The wait for Garmin’s GPS application for iPhone is finally over. The company’s Streetpilot has just hit the iTunes. Garmin did try to compete with mobile GPS applications with its own smart-phones. But it has finally decided to pull the trigger on its first navigation app for iPhone.
Providing consumers with mobile applications is yet another way they can experience the benefits of Garmin Ė be it our navigation expertise or bringing the capabilities of our niche market products to a smartphone. GPS is an extremely helpful tool, but we recognize itís not a one-size-fits-all solution. We decided to introduce a new line of smartphone applications so that we can give customers a quality Garmin experience in the format of their choosing,
said Dan Bartel, Garminís vice president of worldwide sales. Here are some of the features offered in this application:
- turn by turn navigation
- 2D & 3D maps
- millions of POIs with speed limit view for most major roads
- lane assistance
- real time traffic updates
Streetpilot for iPhone does seem to have Garmin’s familiar software interface as well.
While we have not been able to test Streetpilot so far, it is very exciting to see Garmin finally bring its iPhone navigation app to the market. Better late than never.
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