It’s that time of year again where we honor the most important women in our lives, our mothers, and it’s always a good idea to make them feel extra special. After all, the stress of work, taking care of children, and making sure we are kept safe and sound takes a lot out of our moms, especially during a long day. If your mom happens to drive and deal with traffic everyday, Waze has come up with some tips to help you and your mother get the most out of the app and be informed and safe on the road.
Tip #1: Customized voices for that personal touch
For many Nanays, hearing the voice of their loved ones is enough to keep the stress away and get through the day. Using Waze, you can record your own voice to provide directional prompts and instructions, so your mom can always feel as if you’re in the car with her. To enable voice customization on Waze, head on over to Advanced Settings > Sound & Voice > Voice Directions.
No worries, Waze will guide you through the recording process to ensure that the directions she receives will remain clear and accurate. Once recorded, your custom Waze voice pack can also be easily shared with the rest of your family.
Tip #2: Plan your Drive
Planning an upcoming road trip, or just looking to stay ahead of the rush hour? Never miss an important family appointment with the Waze ‘Planned Drives.’ This feature will help mom plan her upcoming trips: she’ll know exactly when to leave to beat traffic, and if she’s a lady who lives by her calendar, then she can sync with business meetings and Facebook events, too.
Tip #3: What you need and where you can get it
Waze is more than just for navigating traffic, it’s also a trusted co-pilot for every essential pit stop while driving. Take the ‘Gas Stations & Prices’ feature for instance: choose a preferred fuel type and station, and Waze will show price updates and station locations along her driving route.
Our mothers are master multitaskers, juggling work with many other household responsibilities. Whether it’s stocking up on groceries or finding the nearest hospitals during emergencies, Waze has got her back by recommending those nearest at any given location, including available parking lots.
Tip #4: Family-friendly Driving
Instead of calling her endlessly to check up on her, encourage mom to use the handy “Send ETA” feature. Running late or unsure of the arrival time? Tap ‘Send ETA’ at the bottom of the Waze map to let family members follow her drive in real-time via text or WhatsApp, so you’ll never have to worry. You can also send the same to her, so she’ll know when to expect you.