Navigon is releasing a solid update Tuesday morning that should please holiday and nonholiday travelers. The app adds Google Street View, providing users with a street-level image of their destination before starting a route. Users can look at a full screen 360° view to get a better understanding of their destination’s surrounding. Shortly before arriving at the destination, the Google Street View image slides in again, making it easier to identify the correct location.

This new version also adds Navigon Cockpit as an in-app purchase. It displays relevant driving data in real time on a cockpit-like screen. Captured data includes gForce (current and maximum value), speed, horizontal and vertical position, and an adjustable speed and altitude graph. Drivers can use this information to see a snapshot of their driving habits. Also included is a dedicated off-road screen with compass and altitude information for off-road driving.

The update also includes performance enhancements and support for retina display on the latest iPad.

Beginning starting Tuesday until July 16, Navigon USA has been reduced to US $29.99 from $49.99. The regional versions, where you can download just a certain section of the country, drops to $19.99.

The Navigon Cockpit is $3.99 and after the sale will be $5.99. I think Navigon, and other providers will be pushing and enhancing their apps in response to Apple’s free mapping and navigation offering due in September.

Check the gallery for screen shots from the new version.

Navigon adds Google Street View and other features, lowers prices originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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