Navigon introduces Navigon 2.0 for iPhone

NAVIGON, a subsidiary of Garmin, a provider of satellite navigation, has
launched the second generation of its iPhone navigation app, NAVIGON 2.0 for

The new version redefines core elements of iPhone navigation, including a new
and unique map management function and an in app purchase option for quarterly
map updates, both not found in any other onboard navigation app.

Existing NAVIGON for iPhone users receive the update to the new version at no cost.

“Navigation systems have become more complex over the last years. We’ve added
over 30 new features to our app since it first launched, ranging from traffic
and parking information to advanced lane guidance, and our challenge with this
new version was to not just add new functionalities but take the overall user
experience to the next level,” said Gerhard Mayr, NAVIGON vice-president of
worldwide mobile phone business.

NAVIGON 2.0 is the first iPhone onboard navigation app that separates the app
from the maps, allowing users to choose which map regions to download to their
device. Users who, for example, own the USA version can pick the states they
want immediately and download additional regions at a later time1.

NAVIGON 2.0 is also the first iPhone navigation app to offer quarterly map
updates. The FreshMaps service uses trusted, field-verified, and
quality-controlled map and points of interest updates from NAVTEQ to ensure the
most accurate data possible.

Users can keep their maps accurate and reliable by receiving quarterly updates
for a one-time fee. FreshMaps also upgrades the USA or regional versions to the
full North America map. NAVIGON’s new Latest Map Guarantee provides customers
the latest NAVTEQ map available when purchasing NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone.

The new user interface is much easier to use, allowing to easily switch between
different pages with animated menus and new multi-touch user gestures. It is
now possible to access the start screen during navigation to enter a new address
without having to first stop the current route.

NAVIGON separated the app options into two menus, differentiating between
settings and actions. The new Settings menu allows users to easily customize
functions and change preferences, for example when to receive speed warnings,
while the new Actions menu lets you use functions that are needed while
navigating such as points of interest search and social network postings.

NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone also has a fresh new look that displays the map in the
background even when accessing menu pages. Furthermore, it is very easy to
rotate and zoom maps in any direction when in 3D mode and tap points of
interest on the map to instantly add them to a route.

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