Waze - why so fussy & restrictive

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Waze - why so fussy & restrictive

Postby SantaGSER » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:53 pm

I'm trying to put Nav apps on my Android tablet (Nexus 7 Wifi)

Tom Tom - Works fine
Igo - works fine
Co Pilot - works fine
Navigator - works fine

Anyone seeing a pattern ;)

Waze - Fussy, hissy fits, dosent work :(

Waze on my mobile works a treat, with a few doh issues the spotty intigration is brilliant
So why not on my tablet

Doing some digging - I find that although Waze likes a data connection, you can dowload maps and use them offline - Brilliant

Erm No - That option was removed in an update
Ok i'll wireless hotspot to my mobile bring the live maps in that way ...

Nope it wont do that, it will happily find a route , and give it turn by turn but wont show the mapping / route options at all ??

Why do i have to have an always on connection,
i dont need to know if theres a traffic jam, i ride a bike :)

I certainly dont need to wave at fellow wazers , or faceslap my latest frappalatio or humus burger
All i want is a route from A to b and listen to my music on the way.. Is that too dificult to ask??
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Re: Waze - why so fussy & restrictive

Postby jm6087 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:28 pm

SantaGSER wrote:Why do i have to have an always on connection,
i dont need to know if theres a traffic jam, i ride a bike :)

I certainly dont need to wave at fellow wazers , or faceslap my latest frappalatio or humus burger
All i want is a route from A to b and listen to my music on the way.. Is that too dificult to ask??


Waze is vehicle navigation app designed to be checking for traffic issues and road closures (among other things) while navigating. This way it can find alternate routes when available if there is a traffic jam or road closure.

It's core function is not designed for use by pedestrians and bicycles.
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Re: Waze - why so fussy & restrictive

Postby SantaGSER » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:03 am

Should have been clearer, its a motorbike :)

So that out of the way, why wont it allow tethering to a phone

And before you say use your phone, its the differnce between a 5 inch display and a 7 inch display ;)
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