Garmin updates with none other than Google Street View

Maps applications have most likely been selling fairly well this week, with the sudden outrage over iOS 6’s Maps app. I personally don’t know why, as I have had no problem with Maps. If you saw on Today’s iPhone’s Twitter (@TodaysiPhone) two weekends ago I visited California, and I used Navigation the entire time I was there. It worked flawlessly, never missing anything. But anyways, back to the story at hand. Garmin, seeing that one major piece of Google Maps that people seemed to miss was Google Street View, went ahead and added the feature to its own application. That’s right, Garmin now has Google StreetView. Here is the excerpt from the App Store:

– GOOGLE STREET VIEW provides users a street-level view of their destination before starting a route and shortly before arriving. Users can also look at a full-screen 360° view to get a better understanding of their destination’s surroundings. The feature is available in cities with Google Street View coverage.

So now whenever you are about to arrive at your destination, when using Garmin’s app, it will give you a Google Street View preview of the location so you know what you are looking for. That is actually a really cool feature. It also was updated last week to work with iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, so everyone can get an optimized experience of the new feature. If you don’t have Garmin, but are interested in checking it out, check the links below.

What do you think? Glad to see someone adding Google Street View? Had troubles with Apple’s Maps app? How do you like it? Let us know in the comments.


Via: 9to5Mac, App Store (N. America), App Store (USA), App Store (Western Europe), App Store (UK & Ireland)

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  • Naffed Off

    Why do people think the only use for a native map app is turn-by-turn? So you could navigate around California? Big deal. The world is bigger than America, in case you didn’t know. Overnight we’ve lost rest-of-world coverage, decent satellite imagery and street-view.