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Garmin's new viago navigation app offers premium features starting at just $1

0. phoneArena 17 Jun 2014, 10:42 posted on

Navigation specialist Garmin is offering a new app that provides premium navigation features, starting at a low price. Named viago, the app is available from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. From now until July 12th, the price of viago is just $1, and it will double to $2 starting on July 13th. With extra in-app offerings, you could end up spending a fortune just to match the free navigation apps on iOS and Android...

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posted on 17 Jun 2014, 11:10 2

2. Deaconclgi (Posts: 322; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Offline Maps on iOS and Android, Thanks Nokia!

Though I own an iOS and Android phone as well, I'll keep using my free offline navigation with Here Drive on my Windows Phones and Symbian Phones.

Some parts of Illinois and Indiana are dead zones and a couple of weeks ago, the map disappeared on Google Maps on my friends Android phone due to a loss of signal.

We used Here Drive (I downloaded 5 states) and offline Nokia Music all the way home. It was nice to have those options for free.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 15:35

9. sgodsell (Posts: 1388; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


This is the garmin app. It also has offline maps as well. Besides its only a $1 right now. You make it sound like here maps is the only offline maps application. There are a few of them on the play store. Not to mention with Google maps you can save large sections of maps just by typing in 'OK maps'.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 16:58

11. hemedans (Posts: 204; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


garmin use navteq data, if you dont know navteq become nokia maps and now it become here maps so garmin use here maps to provide gps services.

http://www.cnet.com/news/garmin-switches-to-navteq-maps-offers-free-lifetime-map-updates/

and those playstore alternatives all of them use here data.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 11:12

3. maherk (Posts: 1112; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I paid almost $30 for Sygic, and it is the worst $30 I ve ever spent. Their updates are always a downgrade, so many crashes, I be had it for 8 months now and not a single new feature was added. The worst part is when it messes up with the routes while driving.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 03:33

13. ady_lad (Posts: 75; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


Try Navfree mate, it's free and quite good for navigation.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 11:18

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3187; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


In terms of mobile navigation, nothing beats Nokia. It might be the thing I miss the most from my N9. If they launched a paid app on Android, I would definitely but it!

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 11:27 1

5. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Nothing can beat Here Maps.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 20:33

12. Super3310 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Yeahnokia free navigation and here maps beats em all

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 11:56 2

6. TheOldOne (Posts: 99; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Please change the title of this article, it is missleading people!

"Garmin's new viago navigation app offers premium features starting at just $1"

Viago DOES NOT offers premium features starting at just $1!
The app costs indeed 1$ but you get NOTHING for it! It is just the empty shell where you need to do the in-app purchase for everything. So you practically don't get anything "premium" for the one dollar you spent, you need a little bit more of that to get to the premium features... roughly $60-70.

Caveat emptor! Consider yourself warned!

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 15:31

8. NE_BE (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Mar 2013)


I Still use navigon, which is owned by garmin and uses here maps...
And it's awesome

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 16:58

10. adrialk (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Crashes immediately on my Droid MAXX (XT1080M)

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