Time zone adjustment
Waze should adjust ETA to the local time when destination is a different time zone. When you leave Phoenix for southwest CO, for example, the ETA should be in mountain time, not AZ time. Currently, the ETA only adjusts when your phone automatically adjusts as you cross the time zone. It would be nice to know drive time is 6 hours, but ETA is 7 hours due to time change.
I assumed with all the smart routing Waze does, it would show your ETA in the destination time zone. I almost missed a flight during travel. I didn’t realize the airport was in a different time zone! My fault for assuming the app was smarter than I was - sometimes we take technology for granted. I would still love to see this added!
I almost miss my flight due to this issue. Hope it gets fixed soon.
Denise Korenek commented
Amen! Just screwed up planned my drive to Arizona as I looked at arrival time and had plenty of time. Imagine my surprise when I showed up an hour late! Sucks :(
How can this not be a feature. Ready to go back to google maps.
Dennis Wage commented
Uh, remember Waze is free. And it only monitors up to date traffic, ALL OVER THE FLIPPIN GLOBE, SO STOP YOUR WHINING!!!!
However why in the name of everything you call holy does this app not adjust time for time zones when planning drives. It's like building a thermometer that has no where to read the temperature.
James M commented
I'm going to echo what many others have said: not accounting for the DESTINATION time zone makes showing an ETA utterly useless.
There have been several times when I've forgotten about this behavior (since Waze is the only app I've used that fails to account for time changes) and wound up giving friends the wrong ETA which causes serious problems with reservations and other planning!
Claire Stone commented
OH. EM. GEE. I CANNOT BELIEVE WAZE DOESN'T ADJUST FOR TIME ZONES. HOW HARD CAN IT BE? SO SUPER DUMB.
Apple maps adjusts for time zone changes. I guess Waze developers aren't as intelligent as Apple developers. 🙄
Can you bring standard time and not military time please to the app .
Hard to believe something so basic is still missing. Simple solution: show the time zone with the ETA. E.g.:
ETA 1:49 PM EDT
ETA 3:26 PDT
ETA 4:20 CST
Matt Fowler commented
the original post was almost five years ago. just hoping to resurface this.
how hard can it be
James Marler commented
I live in CST, but a short drive puts me into EST, which is where most of my travels are. This would be a HUGE improvement.
Jesus Serna commented
Add time zone changes
Count me in for voting that Waze recognize that my destination is in another time zone. For example, I'm traveling from Atlanta to Gulf Shores tomorrow, and need to arrive at noon. Waze is telling me I need to leave an hour earlier than necessary because it thinks I need to arrive at noon eastern time instead of noon Central time. This would not be a big issue except all other mapping services and GPS's I've used do this so it's confusing when Waze does not. Big fan of Waze, nonetheless.
David William Ullmar commented
I drive between eastern and central all the time and Waze is the only app that doesn’t automatically account for time zones. Apple and google maps are better. Huge fail Waze developers and its why I don’t use Waze. I came upon this siting in my car trying to find the setting to fix this and now I learn it’s not me. What a joke. Thanks for nothing Waze developers.
Junior P. commented
Happens to between central and eastern near Tallahassee. This is bogus, that's why I use a GPS as backup. Huge failure by Waze.
Amen - just ran into this on a trip to a different time zone and Waze doesn't take time zones into account at all.
Sam Wagner commented
So this issue has been brought up for three years. Do the developers actually have a link to this forum?
I've already complained about this and they acted like it was an issue with my app, requesting departure location, arrival location, time, and screen shots. This is not a cosmic request. My Google app has no problem accounting for time zone changes when providing driving directions, so I'm pretty sure the Waze developers can put their heads together and figure this out.