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    Default trapster or waze?

    I live in the middle of no where and there seem to be many waze users around me. Trapster the only thing i see are known enforcement spots and just about every U-Turn spot on the highway... Am i missing something?

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    Default Re: trapster or waze?

    Not familar with waze. Trapster can be used to report live police that stays active for one hour after report. Accidents, construction, floods..can also be reported.

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    Default Re: trapster or waze?

    I heard that waze was better but don't know first hand those.

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    Default Re: trapster or waze?

    Waze is alot better with alot more users, Their latest version has voice command so you don;t have to touch the buttons to make reports. It also locates fuel, Navigation etc, Check it out. I get more saves from waze than from my detector.

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    Default Re: trapster or waze?

    Waze is tits! Trapster is gone from my phone. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Default Re: trapster or waze?

    Quote Originally Posted by NormSky View Post
    Waze is tits! Trapster is gone from my phone. Thanks for the suggestion.
    ^^^^^ Waze....as he put it..... is tits! lol. Seriously though Waze is the better of the two apps. In fact its probably hands down the best NAV and LEO monitoring app out today, hands down. Its got a LOT more users which makes it a lot better in itself. Not to mention it has way better features then a lot of the nav apps out there currently. It has more live LEO locations and threats then any other app in my experience. Even more then Escort Live. I have gotten saves from Waze that I have not even gotten from my detector. Try it for yourself! Once you do I doubt you will go with anything else. Its not that Waze does not have its flaws (all apps do). However, Waze is a role model for Escort Live, for all LEO position/monitoring apps and for all NAV apps in general (including Google).
    Last edited by txbearsfan81; 08-11-2012 at 12:11 PM.

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    Default Re: trapster or waze?

    Quote Originally Posted by txbearsfan81 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NormSky View Post
    Waze is tits! Trapster is gone from my phone. Thanks for the suggestion.
    ^^^^^ Waze....as he put it..... is tits! lol. Seriously though Waze is the better of the two apps. In fact its probably hands down the best NAV and LEO monitoring app out today, hands down. Its got a LOT more users which makes it a lot better in itself. Not to mention it has way better features then a lot of the nav apps out there currently. It has more live LEO locations and threats then any other app in my experience. Even more then Escort Live. I have gotten saves from Waze that I have not even gotten from my detector. Try it for yourself! Once you do I doubt you will go with anything else.
    Waze does more than Escort Live, but if comparing common features Waze is not necessarily better. Escort Live (when used in conjunction with radar detectors) auto uploads Ka & Laser hits. Waze relies on people manually entering them which is never going to be as accurate. I am sure a lot of Waze users don't bother reporting cops.

    Waze has features EL does not have and vice versa. Auto lockout a pretty great feature of Live and Waze will never have that either. The nav on Waze is not that good honestly, the Google nav is much better and more accurate.

    Waze wins because they simply have tons more users, but if EL had the same amount then EL would be the superior app without question. It never will match Waze's # of users though.

    Waze also has a lot of unnecessary fluff ... little candies and chit chats, give me a break.

    I use both myself, Waze in the foreground with Escort Live running in the background.
    Last edited by Obsidian; 08-11-2012 at 12:21 PM.

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    Default Re: trapster or waze?

    The chit-chat is handy recently on two separate occasions when the highway was closed for an accident. People giving directions to around accident area and to get back on highway and when the highway was reopened. Beats a CB for sure.

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    Default Re: trapster or waze?

    I have only had Waze for a couple of days but it looks like it's going to be very good. Ran across an accident. Didn't know how to enter it yet. Somebody else did and 2 minutes later there was report of it and traffic slow down indicated on the map. I live in a fairly small town and am surprised at the number of Wazers on the system.

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    Default Re: trapster or waze?

    I agree that Waze is nice app to use for counter measure purposes in addition to using a RD and/or Laser Jammer. I know at its core its just a Navigation app with a Twitter like platform to give a heads up to your fellow road companions. I wish I had more options when reporting Police in the app. Maybe the option of selecting "Running Radar and/or Traffic Stop." Also, I hate that the app only takes my current position to report an type of accident, police report, etc. I wish I could backtrack in the app to select the general area where I want to make a report. Like you guys mentioned, there are definitely flaws in the app and there are tradeoffs between Escort Live and Waze. Ultimately I know the players of the RD industry are obsessed with $$$ profits, but I would like to see a premium service offered for free or at least a sole one time fee for software like Escort Live. I admit I am V1 zombie, but I keep an eye on the top performing RDs like the STi Magnum and Redline. If I ever was to buy a RD from Belscort, it would be cool to use some counter measure software that does not have a subscription $ charge to come along with it. For now I'll keep the free Waze app running knowing that more and more users are using it everyday.

 

 

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