Its been a long wait to finally get a mature turn by turn GPS navigation solution in Marketplace, and Garmin surprised us by being the first to deliver.
Garmin StreetPilot is now in Marketplace for a hefty $39.99, but unfortunately still does not include fully installed maps. Maps can however be downloaded ahead of time to the phone for the relevant route.
See the app description and feature list after the break.
Download Garmin StreetPilotÂ® and get GarminÂ® navigation, similar to the premium features on Garminâ€™s renowned nÃ¼viÂ® personal navigators. Designed exclusively for your Windows Phone, this application works on both 3G and EDGE networks and turns your device into a GPS navigator with turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions.
With Garmin StreetPilotÂ®, youâ€™ll always have access to the most up-to-date map data available. And to minimize data usage, maps are downloaded on demand for areas relevant to your route. Garmin StreetPilotÂ® also includes real-time traffic updates at no extra cost. So youâ€™ll know which areas to avoid as you travel.
Garmin StreetPilotÂ® stores map data on your device so you can continue to view route details as you travel in and out of coverage areas. In addition, Garmin StreetPilotÂ® lets you browse maps that have already been downloaded and stored on your device. Instead of downloading additional data for areas outside your travel area, Garmin StreetPilotÂ® only accesses the map data you need to navigate your route.
-Always up-to-date maps for the U.S. and Canada, downloaded to your device on demand
-Voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions including street names
-Real-time traffic updates included at no additional cost
-Automatic map storage so you can browse maps you’ve recently viewed outside of data coverage areas
-Works great at both 3G and Edge connection speeds
-Speed limits for most major roads
-Integrated Local Search
-Millions of points of interest
-Lane assist with junction view for complicated interchanges
-Address book integration to navigate to contacts
-Current weather conditions and forecast
-Place calls directly from search listing
-Navigate in both portrait and landscape mode
-Easy to install with quick load times
Garmin StreetPilot is $39.99 with no free trial and can be found in Marketplace here.
Do our readers think the app is worth the price without onboard maps? Let us know below.
Thanks Mohamed for the tip.