GizmoGuy411 wrote:I know other people's brains don't work that way, and prefer and need Course Up maps, but I bet there are a lot of other North Up people in the world.
Yes, yes I am.
This is my main issue with Waze. And the reason I prefer Locus or any other map application on the screen.
I have no idea what waze is trying to tell me if I don't have north up.
There's two reasons for this:
1) If I turn, waze updates slowly. This is partly the GPS fault - it's about 2-3 seconds behind; on bad reception (cities in the north, where I'm usually driving) waze can take 10 seconds to realize I turned, about the time I need to know where to take the next turn. I then have to manually figure out where waze thinks I am, where I am on the map (which is in a random direction), where I'm supposed to turn. Because of bad GPS I can't trust Waze to tell me what to do when I need it...
It also shifts me to other streets and directions randomly from just standing still in a crossing. Good luck figuring out where to drive then...
2) I'm one of those people who can read a map, but not if it's turned randomly. I have a pretty absolute sense of direction - I know where north it, so if the map turns as well, I can't use it without rethinking the map.
If the argument is still that waze is a turn-by-turn application, then fine, I wont ever try to use waze again. I was looking for a navigation app that gave me a map with information that helps me take the decisions I need to get where I want, not something that reads a bad GPS and decides for me...
(Sorry if this sounds a bit aggressive, but this has been a constant complaint since Waze started and I don't think it will ever be implemented.)