Navigon is a mobile navigator for the iPhone, Android, and Windows 7 phone platforms developed by Garmin Wuerzburg. The Navigon app transforms a smartphone into a mobile navigation system that any user can enjoy. It offers many different maps including those of the US, North America, and others suitable for any user. Navigon offers each state by download which users may save to their devices for viewing offline. This will allow them to view maps when cellular service isn’t available, which helps users find their way in the most remote places.
Navigon has turn-by-turn directions, lane assistant, text to speech, Google local search, SOS emergency help, and more. The DirectHelp option offers users fast access to services such as hospitals, roadside assistance, pharmacy, and police. These are only some of the best features that Navigon offers on your mobile device.
Unfortunately some of Navigon's best features must be purchased through in-app purchases after downloading the app. The most fascinating features I found while using the iPhone version were the Panorama 3D view, Live Traffic, Cockpit, Speed assistant, and the FreshMaps for North America. These truly set this app above other navigation apps that I have used.
Navigon has a very user-friendly interface. Users will be able to enjoy the applications as soon as they download them. The interface makes it extremely easy to use. One of my favorite features of this application was POI, or points of interest. It allows you to select a gas station, restaurant, and much more. Each location is broken down by category and selected by the name of the place. For example, if you wanted to eat at McDonalds and gas up at BP, you could make these selections under the correct categories and the app will find these exact businesses. Once they have been located, the app will provide directions to each location making it easy and fast to find where you want to be.
The turn-by-turn directions offer users a great way to find their location without having to look at their device. This helps users find the location much more safely, while keeping their eyes on the road and not the device.