Garmin Europe App for the iPhone

Grace or curse the birth of late? The Garmin Europe app for the iPhone is to the family feud with NAVIGON. We have tested the mobile navigation.

  1. Garmin Europe app for the iPhone
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

For several years, the Americans are world leader in navigation. In the outdoor and sports area is virtually unrivalled, and since you, swallowed the German rival NAVIGON about a year ago also in this country well on course. So everything in butter?

Not quite: With Smartphones, it never really ran, the own nüvifone was a flop a few years ago, and Garmin has leave to others the lucrative market of navigation software for mobile phones and Smartphones.

Competition in the domestic

That should change now. Though Garmin has since the acquisition of a NAVIGON the best GPS app for the iPhone in the House, but just in case the Americans start their own app.

That just as Europe version for 80 euro available application surprised first of all with its size: the complete package, including the free rechargeable “PhotoReal” occupies a whopping 2.7 gigabytes-crossing images. For an additional fee, there’s a traffic jam information, gas station prices, lightning detector and the image output to external monitors.

In the menu, the app at first glance as Garmin is to detect the Nuvi models the same layout and functionality. However Garmin overdid it with the save, the options are too slimmed down.

Too much of the good offers, however, the card that is rampant with 3-D effects, but overshoots to something about the target leaves – particularly the Autozoom always wish of clarity. The more test program re-wound discreetly off the app and thus ended up in midfield.


Not fish, not meat – for higher ordinations lacks finishing Garmin Western Europe app clearly that the purchased NAVIGON app has drawn up over many years.

Data sheet

The read setting monitor contrast / angle /
Alternative route / manual storage function /
Show current street name / next /
Display distance / time to destination /
dynamic navigation TMC / TMC Pro / GSM / /
Color display / diagonal screen size (inch) / 3.5
Map / 3D /
Crossing / auto zoom /
Representation of the arrow / map can /
Route choice short / fast /
Route exclusion toll roads / ferries /
Speed dial / configurable /
Additional cards available
Number of special target groups 11
Travel guide function / include /
Custom POIs / POI warning function can be used /
Track info text & map /
Destination input house number / intersection / postal code / /
Destination entry POI location / destination /
Destination entry milestones
Destination entry letter suppression / selection /
Destination input map / coordinates /
Destination entry last destinations (more than one)
Target store editable
Interfaces BT USB audio
Total storage / memory space (MB)
Connectivity accessories
Audio sound control / DSP /
CC / CD / MP3 / /
DVD-video / DAB / DVB-T / /
Email / SMS functionality /
GSM connection possible / integrated /
Telematics features analog / digital /
Image / video Viewer / camera / /


Test results
Equipment Cap 100 very good (89)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 19
Entertainment 10 0
Handhabungmax. 150 very good (133)
Operation 60 59
Destination entry 60 54
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 very good (128)
acoustic guidance 50 46
optical guidance 75 61
Positioning accuracy 25 21
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (89)
Overland 30 30
City 30 28
dynamically 40 31
JUDGMENT Max 500 439 very good
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 04 / 12


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