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Old 08-26-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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BMW Navigator V - Getting started

I am new to GPS and have a BMW navigator V which came on my bike. It's very intuitive for basic functions like finding an address etc. I'm trying to go to the next level and plot a trip that includes off road travel that may not be on a map.

I have looked through threads here and have a couple of questions. First off, am I correct in thinking that the BMW Navigator V is a Garmin based product?

Are MapSource and Basecamp just different programs that do the same thing?

I don't own a desk top computer, is there an iPad app that I can use to make a trip and then load it on my GPS unit via Bluetooth?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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I am new to GPS and have a BMW navigator V which came on my bike. It's very intuitive for basic functions like finding an address etc. I'm trying to go to the next level and plot a trip that includes off road travel that may not be on a map.

The type of routing you have suggested you want to do is called Mixed Travel Routing in BaseCamp. In the Mac OS version of BaseCamp it is relatively easy to create these Mixed Travel Routes.

I have looked through threads here and have a couple of questions. First off, am I correct in thinking that the BMW Navigator V is a Garmin based product?

Yes, it is made by Garmin's OEM Automotive Group exclusively for BMW.

Are MapSource and Basecamp just different programs that do the same thing?

MapSource is a no longer support product from Garmin and I do not recommend it for use with newer Garmin devices. BaseCamp is the current Garmin product for Trip Planning and GPS data management. It only runs on Windows or Mac computers: not mobile devices like your iPad.


I don't own a desk top computer, is there an iPad app that I can use to make a trip and then load it on my GPS unit via Bluetooth?

See above...you can make trip plans in various online Apps and export them in GPX format as a Track. Once you Import them into the NAV5 you can convert them to Trips (routes) or just navigate the Track.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
See my reply's inline with your questions. You may also want to read my NAV5 Review by clicking here.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:13 PM   #3
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Thank you very much, I really appreciate your help. I guess I rather need a laptop/desktop to use this effectively for my intended purpose. Thanks again.
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