When comparing Waze vs Magic Earth, the Slant community recommends Magic Earth for most people. In the question“What are the best GPS navigation apps for Android?” Magic Earth is ranked 3rd while Waze is ranked 5th.
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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 No tracker
Pro Offline mode
Possibility to download maps for offline access.
Pro Speed limitation
Speed limit display with the possibility of signalling an excess of speed.
Pro Open Street Maps
Uses open street maps and there are no ads.
Handling of traffic.
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 Proprietary software
The source code is not available.