The StreetPilot series was one of the first of many navigation devices designed by Garmin. The name is being resurrected for Garmin's first iPhone navigation app. Priced well at $40, the app gives Garmin a new position in the race for leading GPS manufacturer.
Garmin put aside their dreams of their own smartphone GPS. They have now added many of the must-have features from their standalone GPS units, to the StreetPilot software. Spoken turn-by-turn directions, lane assist, 2D and 3D maps and real-time traffic are just a few of the included options.
One feature that Garmin removed from many of the portable navigators was an MP3 player, much to the disappointment of users everywhere. This new app allows for integration to the iPhone's music list and address book. It will also pause all voice prompts when a call comes through, while continuaing to navigate.
Like most of Garmin's newer nuvi series, this StreetPilot App will come with LifeTime mapping updates for the lifespan of the App. This means users can download new map information on a regular basis, by simply connecting to the internet. Updates are available 4 times annually, each quarter will cover a portion of North America, with a full update being compiled after all four quarters are complete.
Additional applications will be release for other OS's like the Garmin Tracker for Android in the near future.