Garmin has finally released its iPhone application to the market. For a while, the company went with its own phones to challenge other mobile GPS solutions on the market. Garmin Streetpilot for iPhone gives Garmin the chance to go head to head with TomTom and Magellan GPS apps for iOS.
Garmin Streetpilot should have a familiar look and feel for those of you who have owned Garmin products in the past. For starters, it has up to date maps to help you get to your destination without getting lost. StreetPilot provides you with turn by turn directions. Street names are pronounced which helps.
Here are some of the other features included in StreetPilot:
- Multi-tasking on iOS 4
- Local search
- Real-time traffic updates
- Lane assistance with junction view
- Weather conditions
- Speed limits for major roads
If you are not familiar with Garmin products, you will still find the interface to be easy to figure out. Its 2D and 3D maps can help you find your way around more conveniently.
SteetPilot has a lot of potential. Garmin is always known for having some of the best GPS devices on the market. The maps do seem to be over 3G only. Let’s hope Garmin addresses that situation in the future. Good start but needs a bit of work.
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