Waze update introduces a whole new driving experience
Waze fans should update the iPhone app as soon as possible. This is because the latest version will fix an annoying Waze mood bug that you might have faced on your daily commute. Additionally, Waze on Tuesday introduced a new nostalgic driving experience via a new retro mode that will include three additional voices as well as three vehicles and three moods.
Waze mood fix
The Waze vibe patch targets iPhone users who use Google’s popular navigation app with CarPlay. Waze users have found that the iOS app can crash when choosing a new mood. The company acknowledged the issue and released a fix for the mood issue, per Automatic evolution.
You are looking at Waze version 4.82, the changelog of which mentions the fix. From now on, Waze should no longer crash on your iPhone when selecting a new mood.
This will be great news for all Waze users who regularly change the mood of the app. Not to mention, the biggest retro mode upgrade brings three unique moods to add to the favorites pile.
Waze announced on Thursday that a new retro mode is coming to the navigation app to provide another unique driving experience. The mode focuses on three time periods including the 70s, 80s, and 90s. It will be available on iPhone and Android devices.
Choose the 70s retro mode and Waze will focus on “peace, love and happiness”. You get “an eccentric radio DJ” as host and navigator, an ornate “El Vanarino” vehicle, and a groovy lava lamp vibe.
The mood shifts to a “Pumped!” 80s boombox. You also get an aerobics instructor to give you navigation instructions and a Rad Racer vehicle for the map.
Finally, the 90s retro mode comes with a pop star host. Your car transforms into a classic two-door “SUV4EVA” while the Waze vibe shifts to “Dialed Up”, a classic desktop computer.
On top of all that, Waze has partnered with TuneIn for music that will match the retro mode driving experience of the 70s, 80s, or 90s.
Stations vary by region. You will have 70s hit music UK, 90s hits in the United States and Canada, and 80’s alive in France. But you will need to sync your audio player to be able to listen through the Waze app.
There’s also a new “Drive with the 80’s” banner to activate in the My Waze section of the application that you will want to consult.
Retro Mode will be available worldwide from April 12 through mid-May, so you should be able to enjoy the new Waze vibe on Thursday. If it doesn’t show up right away, you might want to make sure you’re using the latest version of the app.