NAVIGON Europe

NAVIGON Europe

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6.0
Worthy

"For those who miss TomTom"

Reviewed by / Aug 25, 2014

Fully offline turn-by-turn navigational system, designed to be used in the car

Navigon is a turn-by-turn navigational system, similar to Google Maps. It's unique in that it's a "real" GPS app - instead of accessing the maps over 3G like Google Maps, you anticipate where you're going in advance and download the detailed map of that area. That way, even if you drop off the grid, the app keeps directing you like nothing's happened.

The interface is solid, and the voice prompts are loud enough to be heard over mild car noise.

However, I'd only recommend purchasing this rather expensive app if you plan on spending quite a lot of time driving somewhere with no signal. Getting access to live traffic updates isn't free (it's included in Google Maps, plus other comparable navigational systems), and you'll also have to pay to re-download maps when they're updated. Honestly, it's a decent enough navigational system, but the price of Navigon feels really out of line with where free technology is these days.

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Developer's original description available here
NAVIGON GPS onboard navigation for Europe

+++ Latest version 5.3.0 now available +++

Important note:
- The application requires additional data (maps, voices etc.) via WLAN after installation

With NAVIGON you can transform your Android smartphone into a fully functional mobile navigation system with on-board maps, which entails no data transfer or roaming charges for map display, route calculation, etc.

*** Features and range of functions ***
+ Lane Assistant (static display) and Active Lane Assistant (dynamic display)
+ Bluetooth support (A2DP)
+ NAVIGON Latest Map Guarantee (new customers receive the most up-to-date map when purchasing the app)
+ HERE and Foursquare Local Search*
+ Fuel Live - Provides current fuel prices for Germany*
+ Glympse - Send your position information to selected users*
+ Safety Camera warning (for permanently installed cameras)
+ Reality View Pro – photorealistic display auf motorway junctions, exits, bifurcations…
+ Speed Assistant – display of current speed limit and adjustable warning on exceedance
+ NAVIGON Reality Scanner – augmented reality POI search
+ NAVIGON MyRoutes – Calculates up to 3 routes at a time
+ Text-to-Speech with precise spoken announcements
+ Different English and German accents
+ Enhanced Pedestrian Navigation
+ Destination entry by coordinates
+ 2D and 3D map displays (birdview)
+ HERE (former Navteq) map material for 44 countries of Europe
*this function requires a data connection

Enhance your system with these useful in-app packages :
+ Urban Guidance – navigate in many European urban areas using public transport**
+ Panorama View 3D – shows you the landscape not as a flat image, but with mountains and valleys
+ NAVIGON FreshMaps XL – Receive regular map updates***
+ NAVIGON cockpit – Animated graphics show all available driving data your phone can provide
+ TrafficLive – Real-time traffic information let you avoid traffic jams*
+ POI all-in-one – Add 100 thousands of extra POIs to your onboard database
+ Mobile Alert Live – this service informs you about mobile danger zones and lets you report such
+ NAVIGON LPG and Bio-Diesel filling stations – an onboard database with lots of LPG/Bio-Diesel service stations
+ Smartwatch Connect - enables pedestrian navigation on the SONY SmartWatch 2 or the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2.
Requires additional installation of the free extension NAVIGON Smartwatch Connect, available here in Google Play,
Resp. NAVIGON Smartwatch Connect Gear on the Gear Manager Store
*this function requires a data connection
**The service is currently available in more than 65 European metropolitan areas. Urban Guidance is a Live service and therefore requires a data connection
***The service is covenanted for at least 24 month

Note:
- The app requires min. android OS 2.3.3
- NAVIGON is an on-board solution. This means that all map material, voices and system files are saved on your phone. Therefore no charges or waiting time for data transfer are incurred (except mentioned differently for specific functions)
- The Europe version can require up to 2.2GB of free memory (depending on the number of countries you select). Please ensure you have sufficient available mass-storage space available. The map material must be downloaded after installing the app via WiFi (WLAN). Please ensure a reliable and safe connection is available.
- On first startup a short data connection (ca. 25kB) is mandatory to register your product

Whether in the car, by bike or on foot, NAVIGON hopes you have fun navigating.

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Recently changed in this version

Version 5.3.0 :

•New designed status bars with more information
•Glympse can now be send via external apps
•Urban Guidance:
oMore public transport data for Germany provided by Deutsche Bahn
oStart time can now be configured
•On approach of a danger zone an alarm sound is played
oMobile Alert Live : After passing a danger spot the speed limit at this position is shown together with the car speed
•General improvements, i.e. car symbol in 2D map is placed better


Comments and ratings for NAVIGON Europe
  • (58)

    by muehan on 21/03/2013

    Es fehlen Routen Im- und Export sowie eine Routen Aufzeichnung.
    Jedes kleiner Zusatz wird teuer bezahlt. Die reine Navigation ist
    klasse , das war dann aber auch.

  • (58)

    by Bo Ã… on 03/02/2013

    Expencive and not trustable. Crash at startup without 3G or WiFi network without notice. Sometimes GPS-off option jammed it and again without any notice.Why this program want to internet connection even if all of maps are already downloaded inside of it?

  • (58)

    by Constantin Laculiceanu on 11/12/2014

    A good waste of money.

  • (58)

    by Uli Koeth on 09/12/2014

    I not only purchased the app but also many of the extra features some of which cost almost the same as the app itself. While looking around a bit I just saw that TomTom now offers 4 map updates a year for free which I think is a huge benefit. Maybe you should think about doing something similar?

  • (58)

    by Joop Pascha on 07/12/2014

    Since I often cycle in the pedestrian mode, even in the rain, I would like to have audio directions just like there is in the car mode. How do you do that? I searched everywhere but I could not find it. Please reply.

  • (58)

    by old ghosts on 05/12/2014

    Ive been a Navigon user since before Garmin bought it, sadly today I gave up and uninstalled it after repeatedly trying and failing to get the UK maps installed, for some stupid reason it appears to only have maps for tax havens!! Well so long navigon it was great when it worked. :(

  • (58)

    by nikolajus gorodnicenko on 24/11/2014

    Not work. Cant on cockpit. Not possible buy. Weater, live trafic only with wifi?