And the latest GPS device maker to release its own iPhone app is Magellan. They’ve announced Magellan RoadMate turn-by-turn navigation application, alongside a “new innovative vehicle mounting cradle for the iPhone and iPod touch devices” that will be available later in December.
RoadMate app features include preloaded maps (U.S. and Canada), text-to-speech, tons of POIs, 3D landmarks, big on-screen keyboard with QuickSpell, highway lane assistance, pedestrian mode, find your car feature, and so on.
In addition, you can control your music without leaving the app, and also access your iPhone’s Contacts for destination picks. Navteq provided the maps.
As for the mentioned car kit (it’s called Premium Car Kit), it’s designed to keep your iPhone/iPod Touch well mounted, while also providing some extra juice to your beloved device. Furthermore, it adds a GPS receiver for improved navigation accuracy, along with an amplified speaker for louder directions and enhanced phone call clarity.
The Magellan RoadMate app is available for an introductory price of $79.99, whereas the car kit will cost $129.99, once released.