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Old 04-05-2014, 12:23 AM   #1456
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What about updates? Do you subscribe?

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What Voz said. I use Oztopo anyway so not to worried, but ebay update is OK by me if ever I want it.

Don't know what you get if you buy the NavV in oz aaprt from paying much more than US pricing.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:35 AM   #1457
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I have the BMW GPS on my 14 GSA. A friend has the Regular Garmin unit and it does work but you cannot use the handlebar control to control the GPS. I love the unit but the BMW unit does not have XM where the Garmin unit does. I had a ZUMO 550 before with GPS and I miss the XM. I guess I will buy a stand alone XM unit now. I have the Garmin XM antenna that powered the 550 for sell if anyone is interested. I traded in my 08 adventure for the 14 model and I stripped the bike of all the aftermarket gear so I guess I better get them listed on the flea market ASAP.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:07 PM   #1458
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I got Australian maps on CD so you load it to GPS, also deleted all the stuff I didn't need of the GPS.
Are the maps you installed the new Navteq ones? Could you tell me from the about menue what the maps are?
I want to install maps on both my computer and on the Nav 5 so I don't have to have the unit plugged in when making a route on Basecamp.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #1459
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Are the maps you installed the new Navteq ones? Could you tell me from the about menue what the maps are?
I want to install maps on both my computer and on the Nav 5 so I don't have to have the unit plugged in when making a route on Basecamp.
Maps are 2014.30 Navteq CN Aust & NZ.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:01 PM   #1460
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Maps are 2014.30 Navteq CN Aust & NZ.
The City Navigator Australia & New Zealand is only available via Download or SDCard.

Have you actually installed these on your computer for BaseCamp/MapSource?
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:53 PM   #1461
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It was on CD when some of us purchased it last year, seems like only sd cards at the moment, not saying mine is genuine but it worked fine.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:13 AM   #1462
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Maps are 2014.30 Navteq CN Aust & NZ.
Thanks. The ones on the Australian micro sd card are 2014.40. I'm sure the difference is undetectable. Garmin claims to release 4 updates to their maps per year. If one is on micro sd cards - they can't be updated, you have to repurchase. If BMW had have felt a bit more generous they could have given us life time map updates.
The zumo 390LM for $600aus has that and is essential the same unit except a different shape and no remote control; compared to over $1000 for the Nav 5.
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:31 PM   #1463
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Not to go off topic to far, but, what is the deal in OZ where Garmin doesn't sell devices with Factory installed Maps? Did you guys piss them off or something?
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:39 PM   #1464
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Not to go off topic to far, but, what is the deal in OZ where Garmin doesn't sell devices with Factory installed Maps? Did you guys piss them off or something?
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The NavV just wasn't available from dealers out here until recently and the price was over the top as usual for Australia. I think the price now is around $1200.00 now, I was tolled $1400.00 by one dealer back in November .don't know what the map deal is someone should tell us soon.

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Old 04-08-2014, 02:27 PM   #1465
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The NavV just wasn't available from dealers out here until recently and the price was over the top as usual for Australia. I think the price now is around $1200.00 now, I was tolled $1400.00 by one dealer back in November .don't know what the map deal is someone should tell us soon.

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Old 04-08-2014, 08:27 PM   #1466
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The NavV just wasn't available from dealers out here until recently and the price was over the top as usual for Australia. I think the price now is around $1200.00 now, I was tolled $1400.00 by one dealer back in November .don't know what the map deal is someone should tell us soon.

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I'll call the Garmin helpline about the option of installing lifetime maps on internal memory. I bought the microSd card with the maps because I thought that the map software had to be the BMW one to work with their hardware. That appears to be wrong, as some people are saying that they installed maps into internal memory. Doing so allows you to install maps on both your Nav and your computer for use in Basecamp. This means that you can plan routes without having the unit plugged in to access the maps on it. For those users not using Basecamp - you are missing out on a huge advantage of having the Garmin GPS on your bike.
Lifetime maps come on a DVD and once installed on the unit they are linked to only that unit's internal ID, ie, you can not swap them to another Garmin.
The micro SD cards with maps can be plugged into any Garmin but can not be updated.
There may be some cheap ebay versions available (?) from what I read above, but I assume that they can not be updated?
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:31 PM   #1467
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As far as the grip ring and navigation on the Nav V ... what does it do besides zoom in/out - if you do not use it for music?
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:36 PM   #1468
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Is there a way to get rid of the stupid "Main street ahead" tool bar at the top of the map?

I know where I am, I'm not navigating and I don't care that Main street is ahead.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:25 PM   #1469
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I'll call the Garmin helpline about the option of installing lifetime maps on internal memory. I bought the microSd card with the maps because I thought that the map software had to be the BMW one to work with their hardware. That appears to be wrong, as some people are saying that they installed maps into internal memory. Doing so allows you to install maps on both your Nav and your computer for use in Basecamp. This means that you can plan routes without having the unit plugged in to access the maps on it. For those users not using Basecamp - you are missing out on a huge advantage of having the Garmin GPS on your bike.
Lifetime maps come on a DVD and once installed on the unit they are linked to only that unit's internal ID, ie, you can not swap them to another Garmin.
The micro SD cards with maps can be plugged into any Garmin but can not be updated.
There may be some cheap ebay versions available (?) from what I read above, but I assume that they can not be updated?
For about $20 to $30 you can get the latest maps of ebay, mine are already out of date I see but I don't use Garmin maps so don't care.

Would have thought there should be a way of transferring maps from SD card to internal memory though.

I still use map source for computer mapping,haven't come to grips yet with Basecamp.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:51 AM   #1470
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As far as the grip ring and navigation on the Nav V ... what does it do besides zoom in/out - if you do not use it for music?
It also is used to select options which are on the screen and change the display. Pretty much everything.
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