More English Voice Options with Street names...
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Jack Marshall commented
use Sir Sean Connery's voice Scots or Gaelic. Just do it...please
Why did Waze quit announcing an exit number and/or along with the street name/number?
In Germany we have 4-5 different names for streets depending on how big they are
=> means Autobahn down to streets between villages
- thats nice but nobody knows street number for L- or K-streets
- please add an option to enable / disable the announcement of L- or K-streets
- instead of this it would be more helpful if the voice information tells something like this:
=> please take next exit in direction to Frankfurt
(means take direction to that town or village which is also visible on the street sign, too)
- that would be the optimized navigation experience to connect the live information during driving coming from the existing street signs and your great navigation app !
The 2x UK voices that include spoken street names are so boring and robotic, it really lets the app down. The Siri voice is a really decent synthesised voice, can we please have something like that?
I wish that Waze would gracefully stop telling me how to get home when I know where I am.
I pull like to be able to set a Home Familiarity setting - where I can indicate that if I am anywhere on I95N and set home as my trip, it knows that I know where I am if I’m anywhere on that route. I still want reports, I just don’t need the bag anymore.
Alternately, a quick way to say “I know where I am” that I can deselect (meaning, crap I thought I knew where I was but I changed my mind) would also be helpful. However, I do like that the first option can be automatic so I don’t have to mess with my phone.
I think it would be great to have Australian English voice options. And yes, that was plural. What I mean is this. You could have a more standard, mainstream Australian English voice guidance option for Waze (With Street Names), and a more Larrikin, Aussie Slang Australian English (With Street Names).
I'm sure I'm not the only one that laughs when the US English and UK English tries to pronounce names like Kookaburra, or Hawkesbury, and thinks "An Aussie wouldn't have made that mistake", so it would be nice to have Australian English options, one with, and one without Australian slang mixed in to give it more personality.
Waze have been in Australia for a while now, so I think an Australian English option with street names is WELL overdue.
Hoping Waze Developers see this.
Oh, and in line with that, how many women and men would love having our boy Hugh Jackman as the Australian Male voice option for free? And Nicole Kidnam as the Australian Female voice.
I would like to suggest some options in Waze Voice that will cater to the 600,000
Users in Australia.
My suggestion is:
Australian male and female (with street names) Waze Voices
It would be helpful to say the names of the streets so we don’t have to look at the map it’s very distracting.
add scottish female/male voices with street names. i.e cerprocs heather is a softer voice for navigation. the current UK voice sounds too harsh. like a snobby school teacher.
Nathan Ward commented
Waze should incorporate the USPS abbreviations for roads into all of its TTS voices. E.g. using "HL" instead of "Hill," "RDG" instead of "Ridge," etc.
Often there are multiple streets at an intersection and announcing the streets would clarify directions and keep eyes on the road!!!!
I totally agree. Why can't gay men hear another man's voice, including street names? This makes me sad.
When it says turn in X miles, say what the street name is. Now one has to look at the device and take your eyes off the road. SAFETY first.
Waze says in one mile turn right— say the street name also
This is the main reason I don't use Waze as my primary navigation. I will only use it if when I'm driving somewhere for an event and I know roads around the event will be closed.
Add this feature... I will never use another GPS app again.
Name of street, road, highway, etc that direction leads would really be helpful.
In the settings, you can enable the display of the names of all streets in English only, regardless of the country. This had to be done initially. You lose a lot of users due to the lack of this option.
You use to give the name of the street to turn left or right. Now you're just giving left or right. When you are going somewhere new, or are lost, you really need full support. Why did you change this part of the directions?
I am using waze app for years. It is very nice and I love it. Nowadays I updated my IOS Waze app to version 4.55.2 but unfortunately this version does not have any English Voice with Street names as before!!! Please add this feature again. Thanks a lot.
I am using waze for years. It is very nice and I love it. Nowadays I updated my IOS Waze app to version 4.55.2 but unfortunately this version does not have any Voice with Street names as before!!! Please add this feature again. Thanks a lot.