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Garmin Debuts iPhone App

Satnav maker Garmin has released the Street Pilot app for the iPhone allowing users to utilise the company’s direction software on the handsets.

This is the first time that Garmin has launched its software on a third party smartphone device and follows rival satnav maker TomTom’s lead into the mobile app market after the company released its first iPhone app in 2009.

Street Pilot includes integrated iPod music controls, iOS 4 multi-tasking, address book integration, turn-by-turn directions, the ability to navigate during calls, speed limits for most main roads, a built-in local search, real-time traffic updates and up-to-date maps.

“Designed exclusively for your iPhone® or iPad®, this application turns your device into a GPS navigator with turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions and premium features for wherever you want to go,” The iTunes description claims.

The app is available for $39.99 on the US version of iTunes.

According to PC Mag, Garmin has also unveiled the new range of Nuvi 2400 model satnav devices alongside the new app.