Garmin’s Navigon adding Google Street View to their app


Garmin (which now owns Navigon) just announced some new features for the NAVIGON app on iPhone and Android. For iPhone, starting later this spring, Navigon will provide street-level photo of users’ destination which they pull from Google Street View. We’re not sure if this is such a big deal since this street level photos of your destination were already available on your Android device if you used Google Maps or just your computer and this Street View photo some times does not help at all to get to your destination.

As far as improving the Navigon app on the Android side you’ll soon get the active lane assistant which provides animated views of complex intersections so you won’t miss a turn. Other improvements are the NAVIGON widget on your home screens to search for POIs, bluetooth integration for voice announcements, and a traffic check function.

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