Get moving in the right direction – Trust Garmin to update its iPhone navigation apps in time for iOS 6

Garmin has released updates for its iPhone navigation apps to add public transportation features, Apple Maps integration and support for the new 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5. Streetpilot_GoogleStreetView_EN

“With our recent updates our apps can now serve as an extension to Apple Maps, providing iPhone users advanced navigation capabilities,” said Joern Watzke, vice president mobile phone business at Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH. “This includes our new public transportation functionality as well as many additional premium features that aren’t available on free navigation apps.”

Garmin app users can simply select any address or point of interest in Apple Maps and they will be offered the option to navigate to the selected destination using either their StreetPilot Onboard or their NAVIGON app . Premium features of the Garmin iPhone apps include onboard maps that allow route calculations even in areas where cell coverage fades. Additional premium features include comprehensive lane guidance, speed limit and safety camera warnings, exit services, parking info, a trip planner and multi-route display, among many other functions.

Streetpilot_UrbanGuidance_List_ENThe Garmin StreetPilot Onboard and the NAVIGON apps now fully utilize the 4-inch display of the iPhone 5, which makes it easier to see all the details in the map view, such as speed limits or points of interest. This comes in especially handy for split screen depictions such as when the lane guidance feature is displayed next to the map view.

New Pedestrian and Public Transportation Features With Urban Guidance users are able to integrate public transportation into their route, complete with detailed itineraries of transit stops. The new feature considers trains, trams, busses and water taxis when calculating pedestrian routes. Users will be guided to a transit stop by foot and be able to look up detailed information on what line to take and where to get off.

The new Last Mile function automatically saves the location of the user’s car when continuing by foot, making it easy to find it on the way back. To depict the user’s surroundings, the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard app for iPhone will now also include new graphical features such as Google Street View and Panorama View 3D (in app purchase).

Learn more about these new features here. The Garmin StreetPilot and the NAVIGON apps are up to 25 percent off until October 3, 2012. The in app purchase Urban Guidance is 40 percent off.

Navigon Europe:£59.99 instead of £79.99

Navigon EU 10: £49.99 instead of £64.99

Garmin Street Pilot Western Europe: £ 57.99 instead of £69.99

In App Purchase Urban Guidance Europe: £2.49 instead of £3.99

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