The SatNav business has been turned on its head a couple times in the last year, but none of the competitors are giving up. A new challenger, the Sygic AURA, is hitting just about every smartphone platform around.
The Sygic AURA puts an emphasis on 3D maps - it boasts a long list of cities with over 4000 3D landmarks in Europe and North America and there are cities in the Asia Pacific with over 900 landmarks.
Sygic AURA works as both in-car and as pedestrian navigation with nifty features to improve the experience for both.
The map data is preloaded to avoid both data charges (especially when roaming) and holes in the service in areas of spotty signal coverage. Check out the available maps and their completeness (including the lists of cities with 3D landmarks).
For in-car navigation there are perks like lane assistance, virtual highway signs, alerts for speed limit and safety cameras, plus traffic and weather information.
And if you choose to explore the city on foot, the AURA offers to share your location with your friends and view their location on the map, which makes it easy to find each other even in a new city. There is also an option to call a buddy or send them a message without leaving the app (a handy option for the iPhone).
For tourists, the Sygic AURA offers city guides, Footprints, POI with phone numbers for making reservations, votes and reviews from the community for each destination.
Here's a video demo of the Sygic AURA in action:
The list of supported OSes includes the iPhone OS, Android, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7, Symbian and Linux. The only noticeable exception is WebOS. The Sygic AURA is coming to the respective app stores soon.
Sygic Aura for Android is AWESOME!!!!
This looks really nice although I think it'll be in the region of £60 maybe more but I'll still go for it, I've been using TOM TOM for the past few year and am looking forwards to getting this on my new HTC Desire. This app will work well with ...
Does it support Lg S Class platform?