BMW Navigator GPS on GSW

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by labenske, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. kebo123

    kebo123 Adventurer

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    There are 3 new updates on Garmin Express for NAV VI:

    Firmware version 5.20:
    Changes made from version 4.90 to 5.20:
    • Added user consent for Travel History tracking per GDPR compliance.
    • Completed software modifications required to support Giantplus display configuration
    • Updated default brake debounce interval to 1 second from 10ms
    • Fixed an issue where if the power button was pressed shortly after the motorcycles ignition was turned 'off', the Navigator would permanently disable the screen
    • Greatly reduced the occurrence of phone audio echo
    • Removed 'Postal Code' from city search sample text
    • Added a new 'All Songs' option to the iPhone media source when browsing artists. This will allow user to select music which does not have an album tagged
    • Fixed a bug which caused teh Navigator to play BT phone audio to a headset even though it was muted
    • Modified 'Wipe All User Data' feature to remove all non-standard files and folders from the root directory of the devices
    • Removed duplicate text that can occur in imported POIs
    • Prevents music from playing automatically when a BT device disconnects and quickly re-connects
    • Removed a requirement for the user to acquire a GPS lock before EULA acceptance can be accomplished
    • Fixed a bug which prevented anonymous calls from working with newer iOS devices
    BMW Motorrad Navigator VI Text:
    v.1.50

    Voice, American English-Samantha (TTS3)
    v.2.60

    Was hoping for extended functions to be added like f.e. Garmin Adventurous Routing, may be next time...
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  5. JetSpeed

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    Hopefully this update cures the phone echo issue that I have been having since day one using Galaxy phones.

    Also for anyone interested the 2nd item in the update list refers to "Giantplus display", I had to Google it but it is the manufacturer of the LCD/TFT display used in the Nav VI:
    Giantplus Optoelectronics Display Co. Ltd a fine producer of displays located just north of Hong Kong.

    Looks like we are also likely to see far fewer and a more realistic count of brake applications in the My Motorcycle data logs.

    Would like it if they provided an update that allowed you to see and select music from your phone rather than flying blind, I still use the Nav's built-in media player for this reason even though it doesn't sound very good.
  6. Xeraux

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    The problem I have is while the other media comes through clear as a bell, the Garmin's spoken directions sound like they're coming from somewhere close to the edge of our solar system. :baldy
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  7. SeventyRobertOne

    SeventyRobertOne n00b

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    New Nav VI owner here, have a quick question regarding BT to iPhone for music. Is there any way to use the Nav VI to control the music on my iPhone using headphones connected to the iPhone? Basically in essence the Nav VI being a BT remote? When I paid my phone to the Nav, it won’t let me control music without being paired to an A2DP device. Does this mean I need a SENA type system and then use headphones plugged into that device?
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    Xeraux Archvillain

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    The only way to control the media through the GPS is through an A2DP device.
  9. stellarpod

    stellarpod Been here awhile

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    THANK YOU, Adam! I couldn't agree more! "So" has become the new "uhhhh...".

    Sorry for the tangent. Now, back to electronical thingies.

    Steve
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  10. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    Not sure on using the GPS as connector to your iPhone for music control. I'd just pop for a Sena of some type and run your music through that. I stream Spotity thru my Sena with Shure in ear buds and it's seamless. You can turn it up or down easily and scroll to the next tune if needed. Also make phone calls which I rarely do. I have an extra Sena SMH-10 pod and helmet set up if your interested PM me.
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  11. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    I wonder if the new Nav 7 will finally come with an XM radio built in. For what they get for the V and VI that should be there. The Zumo 660 has had it for 8 years or so.
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    I think if the Nav units were going to have Sirius/XM, they'd have had it by now. Not exactly bleeding edge technology at this point.
  13. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Who wants to pay those potatoheads to hear commercials, anyway.
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    I'll admit I enjoyed using XM with a glove-touch friendly screen on my Z550. But not enough to try and chase down a working XM30 replacement when mine died. I think for the future the best you could hope for is support of the streaming app on the GPS unit.
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    I would actually like having SiriusXM on my bike, as I do listen to it my car and pay extra (begrudgingly) for streaming access which of course doesn't help when out of cellular data coverage. Guess there just isn't a big enough market to justify adding the functionality to the Nav series units.
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    I agree completely. However, I think the fact that recent Garmin devices have not included Sirius/XM is due to some kind of falling out that they had with each other, after which Garmin decided it just wasn't worth the hassle of inclusion. At least that's what I recall hearing/reading somewhere.

    Steve
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    If my NAV VI wasn't free with the bike, there's no way I would have paid that. $1,000 for a SatNav that has some bike stats on it? Ripoff. They should be adding everything they can to it so long as it doesn't slow down the core functionality. I should be able to put an SD card in there and watch movies via bluetooth.
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  19. Mikey Mike

    Mikey Mike Blowing Bubbles

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    The problem is that if you get a new GS or GSA it comes with the Nav base mounting so you have to use it .. You can leave the blank cover over it but it looks retarded then .. and even more so if you have a standalone GPS mounted on handlebars.

    Also why does the 2018 GSA have the Navigator built into the TFT but then have a Nav VI base unit just above it ?.

    Is the 2018 TFT Nav system not reliable ?.
  20. marco polo

    marco polo Long timer

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    The navigation available through the TFT is a rather simplified system, as compared to a Nav VI GPS. For one, it essentially displays arrows etc., for directions/turns. And, it's powered by the app on your phone, so presumably you have to have a cell signal, unlike a GPS like the Nav VI. BMW talks about it complementing, not replacing, the Navigator. It seems like it's intended for short, around town, trips, not long multi-day rides.
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