Bring back the ‘OK Waze’ voice search.
This was an extremely useful feature to enter a new destination whilst driving. Unsure why it was discontinued. Now you have to touch your device to enter a destination.
“Ok Waze” was replaced with Goggle Assistant which allows for voice search, voice reporting and much more!
Scott Ferrell commented
I don't want to take hands off the wheel when driving. I want to be able to say OK Google, navigate to Favorites Mom and Dad's or navigate to Favorites Mike and Tracy's when "Mom and Dad's" and "Mike and Tracy's" are Favorites.
People create Favorites for convenience. The Waze search can find a Favorites. It should not be difficult to enable the Waze Voice Command to search for and match a Favorite and this will improve the convenience of Favorites.
At the present time, you must either:
Scroll to the location of the Favorite and select the Favorite
Select the Search bar
Enter the name of the Favorite
Select the Favorite
Ken Todd commented
I would really like to see talk to waze options come back. I really like it. Please bring it back.
Chad Daniels commented
Please bring back the "OK Waze" Feature. It was extremely convenient for when you were driving down the road. Now, you have to touch your phone or type an address in manually, instead of being able to just use the OK Waze feature. Please bring it back. thank you
Many times, including yesterday, when I press the microphone button to use text-to-speech (TTS; text to speech) to navigate somewhere, it says it's updating, which means it's unusable. This means I have to type instead of speak, which is less convenient and less safe. When the user presses the mic button, indicating they want to use that feature, it is NOT the time to initiate an update of it. That would be like if a launcher app decided to update the drawer when you go to open it, basically saying come back later to find and open the app you're trying to use. Update in the background, either when the app isn't being use or once navigation is started, but STOP updating right when I'm trying to use it.
Keep ASK WAZE !!
I don't like or want google assistant it is horrible Bad voice can barely hear it., echos, sorry it is also stupid give you nothing close to what you are asking for.!!!!
It is bad enough google absconded with waze but stop making a good product worse .
Also please don't reply stating google bought this because I know and they are ruining this application