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NAVIGON 1.8 Update: New Maps, Live Traffic, Augmented Reality, On Sale for $34.99

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Update 1: Navigon Canada is selling for $34.99, but North America is $44.99.

NAVIGON is one of my favourite iPhone GPS apps. The last time we talked about this app, there was a huge 50% off sale for the North America version for $29.99. This time around, NAVIGON has been updated to 1.8, plus it’s on sale again–but this time, for $34.99 (Navigon Canada only).

Here’s what’s new:

What’s New In Version 1.8.0
✓ All new NAVTEQ map data – A free map update for all users!
✓ Reality Scanner – Augmented Reality based search for interesting places around your position.
✓ TrafficCheck – Traffic information for your route at a glance (only available in countries with Traffic Live).

These updates are essential to any GPS app, as new map data brings fixes and new maps. The augmented reality feature is a nice touch as well. This new sale is not as cheap as $29.99, but for $34.99 you still get a fantastic GPS app in NAVIGON.

If you are looking for an alternative, also check out our review of GoGo Navigator.

Click here to download NAVIGON Canada.

Thanks for the email, Michelle!

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  • Yamadorishitate

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems it’s only the Navigon for Canada that is on sale for 34.99

  • You’re right. Clarified. Last time, $29.99 was for North America. Thanks.

  • Weebsurfer

    That’s what the first line says… Unless it was updated after this statement???

  • Wcl

    some of the others are on sale as well. france is on for $64 something rather than the usual $89.

  • Anonymous

    Does the traffic thing use data or what? Pretty good deal if I could use traffic in the states and not pay for it.

  • Anonymous

    I have been using their software since their initial release (and worth every penny) and each update release gets better and better, except for the voice (changed on version 1.6). The initial voice spoke like a true person and the street pronunciations were crispy clear. The interface on the 1.8 update is much faster and clean. There is a longer delay on the startup as I am running on a 3GS but the satellite capturing is much quicker than version 1.7.

  • Anonymous

    TrafficLive is only for some Europe countries.
    They have a list on their website.

  • Anonymous

    And Waze is still free. 🙂

  • farmersr

    I have had this app from the beginning too and agree that the voice is getter worse each release. The last release broke how “kilometers” in pronounced and it’s still broken. Since I updated to iOS 4.3.2 from 4.2, each time I start the app now it forces me to log in with my iTunes account ID. Anyone else have this issue?

  • farmersr

    Traffic uses data, so using in the USA would be $$.

  • farmersr

    Traffic uses data, so using in the USA would be $$.

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