Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detector

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Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detector

Postby itcommute » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:24 pm

I am the owner of a Bluetooth-connected radar detector called an "iRadar" manufactured by Cobra. I have the IRad 150 model, which connects to both Android and Apple devices. Unfortunately after being spoiled by your application, I tried the map application for this device supplied by Cobra, and let's just say it is severely elementary compared to Waze.

It would be great if there were a way to allow the use of these devices within Waze so that I don't have to use their crappy application. Better still, some additional reporting info could be provided by the device, such as the type of speed detection used by reported traffic cameras or police when a Wazer makes a report and radar or laser are detected.

There are other models of Cobra that connect in this way, and I imagine there are other radar detector manufacturers that have a smart-device connection.

Perhaps Waze could at least teach Cobra a thing or two about community-based traffic applications? :mrgreen:
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Re: Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detecto

Postby cosmonaut5 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:32 pm

It seems to me that the utility would help everyone using Waze, not just those people with bleutooth connected radars. My thinking is that any single radar collected speed trap information would be shared with everyone using Waze.

So how many people using bluetooth with radar wouldn't be the measure of if this is a worthy feature build.
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Re: Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detecto

Postby bahamabum » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:14 pm

I have had every iradar device the low priced ones really suck i now have the spx7800 and it is very good, too bad the aura database and their app really sucks as well, reports of live police that gave a strong Ka signal and I acknowledged as a live cop does not show up for sometimes hours. So Looking for use in the app I do use and that is waze.
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Allow radar detector apps alerts audio to overlay waze

Postby abwoof99 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:01 am

I'm on a motorcycle and no way will I give up my waze, but I just wish waze would allow audio alerts via bluetooth from a radar detector, or if so, someone please tell me how.

I bought a new max360 assuming it's bluetooth would be the bomb, but running its app with the setting still give alerts if in background (or whatever it's called) checked, with waze of course running on top, I did not hear any alerts from the detector app :( and had to return it for being useful on a bike.
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Re: Feature Request - Integration of Bluetooth Radar Detecto

Postby abwoof99 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:48 pm

What I want is far simpler than the proposals I'm seeing. Hopefully someone knows a solution to my problem.

All I want is radar audio to play through my phone while waze is on top. I need this because I'm usually on a bike and so can't hear the audio from the detector internal speaker. Until now I have been running helmet speakers to the headphone jack, but it's just not loud enough, as I'm running noise isolating earbuds to my phone audio. So I just want to add the RD audio to my phone buds.

I just bought and immediately returned a max360 thinking the bluetooth would do this, but it requires their app to be on top to get the alert, or at least with waze on top I don't get the alert. And I'm not giving up waze.

Anybody know any apps or hardware to achieve this? I'd be forever in your debt! Ideally, waze would just at minimum add capability to splice in bluetooth audio from a detector or dongle cooperatively with waze on top.
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