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    Nav VI - How Do I Stop Small Craft Warning Alerts-------

    Small Craft alerts, Gale Warning Alerts, Rough Bar Warnings - What, Is my GSA gunna do, sprout pontoons? I rode down to the coast today and back to Portland and was pestered by weather related warnings from the Nav VI.

    Seriously, how does a guy stop this? I get a Ding in my ear every time one of these alerts come up - I've had Weather Inversion warnings, you name it. There has to be a way to toggle it.

    Thanks.

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    Some recent discussions on this topic. Doesn't sound like there's an answer but there is a Garmin support group that you could look into:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...-notifications
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    I turned off the Garmin smartlink option. Solved the problem for me (I have a Nav V).
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    If you live near Santa Barbara, you may just want to turn those warnings back on. .. . ..
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    Rough bar warnings?

    Why oh why would you turn THOSE off?

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    On a Garmin 595LM, the warnings seem to occur if your phone's GPS is not turned on. Smartlink is a phone app and uses the phone's location to provide weather warnings. When I turned on the phone GPS, I got the appropriate warnings.

    I suspect the Nav VI is similar in function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanker4me View Post
    Why oh why would you turn THOSE off?

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    River-Runner/Tanker rendez-vous

    I usually make the DVR, but have bailed on the Payonia Top of the Rockies event the last few years cause I don't do well in hot weather.
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    If you are up this way, I can guarantee a very good bottle of Scotch will be available.

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    I called the OEM Desk at Garmin this am. Told the guy about getting "Marine Alerts" in addition to weather alerts and traffic alerts. I signed up for both weather and traffic via the Nav VI/Android app.

    My Garmin guy had not heard of getting small craft warnings and could not give me a way to toggle that alert off. I'd like to continue getting the weather and traffic alerts - they have value to me.

    So I will continue to be updated on status of the Columbia Bar Crossing for Small Craft and Air Inversion Alerts! You just can't make this stuff up!

    So this is the sixth version of the BMW Navigation device. What did version one do if we have seen at least six software updates? If it wasn't for a bunch of people with way too much money - this thing wouldn't fly. Can you imagine if Honda came out with this for their demographics - it would get an immediate Dead Cat Bounce......

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    Quote Originally Posted by river-runner View Post
    I called the OEM Desk at Garmin this am. Told the guy about getting "Marine Alerts" in addition to weather alerts and traffic alerts. I signed up for both weather and traffic via the Nav VI/Android app.

    My Garmin guy had not heard of getting small craft warnings and could not give me a way to toggle that alert off. I'd like to continue getting the weather and traffic alerts - they have value to me.

    So I will continue to be updated on status of the Columbia Bar Crossing for Small Craft and Air Inversion Alerts! You just can't make this stuff up!...
    This appears to be an issue with either a) the settings of your Nav-VI and others that are having the same issue, or b) a bug that is affecting only a small number of Nav-VI units. I've not had this issue on any of mine and I'm not aware of any of the dozens of riders that I know with these units having that issue. Nor have I seen it mentioned with any frequency here (outside this post), or in other Forums that I follow.

    I know that doesn't help, but it certainly is not a common issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by river-runner View Post
    ... this is the sixth version of the BMW Navigation device. What did version one do if we have seen at least six software updates? ...
    I believe you are referring to it being the sixth model of the BMW Navigator - Navigator VI or Nav-VI for short.
    The current software for the Nav-VI is at v4.90

    What exactly is it that you are asking? If you're wanting to know what changes were made from the BMW Nav-I to Nav-VI models, to answer it would take a ton of time and space. Even just addessing the changes in software revisions for the Nav-VI from v1.0 to the current v4.90 would take up pages and pages and likely not address whatever it is you'd actually like to know.

    The previous software versions worked fine for most things, but there were, as always, some issues with various features, compatibilities, etc. One of the most recent software updates dealt with issues that Apple created when they changed versions of iOS. The Nav-VI worked properly with the previous iOS but had issues with the newer release. Unlike Android systems, Apple's iOS is extremely proprietary and therefore can be difficult to fix if issues between iOS versions (not that Android isn't also a pain in that regard from time to time - just not as big a pain).

