With all the great navigation apps that are available for free, developers with paid apps must be creative to attract customers. Today, Garmin upped the ante with new navigation app called víago for US$0.99 (with in-app purchases that are on sale until July 13, 2014).
Garmin víago offers advanced navigation features not available from free apps, guiding drivers through the most challenging situations with ease. The app comes with off-board maps for many regions around the world and navigation features like current speed and speed limit display, lane assist, weather information, in-map traffic display, and photo-realistic junction views.
Users can easily upgrade their experience with premium add-ons like downloadable maps ("Maps to Go") that don't require a data connection to navigate, real-time traffic with automatic rerouting, urban navigation with public transportation, 3D terrain view, and much more.
víago also is the first smartphone navigation app that features Garmin Real DirectionsTM (available via in-app purchase), giving spoken, turn-by-turn directions that utilize recognizable landmarks, buildings, stop signs and traffic lights. The new app also runs with the Garmin HUD, a hardware heads-up-display that projects turn information, distance and other information onto on your car's windshield.