When comparing Waze vs TomTom GO, the Slant community recommends Waze for most people. In the question“What are the best GPS navigation apps for Android?” Waze is ranked 1st while TomTom GO is ranked 6th.
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Pro Notification about police
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 Shows traffic speeds during rush hour
Shows red during heavy traffic along with mph, and orange for mild traffic.
Pro Lists traffic accidents
Doesn't require an active internet connection.
Pro Traffic alerts
Up to the minute updates of traffic alerts based on floating car data.
Pro Lane assist
Detailed lane guidance system helps drivers make the right exits.
Pro Color themes
There is a good selection of color themes to pick from which are reflected across the interface.
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. In a iPhone 6s, I can drive just a couple of hours before running out of battery.
Con Slow development
TomTom are nortoriously slow on the development of the app, seemingly not interested in staying ahead of it's competition. As a result, there has been very little in the way of improvements with the exception of map updates.