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Old 04-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #91
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Looks familiar to me.
Dude, tell us that was your ride....

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And page 4.
Yeah.. Yeah.. Yeah.. I am know, I know.... read more post less. got it.

I am normally so much more careful than that.... This is what happens when I see a "squirrel" and post without thinking...


Oh look...............

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:01 AM   #92
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Dude, tell us that was your ride....
No, definitely not. I was just referring to the GPS.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:19 AM   #93
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No, definitely not. I was just referring to the GPS.
Looking very promising, a bit like my 5" Nuvi.

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Old 04-29-2013, 05:51 AM   #94
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Can you elaborate on this? What app are you using for navigation and just using the map holder to keep it dry?
I have tried this but my experience was that it was too difficult (sunlight on the screen) and dangerous (too low) to read whilst riding. Hema 4wd maps in Australia are very good and GPS enable the iPad so it works out in the bush. So still good to have but not a viable GPS alternative whilst riding.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:52 AM   #95
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Looking very promising, a bit like my 5" Nuvi.

That's not the BMW bracket is it?
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:06 AM   #96
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Actually, the locating lugs are slightly different.

A Nav IV or Zumo will fit a Nav V cradle, but a Nav V will not fit a Nav IV or Zumo cradle.
Break the lugs and hopefully the interface will connect ok, pins will line up?
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:01 PM   #97
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New BMW GPS

For those riders focusing on offroad BMW has just announced the "BMW Navigator Adventure". I have not had one in my hands yet, but it is battery powered, and more geared to dual purpose riding. It does not have bluetooth or an MP3 player, but is geared more toward hiking, fishing, etc. You can import customer maps from scanned imagesor photos. It seems to allow much more customization for offroad routes.

I hope to have more information when I get one in the store and fire it up. Until then I wanted to let everyone know there is now a 2nd opton to the Navigator IV. This is more offroad oriented. It unfortunately not work on the LC GS.

In case anyone is wondering it is not replacing the Navigator IV.

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:17 PM   #98
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All the previous BMW navigators have had 10% more functionality than the Garmins they are based upon, for 100% more cost. I doubt this one will be any different.
The NAV IV is missing a lot of functionality of the 660. MP3 is the main thing that comes to mind.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:10 AM   #99
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For those riders focusing on offroad BMW has just announced the "BMW Navigator Adventure". I have not had one in my hands yet, but it is battery powered, and more geared to dual purpose riding. It does not have bluetooth or an MP3 player, but is geared more toward hiking, fishing, etc. You can import customer maps from scanned imagesor photos. It seems to allow much more customization for offroad routes.

I hope to have more information when I get one in the store and fire it up. Until then I wanted to let everyone know there is now a 2nd opton to the Navigator IV. This is more offroad oriented. It unfortunately not work on the LC GS.

In case anyone is wondering it is not replacing the Navigator IV.

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LINK (In German) This is the Montana based GPS that someone linked to earlier.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:42 AM   #100
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So does the V do audio at all? And if so, does music sound good through it?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:54 AM   #101
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That's not the BMW bracket is it?
It's the BMW bracket with a RAM cradle. I made my own mount to fit the cradle to the bracket.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:08 AM   #102
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Andy-

I've been a Garmin user since the old days of the single channel multiplexing receiver units (Garmin 12 etc.) and currently have the 665 zumo.

Garmin's support is a pain and their software in the units is basically antiquated and in a dire need of upgrading (bluetooth). I sincerely hope Garmin will up their anti because in the near future they will see competition from phones, tablets etc. that offer the same use - for free (well - having a phone subscription etc. anyway).

Even now with the current phones you can receive a call from someone and then see on a map where that individual is at. Great for parents.

Sooo.... heads up Garmin.

I think in the end it will be the software / functionality that will decide who will have the market share.

- I apologize for being a bit of topic here -
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #103
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Actually, the locating lugs are slightly different.

A Nav IV or Zumo will fit a Nav V cradle, but a Nav V will not fit a Nav IV or Zumo cradle.
not very helpful, is it?
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:02 AM   #104
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No it isn't. I had to fit a new cradle to my bike to test the new unit, as it wouldn't fit the Zumo 660 cradle. I did mention this, but apparently, this is what BMW wanted.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:27 AM   #105
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Do you know if the new unit will have a faster CPU and allow for more map detail and MP3 player will be able to sort the tracks properly?

Map detail on Streetpilot 2720


Map Detail on Zumo 660


Same scale and location, map detail in setting is on maximum for both units.
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