3 quik newbie questions.

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3 quik newbie questions.

Postby ArtieD2 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:53 am

1. I noticed after installing Waze, that I no longer have the Google Maps Navigation app. Did Waze overwrite it? (That would piss me off.) ;)

2. How long does it take for Waze to "learn" your preferred route to somewhere? I take a slightly different route home from work than Waze suggests. How many times must I drive my preferred route before Waze "gets it"?

3. What is a "wazer"?

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Re: 3 quik newbie questions.

Postby ArtieD2 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:49 am

Thanks Dknight and Riamus for the info.

And Dknight . . . I'll be polite. Sometimes tongue-in-cheek doesn't translate well in a forum. :)

This looks like a great app, once I get the bells and whistles down pat.

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Re: 3 quik newbie questions.

Postby dknight212 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:37 am

ArtieD2 wrote:1. I noticed after installing Waze, that I no longer have the Google Maps Navigation app. Did Waze overwrite it? (That would p*** me off.) ;)

2. How long does it take for Waze to "learn" your preferred route to somewhere? I take a slightly different route home from work than Waze suggests. How many times must I drive my preferred route before Waze "gets it"?

3. What is a "wazer"?

Thanks all.


Hi, Artie. Thanks for installing Waze and taking the time to come to the forum to find some answers.

Why do you think Waze has overwritten google maps? (Clue: it won't have done). I'm guessing you're using Android and have set Waze as the default navigation app. You can still run Google maps directly from whatever launcher you are using and/or you can reset the default app for navigation.

Waze does not learn your preferred route and this is a very confusing (if not outright incorrect) part of the app description. Waze will learn your common destinations and the time you go, so if you start up Waze at 8am it will ask, "are you going to work?". Waze will sometimes give the appearance of learning your routes as it learns how the speed of different segments of road. If your preferred route is indeed the fastest, then Waze will select it. But the whole point of Waze is to provide you with the quickest journey time (or if you really wanted, the shortest distance) and your preferred route may or not be the quickest either all the time or on some days.

A Wazer is anyone using the app and therefore also the little Wazer icons denoting other drivers you will see as you drive around (only a small proportion of the actual number of drivers).

There are several FAQs which you could usefully read (find some of them via my sig).

PS please try to keep the language polite!
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Re: 3 quik newbie questions.

Postby Riamus » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:14 am

Just a note regarding Google Navigation... Google Navigation was replaced with Google Maps a month or so ago. You may not have gotten the update until around the time you installed Waze, so that may be why you think Waze caused it. All navigation for Google is in Google Maps now.
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