NAVIGON USA, one of the more popular navigation apps, has made it to Windows Phone 8. NAVIGON Europe is still in the certification process and should be available for Windows Phone 8 soon.
The NAVIGON apps are feature rich navigation apps that includes user selected downloadable maps. This allows you to travel without depending on a data connection for your maps.
Version 4.5 of NAVIGON USA has all the features of the Windows Phone 7 version save the Text-to-Speech feature which will be added in an upcoming update.
For those not familiar with NAVIGON, a Garmin brand, some of the features include:
- Traffic Live
- Active Lane Assistant
- Speed Assistant
- Safety Camera
- Weather Live
- Extended Pedestrian Navigation
- Destination entry with coordinates
- Can be used in portrait and landscape format
- Automatic day and night mode
- Direct access and navigation to contacts saved in the smartphone’s address book
- Take Me Home function with a single click
- Route planning function
NAVIGON USA is running $49.99 and NAVIGON EUROPE should run $99.99. Now before you gasp at the price, you have up to date, downloadable maps for the entire U.S. and forty European Countries respectively. You also have the Latest Map Guarantee from NAVIGON that guarantees you have the latest maps (provided by NAVTEQ) available on your Windows Phone.
We'll keep you posted on NAVIGON Europe for Windows Phone 8 but if you're looking for a very good navigation app for the U.S., check out NAVIGON USA for Windows Phone 8 here at the Windows Phone Store.
Via: Smartphone France