Awani Waze

GPS gadget has been very useful for drivers nowadays since it helps find directions from point A to point B and most of the time accurate. I have not used any GPS gadgets before but with availability of smartphone Apps, there are FREE applications out there. I use Waze eventhough twice it lead me to a wrong place.

According to Astro Awani Traffic, there are 1.5 million active Waze users in Malaysia and the Waze community rakned 15th largest in the world. Waze is owned by Waze Inc. America and Astro Awani has been cooperating with the company to help bring latest traffic update to viewers in Malaysia through Mainstream Media in Malaysia.

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Waze Make Me Lost In Putrajaya

I wanted to test and try using waze this morning for my trip to Putrajaya. One on my mobile phone and another ony my iPad. 

Everything was smooth until I reached Putrajaya. Waze on my mobile phone lead me to Precint 11 when I set as Lebuh Perdana Putrajaya. At one point, the voice alert on mobile phone tell me to turn right while on my iPad asked me to turn left. I get lost in Precint 11. 

However I use my instinct tells me too ditch both GPS aided directions. I switch to google map and use it to guide me to Precint 2. It also helps that I some sort of knew Putrajaya and manage to arrive to my destination not with the help of Waze but Google map. 

So can you totally trust GPS aided route to reach your destination. However this maybe an isolated case because a few days back it lead me to the right location in Skudai. 

I am not accusing Waze of giving me the wrong direction but it just gave me the wrong direction. 

The night before I tested a route from Kinrara to my home in Jalan Bukit Jalil Indah 4 but it keep giving me the route to another location at Kinrara. 

I just wonder why waze do not have the function point on map just like Google Map. It can help if one do not not know the name of the location.