Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

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Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:59 pm

Just tap the mute button from the main menu. This will mute all turn instruction, but will leave traffic alert hazard alert and camera alert police alerts etc.
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Re: Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:42 pm

XPLORx4 wrote:Can there be a setting to change the thoroughness of voice navigation separately from hazard announcements? At the moment, the setting for changing the voice navigation from "full directions with street names" to "minimal" also changes the hazard notifications from "Warning. Vehicle stopped on shoulder ahead" to "Hazard reported ahead".

Hmmm... I was never aware that minimal did this. Are you sure that the hazard wasn't just posted as a general hazard with no specific type selected? I get "Hazard reported ahead" but it was reported as only a hazard. But hazard>construction or hazard>lane closed will still say that I would think.
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Re: Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:07 am

XPLORx4 wrote:How can I tell if a hazard was reported as just a general hazard or if there is additional detail? The icons are the same.

The alert popup I don't think will say because it is too small. But if you tap on the actual hazard pin, it should say there.
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Re: Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:49 pm

rmsiegel1954 wrote:How did you even know this? I couldn't find anything in the Waze help or FAQ or any where else which is why I asked the original question. Did you just figure it out via trial and error? I had never even noticed the mute button until you mentioned it.

I've been here way too long. :D

FYI: The Mute button now in v3.6 does Mute All. The only way to get just alerts is to turn off navigation guidance in settings. I've requested more than once now, that the button be a trinary: Mute Off, All Mute, Nav Mute, with some kind of graphical display showing the current setting being part of the button.

I also agree that there are more features Waze needs to package into alerts, but they also need to add more granular settings for a variety of things.
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Re: Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby McCracken808 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:49 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:FYI: The Mute button now in v3.6 does Mute All. The only way to get just alerts is to turn off navigation guidance in settings. I've requested more than once now, that the button be a trinary: Mute Off, All Mute, Nav Mute, with some kind of graphical display showing the current setting being part of the button.



This is unfortunate. I have not noticed it as I'm on full navigation to check out TTS in new version. Once I know what a route sounds like, I would mute to just get traffic notices. I will miss this "option".
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Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby rmsiegel1954 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:52 pm

I know that I have three options under Settings; Sound; Navigation Guidance on how must my Waze iOS client says to me but from use it doesn't appear to do what I want. When driving to Home or Work I don't need Waze to give me turn by turn directions. I know my way home. ;-) What I need Waze to do is tell me just about unusual traffic conditions, accidents, police, etc. Basically the kind of things people report manually. Any way to get just this info via the TTS option?

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Re: Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby rmsiegel1954 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:20 pm

Alan,

How did you even know this? I couldn't find anything in the Waze help or FAQ or any where else which is why I asked the original question. Did you just figure it out via trial and error? I had never even noticed the mute button until you mentioned it.

From a UI perspective clicking the mute button to get just hazard/warning/traffic info is completely counter-intuitive. I agree with XPLORx4's comment this should be a more explicit option probably under the Settings. Also, now when I get verbal info like "Traffic Ahead" via Waze connecting with Bluetooth to my car I would be great if it told me what road.

Any Waze developers out there lurking on this thread? :-)

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Re: Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby XPLORx4 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:59 pm

Related to this question,

Can there be a setting to change the thoroughness of voice navigation separately from hazard announcements? At the moment, the setting for changing the voice navigation from "full directions with street names" to "minimal" also changes the hazard notifications from "Warning. Vehicle stopped on shoulder ahead" to "Hazard reported ahead".

It would be nice to retain the expanded hazard notification while reducing the navigation announcements.
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Re: Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby XPLORx4 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:05 pm

How can I tell if a hazard was reported as just a general hazard or if there is additional detail? The icons are the same.
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Re: Can Waze Just Advise On Traffic Problems?

Postby xteejx » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:49 pm

Should say on the popup.

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