Sygic GPS Navigation now a Universal Windows App in open beta

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Microsoft is betting the future of Windows Mobile on Universal Windows Apps, and there is some evidence this bet is paying off, not least of those being the steady arrival of high quality versions of such apps in the Windows Store.

The latest to make its appearance is Sygic GPS Navigation, which is now available for free as a beta Universal Windows App, with the official release slated for next week.

The app offers off-line GPS navigation powered by TomTom maps and features:

  • High quality TomTom maps stored on the device
  • Works with GPS only, internet is not needed
  • Turn-by-Turn voice guided navigation
  • Millions of free pre-installed POIs
  • Free map updates & Free POI database updates
  • Free updates of Fixed speed cameras
  • Head-up Display (HUD) available as in app purchase
  • Spoken Street Names to focus on the road
  • Three Alternative Routes to choose from
  • Easy Drag & Drop route editing
  • Waypoints for places you want to visit
  • Avoid Toll Roads on your route
  • Dynamic Lane Guidance for safe lane changes
  • Junction View to highlights highway exists
  • Warnings for exceeded Speed Limit
  • Warnings for fixed speedcams
  • Police trap warnings from other drivers
  • 3D Cities & Landscape for easy orientation
  • Pedestrian Navigation to walk and explore
  • Graphics optimized for tablet & HD displays
  • Car Audio Integration – Bluetooth or cable

That’s quite a bit for free, and via In App Purchase you can add:

  • Traffic service to avoid delays in your daily commute
  • Head Up Display (HUD) projects GPS navigation onto your windshield

The service offers maps for the vast majority of the countries in the world, and the app, which works as well on your tablet as your phone, can be found in the Windows Store here.

Sygic GPS Navigation (UWP Beta)
Sygic GPS Navigation (UWP Beta)
Developer: Sygic a. s.
Price: Free+
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