The Waze client appears to use three types of unit for distance reporting, miles, decimal fractions of miles and feet.
In the UK we generally use two units for road distance, miles and yards. We do not measure road distance in feet, I measure the size of my bedroom in feet but not the length of my road.
Also "point one miles" doesn't mean a lot to me or many other people I'd imagine, not to mention that it is shockingly poor grammar.
Please can we have a UK units option, that supports miles, half a mile and yards. Thank you.
Happy 7th Birthday to this thread! - I can’t cope with feet - prefer miles and meters like Tomtom provides
Feet are for small distances up to about 50 feet and even that is pushing it, yards are for bigger distances Please implement the divide by 3 option in the settings otherwise it gets booted as far as I can which will be about 365 inches.
Patrick Walsh commented
I like Waze in general but giving the units of distance on feet is useless so after trying it for one journey I have now stopped using it.
I agree with this - feet are useless in UK
Richard Otley commented
Waze is owned by Google isn't it? Google maps navigation uses miles and yards for notifications. I prefer Waze for the less cluttered display and better landscape view. But, I agree with other brits who although in the minority have found the "feet" thing a real pain.
My first day on Waze and I'm contemplating leaving already. Thousands of feet cannot be comprehended... Please give us the option of yards (or even miles and metres)
This thread has been going on since 2013 so I don't expect anything to change soon. However, if you don't ask you don't get.
I don't think we in the UK have mixed signage of miles and metres. If we're using Imperial units it's miles and yards.
At the moment, I get some directions in decimal miles, 1.1, 1.2, etc. Others though are in fractions of miles for 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4. My preference would be to keep the quarter, half and three quarters and have all the others in yards.
I've seen elsewhere that others mentally convert what is said into their "internal" units. I too do this, i.e. 1000ft being a bit over 300yds but it's amazing how much the small amount of brain power required to do this takes so much concentration on the road.
The solution is, of course, to make everything configurable like major units of kilometres or miles and minor units of metres, yards and feet.
The dificulty, I imagine, is for the existing voice recordings needing to be upgraded considerably.
Actually in the UK we use Miles and metres. All road signs use either miles or metres now, yards are also depreciated.
Decimal miles is fine, but miles and metres please! The easiest way to acheive this is to allow control over all units used.
I would like the option to mix units of distance. I would like miles/meter
David in the UK commented
I wholeheartedly agree with this suggestion. UK drivers and road signs use miles and yards, NOT miles and feet. It is really confusing when Waze says "in 900 ft..." when we would say "in 300 yd..."! PLEASE add separate distance options for imperial (US) and imperial (UK) (as well as metric, obviously). The TomTom app already has these 3 options and it's time Waze followed suit. Please don't forget us UK users!
Mick Pattison commented
I agree entirely, Feet as a unit of measure is useless after around 20 feet, do away with comments at 1000 feet and just give instructions at say 250 yards , half a mile, and fractions of miles. You shouldn't mix decimals and fractions in the imperial system
Your country and USA should do the only right thing and join the metric-system! ;)