BMW Nav VI Anyone noticed...

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Ute rider, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Ute rider

    Ute rider Adventurer

    Apr 2, 2017
    Has anyone had an issue with the NAV VI and it's auto dimming feature? A mate is having problems with his not getting bright enough to see, unless it's switched off auto dimming and set at a manual point. My One month old Nav V is being replaced and upgrade to a Nav VI by BMW, which I'm hoping will be here next week. I'm hoping the dimming issues aren't a further problem.
  2. JDBretz

    JDBretz n00b

    Feb 2, 2017
    Raeford, NC
    I haven't had a problem with the screen on mine yet. I never owned the Nav V, so I can't make a comparison between it and thr Nav VI. Sometimes the automatic dimming is a little slow to react, but not to the extent that I would consider going to manual dimming. I've found mine to be adequately bright even in full sun with a sun visor. I have had issues in the past with Garmin auto dimming on the chartplotter on ny boat doing exactly what you friend has described. Hope they get it sorted out.

    I am however having problems with the Bluetooth streaming. I get audio dropouts often. I'll create a separate thread though so I don't steer yours of track.
  3. marco polo

    marco polo Long timer

    Sep 12, 2002
    Alexandria Virginia and Ottawa, Canada
    I never used auto dimming/brightness on my Nav V, and I'm not using it on my Nav VI.
  4. atg

    atg Been here awhile

    Jun 19, 2005
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    When its dark the auto dimming brightness is only 20% which is quite dark...
  5. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Been here awhile

    May 29, 2008
    British Columbia & Playa Del Carmen
    I've yet to own a Garmin device that hasn't been plagued by one issue or another.
  6. Tommy Gunn

    Tommy Gunn Adventurer

    Jan 26, 2007
    N. GA
    I'm a new Nav VI user (1 week.) I've been using Garmin GPS's since year 2000 and have found them to be incredibly reliable and trustworthy and any plague has been quickly fixed or explained by Garmin. From Pilot to 276 > 478 > ZUMO 665 and now Nav VI which I find to be pretty dang cool.
    That being said, I did ride home several hundred miles through day and night a few days ago and noticed that the auto dim did not work. Turned it to manual and haven't reached out yet to Garmin for resolution. If I get an answer from this thread, that saves me a phone call. Thanks.