Navigon MobileNavigator now available in the U.S. with turn-by-turn navigation and augmented reality
October 27, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
Navigon is a Germany-based manufacturer of GPS hardware and software, and its turn-by-turn Android app MobileNavigator has been providing disorientated Europeans with driving directions for the better part of 2010. Today, Navigon announced that the app now is available in the U.S. as well.
MobileNavigator rocks an augmented-reality feature that Navigon likes to call a “Reality Scanner”, which shows POI information over a real-time view of the world via your phone’s camera. There is also a Reality View Pro mode, which is said to display “photo realistic 3D views” of street signs. The app also features a database of speed and red light cameras, lane-level navigation, and MyRoutes that gives you up to three different routes depending on your driving habits.
Maps with a total size of 1.5GB will be downloaded to your SD card to enable offline navigation, but an Internet connection provides you with traffic updates. The app will set you back $39.99 – it’s a special offer for two weeks, and then the price will rise to $59.99.