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
was not uploaded on 2.2, but still under consideration for the next version.
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 Syeed commented
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Grīnvalds commented
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 Roher commented
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.
Gamaliel Contreras commented
still not being implemented
I thought this had already been released?
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.
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 planned...now July 2012
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.
Alexey Semenov commented
I was really surprised to see that this option is still not there. It is present everywhere else, and is a must. This week alone my waze reported 5 traffic jams where I just stopped to have a look at the map or to talk on my cell phone.
I like the paused feature that people are discussing regarding this idea
Cody Rose commented
I trigger false jams all day on my delivery route. A quick pause or maybe let the "Are you in traffic" warning linger for 3 or 4 minutes so when I get back I can hit no, would really help with that.
Carlo Gaspro commented
To me, waze should by default pause, and ask if instead there is a traffic jam. So, if there is traffic jam, you have all the time in the world to push the jam button :)
If you dont push, or it is something negligible, or it was a pause....