Seven essential differences between Google Maps and Waze and when it is better to use one or the other

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The two applications belong to Google and yet, Google Maps and Waze compete with each other to be the best GPS navigation app (free or not) that you can download to your mobile. At Apps ProBox we have already compared them in depth to find out their main virtues and defects, but the reality is that the colors vary depending on your taste and it depends on what you are looking for.

With the above in mind, we proceed to list the main differences between Google Maps and Waze because even though they both do the same thing, they don’t do it in the same way and maybe you like one more than the other. In fact, I can tell you something: I use one application to get around the city and another for when I go from one municipality to another.

First of all, one more premise: While Google Maps is designed to be used for getting around on foot, by car, or by public transportation, the goal of Waze is to offer you navigation when you are in your personal vehicle. What does this mean? If what you are interested in is going from A to B and you want to use the subway or walk, go directly to Google Maps.

The most important differences between Google Maps and Waze

Regardless of subjective issues such as the interface, which is more sober in Maps and more colorful in Waze, there are other functions that are present in one application and not in another or that are objectively more complete in one application than in another.

  • The cost of tolls. If, in addition to the distance, the type of road and the estimated time, you care about how much the trip will cost you,

    Thus, if you are going to move through areas without coverage or do not have data, Google Maps is a winning horse. Likewise, to move around the city, its 3D representation of buildings or information on establishments are assets to take into account. Of course, if you move on foot or by public transport, more of the same.

    However, if you are going to move from one city to another, the complete proposal of road incidents from the active community of Waze marks a differentiating factoras well as being able to dodge goat paths and don’t overdo it with speed.

    Cover | Montage with photo of Sincerely Media in Unsplash, Fathema Khanom iconWaze and Google Maps

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