How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

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How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

Post by Miopyk » Tue May 22, 2018 7:49 pm

I know that many of us use Waze as it's realtime traffic seems far better than any of the standard Sat Nav systems but I also know like you that there is no real way of using it in our Macans (or other Porsches) since currently Android Auto isn't supported. However, I discovered at least one thing it will do in a Macan.

I jumped out of the SLK where I use Waze all the time and into the Macan while it was still active on my iPhone and was quite surprised that as I was approaching a fixed speed camera I got a verbal warning that the camera was there (in the new singing voice which does make me smile) over the music I was listening to. Just to check I went a bit off route towards another camera I know near by and it did the same thing again. I likeee

Looking at the settings that allow this to happen it appears you have to have Waze already switched on before you plug it into the car, you have to have Alerts switched on in settings and you have to be listening to music etc. via Bluetooth on your phone.

I haven't tried it yet but I'm guessing that if you had sound fully on in Waze and the Sat Nav map screen turned on you could use Waze directions with the in built map and sort of use that to get where you're going.

Not perfect but kind of useful even if its just for speed traps or other potential issues you might want to avoid.
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How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

Post by Semerka » Tue May 22, 2018 8:51 pm

Thanks Miopyk, I will try that with my TomTom app I have on my iPhone as the Porsche satnav does choose some funny routes at times.
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Re: How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

Post by Guy » Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 pm

One of the advanced sound output options in the Waze settings menu is to 'Play as Bluetooth phone call'. I think this should allow you to listen to other (non-phone/Bluetooth) sources (eg FM radio) on the PCM and still receive Waze directions. If I remember I'll give it a go tomorrow.


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Re: How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

Post by Paul1970 » Wed May 23, 2018 9:36 am

This drives (no pun intended) me insane. Sometimes waze comes through the speakers, other times it comes through the phone. Sometimes it flips between them whilst driving, usually if interrupted by a phone call.
I have no idea what the triggers are so will watch this thread with interest.


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Re: How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

Post by Guy » Wed May 23, 2018 2:08 pm

Guy wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 pm
One of the advanced sound output options in the Waze settings menu is to 'Play as Bluetooth phone call'. I think this should allow you to listen to other (non-phone/Bluetooth) sources (eg FM radio) on the PCM and still receive Waze directions. If I remember I'll give it a go tomorrow.
Just tried this whilst out driving for an hour (IAM practice :) ) and it worked well. I listened to DAB radio whilst using Waze, with my phone simply connected as if to make/receive phone calls. Each time Waze made announcements they came out through the PCM as if it was a phone call from 'My Number' - every small beep and alert came over the speakers, interrupting the radio as it did so. I had to make sure the volume was loud enough on the iPhone, and (as described above) that the following was ticked under advanced sound output options on Waze:

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Re: How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

Post by Nuclear Nick » Thu May 24, 2018 7:39 am

Guy wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Guy wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Just tried this whilst out driving for an hour (IAM practice :) )
Hope you're enjoying your course. I've done car and bike and found it really beneficial as well as amazing value for money. How about starting a thread on your experience?
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Re: How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

Post by Nosmo » Thu May 24, 2018 8:50 pm

It appears that the above "Sound Output" functionality is for ios only. It isn't an android option yet. There is a function called "Play sound to phone speaker, which I'll test next time out whnen I connect the phone via bluetooth and play the radio.
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Re: How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

Post by smithy37 » Sat May 26, 2018 5:43 pm

Loved Waze but in the early days you could never get an alert if you were streaming music. The fact you now can is a real bonus.
I risked the wrath of Porsche by hardwiring a Cheetah C150 into my Macan, but the fuse box is at the opposite side in my Cayenne to the macan so this isn’t as easy to disconnect in a hurry, so I’ve been looking at other options.
I can also confirm that if you connect the phone as an “iPod” & not allow CarPlay to take over then the waze alerts work too.
Still have a little bit more experimentation to do until I’m fully satisfied this will do as I want it to, but safari so goody
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Re: How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

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Re: How to use Waze in your Macan (Sort of)

Post by Guy » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:30 am

Guy wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Guy wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 pm
One of the advanced sound output options in the Waze settings menu is to 'Play as Bluetooth phone call'. I think this should allow you to listen to other (non-phone/Bluetooth) sources (eg FM radio) on the PCM and still receive Waze directions. If I remember I'll give it a go tomorrow.
Just tried this whilst out driving for an hour (IAM practice :) ) and it worked well. I listened to DAB radio whilst using Waze, with my phone simply connected as if to make/receive phone calls. Each time Waze made announcements they came out through the PCM as if it was a phone call from 'My Number' - every small beep and alert came over the speakers, interrupting the radio as it did so. I had to make sure the volume was loud enough on the iPhone, and (as described above) that the following was ticked under advanced sound output options on Waze:
I just wanted to highlight again that the Waze 'play as Bluetooth phone call' sound output works really well in the Macan. I also tried it out in my daughter's Astra, but the problem there was that the audio didn't kick I fast enough, hence the first second or so of the Waze 'announcement' was clipped each time. No such problems in my Macan - the whole message is broadcast each time. This has now become my default setup.

(One disclaimer: I am using PCM3.1, so I can't speak for PCM4 and its Bluetooth phone call response time!)


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