At this time of year, driving can be particularly stressful. Weather, holiday shopping, and traveling to visit the family can make roads congested, stressful, and dangerous. In the hope of minimizing stress, Waze launches a new relaxing voice.
In partnership with Lincoln, the unique navigation voice, step by step, “also serves as a guide for calmness and awareness,” according to Waze. Google’s navigation app called the voice “warm, fluid and casual.” Also, voice prompts have an updated phrasing that should encourage relaxation.
For example, users will hear phrases such as “Ready, set, relax and start driving” and “Heavy traffic reported before. Deep breaths! Until December 29, users can activate the new voice by selecting Settings in the Waze app.