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Waze is described as 'social GPS navigation app that allows drivers to build and use live maps & real-time traffic updates to improve their daily commute' and is a very popular GPS Navigation service in the travel & location category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Waze for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, iPad and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Google Maps, which is free. Other great apps like Waze are OsmAnd, Organic Maps, MAPS.ME and HERE WeGo.

Waze alternatives are mainly Map Services but may also be GPS Navigation Services or Travel Guides. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Waze.
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  1. Google Maps is a basic web mapping service application and technology provided by Google. It offers street maps, a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or public transport and an urban business locator for numerous countries around the world.

    ⚫︎ Route PlanningPlan and optimize your route with Google Maps to avoid traffic and save time.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineGoogle Maps can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGoogle Maps supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechGoogle Maps allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    ⚫︎ CyclingUse Google Maps to plan, discover, track or share your bike rides.
    ⚫︎ Hiking MapsExplore and discover the outdoors with new hiking trails in your area with Google Maps.
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    Google maps does not have the 'community' features of Waze - Adding blocked roads, problems with traffic speed, police locations, etc.

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    Google Maps is missing the ability to report incidents, and the ability to show/report police locations.

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  2. OsmAnd is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap data.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineOsmAnd can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableOsmAnd is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechOsmAnd allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    ⚫︎ CyclingUse OsmAnd to plan, discover, track or share your bike rides.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOsmAnd is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeOsmAnd supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    It’s an Open Source alternative and offers offline navigation, too.

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    The focus on user privacy is nice, but OSM is missing a lot of addresses and streets that Waze and Maps have, even in big cities.

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    Missing the community features of Waze

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  3. Organic Maps is an Android & iOS offline maps app for travelers, tourists, hikers, and cyclists based on top of crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data and curated with love by MAPS.ME founders.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineOrganic Maps can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingOrganic Maps will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ CyclingUse Organic Maps to plan, discover, track or share your bike rides.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOrganic Maps is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeOrganic Maps supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Route PlanningPlan and optimize your route with Organic Maps to avoid traffic and save time.
    ⚫︎ Hiking MapsExplore and discover the outdoors with new hiking trails in your area with Organic Maps.
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    there are no live traffic related features at present in the app.

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  4. MAPS.ME offers the quickest offline maps of all the countries of the world. Travel with full confidence: wherever you are, MAPS.ME addresses all your offline mapping needs.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineMAPS.ME can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Route PlanningPlan and optimize your route with MAPS.ME to avoid traffic and save time.
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    Most users think MAPS.ME is a great alternative to Waze.

    the very basis = OpenSourceMaps with lots of interesting POI's

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    HERE WeGo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • iPad

    Explore the world in glorious 3D with HERE Maps. Discover new places, collect your favourite places, plan the perfect journey, and sync it all with your mobile phones.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineHERE WeGo can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  6. Apple Maps is the best way to navigate and explore the world - all with your privacy protected.

    ⚫︎ CyclingUse Apple Maps to plan, discover, track or share your bike rides.
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  7. Find the best route to your destination even without an internet connection. Magic Earth uses OpenStreetMap data and a powerful search engine to offer you the optimal routes for driving, biking, hiking and public transportation.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedMagic Earth is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Hermann

    it has live traffic and the possibility to report road blocks and other live traffic related occurrences.

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    2GIS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
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    • Android Tablet
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    • Kindle Fire

    2GIS provides 3D-maps of 180+ cities, contacts of 1.5 million companies, car routing and public transport routes and and more! 2GIS is a complete and up-to-date directory of organizations with detailed cities’ maps.

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  9. You can take your device anywhere in the world with you. Thanks to the tourist map you know about every trail and bike trail and you won’t miss a single castle, outlook or other attraction. In My maps you can save your places and routes to files.

    ⚫︎ Route PlanningPlan and optimize your route with Mapy.cz to avoid traffic and save time.
    ⚫︎ Hiking MapsExplore and discover the outdoors with new hiking trails in your area with Mapy.cz.
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    MAPS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    OpenStreetMap offline maps with track recording and custom bookmarks .kml path. Based on MAPS.ME project. Features include:

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