We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
iPhone apps Reviews
15,670 Reviews

Navigon Mobile Navigator app review

£49 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Navigon

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

Navigon Mobile Navigator isn't as user-friendly as it could be. One of our key problems is the visual appearance of maps.

Navigon Mobile Navigator is expensive when compared to the charged-for competition. It is available for Android, the iPhone and Windows Mobile and as a guide the Europe version costs £49.95 via the Android Market.

Like the less expensive CoPilot Live Premium, Navigon Mobile Navigator offers a lane assist function which helps you see at a glance how you should manoeuvre at the next junction. There are very clear, crisp graphics in this part of the software – even a little information box explaining clearly which road you are leaving and which you are going on to. It makes for good ‘at a glance’ information delivery.

However, in general use we didn’t find Navigon Mobile Navigator as user-friendly as it could be. One of our key problems is the visual appearance of maps. They just don’t have the same sleek design as other products, and we find getting enough detail from them at a glance not always easy. This is partly a matter of personal taste, but also partly down to the use of colour and actual map rendering onscreen.

Navigon Mobile Navigator caters for in-app purchase of add-ons such as new updated maps, which are released four times a year, points of interest, live traffic information and filling stations locations. Buying these will add to what is already quite a steep initial cost.

NAVIGON Europe Expert Verdict »

There are currently no technical specifications recorded for this product.

  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

A mix of relatively high pricing and some mapping that doesn’t appeal visually makes Navigon Mobile Navigator a difficult product for us to recommend.

  • Navigon 7210 review

    Navigon 7210

    The Navigon 7210 is a mid-range, 4.3in widescreen GPS satnav device.

  • Google Maps app review

    Google Maps app

    Available on all smartphone platforms; turn by turn navigation Android only

  • Navigon 7310 review

    Navigon 7310

    The Navigon 7310 is a classy-looking 4.3in widescreen personal navigation device.

  • TomTom for iPhone review

    TomTom for iPhone

    TomTom for iPhone will make users of the Apple handset think twice before forking out for a standalone GPS device.

  • TomTom app review

    TomTom app

    The TomTom software is available for the iPhone at a cost of £49.99 for the UK and Ireland version, £79.99 for the Europe version.

IDG UK Sites

Android M / Android 6.0 UK release date and new feature rumours: Android M live video stream -...

IDG UK Sites

Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

IDG UK Sites

Ben & Holly's Game of Thrones titles spoof is delightfully silly

IDG UK Sites

Jony Ive 'semi-retired' into new role: kicked upstairs as Chief Design Officer