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Garmin, Navigon updates add Apple Maps integration

Garmin has released major updates to both its Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard iOS apps adding the Public Transit and other navigation features announced last month for both apps as well as bringing Navigon’s Google Street View and Panorama View 3D features to StreetPilot Onboard users.

In addition, the latest versions of Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard now feature full support for the larger iPhone 5 screen and integration with the new iOS 6 Maps allowing users to select an address or point of interest in the Apple Maps app and then switch to Navigon or StreetPilot Onboard to navigate to the selected destination, including support for driving, walking and public transit directions, where available, with the optional Urban Guidance add-on. Garmin StreetPilot OnBoard and Navigon are available from the App Store in several region-specific versions, including Navigon North America ($50), Navigon Europe ($90), Garmin StreetPilot Onboard North America ($45) and Garmin StreetPilot Onboard Western Europe ($85). Urban Guidance is available as a one-time in-app purchase at a special price of $3 as a limited-time discount from the regular $5 price.

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I am really confused.  Garmin seems to be going in two different directions with its Navigon and its Street Pilot iPhone apps.  I just don’t know which to buy.  Will one fade out and the other take over?  Garmin seems to be keeping both apps up-to-date, so it looks like it is supporting both for now.  Do these apps fill different niches?  Please help!

Carroll Rinehart

Posted by Carroll Rinehart in Toronto on November 12, 2012 at 3:04 PM (CST)

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