NAVIGON North America
By Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
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 2.16
- New main menu
- New, combined address search
- Added quick navigation start to work address
- Enhanced operating system compatibility
- Apptimization, bug fixes and performance improvements
Just got my hands on version 2.16.0. Will need to use it regularly for awhile to decide whether the new interface is easier and more convenient. It certainly ~feels~ more logically laid out and organized in accord with good iOS app practices. The hamburger menu button is more intuitive. Don't have much to say yet about address entry and search. If nothing else, though, it was worth updating simply to get a Work destination button. I've always enjoyed the 1-step convenience of the Home button, and wondered why has it taken more than 6 years for a dedicated Work button to appear -- finally! One thing I still hope for with every release but is again missing in this one: when I save a Favorite destination and later tap it to go there, why does Navigon insist upon asking me if I want to walk or drive, followed by the destination pre-map, then with Start navigation screen. For crying out loud -- it's a FAVORITE! Just load it and execute immediately the same as with Home (and now Work). Please at least give us the option in Settings to skip the tedium upon choosing a Favorite. This is my go-to navigation app, and I'm glad it's still getting attention. Still room for improvement, though.
Bad VoiceOver Support
Accessibility has taken a huge step backwards with this update. When using this app with VoiceOver, several of the interface buttons speak the word "icon" before the button text. In addition, the button titles seem less intuitive than before. For example, the main screen of the app contains a button that VoiceOver reads as "icon adress search home button". Bonus points for anyone reading this who noticed the misspelling of address as "adress" but that's how the text appears to VoiceOver when reading character by character.
The DirectHelp screen now reports the GPS coordinates of the current location in decimal units rather than in degrees, minutes, and seconds, with no apparent way of switching from one to the other.
While a route is in progress, the DirectHelp screen doesn't always correctly report cross streets as you approach and pass them. Instead of reading the name of the exit, the app read the name of the city containing the exit instead. Previous versions of this app were more accurate when reading street names.
I am very disappointed with this update. Until now, this has been a rock solid app for seven years. That has changed significantly with this update.
New Layout Good and Bad
The new layout has some improvements, but I greatly dislike instantly displaying the map of where I am on the main screen, without the convenient button choices that used to be available.
Please allow the option to remove the new Work Button -- those of us who are retired, or can't find work, don't need the reminder taking space. And, every time I tap the new Suitcase Button it harasses me asking me to enter my Work address. I don't have a work address! Do I enter a fake one to stop this untested irritation?
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Aug 11, 2016
- Version: 2.16
- Size: 93.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Seller: Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH
- © 2016 Garmin Würzburg GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- NAVIGON Traffic Live$19.99
- Panorama View 3D$9.99
- USA Speedcams$4.99
- FreshMaps XL NorthAmerica$19.99
- Urban Guidance$4.99