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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:10 pm

Waze knows we feel it is misnamed. We have asked repeatedly to change it and they haven't. It's a menu item which could be renamed globally without an app update. The menu comes from the web and can be renamed centrally very quickly. But, we have done all we can.


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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:47 pm

I didn't find an official bug for this, so I posted a request. Bug 5045.
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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby AndyPoms » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:47 pm

I will chime in here with the new three-stage mute button. The options are All On/Alerts Only/All Off. This way using the "Alerts Only" option, you can be navigating to work, but Waze won't tell you to turn left/right, only alert you about hazards/traffic on the route.
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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:01 pm

nMeans wrote:Yesterday, on my commute home, Waze wanted me to get off the freeway at an exit, then right back on. That seemed odd, so I ignored it. There were no obvious problems on the freeway, so I chalked it up to some minor glitch in the processing.
If you were routed off an exit across the street above/below directly to the next on ramp, that ramp to ramp turn should be denied in the editor.
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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:05 pm

dmcconachie wrote:
AndyPoms wrote:
nMeans wrote:Yesterday, on my commute home, Waze wanted me to get off the freeway at an exit, then right back on. That seemed odd, so I ignored it. There were no obvious problems on the freeway, so I chalked it up to some minor glitch in the processing.
If you were routed off an exit across the street above/below directly to the next on ramp, that ramp to ramp turn should be denied in the editor.

Not always that easy. Sometimes the two ramps are not actually connected, eg we have a lot of ramp>roundabout>ramp junctions over here that can't possibly be restricted in that way.

Which is why I worded it the way I did... Without a permalink we can't be sure...
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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:37 am

paragonaz wrote:
harling wrote:
AndyPoms wrote:I will chime in here with the new three-stage mute button. The options are All On/Alerts Only/All Off. This way using the "Alerts Only" option, you can be navigating to work, but Waze won't tell you to turn left/right, only alert you about hazards/traffic on the route.

Usability: I always thought it would be very helpful if Waze would not only alert you to traffic or hazards, but then tell you whether (and how) it has adjusted your route from what it otherwise would have recommended. Otherwise, "Alerts Only" will tell me there is a problem ahead, but now I have to keep my eye on the display in case Waze wants to "silently" re-route me.


Exactly!!! I just posted a similar request to turn off Nav Audio but leave Alerts on.. I hope someone is listening : -)

Please search before posting - in Waze there is a three stage mute button (hit menu, then look for the speaker icon). The three steps are "All On", "All Off" and "Alerts Only".
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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby Bluebird855 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:21 am

I see your point.

Perhaps a fourth state for alerts? :)

Probably just as good for me would be if the app would produce the "recalculating" sound when it finds a better route. After all, that is just what it did-- it recalculated and found a new, better route.


Has this suggestion been considered or discussed? I wanted to start a new discussion to request that the 'recalculating route' tone be sounded even when the Sounds are set to 'Alerts Only'. This would let me know when I have taken a wrong turn or missed a turn, before I have driven too far off route.
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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby CBenson » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:17 pm

Omba beat me to it, but I I'll post my response with the English menu labels:

Let's see I go to work about 250 times a year through horrendous traffic. That is exactly why I need waze to route me each time.

BTW, you can turn the feature off. Uncheck Menu>Settings>Advanced>Auto-learn routes to frequent destinations.
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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby CBenson » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:18 pm

russblau wrote:that feature is not really named very accurately

:lol: There is the understatement of my day.

That poorly worded label causes an awful lot of confusion among waze users. Confusion backed up by some misleading marketing materials and the "Teach Waze your preferred route by simply driving them several times" language that appears on the Routes screen. But as Alan notes, waze just doesn't seem to care about this confusion.
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Re: I know how to go to work!

Postby CBenson » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:01 am

So the chime with the route change pop-up doesn't sound when you have alerts only set? I don't know as I never have alerts only set. Seems like if it doesn't it should.
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