Garmin has been a no-show in the realm of navigation apps for far too long, ceding the space to TomTom, Magellan and a handful of smaller companies. That situation has been rectified with the release of the iOS StreetPilot app, complete with turn-by-turn directions, 2D and 3D views, real-time traffic, voice commands and address book integration, all for $39.99 – $10 less than the reigning favorite from TomTom. Additionally, the app supports the iOS version of multitasking, includes in-app controls for the iPod and provides weather data and forecasts. And because all the map data is stored in the cloud, routes are always up-to-date, and speed limits for major roadways and integrated point-of-interest search is included. Similar apps for Android and Blackberry should be forthcoming, but until then more information is available at the iTunes store.

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