Waze 3.7.7. for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Waze, a crowdsourced GPS, maps and traffic service owned by Google, has refreshed its iPhone and iPad application with a few new features.

Now available at no cost in the App Store, the new Waze 3.9.4 is much faster than before. More importantly, it has added a cool new feature which tells you how long you’ll be stuck in a traffic jam.

Other features like navigation, route select and re-routing have been sped up significantly, an important feat given that you’ll be using the app while driving.

As mentioned before, Waze now has a new traffic bar to track your progress and inform you how long you may be stuck in a traffic jam.

A new ‘Let’s go via’ voice command lets you check out the route Waze is taking. Support for U-turns has been improved and you can now get a confirmation when sending your ETA.

Waze 3.9.4 changelog:

  • Experience an overall faster Waze: smoother navigation, quicker route selection and improved re-routing.
  • New traffic bar  — know how long you’ll be in a jam, tracking progress as you go.
  • Learn which route Waze is taking with ‘Let’s go via’ voice instruction.
  • Get a confirmation when sending your ETA: those receiving can instantly reply ‘Got it, thanks’.
  • Improved support for U-turns
  • General bug fixes

The app supports features such as voice search, iOS Calendar integration, a handy Today widget in the Notification Center, AMBER alerts in the United States and much more.

It even lets you remember where you parked your car.

The 59.7-megabyte universal app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 6.0 or later.

Grab Waze free in the App Store.

  • Erik Lindberg

    And they probably haven’t fixed that it forgets you have turned off speaking directions. Same problem in Android. REMEMBER MY SETTINGS, GODDAMMIT!

  • Zachary Sloane

    The only feature I wish Waze would add is disabling the turn by turn directions and all sound notifications while actively on the phone. Can’t tell you how frustrating it is to be driving somewhere and hitting a freeway interchange while on the phone.

  • pnh

    Still waiting for speed limits and warnings.

  • Ken

    Months have passed and yet still no update to iPhone 6/6 plus. Not using till then. Google maps ftw

    • The Guy

      Exactly.

  • vivalaivsca

    I love this app for then any other app on my phone. I use it the most, right above the messages app.

  • Allen Greathouse

    And as cool as the features waze offers I’ll never leave Google maps because Waze looks so UGLY. What is this 2006? Time to update that UI, blegh