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There is a thread, somewhere. Questions were asked about how far ahead Smartlink and Drive reported traffic. Last night, coming back from Florida, Drive, with my DS55 reported construction 91 miles ahead, on my route. It also reported I was on the fastest route, suggesting it checked for a reroute.

This is something the Google and Waze are unable to do. I've never seen Waze report any thing out of the view on the screen. And Google doesn't report anything.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Did you find anything

Actually any construction was happening over there?

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Garmin DriveSmart 55 with Traffic

Yes, I did. On I77 there is

Yes, I did. On I77 there is construction trough the northern part of NC in several places. The particular one specified was in VA after you get on I81N.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Several times

Both my 660 and 3597 have reported traffic problems way ahead on my GPS route. I remember one in particular that occured as we were getting back on I-95 at the Doswell, VA exit (MM98 - Kings Dominion exit) and the 660 alerted me about an accident at MM169. The 660 wanted to know if I wanted to take an alternate route. I declined and the accident was cleared by the time we got there.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Waze Works in the distance

Waze reports traffic and other incidents far ahead of what I can see.

I use Waze on an iPhone.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

What Diesel said...

phranc wrote:

This is something the Google and Waze are unable to do. I've never seen Waze report any thing out of the view on the screen. And Google doesn't report anything.

Waze on my iPhone has alerted me to distant events in the past.

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Nüvi 2595LMT

Observation

WAASup wrote:
phranc wrote:

This is something the Google and Waze are unable to do. I've never seen Waze report any thing out of the view on the screen. And Google doesn't report anything.

Waze on my iPhone has alerted me to distant events in the past.

I've just never had mine do it. I've used it several times, going to Florida from Virginia and back. This is after the 500 mile calculation restriction was removed.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Check your settings

phranc wrote:
WAASup wrote:
phranc wrote:

This is something the Google and Waze are unable to do. I've never seen Waze report any thing out of the view on the screen. And Google doesn't report anything.

Waze on my iPhone has alerted me to distant events in the past.

I've just never had mine do it. I've used it several times, going to Florida from Virginia and back. This is after the 500 mile calculation restriction was removed.

Check your notifications setting. It is possible to disable notifications for Waze but they have to be ON for traffic reports, accident reports, construction reports, etc.

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John from PA

They're on. I get everything

They're on. I get everything else. But I don't rely on Waze. The Garmin has served me well over the last 15 years.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

So, is this something that came on suddenly?

phranc wrote:

The Garmin has served me well over the last 15 years.

You can't be talking about the DriveSmart 55 in your profile since it has only been around for about 1-year.

So what specific model is giving you the issue and has this problem come on suddenly?

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John from PA

Not Garmin

John from PA wrote:
phranc wrote:

The Garmin has served me well over the last 15 years.

You can't be talking about the DriveSmart 55 in your profile since it has only been around for about 1-year.

So what specific model is giving you the issue and has this problem come on suddenly?

The traffic problem is with Waze, not my Garmin's.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Is traffic layer on

phranc wrote:

The traffic problem is with Waze, not my Garmin's.

Go to https://windowsreport.com/fix-waze-not-showing-traffic-repor... and scroll down to the section 2. Turn on Traffic Layer and Traffic Jams. Then retest.

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John from PA

All of that is for Android,

All of that is for Android, that I don't have. On my iPhone every thing is in the Default settings. It's not that important, because I don't use Waze as my Primary, or my Secondary. When it's on it's so that I can see police reports. Garmin takes care of the Traffic.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Try update 4.65.1

Waze had an update last week, version 4.65.1. One of the things it supposedly fixed was a bug that involved the display of traffic.

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John from PA

when I map a route with

when I map a route with google maps it tells me about all the accidents, construction, etc. and factors that into the drive time. If I do it at 9PM it will show 1 hr less time for a 700 mile route than doing it at 10AM.