Waze continues making the ho-hum expertise of driving extra enjoyable because it’s presently rolling out new customization choices to its cellular app, together with Zodiac themes.
With the Zodiac collection (opens in new tab), you possibly can have the in-app automotive icon mirror your astrological signal, like a purple automobile for Most cancers with its image on the roof, and swap out the navigation information to a voice particularly tailor-made to your theme. For instance, the Aries voice is extra energetic than the others, whereas Libra is extra chill.
Temper icons may match their signal for different Waze customers to see a lion for Leo or a fish for Pisces. Every of the three choices may be enabled by itself so icons may be modified whereas the navigating voice stays unchanged.
Do be mindful the replace has a number of bugs. The voices for Leo and Sagittarius didn’t seem once we first tried out the replace, however they did as soon as we relaunched Waze. To allow the Zodiac themes, you possibly can hop on over to Google’s put up relating to the replace and click on the hyperlink on the backside to drive the adjustments. In any other case, you will want to fulfill the app necessities of getting pushed at the least 100 miles whereas utilizing Waze.
Customise Your Drive
Not restricted is the opposite half of the replace which is the official launch of Customise Your Drive, making 12 beforehand restricted content material packs into everlasting fixtures for Waze.
Much like the Zodiac themes, these change the navigation voice, moods, and automobile icon, however with an even bigger emphasis on popular culture. You’ll be able to have both pop stars Christina Aguilera, Kehlani, or Boy George take you to your physician’s appointment, for instance.
Waze’s collaboration with Halo Infinite returns permitting followers to decide on both Grasp Chief or the sport’s antagonist Escharum to be their navigator (sure, the Warthog and Ghost automobile icons are again). And for those who’re within the temper for cringe-worthy dad jokes, the Cats or Canines theme will bombard you with puns so dangerous you’ll wish to throw your cellphone out the window.
Joking apart, this Waze replace is fairly cute with one thing in it for everybody. Each the Zodiac assortment and Customise Your Drive function can be found to all customers in the USA; nonetheless solely the latter is out there globally. Google states there are plans to broaden the astrological themes to “extra markets sooner or later” however didn’t give an actual date.
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