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Add pause option for stops

Add pause option to client, that could be activated when stopping by at a gas station or other places, so that heavy traffic is not indicated. It could unpause automatically when the car start moving

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      • oldpilotoldpilot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I contend a pause optioin is not necessary. When five other Waze users pass you, it is clear that you have stopped for a reason other than traffic. Waze is based on lots of Waze users.

      • MoraisMorais commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        UNDER REVIEW from 2012 ?
        May be need to open a new suggestion about same subject ? :-O

        I think would be better a button to PAUSE that changed to CONTINUE route...

        Some times, we need parking in a road... walk until target PLACE (all type/categories)... return to the car walking other time... and only at this moment CONTINUE route... without recording a "fake traffic" on road while parked... ;-)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One of the other navprograms, maybe MapQuest, has a "Pause navigation" feature that doesn't lose the information that's already been downloaded. Because a lot of my routes don't have consistent data service, lots of times Waze becomes useless if I stop for more than a minute or two. I'd love to see that pause possible. It seems to be a pretty basic component.

      • Misha SyeedMisha Syeed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The annoying thing about the "Sleep Mode" is that it's not really a sleep or a pause, but a deactivate -- meaning they didn't really add a feature at all, just took away the former way to quit the app.

        The response when you "sleep" and then "reactivate" the app is identical to if you force quit the app and start from scratch -- slow relaunch, reacquire network, determine if navigation had been running, recalculate route, ask for confirmation. In fact, the old quit was better, because now to "quit" you have to sleep AND switch apps, one extra click each time.

        The requested feature was one big, easy to hit button that just halts map data in/out and audio feedback, but better remembers your place intended for short detours -- pulling over to look up something/at something, drive-throughs, etc. Saving battery in such cases is rarely an issue.

      • vince1612vince1612 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What I do is I just click the bottom left Waze icon, which opens the pop-up window, then at the bottom right you will see a button with the power off symbol (circle with a line cutting it).

        Once you click this Waze goes into Sleep Mode, it is inactive, doesn't use battery and does not transmit any road data that could create false traffic jam reports, and you have a "Re-activate" button on screen.

        When you are ready to go again, just click that and it should ask if you'd like to resume with your previously selected destination.

        Granted it is not something automatic, but in my view it does exactly what you are asking here.

      • LeoGregolLeoGregol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is a function that would help a lot, especially in the case of travel for tourism, where to along the route sights, viewpoints, etc. So no reports of traffic changes is recalculating the route in case of leaving the main road.

      • abhijitabhijit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This was supposed to have been implemented after 2.2? It's 3.8 now! What happened? Come on!

        If we need to pull over because of car trouble, baby trouble, a phone call, or we just want to take a nap, fill fuel or whatever, it would be great to put waze on hold without having to close the app and open it again.

        Please, don't forget about this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yesterday, I drove from LA to SF. When we stopped for fuel and coffee Waze freaked out, I tried adding a stop but it couldn't find the starbucks that I was sitting in, and instead directed me to one 12 miles away. I would have preferred to pause navigation as I exited the highway, and resumed when I returned.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An option could be to make a pause in a POI. Waze could propose to make a pause at a gas station (within a list of several stations with an indication of prices and distance), a restaurant, WC, shopping ... It could add a detour without modifying the destination.

      • Christian Christian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Suggesting not in traffic seams to make sense normally. As far as I am using Waze as a Biker, I guess, I wouldn't be able to deny that question while standing in a traffic jam because I' wouldn't be able to pull my smartphone out of motorbike jacket especially while wearing gloves which is quite normal ;-)

        While riding to work each day with a stop at the bakery I also wouldn't pull it out, end wave and restart again later. So if you ever come to my hometown in Germany don't even wonder, if there is a jam each morning ;-)

        So I'm no developer and I wouldn't know which logical action could solve these two sides of the medal.
        But I thought the hint on bikers could be worth to mention.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would also like to maybe tie this in with the option to auto-close when you reach your destination - I keep killing my battery because I forget to turn waze off when I arrive.

      • Jānis GrīnvaldsJānis Grīnvalds commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Gas station roads on map must be made using parking-lot or service road types. Waze system such type of roads doesn't take in account when computing traffic load. So be easy. If You are at parking or gas station, You automatically are not in traffic. But....only if map editors used right categories of roads. That must be fine in 99.99% of cases.

      • Andrea RoherAndrea Roher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think that the "are you in traffic" warning message should default to "no" (it may now, but it didn't recently, and I've tried to be exceptionally vigilant in "switching off" whenever I stop, so I haven't seen the warning recently). But a way to pause and not have to fully switch off would be AWESOME.

      • SarahSarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm confused by this request and all the comments... when i use waze it does not automatically mark my stops as traffic. It will ask me if i'm in traffic and the default is "no" so even if i don't answer (i.e., i'm out of the car pumping gas, etc.) it will mark it as not in traffic.

      • JoeJoe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just popped back in to see what's been updated and can't believe either that this hasn't been done!!!!
        All the traffic jams in areas I know have no traffic, but a popular coffee stop or gas station...just huge oversight
        Funny how in April 2011 "krankyd" said it's July 2012

      • CharlieCharlie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm amazed that waze marks all stops as bad traffic - to the extent I don't really want to use it because I don't want to upload traffic jams where there are none. I don't want to be routed down different roads just because another Waze user stopped for petrol!

        I agree with a commenter that any stops should be prompted to be marked as traffic by default (as you'll have plenty of time to do so if you are in traffic) - or some similar solution.

        This seems like a huge oversight by the devs, lets hope they can fix quickly.

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