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    Can't download new maps

    Currently have a ticket in regarding the NAV VI. Issue is I purchased the North Africa and Middle East maps and it fails miserably attempting to download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcopolo View Post
    I think the Nav VI should perform as advertised. The marketing material played up the ability to stream music on a phone, and specifically talked about iOS and Android, with the ability to select playlists on an iPhone, but not on an Android phone.
    I am in complete agreement here. As you say, it should work as advertised as this feature is headlined as a watershed feature that does not deliver.
    Last edited by Ranger6; 07-13-2017 at 07:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger6 View Post
    I am in complete agreement here. As you say, it should work as advertised as this feature is headlined as a watershed feature that does not deliver.
    I spoke with Garmin a couple of weeks ago. Was told a software upgrade is in the works to enable Garmin VI to function with IOS for audio streaming. They supposedly will send an email alert to those who have called or texted to report this problem. We will see.

    BTW, I was given a phone number for BMW owners to call with any issues, in order to avoid a wait: 866-455-7012

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    Quote Originally Posted by davtho1957 View Post
    Currently have a ticket in regarding the NAV VI. Issue is I purchased the North Africa and Middle East maps and it fails miserably attempting to download.
    Are you using Express for the purchased maps? I had a bit of trouble there myself. Garmin Support is pretty good though so if you have a robust internet connection on your part, they will surely help if the issue is on their end. Those map files are humongous.

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    Nav VI and 2016 K1600 GTL

    Hi folks. I have had the Nav Vi for a couple of months and it's been difficult to get information. The manual has virtually nothing on the apps. I cannot get the My Motorcycle app at all. Is it not available on the K1600?
    It seems to me there is a lot of missing information.

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    Sadly you are correct, i too have been struggling to get the the NavVI working acceptably. The Media player function with the WonderWheel doesnt work, and i dont beleive the MyMotorcycle app is available for the K1600. I have resigned myself to the fact that Garmin felt pressure to release the product early before some of the functionality was really ready.
    I know a few on the forum have tickets in with Garmin, so i am hoping that a software update is available in the near future.

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    I believe the MyMotorcycle app works on the new '18 K16, nothing prior. The Media doesn't work on the K16 because it has a built in stereo (or as an option) I read somewhere that 1 of the contacts on the back of the Nav can be covered before re-installing so it thinks its not in a K16, looking at it, right side 3 up from bottom IIRC. Not exactly sure which 1.
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    Map download issue resolved

    Quote Originally Posted by crucian View Post
    Are you using Express for the purchased maps? I had a bit of trouble there myself. Garmin Support is pretty good though so if you have a robust internet connection on your part, they will surely help if the issue is on their end. Those map files are humongous.
    It appears that the last update resolved the issue.

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    software update

    Just got a software update notice from garmin. Took less than a minute to download the update and now the NAV VI will play music from my phone as it was advertised to do. Have not checked out all the features yet but just tested to see if it would play my music. Much happier now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksbike View Post
    Just got a software update notice from garmin. Took less than a minute to download the update and now the NAV VI will play music from my phone as it was advertised to do. Have not checked out all the features yet but just tested to see if it would play my music. Much happier now!
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    It is v4.90.

    Here are the details:
    (looks like a good update of fixes and many will be pleased that they finally figured out address the problems that iOS was causing)
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    Where to find the manual.

    Quote Originally Posted by marksbike View Post
    Just got a software update notice from garmin. Took less than a minute to download the update and now the NAV VI will play music from my phone as it was advertised to do. Have not checked out all the features yet but just tested to see if it would play my music. Much happier now!
    Found the manual. Not a lot of help.

    I installed the latest update and the media player works, as in it shows the music. But I had a terrible time trying to select songs and getting them to play. All while riding down the road. Not good. It would play a few seconds of a song and skip to something else. Skip multiple songs. Couldn't select an album and play the whole thing. I am sure I am doing it wrong, but this shouldn't be this hard.

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    Last edited by fmsmith80; 11-30-2017 at 03:12 AM. Reason: update

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    Base Camp tutorial

    Just saw this tutorial courtesy of the New England Riders forum & hope it's of help to those who use Base Camp.

    http://www.newenglandriders.org/GPS/Learn_BaseCamp.htm

    MAC and PC versions available.

    Also video available here:http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...orial.1054359/

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    Navigator VI with FW 4.90 - continuing issues with Skipping, Shaping Points and recal

    Hi all!

    What 4.90 firmware did is fix one out of at least three "bugs" w.r.t. Skipping and Recalculating.

    Thought I would post my recent experiences with the way the SatNav is behaving after 4.90. All of my "testing" has been in a car using the Car Adapter, but I've tried everything with it in "Motorcycle" mode, not "Automobile". Also, I realize that a lot of people probably use their SatNav to get simply from A to B, like a car installed navigation system, and that the issues I'm experiencing with SHAPING POINTS and AUTORECALCULATION may not be relevant for a lot of peeps. For those few who do use SHAPING POINTS (or want to) on the BMW Navigator VI with firmware 4.90, here is the "state of play" as I know it...

    1) If you are taking the following route:

    START SP1 SP2 SP3 WP1 SP4 SP5 SP6 WP2 SP7 SP8 SP9 END

    Lets say you already passed SP1 when you chose to "skip waypoint". This will skip SP2, SP3, and WP1. Then will route you to SP4 continuing with SP5 and so on. If WP2 is then skipped, you will be recalculated to SP7. That would be the last you are able to skip. Before 4.90 it would take you from after SP1 to WP2, if you skipped. So this bug fix went in the right direction.

    2) On "other" Garmin devices, lets say you already passed SP1 when you chose to "skip waypoint". This will skip SP2 and take you to SP3, and so on and so forth. Effectively allowing full control over skipping WAYPOINTS or SHAPING POINTS, either manually (by clicking the Skip button on the Map screen) or automatically by riding past the WAYPOINT or SHAPING POINT. The BMW Navigator VI with FW 4.90 does NOT do this.

    3) Lastly, when the device is set to automatically "recalculate" when you go off your designed route, the following behavior occurs: If you're off your route after WP1 and somewhere past SP4, the device will keep trying to route you back to the shaping point you missed. So in my example above you will be returned to SP4 and have no choice in the matter. In other words, the device will only skip WAYPOINTS automatically or manually, not SHAPING POINTS.

    The above is how the device actually works as it is currently programmed. I don't like this behavior at all. I have been corresponding with Garmin Support on this issue and they agree the current behavior of the "skip" function, and the "recalculate" function, are different than on "other" Garmin SatNav units. They are recommending Engineering take a look at it for possible repairs.

    In the meantime, I will revert to ONLY using WAYPOINTS for the entire route so that I can (hopefully) control the skipping and recalculating behavior. (I have not tested that this will work correctly yet though.)

    If anyone has any better suggestions or think I got it wrong above, please chime in.

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    Thanks for the update platypus.

    For me, I partially like the idea of the system skipping shaping points as these are "theoretically" only designed to keep your route on specific roads and when I am skipping a specific destination, way point, (not the final destination) I may well wish to skip the previously intended shapeing points.

    However, it would be nice to have the option. Says when you chose to "skip waypoint" it would be nice if the system would then ask if you wished to skip the shapeing point(s) as well and give you the ability to de-select individual one or all up to the next way point.
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