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NAVIGON v4.5 for Android now offers 3D map views and last mile navigation

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NAVIGON v4.5 for Android now offers 3D map views and last mile navigation
Sure, Android has a neat navigation service courtesy of Google Maps, but for those who prefer a more comprehensive experience, the NAVIGON app for Android seems to be a versatile solution – mainly because it offers some additional goodies that make it a worthwhile supplement.

Fortunately, the team over at NAVIGON is steadily updating the app to provide additional features that will no doubt aid users in their travelers. This morning, the app was updated to version 4.5, bringing along such great new features like 3D maps view and its last mile navigation.

With its new Panorama 3D view, which is actually a $9.99 in-app purchase add-on to NAVIGON, it enables users to view true 3D elevation views that are obtained from NASA’s height and terrain data. Furthermore, users will be better able to traverse their destinations because Google Street View allows them to recognize their destinations for better orientation.

As for the new last mile navigation feature, the app will save the position of your parked car and will actually switch to pedestrian mode to give you walking directions to your destination. Once you’re done and ready to get back to your vehicle, it’ll provide all the necessary directions.

To celebrate the roll out of the new software update, NAVIGON is reducing the price of its Android apps by 25% until August 12, 2012. Meaning, the NAVIGON for Android US app will be available for $29.95 instead of its normal price of $39.95. Moreover, the North American version will be on sale for $39.95, as opposed to $49.95. And finally, that new in-app Panorama View 3D is on sale for $6.95 in the meantime.

source: NAVIGON & Google Play (1 & 2)


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posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:58 4

1. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Yikes, I'll stick to FREE Google Maps

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:17

2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Google needs to just focus on their own maps.
If they get the Navigation out of Beta and add tons of new featues (speed limits, better traffic, shows ur speed, more info, less crashes, better pronunciation of street names, multiple point routing, 3D buildings, etc) it would render every other Nav app useless. (as in Apple's, Nokia's)

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:34

3. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Google would be fine if we could do offline navigation where you can type in the address. But it's basically just a map with your dot on it.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:53

5. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Google Map's Offline mode takes a "sceencap" of particular area not exceeding 100MB in data range. Basically, you can find directions within that area without using your carrier network.

Directions are provided but unfortunately no voice guidance is provided. That feature is reserved for the navigation app only.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 14:00

7. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I don't understnad the point of offline nav. It seriously takes like no data to use maps....? Do you have urs on satalite view or something?

posted on 03 Aug 2012, 00:50

9. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Shut up panda i like Nokia maps

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 12:42

4. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I'm fairly considering getting this before the sale is over. The Google Navigation has gotten me lost numerous times and I would definitely enjoy traffic re-routing.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 13:21

6. refreak (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


although i m nt frm U.S, but i m pretty sure,

a nokia lumia (which offers free offline navigation and etc, etc...) on contract is lot cheaper than dis app..

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:33

8. andro. (Posts: 1972; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I rarely use maps so buying this is a no go,it looks pretty sweet however

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 13:49

10. CanadaGuy (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


To nnaatthhaannx2
While Google maps use little data, if you are visiting another country, data roaming rates are expensive,up to $3-$5/MB. I bought Navigon specifically for a trip to the USA so the maps are on the device.

posted on 08 Aug 2012, 13:52

11. CanadaGuy (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Last Mile...using
Any one used this on Android? How do you use it? How does the app know you are parked and not just stopped in traffic? I don't see any new menu items. Thanks.

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 23:18

12. CanadaGuy (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


[Update] A new menu pops up when you approach your destination giving the option to Park at a recognized parking location, to switch to walking navigation, or to mark your parking spot (if not a recognized parking lot). Switching to walking mode is crashing for me.

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