new Garmin uSA for iOS update today

 

Just general bug fixes. I had read somewhere that Garmin was no longer supporting the app so I find this interesting

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Good news

It's been a long time since it was refreshed.

The mapping is very outdated. The iOS app mapping used to track the Garmin GPS mapping, but that stopped a long time ago. The iOS mapping has been stuck at 2017.30 for a long, long time.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

I had no idea they had an app

Can't imagine what the app would do better than waze or google maps. Advantage of garmin GPS is if don't want to use data on cell phone.

Imagine Harder

chimchim12 wrote:

Can't imagine what the app would do better than waze or google maps. Advantage of garmin GPS is if don't want to use data on cell phone.

There is no comparison. I won't consider Waze or Google Maps, don't even have them on my iPhone.

The Garmin iOS app on the iPhone is a full-blown GPS on a smartphone. It has the functionality of my Montana and GPSMAP64S on the iPhone. So much so that I sold the Montana and only use the GPSMAP64S on the trail now.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info

Thanks

Does it update the maps too?

Garmin USA vs Google navigation.

I agree with Diesel that Garmin navigation is superior to Google navigation in many ways. I have Android Auto with Google navigation and have tried to like it, but it just doesn't measure up IMO. So I have gone back to using my nuvi. I just wish Garmin would have an Android version of Garmin USA ... and even better, make it compatible with Apple Play and Android Auto.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

No

sydric wrote:

Does it update the maps too?

No, maps were not updated.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

I'll have to take a peek at

I'll have to take a peek at that - thanks for sharing.

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

Give It a look

I really like that I only carry one device now, the iPhone. No more having to grab the GPS too. My Garmin GPS functionality is now on the iPhone, and extremely well integrated at that. The mapping and database are resident, but the app can also use the cell system for weather reports. Very good integration. The Garmin app is often on sale for about $45, a bargain. Compare that to a nuvi.

I also came up with a car mount that works pretty good. I put Velcro on the back of the iPhone case and the matching strip (small) on my dashboard so I mount the iPhone in a highly visible and easy to reach location. Sticks on easily and rips right off, bada-BING!

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Diesel ?

With the Garmin app on your IPhone how long does your battery last, or do you keep it plugged in while in the car?

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Plugged in

johnm405 wrote:

With the Garmin app on your IPhone how long does your battery last, or do you keep it plugged in while in the car?

Always plugged in when in the car.

I play with it on battery and never noticed an impact on the battery.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Waze and Google Maps both

Waze and Google Maps both will kill an iPhone in about 4 hours. It's not so much the mapping program as it it the GPS receiver and the display that are kept away. The display is the big killer.

If you go to your phone's battery app, you will see that the display is always the big draw.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

:(

diesel wrote:
sydric wrote:

Does it update the maps too?

No, maps were not updated.

Well that's disappointing. Thanks.

Can we be honest?

sydric wrote:
diesel wrote:
sydric wrote:

Does it update the maps too?

No, maps were not updated.

Well that's disappointing. Thanks.

The anxiety and extreme interest over fresh maps is a bit over the top, no?

I mean, have you ever been inconvenienced by an error with the mapping?

In all my years of GPS'ing, I have come across two map anomalies, which were due to the maps trailing new construction.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Only time I had problems was

Only time I had problems was when construction was on going on the I73 extension from Greensboro, NC to Rockingham, NC, to replace the old US 220 south. 220 meandered and the I73 extension went straight. So there was a lot of "off road" and recalculating for about an hour.

It took several years for all the changes to get incorporated. It wasn't a problem, because it was impossible to get off and get lost.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Garmin iOS

What is the app for iPhone? All I can find is Garmin HUD; is that it?

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Garmin USA.

Garmin U. S. A.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Garmin USA

Did you notice the review by one of the users. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garmin-u-s-a/id435490305?mt=...

"Discontinued By Garmin
Feb 16, 2018
JoelIrwin
Just finished talking to Garmin OEM group. They have discontinued development and support for this app. No more updates. They said app stopped working on latest IOS release. Works fine for me but not updated for 7 months. I'll continue using it for a while. I loved it for it's interface and functionality (traffic info was also pretty accurate). Shame they are leaving the app market. They recommended either switching to Navigon (they own the company) or Here (they use their maps). "

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

iOS

wdjohnson2 wrote:

What is the app for iPhone? All I can find is Garmin HUD; is that it?

The iOS Garmin app is, or was, Garmin N. America.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Sad

That explains things.

