iPhone GPS: Aren't Navigon and Garmin both the same company?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by dmk1974, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    I see that Garmin owns Navigon, but there are two separate and different $50 GPS apps out there. Which one is better...the Navigon app or the newer Garmin app? Thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    That's because Garmin bought out Navigon.

    I'm not sure if Garmin changed their app but the main difference between the two when I was researching GPS apps was that Navigon stored its maps on your phone where as Garmin required a cell signal. In my travels I sometimes ventured out of cell range and using it for GPS was going to be problematic.

    I think for apps Navigon is the better app based on reviews and others recommending but it is a personal preference.
     
  3. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    Thanks. Wow, for $50 the Garmin app doesn't have the maps loaded onto the phone? If so, then Navigon all the way!
     

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