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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.

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!

Should you experience GPS reception problems with your iPhone, please refer to the FAQ on our

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 2.11

Now supports Apple Watch:
- Get info on distance, duration and estimated time of arrival for your favorite destinations right on your wrist
- A quick handover of the destination to the NAVIGON app let's you start right away

Supports NAVIGON Companion (Garmin Connect IQ)

Minor bug fixes and performance improvements


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Customer Reviews

The best by far!

Update: The recent update solves it all in one fell swoop!! Now a true 5 star app. Two small issues: the auto zoom does not happen at all turn sections and the step in the beginning of a route to choose between "Public Transportation", "Vehicle" and sometimes "Pedestrian" (when nearby), is one step too many. There is a option to choose Pedestrian mode and maybe there should be one for Public Transportation as well. This should be available as options and one should be choosable as the default. OLD POST: This app takes a little while to figure out but then it is fantastic. It is expensive but given the money I have spent on other GPS apps and map updates, it would not have been so bad if I had bought this first. The auto zoom feature is extremely helpful and the re-routing is fast. All maps can be pre-loaded and while this uses a lot of memory, you can choose which ones to download which helps a lot. No more getting lost when out of cell range / saves bandwidth when using wi-fi for downloads. I can go on and on about the good features...

One pain though; I'm not sure about other areas yet, but when in the Portland and Seattle areas, it would always use the "North" description for freeways - such as "Turn onto I-5 NORTH towards Portland" even when you are North of the city and it should be "I-5 SOUTH". This happens all the time and is quite annoying!

All in all - a really good tool!

Unfair people, excellent app.

This app is an excellent one especially since it shows the speed limit in the area you are driving and warns you if you are above it (an adjustable number). No other app I know of provides the speed limit enforced in that area. Not even just the speedometer ones. I think this app has unfairly low rating as people are always looking for free, cheap stuff. I have been using it for 5-6 years and besides some occasional glitches, no problems.

Mixes up E and W, N and S

I’ve used Navigon literally for years on my iPhone. Recently the voice directions routinely say “West” when the text instructions say “East” and likewise, confuses North and South. The on-screen directions are correct, but the voice instructions make these rather crucial errors. I rely on the voice instructions so I can keep my eyes on traffic, so this is a serious bug.

NAVIGON North America
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • $59.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.11
  • Size: 81.7 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
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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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