April 16, 2008

Navigon Software Update - 2100, 5100, 7100


Navigon is working hard to get a better experience in the hands of its users. The new Version 1.2 software release does a lot to get them ahead in the quality game.

It's a pretty impressive list of upgrades. While you might say that Garmin doesn't let go a press release when they update their unit software, but I think at least for this newcomer, Navigon needs to show that they are keeping the consumer front and center, and that updates are taking care of some strong criticism when the unit was launched.

Updated Features:

  • Enhanced routing performance to get you to your destination easier and quicker than ever before
  • Better handling of HOV and carpool lanes to exclude restricted lanes for normal routing
  • Updated ZAGAT POI data
  • Updated user interface
  • New highway icons for Canadian highways on relevant products
  • Improved performance when navigating between menu screens
  • Simplified main screen, larger state selection buttons, revised text strings and better recognizable menu icons
  • Easier to use ZAGAT POI screens make it simple to find your top rated destination
  • Added street names to 3D maps by default
  • Revised voice prompts for highway entrance and exit ramps
  • More precise Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)
  • Complimentary new map

    Head to Navigon's Website and login to MyNavigon to register your device and download your update.

    Press Release after the jump...

    NAVIGON announced the availability of a free downloadable software update for its established suite of GPS navigators. Software Update Release 1.2 delivers a revised and improved routing algorithm that yields better and more intuitive routes, improved responsiveness of the user interface and an updated POI library.

    NAVIGON's Software Update Release 1.2 is compatible with NAVIGON 7100, 5100 and 2100/2120 devices. The newly launched NAVIGON 2100 max/2120 max GPS navigators come equipped with these improvements already integrated. To avoid server overload and ensure a positive user experience, the update will be launched in stages for the different NAVIGON devices on the following dates:


  • NAVIGON 5100: Now available
  • NAVIGON 2100/2120: April 22
  • NAVIGON 7100: May 14

    NAVIGON's Software Update Release 1.2 delivers:

  • Enhanced routing performance to get you to your destination easier and quicker than ever before
  • Better handling of HOV and carpool lanes to exclude restricted lanes for normal routing
  • Updated ZAGAT POI data
  • Updated user interface
  • New highway icons for Canadian highways on relevant products
  • Improved performance when navigating between menu screens
  • Simplified main screen, larger state selection buttons, revised text strings and better recognizable menu icons
  • Easier to use ZAGAT POI screens make it simple to find your top rated destination
  • Added street names to 3D maps by default
  • Revised voice prompts for highway entrance and exit ramps
  • More precise Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)
  • Proper handling of Leap Year and Daylight Saving Time to show correct time
  • Complimentary new map

    "At NAVIGON, we make every effort to listen and respond to our customers' needs," said Andreas Hecht, president of the Americas for NAVIGON. "This software release exemplifies our goal to continuously improve upon our software and the overall navigation experience."

    NAVIGON product owners can access the software update by logging into their MyNAVIGON account at www.navigon.com.

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    Posted by Scott Martin at April 16, 2008 10:31 PM
  • Recent Comments

    I have an old Navigon 2100 MAX is there a memory card available for this GPS?


    Posted by: Fred Raffino at July 20, 2015 12:02 PM

    can you please tell me which 4GB memory card is compatible to my Navigon 5100 GPS


    Posted by: chris at January 24, 2010 10:27 PM
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