Microsoft’s mobile platform Windows Phone 7 is steadily growing. A huge factor that contributes largely to its growth would definitely be the fact that Microsoft has been relatively lenient with those who’ve tried tweaking or cracking the WP7 devices in any way, something which is further substantiated by Microsoft’s offering of Microsoft Developers Phones to potential developers and hackers. However, what this post is specifically about, is Outdoor Navigation. A brand new navigation app for the Windows Phone 7. Details and screenshots after the break.
Made by GPS Tuner, Outdoor Navigation will help users in making their lives easier in a world where outdoor activities are part of their everyday lives. Outdoor Navigation uses state of the art mobile off-road solution to bring the best navigation experience to the Windows Phone 7.
Outdoor Navigation can also prove to be an extraordinary tool for biking, jogging, skiing, hiking, geocaching, boating, flying and many other outdoor sporting activities.
Outdoor Navigation for Windows Phone 7 comes as a successor to the famous and award winning GPS Tuner application which had satisfied over 50.000 users around the world.
Outdoor Navigation for Windows Phone 7 brings the following features:
- Online Street, Satellite and Topo maps (Bing, OpenStreetMap, OpenCycleMap)
- Search places or POIs
- Track recording, creating custom Photo POIs
- Online Route Planning from A to B (car or pedestrian), manual route drawing
- Outdoor navigation with Digital Compass
- Trip Computer with 40 selectable tools with multiple layout options
- Track, analyze and compare your tracks on Charts
- Share your tracks and POIs via E-mail or Facebook with embedded Chart and Map view
- Speedometer with speed limit warning feature
- Displaying your geo-tagged photos from Pictures Hub on the Map
- Emergency message sending via SMS or E-mail
Nevertheless, the trial version has certain limitations, which are:
- You can record only 3 tracks
- You can create only 5 waypoints
- You can not change layout in Trip Computer and Charts
- You can not use SOS function
Outdoor Navigation for Windows Phone 7 is now live in the Marketplace and can be downloaded for a price tag of $4.99, which seems to be a bargain for the spectacular set of user-focused features that this app provides.