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There is another new GPS app in the App Store today, as Garmin unveiled Garmin StreetPilot onDemand for the iPhone (and 3G enabled iPads). The app delivers Garmin walking or driving navigation to you iPhone, including current maps of the United States and Canada. Now, for the first time though, you can get a Garmin on your iPhone with a monthly subscription instead of having to shell out a big one-time app purchase.
StreetPilot onDemand includes a thirty day subscription to Garmin's Premium Navigation with Traffic. This subscription is pretty key here; without it, you can still access the maps and get direction, but not turn-by-turn directions or many other robust features. Compared to buying a new GPS device or one of the more expensive GPS apps in the App Store, though, the monthly fee is a steal.
This subscription includes voice-guided navigation with automatic off-route recalculation, integrated real-time traffic, photoReal junction view, 3D buildings and landmarks, lane guidance, speed limits and more.
The StreetPilot onDemand app is also designed to help you out on foot. With an active subscription, the app delivers directions using all available public transit options, along with a detailed itinerary of transit stops and walking instructions.
You can continue the premium service after thirty days with an in-app subscription of $2.99 a month. Up until September 14, you can get take advantage of a special promotion and pay only $19.99 for the year, which is kind of a great deal. After September 14, the annual subscription plan will be $29.99 a year.
Garmin StreetPilot onDemand is available in the App Store for $.99.