Waze traffic app update brings new interface, saves on battery life

Waze update fixes app's two biggest issues.

Published Thu, Mar 10 2016 2:31 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Traffic app Waze has arguably been the best of its kind for some time now, except for two major flaws: a wretched interface and high battery consumption. Both are fixed today with the new 4.0 update, which brings numerous quality of life improvements:

Waze traffic app update brings new interface, saves on battery life | TweakTown.com

• Fresh new design for easier navigation, reporting, and sharing.

• Significantly reduced battery consumption.

• Fewer taps to start a drive, send locations and directions.

• New ETA panel organizes everything you need in one place. View reports, check alternate routes, add a stop on the way, or instantly send ETA to friends and family.

• Smart reminders to leave on time for your Calendar events based on traffic conditions and drive times.

If you haven't tried it yet and are wondering why you should over Google Maps, those who prefer it say they enjoy the more aggressive rerouting and reports on police activity, hazards (including potholes), and so on.

You can grab the new version at the source.

NEWS SOURCE:play.google.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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