Navigon launched today its mobile turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango platform. Similar to the way it functions on iOS and Android, the app stores maps on your phone so that it can work even when you lose data connection or cell coverage.
It's time again to get your GPS navigation in order, race fans, and it's TeleNav that's got your back. Today the fine folks at the big T have let us know that their newest big update to their GPS navigation app (for Android devices, in this case) will be coming up on version 7.1 soon. The biggest and most obvious change in this newest update is the "My Dashboard" home screen that'll bring you to a set of options to get you on your way including local map, commute times, traffic, shortcuts, and a search bar. Without a doubt this is the most user-friendly version of the app to have been released yet, navigation ease now at your fingertips!
TomTom has unleashed a limited edition GPS device designed for fans of the popular Top Gear television show. The TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition, as it's called, features Stig mode, Jeremy Clarkson's voice-guided directions, and unique points of interests selected by Top Gear, including race tracks and raceways related to the show.
TomTom unveiled a new dedicated GPS navigation device today called the Go Live 1535M that incorporates apps and keeps you connected while on the road. It aims to provide the best navigation experience through comprehensive road and traffic information from its TomTom HD Traffic service with real-time updates as well as to provide convenient access to travel-related apps.
The TomTom app has been around for the iPhone for a while now offering navigation to wherever it is you need to go. TomTom has announced that its HD Traffic Service is now available on the TomTom App for iPhone. The HD traffic upgrade allows the app to route the driver around heavy traffic and more. The update for HD Traffic is available in version 1.8 of the iPhone app.
Magellan makes navigation devices for all sorts of uses form cars and RVs up to iPhone apps to get you where you need to go. The company has announced a new accessory that will work with its RoadMate 1700 or RoadMate 9055 GPS navigation devices for cars and trucks. The new accessory is called the Magellan Wireless Backup-Camera. It attaches to the vehicles rear license plate and needs no wire to the GPS device to work.
Although Google Maps and GPS features of smartphones today have pretty much crushed the portable navigation device markets for Garmin and Navigon, the two companies are still dominant in other navigation areas including built-in automotive and marine navigation software and products. Garmin has long been rumored to be negotiating an acquisition of Navigon and has today confirmed the deal.
With the adoption of smartphones, many consumers are relying on their phone to direct them to their destination rather than a GPS. Why clutter your life with two devices when you can easily make do with one? This is no doubt one of the reasons Magellan is rolling out the RoadMate 5175T-LM; it has built in WiFi, a web browser, and a new more robust trip planner called TourDirector. A portable web browser with no data plan does sound appealing, but can these new features keep the GPS competitive in the evolving smartphone world?
Ever lose your car? Of course not. Ever forget where you parked? Well……. Fujitsu Ten Ltd has an app for that. Their new AVN-F01i can not only help you find your destination, it can also help locate your car. The AVN-F01i has an iPhone app named “Docco Car” (Where Car) that can actually lead you back to your car in the event you may have misplaced it. It may also help locate the vehicle in the event it was stolen.
The Garmin 2390 turned up in Europe last week and not the device is getting ready for its US debut. The 2390 was spied crossing the FCC getting its approvals to come to drivers in the States. The good news if the device looks appealing to you, it has now turned up on the Garmin US site. The GPS device has some nice features like 3D maps and nuLink services with a menu that can be customized for a personalized experience.