Waze Navigation & Live Traffic for pc and mac

Waze Navigation & Live Traffic for Pc

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Navigate Live Traffic with the Waze App


Waze is called a driver's best friend and for good reason. If you're on the road and you don't know the routes so well or how to navigate them, you should have Waze on your phone. Waze is an app created for any kind of driver. It is your perfect driving companion. It is exactly the app you want to launch when you start your car and want to move from place to place.

If you're walking or cycling, Waze may not be your best option as it was created specifically for those in a car, driving mostly long distance. Google officially owns Waze and has owned it since 2013 after which it made it a larger maps app. This is why Waze is mostly concerned with drivers as Google wanted an app that focuses exclusively on drivers.

You can find Waze app on both ios android devices. It even has a web version incase that's what you want. The icons found within Waze's maps are distinctive from those found in other maps because of how colorful they are. They stand in as realistic presentations for police, road closures, traffic jams, etc. If you look closer also, you can see tiny characters walking about in real time. Even you are included among those characters. The mood set by each person on their app determines what their moods are in the Waze app. This is beautiful customisation as you could greet a fellow Wazer by beeping them on the app.

There's not a lot going on within the Waze app. It is simply done and easy to use. You can easily use the few buttons to either re-enter the app or check your information within the app that details for example what type of car you drive and all other information you may have inputted earlier. 

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Some Great Navigation Features of the Waze app:

  • It has GPS Navigation 
  • Ability to plan your route to an earlier inputted destination.
  • Fastest route choice by default  
  • Speedometer functions. 
  • Gas station location feature 
  • Smooth animated interface 
  • Compatible with android and iOS devices 
  • Pop up notifications for traffic alerts
  • Turn by turn guidance during a drive 
  • Real time visual instructions 


Why use Waze app over Google / Apple Maps?

There are so many reasons to use Waze.

One of the major ones is it has all these features because they are responding to different specific pain points. For example They give a turn by turn guidance during a drive so you don't have to hold your phone in your hand before you get directions. Plus the app automatically picks the fastest road to go through which is awesome. You even get to know the easiest location for a gas station. 

Advantages of using Waze:

  • You’ll always have access to the best driving routes available.
  • The community created by Waze makes navigation easy in addition to passing across information and even friendship because of the data they always collect. 
  • There are up to 140 million users who swear by Waze app. This makes the app authentic.
  • Icons are bright and easy to see.



  • The UI is too cluttered and may confuse users. 
  • It consumes a lot of battery and data. 
  • No genuine offline options.

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select Windows version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

Learn how to install and use the Waze Navigation & Live Traffic app on your PC or Mac in 4 simple steps below:

  1. Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac:
    Get either Bluestacks or the Nox App >> . We recommend Bluestacks because you can easily find solutions online if you run into problems while using it. Download Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >> .

  2. Install the emulator on your PC or Mac:
    On your computer, goto the Downloads folder » click to install Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe » Accept the License Agreements » Follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation.

  3. Using Waze Navigation & Live Traffic on PC [Windows 7/ 8/8.1/ 10/ 11]:
    • Open the Emulator app you installed » goto its search bar and search "Waze Navigation & Live Traffic"
    • The search will reveal the Waze Navigation & Live Traffic app icon. Open, then click "Install".
    • Once Waze Navigation & Live Traffic is downloaded inside the emulator, locate/click the "All apps" icon to access a page containing all your installed applications including Waze Navigation & Live Traffic.
    • Now enjoy Waze Navigation & Live Traffic on PC.

  4. Using Waze Navigation & Live Traffic on Mac OS:
    Install Waze Navigation & Live Traffic on your Mac using the same steps for Windows OS above.

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How to download and install Waze Navigation & Live Traffic on Windows 11

To use Waze Navigation & Live Traffic mobile app on Windows 11, install the Amazon Appstore. This enables you browse and install android apps from a curated catalog. Here's how:

  1. Check device compatibility
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 8th Gen, AMD Ryzen 3000 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum)
    • Processor architecture: x64 or ARM64

  2. Check if there's a native Waze Navigation & Live Traffic Windows app ». If none, proceed to next step.

  3. Install the Amazon-Appstore ».
    • Click on "Get" to begin installation. It also automatically installs Windows Subsystem for Android.
    • After installation, Goto Windows Start Menu or Apps list » Open the Amazon Appstore » Login (with Amazon account)

  4. Install Waze Navigation & Live Traffic on Windows 11:
    • After login, search "Waze Navigation & Live Traffic" in search bar. On the results page, open and install Waze Navigation & Live Traffic.
    • After installing, Goto Start menu » Recommended section » Waze Navigation & Live Traffic. OR Goto Start menu » "All apps".

Waze Navigation & Live Traffic On iTunes

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Top Pcmac Reviews

  • Die-hard Wazer!!!

    By Andrepimarlucatom (Pcmac user)

    Update: the app updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of the app. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness the app!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
  • Better than the old CB days.

    By Depdoc (Pcmac user)

    the app is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.
  • Most useful but some issues

    By Smiledaydream (Pcmac user)

    It is the most useful of the navigation apps because it uses the most sources for information and does a great job helping me navigate. Directions are given in a way to help locate the turn or offramp. Other apps often change suddenly into step-by-step directions or some form that I do not want to see. the app stays consistent in the format of the split. the app has a number of notifications about things in the road. These are good but also have weaknesses. It is hard to report that something was not accurate. At the point it is supposed to be there the option to indicate it was incorrect goes away. This option should remain for 2 to 400 feet after the symbol location. Most hazard reports are inaccurate. Most police reports are incorrect. This is frustrating because it such a good idea but the tool doesn’t really allow for good reporting. Stopped vehicle reports do not indicate in lane or side of road so they are usually pointless viewings of vehicles stopped somewhere having no affect on traffic. There is a great feature to go later on the time this feature cannot be used for some reason I will choose directions to the airport. Half the time I can choose go later and half the time for the same trip I cannot. I know the data is there. But for some reason the feature just vanishes. Make it easier to report.
  • Don’t Leave Home Without It

    By Als2130 (Pcmac user)

    This app has saved me so many times. I absolutely love it. I use it constantly, mainly because it alerts me to traffic and cops, but also because it has shown me shorter ways to places I go to all the time (and thought I knew the best route there). I only have two complaints. The map change suggestion feature is totally useless. There’s a road near me that’s a private lane and ends at one curve of an s-curve. the app always tells me to use this road for 100 feet, then get back on the main road. No, the private lane ENDS at the main road! I’ve tried changing this a dozen times, and it never gets changed (once it was actually, but a week later it was back). I’ve learned to ignore it, but I feel sorry for tourists because they get confused (I can tell they’re using the app when I’m behind them because they’ll slow down and sometimes stop, which is really annoying). My other complaint is that I can’t tell it to remember certain routes. From my house, there are two ways to the county road. They’re both the same distance and about the same driving time. The difference is that the one the app always tells me to use is single lane partway, very narrow the rest of the way, and has a lot of hidden entrances and blind hills and curves. I’d much rather take the safer way. If the app finds a way to fix these two things, I’d give it 5 stars

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