Garmin smartphone apps get pedestrian and public transportation options

Garmin smartphone apps get pedestrian and public transportation options

Garmin is updating its StreetPilot Onboard and NAVIGON smartphone apps to provide “better orientation in cities.” Thanks to the new Urban Guidance feature, users are able to integrate public transportation into their route, complete with detailed itineraries of transit stops. The so called “Last Mile” function automatically saves the location of the user’s car when continuing by foot, making it easy to find it on the way back. Moreover, to better depict the user’s surroundings, the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard app for iPhone will now also include Google Street View and Panorama View 3D; the former comes as a free add-on while the latter is available via in-app purchase.

Urban Guidance takes trains, trams, busses and water taxis into consideration, guiding users to the proper transit stop. What’ more, the feature even reflects the real colors of public transportation lines to provide better orientation.

Garmin will release updates for the StreetPilot Onboard iPhone app and the NAVIGON apps for Android and iPhone in fall 2012. The Urban Guidance will be available at a reduced price of $2.99 (regular price $4.99) for the first two weeks…

Garmin StreetPilot Onboard for iPhone: USA ($49.99), North America ($59.99)
NAVIGON for iPhone: USA ($49.99), North America ($59.99)
NAVIGON for Android: USA ($49.95), North America ($59.95)

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