Garmin has so far kept its navigation package exclusive to its standalone GPS units and smartphones, but that's about to change. Garmin's StreetPilot iPhone navigation has already hit the AppStore.
Garmin has finally given up on the exclusivity and released its navigation package for the iPhone. The StreetPilot app offers everything you can get with the Garmin's standalone navigation devices - turn-by-turn voice navigation, real-time traffic updates, millions of POIs, address book, weather and forecast, speed limits warnings, etc.
The SpeedPilot app can also access your music and play it during navigation. Multi-tasking is also supported - the app will continue to work in background and navigate you.
StreetPilot for iPhone is currently available only for USA and Canada and costs $40 in the AppStore.
Garmin has also announced a new tracking device - the GTU 10 - which can help you track any objects or people it's attached to. It works in conjunction with the Garmin Tracker app, which will be available soon in the Apple's AppStore and Android Market.
Another Garmin app that's about to hit the Android market is myMechanic. It uses Bluetooth to connect to the Garmin ecoRoute HD module (sold separately for about $100) and let's you know your car's specific performance metrics including horsepower, torque and G-force.
The final Garmin announcement for this year's CES is the My-Cast Lite Android app. It's free and provides radar images, current conditions, hourly and extended weather forecasts.
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