When comparing Waze vs HERE Maps - Offline navigation, GPS, directions & transit tracker, the Slant community recommends Waze for most people. In the question“What are the best car navigation apps for iOS?” Waze is ranked 4th while HERE Maps - Offline navigation, GPS, directions & transit tracker 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 Downloadable offline usage
One can download maps for virtually the whole world. You can download maps for offline use by continents, countries or by state.
Pro Speed Alert notification
The app can alert you with beeps when you are speeding (a user adjustable threshold) over the current speed limit.
Pro Web version for planning/storing favorite places
Specially good for traveling.
Pro Great Lane guidance and Speedway EXIT images
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 No lane guidance
Lane guidance is very helpful in large urban cities or on the interstate, it's easy to feel lost and miss a turn without lane guidance.
Con POIs not as current as competitors
Points of Interest tend to not to be as up to date as other online apps are. Often another app has to be used in order to look for interesting places, or connect to a hotspot.