When comparing Waze vs Sygic, the Slant community recommends Sygic for most people. In the question“What are the best GPS navigation apps for Android?” Sygic is ranked 4th while Waze is ranked 5th.
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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 Notification about police
Pro Shows traffic speeds during rush hour
Shows red during heavy traffic along with mph, and orange for mild traffic.
Pro Heads up display
Pro Offline navigation
Internet connection is not required.
Pro Lane guidance
Pro Detailed and up to date commercial map data
Utilizes commercial data for its maps. While not strictly better it can have more up-to-date map data than OSM with better coverage. This is also the reason for the the good address data.
Pro Good address data
This app can locate address without external data.
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 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 Updates require running the app
After a Play Store update it is important to run the app once to download all the offline data again, otherwise it will not be usable when no external data is available.
Con Poor map viewing
Sygic's interface is tailored to navigation. While viewing maps in 2D is possible, it populates the map with a bunch of POI icons which detract from street names. The biggest issue is how easy it is to select something or start navigation when zooming in/out.