Garmin has stepped over to mobile application technology with víago, a navigation application for smartphones. Garmin is known for producing GPS receivers and products for the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sports industries, with products ranging from pet obedience gadgets to chart plotters and watches among the plethora of products they create. víago sets itself apart from more popular navigation apps like Waze or Google maps with several advanced features.
The app provides specific turn-by-turn directions and actively assists users on which lane to stay in to be able to make a safe turn. víago displays photo-real junction views allowing you to have a realistic view of the turn ahead while also displaying which street you are currently on, the speed of your vehicle, and the speed limit of the street as part of its safety features.
Travelling made easy
víago is an ideal travel companion as it provides international map browsing and regional navigation, allowing you to search addresses and browse points of interest internationally. Planning your next getaway can also be made more systematic with víago as it enables you to plan your trip’s pit stops and routes. The app also displays a three-day weather forecast, helping you plan your trip better as you can anticipate the weather conditions you’ll face along your journey.
You can download full-featured maps that you can access on the go without WiFi or mobile data. You can also add 3D buildings and landmarks to help you navigate and there’s a voice command function that tells you the name of the street where you’re supposed to turn. You can also opt to get Garmin Real Directions™, which voices directions in a more practical way such as asking you to turn when you see a particular building or landmark. You may also get real-time updates with Traffic Live, which helps you get to your destination by choosing more efficient routes. Urban Guidance allows you to navigate the streets on foot while Panorama View 3D gives you the ability to see the terrain around you including mountains, hills and valleys.
Garmin víago costs $0.99 and is available for Android and Apple devices.