HondaLink Navigation NA
By American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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Tethered mode supported only in 2014 Honda Civic vehicles (EX and above) equipped with HondaLink™ Next Generation. With the new HondaLink™ Navigation app, you can have the experience of a factory navigation system. Receive all the convenience of in-vehicle maps and routing, including continuously updated traffic information for freeways, highways, and major surface streets. Search for points of interest or specific addresses, and easily route to your selected destination. Includes free annual map updates.
Download the HondaLink Navigation App onto your phone and stream an entire navigation system into your Honda dashboard display. Use the steering wheel controls to interact with the HondaLink Navigation app while driving. The app is designed to work alongside other new HondaLink Next Gen apps. Be sure to download them all.
Note: Works in both standalone mode (for use when not driving) and when connected to 2014 Honda vehicles equipped with the HondaLink Next Generation-ready technology. Compatible with iPhone 5, 5C and 5S phones as of 12/4/2013. Requires registration with HondaLink. Requires HDMI cable connector, Apple lightning adapter, and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® connection. See handsfreelink.honda.com for more details.
Some services require use of GPS for location-based content. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
I bought this app ($60) to display Nav information on the multifunction display in my new Civic using the iPhone 5s. Then I had to buy an HDMI cable ($15) and a lightning-to-HDMI adapter ($50!). So far I'd say it is adequate but no more than that--somewhere between 2 and 3 stars. The voice commands are rudimentary at best; those in Google Maps are much more informative. Most disappointing of all, the iPhone does not charge while this app is in use and connected to the system via the lightning-HDMI cables, and the GPS & App drain the phone's battery pretty quickly. Don't count on this being useful for more than a short or moderate length trip. If you'll use it to navigate for 1.5 - 2 hr or more, forget about it unless you have an auxiliary battery for the phone. I will likely continue to use Google Maps for the majority of my auto navigation needs.
I hope future updates will be more sophisticated but for now I can't say that I received good value for the $135 (including tax) spent on the App and accessories.
Honda navigation app
This app is to be used with the new 2014 honda civic. When connected to the car via Hdmi and USB cables, the car's dash screen will display the phones navigation. The overall look of the map is poor but when zoomed in all the way, it changes to a 3D view that is actually very sleek. That being said, the app will only appear when your iPhone is unlocked and hondalink app is displayed on your phone; if you try to do anything like open your email, the navigation ceases to display in your car. In addition, you must reopened the hondalink app and the hondalink navigation app on the car, to resume display in the vehicle. This obviously is very frustrating. Lastly, the app does not work with voice commands which it was marketed as being capable of.
Note I am using this app as a stand alone nav. I am not linking to any in car equipment.
Nice graphics and easy to use interface.
Can select locations from the map.
Does have separate avoid/prefer toll road and electronic toll road options.
No street names announced.
No option to mute voice.
No carpool lane avoid/prefer option.
No multi destination routing.
No portrait view. You are stuck with landscape.
- Category: Navigation
- Released: Dec 01, 2013
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 32.3 MB
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Seller: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
- © 2013 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.