BMW Navigator VI Info Now On BMW Motorrad Website

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by marco polo, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    Thanks for the pics,will possibly be getting one of those for the Nav I just bought from you.
    Saw the UK source,was wondering about shipping,delivery,thanks for answering that question.

    Going to see what is offered at the BMW National Rally late next week,as I will be on the road and not have time to order from UK.

    JR356
  2. houlster

    houlster Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Ended up ordering from the UK / Amazon as well.
  3. cjsimony

    cjsimony n00b

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    Ahh ... finally got the Nav6 and a 1200gs Rallye to attach it to :-)

    While I do find the "handwheel" quite handy at road conditions, its really annoying at offroad conditions, where I constantly find myself switching between screens ...

    Does anyone know how to disable the handwheel or lock the screen in an easy manner ? ... preferable as a setting in the navigator, rather than disconnecting cables.
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  4. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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    Can't be done as far as I know... which is the reason I now intensely hate the compass screen.
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  5. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Just bought a new NAV VI. Had a NAV V before. formatted SD card to FAT 32 and installed. Expected to see GPX and ARchive folders when I looked on File explorer. Only thing I see on external memory is System Information folder.

    I used to get daily GPX files in archive folder. That's what I'm looking for.

    Update:

    When in and saved a route to memory. This created a Garmin/gpx folder, with the file.

    Guess what I'm asking is, did archive routes change?

    Thanks

    Frank
  6. kebo123

    kebo123 Adventurer

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    No.
    Still saving tracks to \gpx folder.
  7. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    What are the tracks named? Just two? Current and current log?

    I swear my Nav V saved separate tracks daily.
  8. Viking84

    Viking84 Long timer

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    My Nav6 does, they can be found on the device in BaseCamp :) Some times it splits the track if you take a long break though
  9. mdawg12

    mdawg12 Old and Slow

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    Soo.. give me the rundown on V vs VI. Is/was it worth the upgrade? Just went on a trip with a friend who had the VI and tried to compare it to my V. On the same identical bike ('17 GSA) and really could not tell much difference. He had the same bluetooth issues I have. Maybe got traffic and weather updates a little quicker but that could have been phone related.

    My son is in the process of buying a new GSA - he can get the V for roughly $600 vs $900 for a VI. I don't think it is worth the extra $300, but would like to hear from someone who has ran both.
  10. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Had a V on my XR. Just bought a GS and have a VI. The screens a bit brighter, better definition. Function the same, except some new music functions with the phone. They have issues with the music stuff right now but it should be fixed. It depends on how you use the gps. If you listen to music, I'd get the VI. Look at the screen side by side. Gps functions the same.

    Is it worth $300? I don't know. Depends on if you got the $300.

    If I bought a new one, which I did, I'd get the VI. If I had a V, I'd keep it.
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  11. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    I figured this out. After the log gets a certain size, it creates the archive folder.
  12. ZünRob

    ZünRob Adventurer

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    Bought a Navigator 6 today, still learning how to use it. What I dislike however is that each time you turn it on (after turning it off by holding the button for 5 seconds) you have to chose your country, accept the software agreement and then accept the warning message. Is it normal to get all these three prompts each time?
  13. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    I don't think the country and the software agreement is, but the warning is always there.
  14. ZünRob

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    Thx for the quick reply, wonder why mine does this then..

    Edit: got rid of the country prompt, keeps however asking to accept the license agreement..
  15. Alexol

    Alexol Chronic Farkoholic

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    I get the warning message, but not the other two. If you don't accept the warning message, it should go away anyway within a few seconds.

    Perhaps a stupid question here, but why do you turn the GPS off using the button? If you turn the ignition off, the GPS will ask you whether it should stay on or turn off within a time period, anyway. I don't think I've ever used the button to turn it on or off once mounted on the bike - it starts up when I turn the ignition on and it shuts down again when I turn the ignition off.

    Alex
  16. ZünRob

    ZünRob Adventurer

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    Because I figured a proper shutdown with the button would be better. Could you perhaps try turning it off by holding the button for 5 seconds and see if it does the same?
  17. ZünRob

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    I guess the message will disappear in a while. One other thing I noticed: as soon as the Navigator is connected to AC (via USB or on the bike) and when it is calculating a route the screen brightness is flickering. When it is on battery the brightness is perfectly stable. Anybody else noticed this/knows a fix?
  18. Alexol

    Alexol Chronic Farkoholic

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    It's possible that we have different amounts as I can't access the button when the GPS is in the mount.

    I'm not sure that I agree with your thoughts on quote proper unquote shut down, as I believe the system is designed to work with the ignition, just as it does on most cars. Power off in this circumstance is power off, no matter how it happens, similar to lights and radio and most other accessories.

    May I suggest simply forgetting about the button? Similarly, unless you need to choose a route or an address or whatever, ignore the message, and let it timeout.

    Alex
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