Receive turn-by-turn navigation in your own voice using Waze (Android only for now)

Receive turn-by-turn navigation in your own voice using Waze (Android only for now)
Last week, we told you that crowd sourced traffic and navigation site Waze was offering users the opportunity to hear navigation directions with Mr. T's voice ("I pity the fool who doesn't make a right turn now!"). As cool as that sounds, an update to the app has added a voice recorder that you can use to record your own voice. This way, if any of the celebrity voices doesn't do the trick for you, and you keep on missing turns, you can see if you'll respond better to the sound of your own voice.

Setting up the recording is actually very simple. Just head to the “Sound & voice” settings, go to Voice Recorder, and repeat the list of preset phrases. That's all there is to it. Keep in mind that any directions that you don't record will default to the usual Waze voice.

This feature is only available on the Android version of the app for the moment, with no word on when it will be made available to iOS users. If you ever fancied a career as a voice over artist or as a replacement for the Moviefone guy, you can record your own voice and tell yourself where to go.

Download Waze by clicking on the appropriate link (Android|iOS).

source: Lifehacker via Engadget



1. talon95

Posts: 1007; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Oh my, this will lead to all sorts of craziness. Should be interesting.

2. Valdomero

Posts: 706; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Hell yeah!

3. piratestation

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

This is pretty cool. But I wish they don't hide the voice files anymore. Used to be able to "backup" the celebrity voice files and reuse them even after they were taken off the app.

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1387; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

HA, this is funny. You know how many people hate their own voice?

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