Sygic’s “Car Navigation: GPS & Maps” iOS app has updated to support CarPlay ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/carplay/) today. Sygic’s app has a long history on the iOS App Store ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/app-store/) as one of the first ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.appmarsh.com/2009/02/18/notes-from-mwc-copying-iphone-offline-gmail-turn-by-turn-gps-for-iphone/) GPS navigation apps available to download ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.appmarsh.com/2009/06/22/turn-by-turn-gps-apps-begin-to-appear-gokivo-sygic-navigon/) on the iPhone.
With CarPlay support, Sygic Car Navigation ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.sygic.com/gps-navigation) on iOS [Direct Link ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sygic-car-navigation/id820326185)] connects to a car’s infotainment system, projecting Sygic’s turn-by-turn directions onto a car’s screen. Drivers can control Sygic Car Navigation features through steering wheel buttons and touch screen controls, if they are signed up for the company’s Premium plans.
Downloading the app is free, but after a seven day free trial, users will have to pay for one of a handful of bundles to acquire a license to use the app. The Premium lifetime licenses included features like offline maps, speed limits, voice-guided navigation, fuel prices, lane guidance, route sharing, traffic information, and more. Prices for North American bundles range from $13.99 for “basic” to $74.99 for “connected.”
At WWDC in June, Apple announced ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/06/04/apple-says-third-party-nav-apps-coming-to-carplay/) that third-party navigation apps would be able to work with CarPlay this year, finally opening up CarPlay navigation to more than just Apple Maps ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/apple-maps/). Following the announcement, CarPlay support rolled out for both Waze ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/09/24/waze-ios-carplay-support/) and Google Maps ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.appmarsh.com/2018/09/18/google-maps-carplay-support-update/) in September, and AutoNavi ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/%E9%AB%98%E5%BE%B7%E5%9C%B0%E5%9B%BE-%E7%B2%BE%E5%87%86%E5%9C%B0%E5%9B%BE-%E5%AF%BC%E8%88%AA%E5%87%BA%E8%A1%8C%E5%BF%85%E5%A4%87/id461703208?mt=8) followed in China a few weeks ago. Sygic’s app is the latest addition to this list.
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