First Waze Experience

Waze is really good.
Waze is really good.

File this under ‘yeah, duh’, like when I blogged that I thought Facebook might be something worth looking into, but I used Waze for the first time this morning to give me advice on how to drive to work, and it was awesome.

I’ve used Google and Apple maps for driving directions, even looked at the traffic features on them, but they don’t compare to Waze. Waze was like a seasoned Boston driver taking me down shortcuts that I knew where there but probably wouldn’t have though to use. It always took me down the hypotenuse, and avoided tangly Boston traffic zones like Harvard Ave in Brighton.

The graphics and the ‘gamification’ don’t do much for me, not to mention the ‘chat to other drivers’ feature! But as a kick ass personal driving assistant, it rules.