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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.

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Garmin StreetPilot hits the Marketplace

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Where is the TRIAL? ... I would purchase the full version at $39.99 if its good and i can demo it.

concur...No try - no buy.As Ovi Maps are coming these guys should really try harder. Wonder if Tomtom will give us a trial?

I would think that Ovi Maps would be available free on Nokia WP7 devices, which is a another big incentive to purchase a Nokia WP device. Nokia will probably offer Ovi Maps as an app for non Nokia WP7 devices, but hopefully the cost of the Ovi Map app would be competively priced.

Is Tomtom coming ??? Any conformation on that ? I want a good turn by turn GPS app but, used to have, and loved, TomTom for my old 6.5 device.

We're working on a review and video walk through. I'm taking StreetPilot on a road trip tomorrow and should have something posted over the weekend. Stay tuned...

Does anyone know if this does a local storge of the maps (maybe just your selected region or something) ?Cloud based GPS is pointless if you go through dead areas and I would feel saver going on a long trip where I know I have the maps on my device and not have to depend on the cell network....With $40 and no trial, I even question it.. If this was Tomtom, it would be a different story.

Purchased Garmin a little bit ago and put it through its paces. This app is FANTASTIC! If you need a real GPS app with traffic and all the trimmings, this is it. This app also seems stable with a quick refresh rate. Well worth $40 in my opinion. I can't wait for WPCentrals review. I think their overall opinion will be quite positive.

I have Telenav on my Arrive. It is free (well, paid for as part of the plan). I would be especially interested to know how this compares to that tier 1 solution.

I'm curious about this, too. And also compared to Bing Nav that's coming with Mango.Though, I probably still wouldn't buy it since I have a dedicated Garmin GPS already...

It's really odd they don't have a trial. A $40 app with no trial would need a helluva lot of good reviews before I would bit.

Quick, first impressions.... I'm impressed with the features but the jury is still out with regards to performance. I'll know better tomorrow when I take it out for short out of town trip. Should have a full review up sometime Saturday evening.

WTF?! no trial, why the héll are developers continuing to get away with this? trial=more buys,would u buy a car without test driving it or a house without touring it first? same idea! well I'll stick to Bing maps which is FREE!

Well, my father asked me last day that he wants to buy a new phone but he wanted one with navigation without an internet connections. It's understanding because I also want a navigation app where it is not needed to have the internet active. Why? I live in Belgium, we often go to other countries (Belgium is rather small) and then we don't want to pay for the expensive roaming. So internet navigations are a big No No. We want an app that puts the complete Europe map on the phone and doesn't use our data connection. Then we also can use it in our holidays.So for now, I couldn't advice him to buy a Windows Phone. Seeing this, I might advice him to wait a little. But then, this app isn't available in Europe, and only downloads a partial of the map (If I'm correct). It should download the complete map.