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 2.15
- 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.
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
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.
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.
Good overall - Needs better search & route optimization
This has been my go-to GPS app for many years. It was a real problem when they removed the Google search feature. Local search is gradually improving, but there are still many things it can’t find. Please improve search or return to Google.
Route engine needs some optimization. I like Navigon because it doesn't need the internet to function and always gets you there. However, Google maps ALWAYS finds a faster route. My routine is to get the route in Google maps, then force Navigon to use that route (not always an easy thing to do).
Last update also wrecked the turn-by-turn feature. Now only works intermittently.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Mar 17, 2016
- 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
- Seller: Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH
- © 2016 Garmin Würzburg GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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