This week the folks at Telenav have updated the iPhone version of Scout, their newest vision for next-level GPS navigation, to work offline. With this newest update for the iPhone, you’ll be able to download regions – Western, Central, or Eastern, and voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation will be yours with no web connection necessary. This upgrade has been live with Telenav’s AT&T Navigator app since last year, and this update brings it across the whole iPhone spectrum of carriers via Scout.
Ryan Drake, Scout product manager at Telenav, notes that, “the last thing you want to worry about is losing your GPS navigation if you drive out of wireless coverage and take a wrong turn”, especially when you’re in an unfamiliar area. Thus, Scout is here to bring you the information you need directly from your device’s own memory banks. With no web connection necessary, there’s no need to use up your data for the month either – greatness all around!
Scout also offers speech recognition for searching for nearby destinations with save one-button touch activation. Voice Commands are included in this feature and word combos such as “Find Coffee” or “Drive Home” work right away, no training necessary. Each time you make a new query, Scout will either find the best nearby results or it’ll create the best navigational route to your chosen location based on traffic and your start point.
You’ll be able to update your current Scout app today for free, or if you’re a new users, you can access the app in the Apple App Store on your iPhone. You can download the app for free, then you’ll have a free 30-day trial as well. Offline navigation will cost you $9.99 per year or $2.99 per month – this cost includes additional premium features as well, of course!