereas the garmin will have all those streets ready to go.

The points systems mean very little to me as well, in fact id rather see it dropped as its not really needed in a GPS program.

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