Garmin Navigator

Garmin Navigator

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • Whereis own update map database
  • Well-crafted graphics
  • Keeps tracking when calling or texting
  • 7-days trial premium features
  • Requires connecting to Telstra Network (free)
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Expert's Review

"Ultimate GPS technology"

Reviewed by / Nov 05, 2012

Garmin Navigator brings popular nüvi® navigators technology to Android devices

First off, you should know that Garmin Navigator requires the Telstra NextG network to run. This means that you can’t use your own 3G or WiFi connection to run it. It connects you to that network with no data charges.

It can seem that Google and its navigator is the only way to get driving directions on our Android. However, there are lots of developers that have been working hard on GPS market for a long time. Whereis is one of them. With Garmin Navigator they bring their knowledge of the market to the Android platform.

Garmin Navigator allows users to get accurate driving and walking directions that track progress on maps. Maps that are updated constantly from Whereis database. Although interface can seem weird at first sight (if you’re used to GMaps), Gamin’s scenery really helps navigation. If you receive a call while navigating it keeps tracking your route.

This free version is, in addition, a 7-days trial of premium features like voice-guided Garmin navigation, 3D junction views with lane guidance, multi-route trip and even live traffic updates (among other many other).

Despite its pricing for premium features and its Telstra network policy, Garmin Navigator is one of the best GPS apps you can find on the market. Recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
Garmin® Navigator turns your Android phone into a personal GPS, with features from the nüvi® personal navigators from Garmin, the IFA 2012 “App of the year” winner and leading US provider of personal navigation devices. With no data charges on the Telstra network after downloading the app and no ads, Navigator includes free basic navigation with premium features requiring a subscription or day pass.

FREE features include:
- Driving and walking directions that track progress on a map
- Always up-to-date maps for Australia with millions of included points of interest
- Navigate to addresses in your Contacts
- Continues navigating while you make and receive calls, etc.
- No data charges after downloading the app if you’re on the Telstra network and no ads
- Experience premium features for the first 7 days for free with no obligation to subscribe

Premium features (see Pricing below):
- Arrive at your destination with ease, with accurate turn-by-turn voice-guided Garmin navigation
- 3D junction views with lane guidance
- Multi-route trip planner and via points to add stops while en route
- Aussie pronunciation of instructions and street names
- Live traffic updates, flight information and detour button to get around roadblocks and congestion
- Speed camera and red light camera alerts
- Speed limits for most major roads, with speed limit warnings and Estimated Time of Arrival display
- Check in to Facebook® and Foursquare® on arrival and explore your city with integrated Facebook, Foursquare, and Wikipedia locations (data charges apply)
- 3D buildings and landmarks to aid navigation
- Avoid tolls, unpaved roads, highways, and major traffic events
- Personalised navigation with free voices and vehicles from the Garmin Garage
- Enhanced pedestrian navigation with train, tram and ferry routes in capital cities

Subscribe in-app to premium feature offers exclusive to Telstra Next G® customers:
• 24 hour pass ($1.95)
• Monthly subscription ($7.95), first month FREE for new customers
• 12 month pass ($69.95), save over 25% versus 12 x monthly payments

Post-Paid customer charges are included on your Telstra bill. Pre-Paid customer charges are deducted from your account balance.

Terms & Conditions can be found here:

Data charges may apply for downloads from App Store, and when using Facebook, Foursquare, and Wikipedia locations.

Your subscription to this service will continue automatically unless you cancel it by selecting My Account from General Settings, pressing the manage button, and cancelling your renewing subscription. You will continue to have access until the renewal/expiry date.

Please note that restrictions on driver use, including specific restrictions on L and P plate drivers, exist in some States and Territories and you should check local rules. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Garmin is a trademark of Garmin Ltd or its subsidiaries, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Android is a registered trade mark of Google Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.
Foursquare is a trademark of Foursquare Labs, Inc.

Recently changed in this version

Version 9.0.1 includes the following improvements over 8.7.1:
1.Icon Refresh
2.Last Mile Navigation
3.Where Am I?
4.Customizable Speed Alert

Version 8.7.1 includes the following improvements over 8.5.1:
- Garmin HUD compatibility:

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Comments and ratings for Garmin Navigator
  • (58)

    by David Tee on 26/03/2014

    It says I'm in Melbourne VIC. When I'm really 50km from Adelaide. I had GPS turned on. Also I prefer if it had offline maps. As sometimes you might be driving where there no reception.

  • (58)

    by Jeni Skunk on 23/03/2014

    Cannot use WiFi, MUST use Telstra mobile connection only. Maps take forever to load on Telstra NextG 3G. Maps have to FULLY reload every time, after looking anything else, even the settings in the app. No alternative routes available for suggestion. A

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    by Edward Menjivar on 20/03/2014

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    by Timothy Matthews on 26/02/2014

    Great App. I have a garmin GPS and this is exactly the same. This a quality GPS system compared to some of the other trash being offered. Up to date 2014 maps and easy use menu. Well done guys.

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    by Harold Metcalf on 18/02/2014


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    by Mary Davies on 15/02/2014

    Always in use

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    by Peter Fisher on 11/02/2014

    Why would I pay for this when Google has free navigation and an actual GPS is as much as one year's subscription