We’re all Apple enthusiasts here, so we’ll readily admit that we’re big fans of Apple Maps. It offers super-tight integration into the iOS experience, a great Apple Watch app, Siri support, and of course the kind of privacy features that Apple insists on. Further, Apple Maps has improved in leaps and bounds since it’s rather troubled early beginnings, so if you’ve been avoiding it simply due to its previous reputation, that really no longer applies today.
Despite this, however, we’ll be the first to admit that there are a lot of things that Apple Maps doesn’t quite do as well as some of the alternatives out there, and this is especially true for users who are looking for apps that are more tightly focused on navigation. Chief among these is Waze, which is so good at what it does that Google bought it in 2013 and still chose to keep it available as a standalone app rather than assimilating it into the collective of Google Maps.
Although you’ll lose some of what makes Apple Maps great on your iPhone, Waze does offer some unique features that may help you get to your destination faster. Read on for some of the reasons why you may want to consider using Waze when you’re on the road.