Bmw navigator v launched !

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by atg, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. AugustFalcon

    AugustFalcon Long timer

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    Re: NeShield screen protector.

    Got my replacement screen protectors a few days ago and finally got around to installing it yesterday. Pretty easy to do if you can read and follow directions. I managed to allow some dust particles to get caught under it and can now attest that their instructions on how to remove dust work very well.

    They sent me NU379E - 107 x 64 DayVue for BMW Navigator. They turned out to be 1mm smaller in each dimension than what DRTBYK recommends. Seems to fit ok. Going to try it in bright sunlight tomorrow.

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  2. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    As you noted the current size for the NAV5 from NuShield is 107mm x 64mm. They decided to reduce my original measurements by 1mm to make it easier to install. I still like my original sizing but the reduced size does allow for variation in the NAV5 bezel.
  3. G.Man

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    I'm currently using this a Zum660, Sena SR10, Sena SMH10, a 2way Radio and my iPhone. This was the

    As illustrated in the attached diagram, the SR10 is the hub (the Zumo and 2way radio are connected via wire to the SR10). The SR10 is connected to the SMH10 via Hands Free Profile (multi point pairing), and the SMH10 is connected to the iPhone via AD2P. This configuration is what Sena recommends.

    With this setup :
    1. Music and Phone calls streams from the iPhone and can be controlled on the SR10 via jog dial
    2. GPS audio and 2 way radio audio is managed by SR10, which is in turn connected to the SMH10

    My question is, with the Nav5, how would I 'replicate' this setup? Not sure if there is a 3.5mm Audio out (that i can use to connect to the SR10).

    From what I gathered from reading the thread is that :
    1. Most users use the Nav5 as the hub for Phone Calls and Music?
    2. Nav5 is paired with SMH10 via A2DP ?
    3. SMH10 is paired with SR10 via HFP?

    Finally, how's the quality of music played via Nav5? When I used the Zumo for music, the quality was kinda crappy.

    Sorry for the numerous questions, but I hope experienced users out there could help share their experience.

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  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    There is no Audio Out jack on the NAV5. If you're going to use one of the non-GPS Preparation mounts (Four-button, zumo66x) there is Mono-Audio at the cable for Nav Directions only so you could use it just as you have your setup today. In addition, you could pair your iPhone with the NAV5 to enable Smartphone Link data connection.

    The NAV5 can be the Bluetooth Hub but is more flexible in that it will pair with whatever the SMH10 presents to it and it does not force an A2DP connection like the older zumo66x units did. Here is how I have my setup paired.

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  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    It's available via Garmin Express...

    Changes made from version 2.60 to 2.70:
    • Improvements for manufacturing process, no functional changes.
  6. G.Man

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    Thanks Dan.

    I will be mounting this on the GSAW that has GPS Prep installed. So I won't be needing the cradle.

    Good to know that Nav5 doesn't force A2DP connection. Btw, what is HSP, and how is it different from HFP?
  7. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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  8. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    HSP = Headset Profile, provides the basic features to connect to your Bluetooth Audio device. It also has some of the basic services to allow you to answer a phone call, initiate a phone call and hangup.

    HFP = Handsfree Profile, is an extension of the HSP and enables the headset or HFP Kit (in your car) to interact with additional features on cell phones like Recently Called, Missed Calls, etc. It also has interfaces that can interact with the A2DP codex if present.
  9. G.Man

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    Thanks Dan.
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  11. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    It looks like it does some things the Nav 5 doesn't like controlling your iPhone/iPod from the GPS. It can be rotated between portrait and landscape modes. It also comes with both a motorcycle mount and a car mount.
  12. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I note that the 590 has an audio output jack; something the Nav V does not. It remains to be seen whether the 590 can be controlled via the wunder wheel, but I would doubt it.
  13. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The NAV5 can be used in either Portrait or Landscape mode. BMW just didn't design the GPS Prep Mount to support it as it probably wouldn't fit behind the windscreen well. The iOS remote Audio software would be easy enough to add to the NAV5 but it's not Garmin's call; it's BMW's.
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    What would be in it for BMW to put their software on a non-BMW product when they have one on the market?
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    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Nothing that I can see, however the details of their contract are not known to me, so I cannot say whether it was written tightly enough to prevent Garmin from offering code on their unit that would work to at least some extent.
  16. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I noted an issue where some MP3 (MPEG) files start playing at high-speed in the Media Player. The ones I've ID'd so far are some Audio Books in MP3 and some Podcasts in MP3. I also noted that you can stop the file from playing to fast by opening the Audio Mixer (actually, just touching the Audio Mixer button will sometimes fix the playback speed).

    I reported this to Garmin many months ago and just recently ask for an update. Here is the reply I received today from Product Support who were able to replicate the issue using the example MP3 file I sent them.
    Not being particularly satisfied with this response from Engineering, I asked the Prod Support Tech to ask Engineering what a "regular MP3 file" was exactly and how to identify them so we would all know what kind of files to avoid. :norton
  17. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    Well, that's interesting, I'll have to try that. It's still so random I haven't been able to ID any particular song (which is all I've got on my card). It never does it from the same micro SD card if plugged into a T100 transformer and using X-box, for instance.

    Jeez, I sure wish they would quit apologizing for "any inconvenience" It's getting REALLLLLLY redundant!:dhorse
  18. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    My experience so far is that these files work fine on any other media player--i've tried over six.
  19. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Far as I know an mp3 is and mp3 is an mp3. Don't think it matters if the mp3 is an audio book or music. It's all just compressed audio. So why would that matter to the unit since all it does is play it back?
  20. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Like all "standards", in theory that is correct but not all MPEG encoders are created equal. What is unusual is that the NAV5 decoder is seeing a playback speed that is not correct until the Audio Mixer code is called. At which point the decoder reverts back to the proper playback speed.

    The only way this is going to get fixed is if someone with MPEG skills and equipment (software) can find a file and "look at" all of the encoding to see if there is an anomaly that might cause such a playback issue. Garmin obviously isn't going to do this.