Garmin has been gung-ho with the Navigon brand, that app has been getting more updates and refreshed maps lately than the Garmin N. America app. I guess I will try to migrate over to Navigon. Navigon was just so different than Garmin in look, feel and the experience.

The Garmin N. America app is not shown on the Garmin site anymore.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Garmin U. S. A. and Garmin N

Garmin U. S. A. and Garmin N America are two different apps.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Garmin StreetPilot app

phranc wrote:

Garmin U. S. A. and Garmin N America are two different apps.

@phranc ... it is my understanding that Garmin USA and Garmin North America are just 2 different on-board map subscription add-on's for the same IOS application ... namely Garmin StreetPilot Online. I don't have an iPhone and no direct experience with this, so I am just going by what I have read in the forums, and I may be wrong about it.

In any case, whatever it is called, it is too bad that they discontinued it. They did the same thing with Viago a few years ago. Apparently Garmin does not want competition from their own company that will eat into sales of the automotive Drive series. I am sure the profit margin is much higher on the hardware than it is on the app.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Sort Of

The app is really called Garmin Street Pilot OnBoard, then has options on different geographical regions, such as North America (Canada, USA, and Mexico), USA (49 states), UK & Ireland, and Western Europe.

Doesn't really matter now, it's being obsoleted and replaced with NAVIGON.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Garmin Bought NAVIGON, the Competition

alandb wrote:
phranc wrote:

Garmin U. S. A. and Garmin N America are two different apps.

@phranc ... it is my understanding that Garmin USA and Garmin North America are just 2 different on-board map subscription add-on's for the same IOS application ... namely Garmin StreetPilot Online. I don't have an iPhone and no direct experience with this, so I am just going by what I have read in the forums, and I may be wrong about it.

In any case, whatever it is called, it is too bad that they discontinued it. They did the same thing with Viago a few years ago. Apparently Garmin does not want competition from their own company that will eat into sales of the automotive Drive series. I am sure the profit margin is much higher on the hardware than it is on the app.

I would very much like that Garmin just shuts down NAVIGON. I just tried NAVIGON and I don't like it. It is awkward and weird. Does not have the user experience that is known as Garmin. Looks completely different. It is very different than the Garmin GPSr devices and user experience.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Updates

Interesting that the Garmin iOS app remains listed as available by Garmin, and the iTunes Store. It was just updated on March 12th.

About 2-3 years ago, an iOS update rendered the Garmin app useless until Garmin updated the app in a couple weeks. Then all was okay. I have not seen any problems with the app as others are reporting with recent iOS updates. I thought that developers received advance releases of pending iOS updates to prevent problems like that.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

It is interesting...

That Garmin did a recent update of a product they are no longer fully supporting. Seems a little contradictory. i still really enjoy using the app.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Keep It Going

cagpsfan wrote:

That Garmin did a recent update of a product they are no longer fully supporting. Seems a little contradictory. i still really enjoy using the app.

I'm going to keep using the Garmin StreetPilot N. America app until it doesn't work. It is still available per Garmin and on the Apple iTunes store. It does work fine, I have no problems with it. We shall see.

Over all, GPS has become a commodity, no longer a new shiny object or novelty. It is mainstream and just about a utility. That means low cost will determine who survives. Just about any feature has been introduced and derived. We shall see.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

I checked with Garmin

I emailed Garmin and asked about the status of the Garmin StreePilot iOS apps. Here is the response:

"We haven't been informed of any plans for the app to be discontinued. It is certainly possible that it may not be supported at some point however. I have no way to provide future plans for the app unfortunately."

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Great news, downloading

Great news, downloading again to give it another go. I had abandoned it a little while back in favor of Waze mostly and Garmin DriveSmart in my car. Thanks for the heads up.

To Add to What Phranc said

phranc wrote:

Waze and Google Maps both will kill an iPhone in about 4 hours. It's not so much the mapping program as it it the GPS receiver and the display that are kept away. The display is the big killer.

If you go to your phone's battery app, you will see that the display is always the big draw.

I have a USB power gizmo in my car, plugs into the power port. It has two USB ports. A 'regular' one and a high power port. When I am navigating with the iPhone plugged into the regular port, it might not keep the battery charge and I'll see a very slow drain on the batter. If I then plug into the high output port, it will charge the battery while running the nav app, always keeping the display lit.

That shows how much power the display consumes, and the GPS function. That's why there are options to automatically dim and turn off the screen.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.