NAVIGON North America
By Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH
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With NAVIGON you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a fully functional mobile navigation system. Thanks to a faithful adaptation of the menu functions, the app fits in seamlessly with the iOS operating concept.
"All told, Navigon is a solid app that's worth its price, even next to free apps like Google Maps, our Editors' Choice for free iPhone navigation apps, thanks to Navigon's more extensive feature set, innovative optional plug-ins, and more informative display while driving." (PC Mag, Winner of the Editor's Choice Award)
"NAVIGON is currently the best turn-by-turn navigation app for
iPhone for anyone who needs world-wide options and offline support." (iMore)
"If you really want to step up your navigational game…then you should download Navigon." (CNN)
*** Range of functions ***
- Simple, intuitive user interface
- Can be used in portrait and landscape format
- Precise spoken announcements
- Intelligent address entry
- Lane Assistant Pro
- Real Road Sign
- Speed Assistant with adjustable audio-visual warning
- NAVIGON MyRoutes - Day and night modes for map display (automatic switching)
- 2D and 3D map display (bird’s-eye view)
- Route planning function
- Text-to-Speech (voice playback of street names)
- Extended Pedestrian Navigation using the iPhone’s internal compass
- Local Search
- Reality Scanner for POI searches with Augmented Reality
- Coordinate entry
- SOS Emergency Help
The latest HERE maps (formerly Navteq) map material with coverage for:
USA (incl. Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands), Canada
Furthermore it's now also possible to receive regular, quarterly map updates through Fresh Maps XL.
Latest Map Guarantee:
NAVIGON’s new Latest Map Guarantee provides customers the latest HERE maps (formerly Navteq) map available when purchasing NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone.
NAVIGON FreshMaps XL:
The latest maps at all times with NAVIGON FreshMaps XL! For a single payment you will receive map updates from experts up to four times a year for a period of two years.
The app is then always up to date and contains not only changes or additions to the road network but also plenty of new POIs. Giving you extra safety, reducing stress and saving time!
NAVIGON MyMaps allows you to carry only the country maps you currently need. Meaning you have more memory space for photos, music and other apps.
Please note the following:
Positioning your iPhone correctly in the vehicle is very important to ensure optimal GPS reception! We recommend that you use the NAVIGON Design Car Kit for the iPhone, which includes both a designer suction pad holder and a car charger, enabling you to charge your iPhone during the journey. Available from specialist retailers or from the NAVIGON shop directly at www.navigon.com!
Should you experience GPS reception problems with your iPhone, please refer to the FAQ on our website:www.navigon.com.
Allowing GPS to run in the background for extended periods can lead to a significant reduction in battery life.
Whether in the car, by bike or on foot, NAVIGON hopes you have fun navigating.
What's New in Version 2.12
Just recently we added multiple useful features like enhanced road signs, better notifications for traffic events and support for Apple Watch.
Now the story continues: With this update we're pushing NAVIGON even further!
So what is it all about?
⋅ Find your destination as easy as never before with the all new one line search! Just type in POI names, addresses or - even better - use SIRI for speech input.
⋅ Enjoy an even cleaner, more elegant look provided by thousands of refined icons for an enhanced usability.
⋅ Change the look of your NAVIGON app by choosing the brand new light user interface color option (it’s white!!). We hope it’s a refreshing alternative for you – it looks awesome, especially on white iPhones or iPads. Just go to “settings” > “general” and give it a try.
⋅ And here’s something for our very busy users: Navigate directly to geo-locations of upcoming calendar events by using the extended NAVIGON today screen widget - with just a single fingertip!
What’s more? It’s all about feedback!
We're taking your feedback very seriously and also integrated many smaller bug fixes and performance improvements. We truly appreciate all your feedback - especially the good ratings and reviews in the App Store!
But we also know that some of you may have questions or need some help. We’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us at facebook.com/NAVIGON or send us an email to email@example.com.
And last but not least a huge „Thanks!" from the entire NAVIGON app team! As we're close to celebrating NAVIGON app’s 6th Birthday we'd like to thank all of you for your loyalty, friendship and great support! You're the people who drive us forward and we promise to continue to provide the best on-board navigation experience possible!
Failed app: Map updates not free
I wrote years ago that "The app is good but switching future map updates from free to $14.99 is a bad way to treat your existing customers."
It's incredible that in light of Apple and Google Maps and larger data plans becoming more ubiquitous, Navigon would still dare to charge for map updates. What's worse is the price is now $15.99, and it only gets you two years' worth of updates.
I'd like to use this app more as the interface is pretty but my data plan plus now-outdated maps make it useless.
Do not buy unless you like throwing away money.
Great offline maps for driving
I have been using Navigon since its inception. Now Garmin owns this company and they have been continuing to update it with new features. It's actually more popular than their own Garmin app.
- Great offline maps, download only the province/state you need.
- Navigation works very well, easy to understand
- New search bar works well
- Optional routes are shown if available
- Reliable, does not crash
- Does not replace Google Maps or Apple Maps
- New "Acoustic bend warning" is extremely annoying, turn this off in Sounds.
- While driving on the highway express lane in Toronto it will alert you to stay there every exit to the collectors. I have to turn off announcements for this area.
- Traffic data is not as easy to understand as Google/Apple maps.
- Map updates are no longer free. Although they do seem to release an update every couple of years.
I always use this app when driving up north or in the U.S., otherwise I choose Google/Apple Maps. I have a large data plan and I find Google/Apple quicker for everyday usage.
Bring back the Contact Groups!
July 17, 2015: Complete revision of the UI they say, but they still haven't brought back the ability to view Contacts by Group! Come on guys!
May 3, 2015: This has been my go-to GPS app since it was first released way back when. Have bought all the add-ins to help support the cause.
The latest update, however, makes it almost unusable for me.
No longer can I choose to view only the addresses in a single Group in my Contacts list. Instead I've got to dig through *thousands* of Contacts to find the one I want.
I have a Group in my Contacts list for every trip I take which contains all the places that I need to get to.
Without continued access to these individual groups I have no way to quickly find that trip's hotel for instance.
Please bring back support for Contact Groups!
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jul 16, 2015
- Version: 2.12
- Size: 93.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Seller: Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH
- © 2015 Garmin Würzburg GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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