We love the Waze mobile app as it provides accurate traffic information as well as sat-nav guidance, and the route-planning website is also great for planning a route. Both use community-powered information to track traffic for good real-time results, but Waze can’t quite offer the same functions that rivals provide.
Entering and finding a destination is easy and, just like the app, routing couldn’t be faulted. There are various options offered, all based on live traffic, plus you can plan for future journeys and it’ll estimate traffic at that time, for example adjusting times for rush hour. However, there are no turn-by-turn instructions at all.
In this review
- 1IntroductionPlanning a journey in advance? We log on to test the Internet’s best free route planning services
- 21. Google Maps
- 32. AA Route PlannerIf you simply want directions from A to B, the AA’s Route Planner is a great choice.
- 43. TomTom MyDrive
- 54. Waze - currently reading
- 65. RAC Route PlannerThe RAC’s option loses out due to the cluttered page and vast number of intrusive adverts.
- 76. Via Michelin
- 87. OpenStreetMap
- 98. Green FlagGreen Flag’s route planner is powered by Google so you can be assured of accuracy and ease of use.