No Voice Navigation Option

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Re: No Voice Navigation Option

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:15 pm

Just turn off voice navigation in the Sound menu. All other alerts will still happen.
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Re: No Voice Navigation Option

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:48 am

jjancula wrote:If I'm driving normal route to work, then I don't want to hear from Waze unless something deviates from the norm. If I get rerouted, or miss a turn, I want Waze to talk to me (turn by turn) until I get back on my normal route.

I get what you're saying now. This is something which is potentially possible. Although the definition of "normal route" can be complex. If you take a route every day, and then today, you need to stop at the bank, which means leaving your route for 75% of the distance, then you'd get prompts for that, even if you know exactly where you're going anyway. What if Waze gives you a different route than normal in the morning, but it's because of an accident and large backup on your normal route. Should Waze announce every turn of today's route, again, even if you know the entire thing?

Waze is storing route data and defining preferred routes is planned to return. You'll notice on the Routes screen, there is a heart icon info at the bottom. This has been there for over a year now, but the back-end hasn't supported it for quite some time due to changes.
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Re: No Voice Navigation Option

Postby jjancula » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:47 am

Turning off voice navigation is not the best way to solve this problem...

If I'm driving normal route to work, then I don't want to hear from Waze unless something deviates from the norm. If I get rerouted, or miss a turn, I want Waze to talk to me (turn by turn) until I get back on my normal route.

It seems that Waze could learn my normal routes, then just say "taking normal route to xyz" and then keep quiet until something unusual happens. This would keep me from fumbling with options or turning off Waze altogether just to prevent the annoyance.

Think about it like this: wouldn't you get annoyed if your spouse always hounded you with turn-by-turn directions for a trip you've taken hundreds of times? Well, Waze is annoying me, but I put up with it because occasionally it keeps me out of traffic jams.
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No Voice Navigation Option

Postby MikeMcCollister » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:17 pm

When I navigate home or to work, Waze will give me voice navigation for every turn. That gets very annoying as I know the route but I still want Waze to warn me of upcoming problems on my route. Please consider adding an option for only vocal alerts and not the turn by on. Make this on a per-route basis. Possibly have a second button when starting to navigate for voice alerts only.

What do you think?

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