German GPS hardware/ software manufacturer Navigon has just announced a nifty update to its app for the iPhone. The Navigon app version 2.1 now features Google Street View, NAVIGON Cockpit (in app purchase), manual route blocking and other functions. Essentially, the Google Street View feature will give users a street-level image of their destination before starting a route.
On the other hand, the NAVIGON Cockpit functionality on version 2.1 will display relevant driving data in real time on a cockpit-like screen. There’s also an off-road screen with compass and altitude information for off-road driving. However, those who want to use this feature will have to get it as an in app purchase.
Additionally, the manual route blocking feature lets users view their route on a map and block certain sections of it by simply tapping them. The said update is now available to download – just in time for the “Fourth of July travel period”. Navigon apps for the iPhone and other selected in app purchases will be available at a reduced price until July 16, 2012. The USA version of the app is currently available for $29.99 while the North American version is priced at $39.99 instead of $59.99.