Count TURNS, not distance to the next turn
when people give directions to each other, naturally they will say 'on the 2nd turn, take a right turn'.
We are better at counting turns, than meters or miles...
if Waze could do the same, instead of 'in 500m turn right', it would be great
Great idea. Sometimes it says "In 900 feet, turn right," into a neighborhood, and there are 6 streets one after the other--is it street 3, 4, or 5? Of course, the street name would help, too.
Dave Wedd commented
How about saying "In 500m take the 2nd right". Or "In 500m take the 2nd turn on the right."
I often mis-judge the distance and turn at the next road I come to, if I haven't been able to glance at the screen.
I am missing this since the first day i use Waze. My previous Nav did this and it was great!
Chris Compo commented
I like this, but as an option!
waze used to state out loud the EXIT NAME or STREET NAME- to look for and turn on. Waze has changed to stating how many miles to next turn- PLEASE CHANGE BACK. The whole reason for using Waze is hearing what how to get to destination and now this is ruining it. I don't want to look at my app to see what exit to look for. I am in a big city and I need names- not 1.3 miles? if this does not change i will have go back to iPhone gps
"in 1000 feet turn left" works fine in the country, but not so well in the city. 1000 feet can be anywhere from one to three blocks.
I often turn on the wrong street (without a navigator to read the screen).
and maybe roundabouts will work right again, rather then "at the roundabout turn left"
It really doesn't make sense to count turns. When driving you always get the next action... you never get the "on the 2nd turn, take a right turn".
luke woodland commented
Turn left in 500m
Wonderful, I see everything by distance and understand that perfectly
Roundabouts, take third exit, easy never miss it
Tami Sirkis commented