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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 2.15

- Refined 'My Destinations' menu: Favorites and Recent Destinations are now clearly separated and the all-new search functionality allows to set a destination even quicker.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements: Besides new functionality we worked hard on the stability and performance of the app and also included some suggestions of our users.


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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!

Fix the Traffic alerts

Update 4-4-16 when the traffic notifications are set to "automatic" the system is more prone to act correctly and continuously inform me. When traffic notifications are set to "on request" it will not notify me or it will say please check your screen and they'll be nothing on the screen.

Update: from 5 stars to 3 stars to 1 star. Again went to NYC for the NYIAS and ran into traffic with no notice. Set my course way before I left. Sometimes it would say "check your screen" and there'd be no alert, nothing in the top left hand corner. I find that I have to ( doesn't always work) look at the traffics messages before I set a destination to see if there's any traffic affecting my route. Also, why should I have to rely on another app (Google Maps) to see where traffics at? So I know it has nothing to do with my carrier network. FIX IT! Please!

New iPhone 6S+ great coverage in my area from carrier. Gps signal works fine, but many times I've been notified of traffic after I'm already in it. Sometimes, never. In an attempt to avoid this I'll open the app and set my route 30 min+ before so I can plan accordingly. The app doesn't say that the traffic alerts are offline either, just none affecting your route. Not sure if this is on your end or you need to talk with who manages the data supplied to our phones!

Works well. Doesn't need Internet to get you there

The Good:
Traffic option works fast! (A purchased option worth having).
Quarterly map updates. (Another purchased option).
Don't need Internet so for bad cell areas it gets you there via GPS just like a Garmin device.
Visuals are excellent when you come across complex and confusing road signs and lanes, it shows you where you need to be.
Needs Improvement:
Next turn or ramp guidance (on screen great but spoken names gives you limited info like take next turn to Plano but doesn't state the exit number half the time).
It has Bluetooth or default. There's no setting (like google maps) to have gps over phone speaker but let's calls go thru Bluetooth [for car hands free].
This is a major glitch because turn by turn over Bluetooth lags by couple seconds so on car hands free you miss first couple of words. So have to turn off Bluetooth entirely for reliable audio.
Return to navigation:
If a text or call comes up sometimes navigon doesn't return to its screen. This is less common with latest version but it still happens. On iPhone 6s phones change text message alerts to notify without pop up action needed to help.
Overall a solid gps navigation app.

NAVIGON North America
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • $59.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.15
  • Size: 92.0 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
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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