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Latest Waze update helps estimate how long you’ll be stuck in traffic

Waze has now received an update to version 3.9.4, bringing a new Traffic Bar, as well as speed improvements that are said to make the app "85% faster" than before.
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March 12, 2015
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A week after the announcement that Waze is officially a Google Mobile Services app, Waze has now received an update to version 3.9.4, bringing with it smoother navigation, quicker route selection and an improved experience that it says is 85% faster than before. In addition to a much needed injection of speediness, the app update also brings an unspecified number of general bug fixes, and a few other new tricks like a traffic bar that estimates how long before a traffic jam (hopefully) ends.

Here’s the full changelog, for those interested:

  • Experience an overall faster Waze: smoother navigation, quicker route selection, and improved re-routing.
  • New traffic bar! Know how long you’ll be in a jam, tracking progress as you go.
  • Learn which route Waze is taking with ‘Let’s go via’ voice instruction.
  • Get a confirmation when sending your ETA: those receiving can instantly reply ‘Got it, thanks’.
  • Improved support for U-turns
  • General bug fixes
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To grab the latest version of Waze, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.