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    Garmin vs Google

    .... guess that's what I meant, is that if Google could ADD to the Garmin's abilities. I do love my Garmin, though! Just takes some playing to get used to it.

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    Thanks Alan, well put.

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    On a recent trip through the SW my riding buddy's I phone and I pad over heated and were useless for navigation and music. My thumb drive , for music, and Nav V did their jobs. I used google maps at lunch breaks and fill ups but the Nav V was the mule for the hot legs of the trip.
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    Yes, the overheating issue is a real one.

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    Discuss at the Das Rally?

    Sounds like the RT radio and Nav V issues would make a great seminar at the rally. Might be an idea to gather members and bikes into a location and help each other out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Sounds like the RT radio and Nav V issues would make a great seminar at the rally. Might be an idea to gather members and bikes into a location and help each other out.
    I agree Ed. And there will be no shortage of vendors aka experts there to ref reference, Schuberth cardio, sena, BMW, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibumwi View Post
    Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place but I couldn't find a topic devoted to the Nav V.

    After a bit on consternation I decided to purchase the Nav V for my 2016 R1200RTW which was Nav-ready. After taking it out for a test-spin today I can say that I am really disappointed in the performance. Very early-2000 performance.

    I've been using Google maps for years and find the interface, real-time traffic alerts, and up-to-date maps really nice. The Nav V required an addiction subscription for traffic alerts and, even with the completely updated maps, did not accurately the current roads in my area. I could not locate towns that were within 20 miles of my current location! I really hope that I was doing something wrong, otherwise I feel like I spent a lot of money that I get for free on my phone.

    Any good tutorials on line that might make me feel a bit better about my purchase, or should I just return the expensive beast?

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    Hi Ski,

    I bought my '16 RT and took delivery on March 18th. I have 11,000+ miles on the bike and just got back from 9,163 mile trip and I can say while the interface is clunky by comparison to GoogleMaps, it works, is operated in part by the wonder wheel, and really never failed us except on occasion when you punch in Restaurants or Gas Stations the database may not always be reliable, but generally these features and the 3 route options we used we very well done, curvy roads, shortest distance, fastest, w/ the various avoidances, etc never failed us. I love the 3D road signs that appear as you're approaching a turn, off ramp, etc. I'd buy it again, and I am a GoogleMaps user. Nav V is more complete, GoogleMaps is more refined/polished/slick.

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    Voice Commands over radio Nav 5

    What am I doing wrong , I use it and the voice directions come though fine on the radio , the next time I get no voice directions ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fridy View Post
    What am I doing wrong , I use it and the voice directions come though fine on the radio , the next time I get no voice directions ?
    Fridy - My experience is that in order to get consistent audio from the radio speakers of the Nav V directions, you have to mute the audio then unmute it after starting the bike. It's easily done.

    When the Nav V starts up, the initial screen will probably be one which shows "Where To?" and "View Map." Now hit "View Map" and the next screen will appear which should show you a map. In the lower right of this screen should be a small window with three horizontal lines. Push this button.

    The next screen will include six buttons. You should push the "Mute" button, and after it changes (with a red line across it) push it again. The next step is to push the button in the lower left which is an arrow pointing in a rotating way to the left. If you have the volume up on the device, you will hear a "beep" through the speakers.

    This action will put you back on the map screen and from then on (until the Nav V is turned off) you'll hear map directions etc. over the speakers from the RT. You'll be able to adjust the volume from the speakers via what we seem to call the "Wonder Wheel."

    You'll have to do this each time you shut down the bike and then restart it. Over time you'll get used to this little quirk and it will become something you do if you're depending on the audio for directions.

    I hope this is helpful.

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    Traffic for Nav V

    How do you purchase the traffic app? The Garmin site says it is $49.99 whereas I see it on this forum and app at $19.99. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    Fridy - My experience is that in order to get consistent audio from the radio speakers of the Nav V directions, you have to mute the audio then unmute it after starting the bike. It's easily done.

    When the Nav V starts up, the initial screen will probably be one which shows "Where To?" and "View Map." Now hit "View Map" and the next screen will appear which should show you a map. In the lower right of this screen should be a small window with three horizontal lines. Push this button.

    The next screen will include six buttons. You should push the "Mute" button, and after it changes (with a red line across it) push it again. The next step is to push the button in the lower left which is an arrow pointing in a rotating way to the left. If you have the volume up on the device, you will hear a "beep" through the speakers.

    This action will put you back on the map screen and from then on (until the Nav V is turned off) you'll hear map directions etc. over the speakers from the RT. You'll be able to adjust the volume from the speakers via what we seem to call the "Wonder Wheel."

    You'll have to do this each time you shut down the bike and then restart it. Over time you'll get used to this little quirk and it will become something you do if you're depending on the audio for directions.

    I hope this is helpful.

    John
    John, I received a software update on my NAV5 earlier this week (from Garmin). On today's ride (268 miles w/several stops where bike was shut off). Each time, Nav5 reconnected with my SMH10R. SMH10R was turned on first, then I fired up my RT. No special mute/unmute steps, nothing! Don't know if this update fixed it, but now the Nav5 directions come through the audio just fine. interrupting the radio, etcetera. After the instructions, the music's back!

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    For those unhappy with the nav5 I understand the 6 is not to far out
    To get a glimpse of what it will look like, visit garmin's aviation Webb site or goggle garmin AREA 660, their latest portable GPS. Very readable in bright daylight, iPhone type touch screen

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    Here's a link to Garmin's AERA 660:

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/in-t...rod520775.html
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    I was having trouble with my Nav V, Sena 10u and iPhone playing well together. Called Sena and the fix was very easy. Pair iPhone first (if doing this second time, make sure to reset headset, and unfair all devices). Then, pair Nav V as second phone -an option I had not focused on. Now they both connect easily, music can be played from either, and Siri works. Very happy.

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    Thanks for the info. I have the exact same setup as you and have been trying to pair my 10u to the navigator v. Thought there was a defect ( I guess the defect was me ) BTW did you have the navigator mounted on the motorcycle or as a stand alone unit


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