Garmin’s Navigon Navigator App Gets Extensive Update

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Garmin’s Navigon Navigator app has just received an extensive update bringing even more functionality for its users. Right off the bat, Garmin has brought the ability to share your location with others using its Glympse technology. This means that no matter where you might be, users will always be able to share their locations with friends and family via a text message or email with a location link to a tracking map included. In addition, the Navigon app will include even deeper Foursquare integration, which eventually learns your check-in behavior and even offers suggestions of places to visit and check into.

While the Navigon app has been revamped to include more features, Garmin is also getting into the holiday spirit by offering a price reduction of the app. Garmin will be offering the Navigon app for 25% off its normal price— so this means you can grab the app for $39.95, instead of $49.95. Not too bad of a deal, right?

You’ll find the complete presser as well as the Play Store link once you hit the break.

 

Garmin Smartphone Apps Combine Navigationwith Location-Sharing: Update Adds Glympse and Foursquare Integration

Today we’re releasing an update for our smartphone navigation apps that makes it easier for you to stay connected while on the road and to discover new places. The integration of location-sharing service Glympse allows you to easily share your location with friends and family, so they always know where you are. To help you discover new places, Garmin’s apps now also integrate Foursquare locations and special deals. Additionally, you can also check into venues on Foursquare upon arrival – right from your Garmin app. The new features are available through a free update via the App Store and Google Play for the Garmin StreetPilot®Onboard iPhone® app as well as for the NAVIGON® iOS andAndroid® apps. Just in time for the holiday travel season, Garmin offers these apps for 25 percent off until January 7,2013.

Share Your Location and Arrival Time with Glympse

The new StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON app versions integrate Glympse directly into the mapping and navigation feature set. Users simply click on the Glympse icon in the sidebar, select any recipient from their address book, and then choose for how long to share their location – from a few minutes to a few hours. The selected recipients will receive either a text or email message with a link to a Glympse tracking map, where they can see the sender’s current location, arrival time and speed. This feature is a great tool to help you meet up with friends or family, so they know where you are and when you will arrive.

Find Locations and Deals with Foursquare

The integration of Foursquare features allows you to easily search for locations, trending venues and special deals within the Garmin apps. This makes it easy to discover new places and directly navigate there with just a few clicks. If you link your Foursquare account, you’ll also be able to easily check into venues and view personalized POI suggestions based on your check-in behavior.

iCloud Support for iOS

Garmin StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON for iOS now also support iCloud, allowing you to synchronize your favorite destinations across multiple iOS devices.

Holiday Price ReductionsJust in time for holiday travel season, we’re reducing the prices of our navigation apps by 25 percent until January 7, 2013. Here’s an overview of the reduced prices:

StreetPilot Onboard iPhone USA: $39.99 instead of $49.99

StreetPilot Onboard iPhone North America: $44.99 instead of $59.99

NAVIGON iOS USA: $39.99 instead of $49.99

NAVIGON iOS North America: $44.99 instead of $59.99

NAVIGON iOS MyRegion: $22.99 instead of $29.99

NAVIGON Android USA: $39.95 instead of $49.95

NAVIGON Android North America: $44.95 instead of $59.95

Garmin’s StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON apps provide premium turn-by-turn navigation for smartphones, helping drivers find their way andsafe time and money. Features include onboard maps, lane guidance, speed limit warnings, real-time traffic and public transit routing, among many others.Today we’re releasing an update for our smartphone navigation apps that makes it easier for you to stay connected while on the road and to discover new places. The integration of location-sharing service Glympse allows you to easily share your location with friends and family, so they always know where you are. To help you discover new places, Garmin’s apps now also integrate Foursquare locations and special deals. Additionally, you can also check into venues on Foursquare upon arrival – right from your Garmin app. The new features are available through a free update via the App Store and Google Play for the Garmin StreetPilot®Onboard iPhone® app as well as for the NAVIGON® iOS and Android® apps. Just in time for the holiday travel season, Garmin offers these apps for 25 percent off until January 7,2013.

Share Your Location and Arrival Time with Glympse
The new StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON app versions integrate Glympse directly into the mapping and navigation feature set. Users simply click on the Glympse icon in the sidebar, select any recipient from their address book, and then choose for how long to share their location – from a few minutes to a few hours. The selected recipients will receive either a text or email message with a link to a Glympse tracking map, where they can see the sender’s current location, arrival time and speed. This feature is a great tool to help you meet up with friends or family, so they know where you are and when you will arrive.
Find Locations and Deals with Foursquare
The integration of Foursquare features allows you to easily search for locations, trending venues and special deals within the Garmin apps. This makes it easy to discover new places and directly navigate there with just a few clicks. If you link your Foursquare account, you’ll also be able to easily check into venues and view personalized POI suggestions based on your check-in behavior.
iCloud Support for iOS
Garmin StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON for iOS now also support iCloud, allowing you to synchronize your favorite destinations across multiple iOS devices.
Holiday Price Reductions
Just in time for holiday travel season, we’re reducing the prices of our navigation apps by 25 percent until January 7, 2013. Here’s an overview of the reduced prices:
StreetPilot Onboard iPhone USA: $39.99 instead of $49.99
StreetPilot Onboard iPhone North America: $44.99 instead of $59.99
NAVIGON iOS USA: $39.99 instead of $49.99
NAVIGON iOS North America: $44.99 instead of $59.99
NAVIGON iOS MyRegion: $22.99 instead of $29.99
NAVIGON Android USA: $39.95 instead of $49.95
NAVIGON Android North America: $44.95 instead of $59.95
Garmin’s StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON apps provide premium turn-by-turn navigation for smartphones, helping drivers find their way andsafe time and money. Features include onboard maps, lane guidance, speed limit warnings, real-time traffic and public transit routing, among many others.

 

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  • RTWright

    I’m trying to see the justification for paying for this over just using Google’s Navigator? I mean, that’s still $40 that you can spend on other things than something you already have access to with Google.