Garmin StreetPilot hits the Marketplace
Garmin StreetPilot has been released over at the Windows Phone Marketplace. The GPS/Navigation app joins a host of other voice navigation apps already in place for your Windows Phone such as Turn by Turn Navigation, GPS Voice Navigation and aSpass.
Garmin designed their Windows Phone app to share similar features found on Garmin's Nuvi stand alone personal navigators. To minimize data needs, maps are downloaded for areas relevant to your planned route. Garmin StreetPilot also includes real-time traffic updates.
Additional features includes:
- 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
- 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
Garmin StreetPilot sounds and looks like a very useful navigation app for your Windows Phone. The downside to the picture is that there is no trial version available and the full version runs $39.99. It may be well worth the $40 price tag but it would be nice to have a trial version to let Windows Phone users a chance to take StreetPilot out for a test drive.
Garmin StreetPilot can be purchased here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.