It’s almost travel time. The car is packed, I’m catching up on sleep and making the final preparations for my cross country journey. But, you know me, I just can’t resist the urge to hack and or DIY things so for today’s issue of the Summer Travel Series…
I hardly post about technology on here and usually if I do it comes in pink. Well for awhile now I have been noticing how great the GPS app that I use on my iphone is becoming. Everytime I use Waze I notice another new feature that I just love .
When Waze first started hardly anybody knew what it was or even used it. I think I was the first one of my friends to really use the app and slowly started to tell people how great I thought it was then. Well if you used Waze in the past or are brand new to it, I highly recommend it.
There are many components to Waze that you will not get with a regular GPS or with even Google Maps.
The first feature is syncing it to Facebook. Why is this important? Well when you add an event to your facebook, the address will get stored in Waze, so when it is time to drive to your event you will see the address and you won’t have to manually put it in. I find that super helpful, especially if it helps eliminates a step.
The second reason I love Waze is the police reporting feature. This works two ways. The first being, if you’re driving down the street it will notify you of police presence. SUPER HELPFUL –The second part of that is you are able to 1. say if the police is still there and 2. you are able to add in your own police whereabouts into Waze. I just recently started using the second part of that, it’s great and helps out fellow “Wazers” on the road.
The last reason Waze stands out for me is the ability to type in ANYTHING into the search field and 95% of the time it comes back with what you are looking for. This could be the name of a bar or restaurant, banks, gas stations, or simply a genre. It really works like a charm. Especially if you do not know what city or have the exact address you are looking for. I used this app when I rented a car in Denver a few years ago–it was a lifesaver.
I quite literally use this app ALL the time. It’s the truth and this is in no way a paid advertisement. I just REALLY like Waze and I hope you do too!
This might be the newest item on my wish list for Santa. Why you ask?
Well I’ll tell you…
Bondi is a multi-purpose accessory for your phone and or office needs.
We were first drawn to Bondi for its ability to hold your phone and hang from your rear-view mirror in your car. Using it for a gps, hands free, and also a good place to charge it. What we have discovered with Bondi is that it is so much more than just for your car.
Here’s the skinny:
Hang it to charge your phone
Hang it in your car while you drive
Hang it anywhere to listen to your music
Hang it on your screen, for multiple use
Hang it on your jeans
Holds memos, pictures, letter size paper
Mounts on the table for easy viewing
Book mount and book mark