Tips & Features

Say hello to Navdy 1.1

After months of design and testing, we’re thrilled to announce our first major update to the Navdy Display. This release was designed to deliver a faster and safer interface, add frequently requested features, and improve overall performance.

Menu refined

We’ve made the entire Navdy experience faster and easier to use. The menu is completely redesigned; you now jump straight into the menu when you tap the Dial.  You’ll see options clearly laid out vertically.  You can go back from the top of menu items, and scroll upwards quickly to close the list. At the top of the main menu, you can access Trip Options to end your trip or toggle turn-by-turn audio instructions on and off.

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Use your voice with place search

There are now two new ways to start trips that we think you’ll love.  Start a trip by simply speaking your destination to Navdy using the new Place search feature.  You can say things like “navigate to 1234 Market Street,” “take me home,” or “parking nearby.” Place Search ensures you’ll never have to touch your phone while driving to input a new destination.

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Your places and nearby places

We’ve reorganized the Places menu, making it super-quick to access your Favorites and Suggestions, while also being able to see your recent destinations. We’ve also added the ability to browse nearby places. Nearby Places makes it easy to find gas, coffee, food or other common destinations while you're on the go.  You’ll see a list of results and a map to help you find the best place.

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Improved trip initiation

We now help you get on your way faster with an improved trip initiation process.  You’ll see your first maneuver faster, and you can now see a list of alternate routes using the route picker.

Browse music with Navdy

It’s never been easier to find the tunes you love. You can now browse all of your playlists, artists, albums and podcasts right from the Display. We’ve even added a shuffle feature to keep things fresh.

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Junction view

At highway speed, finding your way through complicated highway junctions and off-ramps is nerve-wracking. Navdy’s new junction view helps you be at the right place at the right time with easy-to-interpret pictures of the road ahead.

Better brightness

The auto brightness has been improved, and shouldn’t flicker when you drive under street lights or in dappled light.  Navdy will also learn your brightness preferences over time.  Quickly tap the Dial button three times to open brightness.

Report navigation issues

We’re committed to constantly improving the navigation experience with Navdy.  Use the “report an issue” option in menu > Trip Options to tell us when you have feedback about the map, route or directions.

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Dial software update

The Dial is better, stronger, and faster than before. (OK, it’s really just better with improved battery life reporting and bug fixes.) You can update your Dial by going into menu > Settings > Update Dial in your Display. It only takes a couple minutes.

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Learn more about Navdy

Check out our videos or visit our help center to learn more about using Navdy.


We strive to continually make Navdy faster, safer, and more fun to use—and to respond to your feedback.  If you have question, concerns, or ideas, please let us know. Thanks for being a part of the Navdy community, and to the 2000+ beta users who helped make this update possible. We truly appreciate the support!

Navdy Staff

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