USA: Garmin has introduced a GPS receiver for offering navigation in the iPad mini Wi-Fi and iPod Touch. Both the iPad mini Wi-Fi and iPod Touch don’t have a GPS receiver built in, so by pairing these devices with Garmin GLO via Bluetooth consumers can add this functionality. The user can download the Garmin Navigon navigation app to set up a fully functional navigation system.
GLO is able to receive signals from both the US GPS satellite network and Russia’s GLONASS network. GLONASS provides access to 24 additional satellites than using GPS alone. This is particularly helpful for users who need reliable satellite navigation in challenging environments such as deep canyons or urban environments where a large portion of the sky is blocked by solid objects.
The Garmin Navigon app is optimized to run natively on the iPad, making use of the larger display and the user interface of the device. The app provides premium turn-by-turn navigation including onboard maps, lane guidance, speed limit warnings, real-time traffic and public transit routing, among many others.