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.
Yes this is important. I personally want miles for journey distance and metres for junctions and turnings
Paul Grosvenor commented
Great idea. I'm more comfortable with metric units but want the speed to match road signs.
Luke Salvidge commented
Hybrid units, the ability for example to use imperial speed measurement and metric distance measurements and vice versa. Handy for people who prefer distance in kilometers but live somewhere where speed is in miles. A minor thing to add, Google maps already has this
Arjun Pachory commented
Have an Automatic option for speedometer and distance units that shows miles or km based on the region.
For those of us who travel and rent cars, it’s quite annoying to change units while on a drive as it is buried within settings.
Chris Woollard commented
I am in the UK and have grown up mostly using Metric units. Most of the world uses the metric system for scientific measurement.
Yes the UK uses Miles and MPH on the roads. So we are stuck with it for some things. Apparently, it costs too much to change.
But please can we have the option of selecting Metric measurements for smaller things?
Metres instead of Yards / Feet
Centimetres instead of Inches
Having some kind of selector would be great, so then people can choose exactly what they want, for each unit.
Jorgen Caceres commented
This!!! It's incredibly annoying to suddenly get a time measure - keep it consistent!!!
Allow hybrid distance units, ie. Distances in km and speed limits in mph
Jakub Kuchnio commented
I cannot cope with feets for car navigation. It's only one reason I preferred others than Waze.
Please allow miles/yards as giving distances in feet spoils what is otherwise n excellent satnav.
Freda Checks commented
Have been using Waze for some time now and becoming increasingly frrustated with head in the sand stance from Waze with regard to how distances are perceived in the UK. Feet as a measure is used for small distances. For larger distances we have used (and still use and understand) Yards!
We used to run the 100 yard race at school so we older people can visualise what 100 yards is!
The youngsters now run the 100 metre race at school so can visualise what 100 metres looks like (indeed very similar to 100 yards!) They do not run the 328 feet race - just the 100 metre race.!!
Come on Waze it ia about time you got into the 21st Century, please give us Yards or even Metres when selecting Miles as the Distance Units.
I have been using Sygics because of this very feature and the app is starting to grow on me. Please do something about this Waze and you will hang onto your loyal UK user base!
Miles and yards - or even miles and meters. But not miles and feet!
Give the capacity to a user to select the units (miles or Km) separately for distances and speed. As an example, some European users in the UK are used to navigate in Km but the speeds limits are set in miles. The actual settings will not let you have different units set for speed and distance. I believe this easy feature will be very welcomed by many users.
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.
As an International traveller who uses hire cars and Waze, I would like to be able to set Waze up to tell me distances in METRIC and set my speed to be reported in MILES.
This way, I can relate to the dashboard (which is always in MPH or KPH) AND I can confidently judge how far the next turn is...(personally I have no sense of a 1/4 of a mile but I instinctively know how far 400 metres is).
At the moment, I believe can only have either METRIC or IMPERIAL and it is set for both SPEE AND DISTANCE.
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)