I just discovered my new favorite app for my phone… have you heard of Waze?
(We pronounce it Wah-zay)
Waze is a free, interactive GPS app that gives you notifications about traffic, accidents, police, cars stopped on the shoulder, gas prices, and all kinds of useful things. It also give you different routes and factors in the traffic when telling you your drive time. Its saved the day for me many times. People who have it make the reports, so its all real time.
A nice feature is that its hands free for you to report things. If you put it down and pick it up it will make a little *plingk* noise and ask for a report. As convenient as this is, sometimes it does this when its just in your hand or sitting on your seat. Last week I was having trouble following and had to throw the phone on my seat so I could turn around. And then… I got into a fight with my GPS.
- Wazeé: *plingk* How can I help?
- Me: (talking to myself) Ugh, that’s a one way…
- Wazeé: *plingk* One more time?
- Me: (frustrated) C’mon, Wazeé…
- Wazeé: *plingk* I still can’t understand you
- Me: THAT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE UNDER MY LEG
Wazeé: (pause) *plingk* … cancelled
I still don’t know who won that fight. But I got home and that’s all that mattered. In all honesty, I love Wazeé and I highly recommend
Do you use GPS? Mapquest? An atlas??? I used to be the mapkeeper on family road trips and my mom would tease me about not being able to read them. Even though I use my GPS in the car, I am now a navigational master with a map in my hand. The kids call me Auntie GPS.