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.
Gwen C commented
This is a MUST HAVE option in WAZE. When I was on my long road trip, WAZE became a pain when I stopped for fuel or anything else. Now that I am home, I get aggravated with it when I make a last minute stop enroute to the location in WAZE as the only option I have is to silent WAZE or shut it down. We all know what shutting WAZE down means... reentering our destination. If I silence it, it never fails that I forget to change that and have to do it while driving.. seldom hitting the right button first and at times losing the app and I'm back to square one. Neither of these is helpful and the latter is something we should not be doing on the road and WAZE should have thought of this as it does not allow us to add a stop while driving alone. (Can you hear those at WAZE saying or thinking, "Ahhhhh, she's right. We should have thought of that.) That darn thinking thing surely messes us up at times, eh? :)
or maybe allow the user to set a time out timer for the program to close? I travel in fringe areas of cell service and sometimes it will shut down after loss of signal for a few minutes, so if I could set it to like 10 min's before shutting down I wouldn't have to keep restarting it.
I would like the capability to pause navigation.
I have a route from work to home. I need to make an errand, and stop off at the store.
I park my vehicle and take my phone with me into the store.
The Waze app is chirping about the re-route, and making the noise for everyone to hear.
Sometimes I just want to make a small detour (e.g. stop at a fuel station, bank, a quick stop). I don't need to stop navigation, nor do I want a bunch of Waze chirping chaos.
The issue is that the "pause"/"sleep" currently available is an inane implementation from a user perspective. It is effectively just turning off the app (and replaces that former functionality). However, the former power button obviously closed the app and did so in fewer clicks. The newer sleep has no advantage over the previous version -- slower to implement, no faster to relaunch. If you don't click away from the app, it's too easy to accidentally "wake" the app, at least on iOS: any interaction with pop-over or pull-over interfaces registers as returning to the app and wakes it. And all the routes must be recalculated and reconfirmed by the user. If you were in the middle of a multi-stop route, only one destination is remembered. It is not an effective pause. It is quite frankly advantageous to the user, currently, to force quit the app when they want to pause (or stop) -- faster and less likely to respawn.
There is now, and has been for several months, a pause button that can be used to put the app "to sleep"
Is it possible to mark this suggestion as "implemented"?
All I'm asking for is a button to pause my route when I exit for gas/food/rest area. It gets annoying hearing "turn left, turn left, turn left, make a u turn, turn right" etc, etc when i just went off route for a minute or two. Pause and Resume. Simple as that.
What I don't understand is why do they have an option to add a stop; but then it doesn't pause the navigation when you get to the stopping point? It's annoying when you get to your stopping point then it tries to continue navigating while you're trying to take care of business at the stop. I have stopped at various places on the way, like Wal-Mart, then Waze is trying to navigate me in my pocket while I'm trying to shop.
What if you need to pause your ride? I definitely agree!
This is less an issue about map contributions and more about UI experience.
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.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add a Pause button. Please!
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... ;-)
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.
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.