Thursday, September 20, 2012

Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard update adds public transport, Apple Maps and iPhone 5 support

Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard update adds Apple Maps integration and iPhone 5 support

Engadget - 

Navigon's gearing up for tomorrow's big day by updating its, erm, Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard apps. The refreshed software adds support for the iPhone 5's new 4-inch display as well as baking in public transport listings to Cupertino's presently underwhelming mapping offering.    More

Press Release

Garmin Updates iPhone Navigation Apps with Public Transportation
Features and Apple Maps Integration

Just shortly after the release of iOS 6, Garmin today updated its
iPhone navigation apps[1] to add public transportation features, Apple
Maps integration and full support for the new 4-inch screen of the
iPhone 5.

"With our recent updates our apps can now serve as an extension to
Apple Maps, providing iPhone users advanced navigation capabilities,"
said Joern Watzke, vice president mobile phone business at Garmin
Wuerzburg GmbH. "This includes our new public transportation
functionality as well as many additional premium features that aren't
available on free navigation apps."

Garmin app users can simply select any address or point of interest in
Apple Maps and they will be offered the option to navigate to the
selected destination using either their StreetPilot Onboard or their
NAVIGON app[2]. The Garmin iPhone apps feature onboard maps that allow
route calculations even in areas where cell coverage fades. Additional
premium features include comprehensive lane guidance, speed limit and
safety camera warnings, exit services, parking info, a trip planner
and multi-route display, among many other functions.

The Garmin StreetPilot Onboard and the NAVIGON apps now fully utilize
the 4-inch display of the iPhone 5, which makes it easier to see all
the details in the map view, such as speed limits or points of
interest. This comes in especially handy for split screen depictions
such as when the lane guidance feature is displayed next to the map

New Pedestrian and Public Transportation Features

With Urban Guidance users are able to integrate public transportation
into their route, complete with detailed itineraries of transit stops.
The new feature considers trains, trams, busses and water taxis when
calculating pedestrian routes. Users will be guided to a transit stop
by foot and be able to look up detailed information on what line to
take and where to get off. The new Last Mile function automatically
saves the location of the user's car when continuing by foot, making
it easy to find it on the way back. To depict the user's surroundings,
the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard app for iPhone will now also include
new graphical features such as Google Street View and Panorama View 3D
(in app purchase). Learn more about these new features here.

The Garmin StreetPilot and the NAVIGON apps are up to 25 percent off
until October 3, 2012. The in app purchase Urban Guidance is 40
percent off.

Garmin StreetPilot USA: $39.99 instead of $49.99

Garmin StreetPilot North America: $44.99 instead of $59.99

NAVIGON USA: $39.99 instead of $49.99

NAVIGON North America: $44.99 instead of $59.99

NAVIGON MyRegion: $24.99 instead of $29.99

Urban Guidance (In App Purchase): $2.99 instead of $4.99