    Here is an overview of the changes made from the previous Nav-VI software (v4.70) versus the current v4.90:
    Changes made from version 4.70 to 4.90:
    Allow the media player to be accessed on all motorcycles, including models with a radio (GT, GTL, GTLE, RT)
    Added the option to erase all personal user data from device
    Allow the streaming of album cover art
    Fixed issue with Indexing music from certain iOS devices
    Fixed freeze caused by connection to certain iOS devices
    Fixed issue where the Automatic Skip Waypoint feature would skip all remaining points in a route
    Fixed issue where Smartphone Link! would not reconnect after a quick power cycle of the motorcycle
    Fixed an issue where the use of Pandora or Spotify triggered the BMW Motorrad Communication system to go into intercom mode
    Improved call quality when communication with iOS devices
    Improved Round Trip routing behavior with Toll Road avoidances
    Improved Automatic display brightness when the Navigator is installed on compatible motorcycles
    Improved Bluetooth connection
    Some will look at that and complain that these things don't work well, or are over-priced for what they do. I would counter that they work as well or better than, and are priced similar to, anything comparible. You will find tons of apples-to-oranges comparisons that aren't of much value. On an apples-to-apples comparison, these units work well. That doesn't mean there aren't issues. There certainly are. But any fair and proper comparison of the alternatives will likely show what I have found, The Garmin GPS units are amoung the best available and work as well or better than their comparible competition for pricing that is also comparible.

    Quote Originally Posted by river-runner View Post
    ... If it wasn't for a bunch of people with way too much money - this thing wouldn't fly ...
    The BMW Garmin unit is less expensive than the Honda Garmin unit. Also, don't make the same mistake that most folks do - comparing a "basic" automotive GPS unit to a motorcycle/marine/aviation specific unit. There are significant differences between these. I have automotive, marine and motorcycle GPSs and there is a significant premium to be paid if you want motorcycle/marine/aviation specific units.

    If you don't care to spend the money necessary for units designed for those environments than get an automotive unit or rig up a smartphone GPS app. Those are very little outlay if any.

    Quote Originally Posted by river-runner View Post
    ... Can you imagine if Honda came out with this for their demographics - it would get an immediate Dead Cat Bounce...
    I don't have a Wing anymore, but they were, and I think still are, Garmin units just as the BMW Nav-VI and it's predecessors.

    Hope you can find a cure to stop the Small Craft Warnings. That would almost drive me crazy. Best of luck, and keep us posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by river-runner View Post
    I called the OEM Desk at Garmin this am. Told the guy about getting "Marine Alerts" in addition to weather alerts and traffic alerts. I signed up for both weather and traffic via the Nav VI/Android app.

    My Garmin guy had not heard of getting small craft warnings and could not give me a way to toggle that alert off. I'd like to continue getting the weather and traffic alerts - they have value to me.

    So I will continue to be updated on status of the Columbia Bar Crossing for Small Craft and Air Inversion Alerts! You just can't make this stuff up!

    So this is the sixth version of the BMW Navigation device. What did version one do if we have seen at least six software updates? If it wasn't for a bunch of people with way too much money - this thing wouldn't fly. Can you imagine if Honda came out with this for their demographics - it would get an immediate Dead Cat Bounce......
    So did you try what I suggested?

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    Don't blame the GPS, blame the Garmin Smartlink app. The small craft warning have little to do with with the Nav VI, I get them on my Nav V.
    They are what you get when you sign up for weather alerts in the SmartLink app.
    Although they call it a premium service, (you pay a small one time premium) it's a very basic function.
    There is no way to filter out the alerts or turn them off.
    The strong gale warning does get old after a while, specially if it gets repeated every 20 minutes or so.
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    The Smartlink app picks up on the location on your phone. Turn on the GPS on your smartphone, and Smartlink (a phone app) will provide the alerts based on where you are...not a tri-state area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daboo View Post
    The Smartlink app picks up on the location on your phone. Turn on the GPS on your smartphone, and Smartlink (a phone app) will provide the alerts based on where you are...not a tri-state area.

    Chris
    Yes, I have the GPS on my phone activated. That is not the issue. I live less than an hour from the St-Lawrence Seaway. The app sends small crafts warnings anytime I ride in the area and it's windy. That is all fine and dandy except, I'm not in a small boat on the river, I'm riding a bike.
    I had the alerts when I rode along the US eastern seaboard. I also had them, repeatedly, when I rode around Lake Superior.

    Having the alert once, not a problem, repeating it makes it annoying. It makes the app useless, you just want to turn it off. Then you miss all the other alerts.

    If the app designers can't figure a way to get only the alerts related to your type of activity or GPS, a simple filter to hold or remove unwanted alerts would do.

    Until they do, the premium option is useless to me.
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