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.
We plan to work on adjusting the ETA on the local destination if it is in a different time zone in the near future. In the meantime, make sure you’ve got the latest version of Waze for all the latest features.
Darla Sutton commented
I travel across time zones frequently for work and this is an issue for me.
Baby M commented
I remembered why I stopped using Waze when I traveled across time zones. Only, I remembered AFTER I was late getting somewhere. I planned my trip the night before and was STILL late because WAZE didn’t factor the time change (cst to est).
I wish you would either fix this issue, have an alert pop up when the trip is crossing time zones or put the time zone in the arrival time so those of us that plan to leave ahead of time aren’t missing important events or work.
Greg VanSickle commented
Brian Bonselaar commented
The easiest temporary solution would be to add the time zone (EST, CST, MTN...) to the departure and arrival times listed. This would make it so you can easily see what your looking at and make the proper adjustments to departure times.
It would also be helpful if there were a banner or alert in the planned drive section warning about this.
Psychotic Elf commented
This would be incredibly helpful cuz I run into this same issue all the time!
Tilghman Lesher commented
Since this has worked so long one way, it might introduce problems to suddenly change it. Here's my recommendation for fixing this. In any route that crosses a time zone boundary (or which includes a "trigger" tile that indicates that the time zone may be uncertain), simply append the time zone to the expected arrival time.
As the time and time zone will change when the user switches cellular towers to one in the different time zone, the expected arrival time will always be valid, in that users can make the adjustment, when they see that the "wrong" time zone is used, without confusing users who already knew that they needed to make an adjustment.
Jim Richardson commented
I regularly travel between Indiana and Illinois. It would be great to not have to constantly do the math to know what time I will be arriving.
Tom Schmidt commented
Garmin GPS did this 10 years ago, why can't a tech app do the same?
Would love this option.
Jason Brown commented
Melanie Cavazo commented
This is a no brainer!! Airlines do it and so should all gps.
Brian Gregory commented
Silly. Arrival time should always be arrival time locally at the destination Either way currently it is unacceptably unclear and took a fair amount of digging to figure out the current behavior. When you enter a trip across time zones, either way there should be a comment noting this and saying how it's treated.
Annalisa O commented
Exactly, this is such an inconvenience. It's so frustrating please do something about this.
Compared to the parking lot area "feature" that was rolled out this would be a great addition to the app. Understand that some developers aren't in the situation where multiple times zones affect their drives but the whole planned drive doesn't work well if the destination is in a different time zone.
Kodi75  commented
Suggest use this
"Arrival Time Should Reflect Destination Time Zone"
V Q commented
What kind of GPS app doesn’t understand that you need to know your arrival time in the destination’s time zone? This shouldn’t be a request, it should have been a core feature. Every other gps app works this way. Absolutely absurd, Waze.
Carlon Brietzke commented
This really needs to be a thing…or at least indicate the time zone that the the arrival time is in. I’m struggling with my departure time for this very reason.
Marshall Johnson commented
easy enough to add an exclusion zone for border counties and flag them
So many votes for such an obvious oversight. Mind boggling that Waze has been too lazy to fix this. ESPECIALLY when sharing my drive with someone in that other time zone. It confuses them so much.
Jackson Tyler Burke commented
PLEASE ADD THIS ASAP. CAME ON SUPPORT BOX TO FIND/REQUEST THIS SPECIFIC FUNCTIONALITY!!!!!