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GPS News: Navigon Launches the Navigon Fresh for Easy Map Updates
      #31023 - 08/07/08 05:59 PM

One of the chores of owning a standalone GPS navigation system is to update the maps and POIs. Navigon today announced a new service that will make it easy for its users to update their maps and data. The software is free to download. Here is more info:

NAVIGON had announced the availability of NAVIGON Fresh. With this free, downloadable online software, NAVIGON users will be able to manage, update and customize their navigation experience with new maps, data and content. NAVIGON Fresh automatically synchronizes Personal Computers with NAVIGON GPS devices via a USB connection, providing an easy-access platform to update and augment content.

Users of the groundbreaking NAVIGON FreshMaps service can use this application to easily download map updates to their device. FreshMaps offers up to 12 map updates spanning three years for a one-time price of $79.99. The first FreshMaps map update is available with the launch of NAVIGON Fresh.

?With NAVIGON Fresh, it was our goal to make it easy for users to stay up to date with the latest software and content to keep their devices at the top of their game,? said Andreas Hecht, NAVIGON's President for the Americas. ?NAVIGON Fresh makes it possible to easily download FreshMaps, which offers up-to-date map content that keeps your device as accurate in three years as it was on the day you bought it.?

NAVIGON Fresh provides:

? The Latest Maps ? New and up-to-date map content, such as NAVIGON FreshMaps, is available for easy download. Use a USB cable to connect the NAVIGON GPS Navigator to a Personal Computer and NAVIGON Fresh takes care of the rest.
Software Updates ? Easy access to future software updates for enhanced product performance.
Exclusive Content - NAVIGON Fresh lays the groundwork for users to download upcoming new features and services.

? Device Backups - NAVIGON Fresh can back up and restore a NAVIGON device using a Personal Computer.

NAVIGON Fresh is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Vista computers. Additional system requirements include an available USB slot and a broadband Internet connection. NAVIGON Fresh support for MAC OS is under development; in the meantime, FreshMaps content is available to MAC OS users via file download. To download NAVIGON Fresh, NAVIGON users can log into their MyNAVIGON account and access the NAVIGON Fresh download link appearing on the starting page.

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