Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

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Re: Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

Postby RAC__ » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:50 am

Seconded!

It's a difference between American and British - the Yanks like using big numbers.

This could easily be sorted by changing the Kilometres/Miles setting to Kilometres/MilesFeet/MilesYards.

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Re: Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

Postby retrocruizer » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:04 am

I disagree. I prefer the usage of feet. Some of the places like turns and things in my area are real close together so by using feet instead of yards will give me a more precise description a foot is smaller than a yard. Sometimes we have two turn offs going in the same direction that are real close together.
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Re: Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

Postby RogerIvy » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:42 am

Agree - yards would be much better.
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Re: Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

Postby TheBlueMaxi2 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:15 pm

I'm a new user to Waze and I too find using feet instead of yards annoying. Should be trivial to reprogram. Another App I'm trialing has 4 options: Km or Miles/Feet or Miles/Yard or Automatic.
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Re: Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

Postby theHeatingEngineer » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:51 pm

We have all got our preferred mix of large and small units. They are all valid and just show how peculiar (oops!) - different we are :-)
I would like to hear Miles and metres. I'm old and British, and on my first day at college (1972) the lecturers asked if we would like to use this new-fangled metric system. On being told some of the names for imperial units like the "slug", metrication won. I run the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints, but measure longer distances in miles. I know what a 1000 feet is but still convert it to meters to help me 'picture' the distance.
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Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

Postby timpent » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:39 am

Dear Waze, please will you either get rid of feet as a unit of measurement and use yards instead, or at least allow users to choose between feet and yards.

When the voice says "Turn left onto XYX in 1000 feet" I have no intuitive idea of how far away 1000 feet is, however, I do know how far away 300 yards is. Feet as a unit of measurement in a SatNav app is just too small a unit.

Thanks
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Re: Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

Postby tonytx05 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:35 am

Waze staff do not read these forums, so +1 here doesn’t do anything. Feature requests should be entered at https://waze.uservoice.com, you can use this forum to promote your submission there.

This has already been suggested so I suggest voting for it here if you’re interested: https://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59223 ... ance-units
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Re: Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

Postby Vipa66 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:05 am

Please give us yards or at least allow us to mix miles and metres..

Feet is useless in the UK.. I switch waze on as I like the extra features it gives me over Google maps and then end up turning it off and using Google at the first mention of feet!

Feet just don't work!

I am very close to just giving up and uninstalling!
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Re: Use of "feet" as unit of measurement

Postby world_2bvag6mm » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:03 pm

I'm using kilometres in the UK in preference to miles and feet. It's arrogant to assume that people in the UK will adapt to feet. How hard would it be to put a ÷3 in the software?
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