Waze Debuts New Feature for Recording Custom Voice Directions

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Mapping app Waze was today updated with a new Voice Recorder feature, allowing users to record their own voice prompts to enable custom directions in a user's own voice. The Voice Recorder option debuted on Android devices in May, but has now expanded to iOS devices.

Recorded voice prompts can be shared with family, friends, and fans, meaning celebrities can also record and then share Waze prompts. Waze plans to work with a network of YouTube creators to create voice packs for distribution on Waze.

Waze, the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app, has provided custom voice prompts that have thrilled and delighted Wazers on their daily drives for years. Now, Waze is happy to announce the new Voice Recorder feature, which lets you record all your voice prompts any way you like. Add some character, pizazz, some je ne sais quoi - channel your most commanding or playful mood and let your voice guide the way.

Waze users can turn on the Voice Recorder in Settings/Sound & Voice, where multiple voice prompts can be recorded. A link to the recording can then be shared with friends. There are more than 40 total commands to record. app

Many iPhone users who commute prefer Waze because it offers up superior traffic information and warnings about nearby police officers, along with neat features like the aforementioned custom voice packs.

Waze can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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42 months ago
Can I record my wife telling me to slow down?
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42 months ago


In before I get harped on about being a public menace and danger to society for speeding. :p


I consider it my civic duty to break the ridiculous 25 MPH speed limits on all the big, straight, median-divided, non-residential streets here. The streets in Berkeley are deliberately designed to make driving annoying.

I got a ticket in May for going 51 in a 35. Perfectly straight, 20 foot wide lanes, no traffic, perfect weather. A speed limit is a sign. You could put a 40mph Speed Limit on a freeway and get a ticket for going 65 in 40. Would you be a danger and menace to society? I'm a 5th year Civil Engineering Major with Transportation Emphasis. Other than curve speed signs, most speed limits seem purely political and nothing to do with physics or engineering.
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42 months ago

Love the Waze app, use it nearly everyday. I do not like that it, like Garmin et al, follow the UPS model of making you make 3 right turns instead of 1 left.

There was a place literally across the street and two driveways over to the right, and Waze took me on a 2 mile circuitous route that made me go all the way around 3 long blocks to come up so it was on my right hand side when I got there. Stupid waste of time.

Generally it is spot on though!

Try this out -- go under settings (within the actual Waze app), tap on navigation, and then search for the slider that says "Reduce difficult intersections." Is it turned on? If so, try turning it off. :)

I quite like the feature when it helps me avoid "suicide lefts," though I can entirely see where it could be a burden, especially if traffic isn't too bad where you're at.
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Can I record my wife telling me to slow down?

Remember whenever Waze added the speed limit feature? The speedometer turns red whenever you go over the speed limit.

I think that I literally turned that feature off within two minutes of seeing it for the first time. The speedometer would be red 95% of the time for me. :D I still do have the speedometer visible, though.


In before I get harped on about being a public menace and danger to society for speeding. :P
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42 months ago
I like Waze, I would like it a bit more if they wouldn't require the always on location. Besides that I just used it for nearly 2000 miles and it was pretty much spot on. Waze and a CB radio kept me moving.
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42 months ago

Maybe it considers making a U-turn on your street illegal.
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I consider it my civic duty to break the ridiculous 25 MPH speed limits on all the big, straight, median-divided, non-residential streets here. The streets in Berkeley are deliberately designed to make driving annoying.

If you're not a barefoot stoned hippie with a trust fund, Berkeley hates you lol but you know this.
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42 months ago
Can we get CarPlay already???
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