NAVIGON v4.5 for Android now offers 3D map views and last mile navigation
0. phoneArena 02 Aug 2012, 11:37 posted on
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...
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2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 817; 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)
3. Synack (Posts: 623; 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.
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.
7. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 817; 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?
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.
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..
8. andro. (Posts: 1890; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
I rarely use maps so buying this is a no go,it looks pretty sweet however
10. CanadaGuy (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
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.
11. CanadaGuy (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
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.
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.