When comparing Waze vs Be-on-road (Offline Maps & Navigation), the Slant community recommends Waze for most people. In the question“What are the best GPS navigation apps for Android?” Waze is ranked 6th while Be-on-road (Offline Maps & Navigation) is ranked 10th.
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Pro Notification about police
Pro Shows traffic speeds during rush hour
Shows red during heavy traffic along with mph, and orange for mild traffic.
Pro Route options
You can select the route icon and it will give you 3 options with milage and time to get you there if you want to choose your own route.
Pro Live routing and alert reports from other waze users
Each waze user has the ability to report traffic and road information changes as well as accidents, road closures, police locations and other alerts in real-time. This information is then displayed on the map to benefit other drivers and used to recalculate optimal route.
Pro Lists traffic accidents
Pro Display of speed and (current) speed limit
If exceeding the current speed limit by more than 10km/h, the current speed display turns red.
Pro Display of next speed limit change
When routing you can see the next speed limit traffic sign displayed, so you can better estimate when to release the right pedal to drive more efficiently.
Pro Easy to set up map data
It is easy to select for which country to download the maps initially.
Pro Navigation-orientated interface
Easy to select target(s), easy definition of home/work addresses, clear interface while navigating.
Pro Smooth update of the display while driving
Pro Good display of lanes to use
e.g. on Autobahn exits.
Con Advertisement supported
The advertisements usually shown when the vehicle is at rest, and they cover the entire screen. There is no way to get rid of them, it's strictly a free ad supported app.
Con Very high battery consumption
This app literally DRAINS your mobile. With an iPhone 6s, one can drive just a couple of hours before running out of battery.
Con Can freeze up when connected to Apple Play
Especially on iPhone 6s and Toyota Highlander 2020 pairing.
Bad routes, slow to determine where one is in a few locations (for example, exiting the highway and the exit is located lower than the highway).
Con Needs quite some time to recalculate and select an alternative route
When intentionally driving a different than the suggested street, it tries a long time to get you back onto the initially suggested route though alternatives would be faster and shorter.
Con Speed limits often are incomplete or outdated
Con Outdated map data
Con Unclear what map data source is used
If it would use Open Street Map data, it would add the option to fix something, e.g. the speed limits, yourself.
Con No routing options
E.g. there is no option to configure average speed values to use for certain kind of streets.