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New BMW Connected Ride Navigator

No issues using it with my Cardo PackTalk bold and iPhone 14
Sena with an iPhone 12 Mini. No issues. You have to connect them to the bike. I've had good luck creating an Automation on my iPhone that automatically opens the Connected app when it connects to my bike.

I wish it had volume control for my Sena, but I can deal. I wish it had a bit better ability to control Apple Music playlists and could browse my Apple Music app instead of just downloaded playlists.

But it's fine. The nav is fine if I'm following a track or something, but yeah, the legends can be tiny, especially on my phone, a Mini.
 
Works fine with my Cardo pak talk and samsung phone . $745 paid for new unit from my dealer plus tax .

Dont like the app as it tells me service is due by millage , but date follows what I set with GS911 .
 
It took me some time to get used t this (just bought the bike/ brand, 2023 R18TC). Aside from the process of opening the map display on the phone first, then waiting for it to broadcast onto the TFT screen (could be user caused..), it's been pretty much hassle free. I've been using google maps and My route app to create GPX files, then downloading them into the connectedride app.
 
If anyone is looking for an easy way to create GPX files and get them on your iPhone, I've been using https://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert?output to convert maps I draw in Google Maps to GPX. From there, I can airdrop them to my phone from my Mac and import them into the Ride App.

You'll need to get a Google API key from to allow GPS Visualizer to read the website and convert it, but once that's done, it takes just about no time to make a route and import it.

And, the biggest bonus of all, you don't have to use Garmin's janky products to make the route. That means you can use drag and drop, you can use Google's search functions to find destinations and the like.

If anyone is interested, I can make a thread and show how.
 
I went for a ride…and discovered the following problems:

When I switched the speedometer display to mph from km/hr the multi-controller stopped controlling the crn.
The menu button stopped working to switch control between the crn and the tft.
After I switched the tft back to km/hr, then turned the bike off..everything returned to normal…but then every once in a while the crn would stop responding to the multi-controller for an hour or so…then just as suddenly the crn would resume normal operation.
I have “avoid unpaved roads” selected in the navigation preferences…despite this the navigator took me down gravel roads, or tried to take me down gravel roads several times.

I went to the dealer today who told me to bring the bike in to see if the bike needed a firmware update.
 
If anyone is looking for an easy way to create GPX files and get them on your iPhone, I've been using https://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert?output to convert maps I draw in Google Maps to GPX. From there, I can airdrop them to my phone from my Mac and import them into the Ride App.

You'll need to get a Google API key from to allow GPS Visualizer to read the website and convert it, but once that's done, it takes just about no time to make a route and import it.

And, the biggest bonus of all, you don't have to use Garmin's janky products to make the route. That means you can use drag and drop, you can use Google's search functions to find destinations and the like.

If anyone is interested, I can make a thread and show how.
I'm very interested in seeing this process. I'm a basecamp fan, but I understand Garmin will not be supporting the software much longer so options are always good.
 
I'm very interested in seeing this process. I'm a basecamp fan, but I understand Garmin will not be supporting the software much longer so options are always good.
I'll try and put something together. It's pretty easy once you have the Google API key.
 
This is my first post. I picked up my S1000R on Tuesday and have been thinking about navigation a lot. The S1000R has the smaller TFT display and really does not show both navigation and the regular display at the same time. I wanted to be able to see the navigation all the time which meant something like the Zumo XT2, TomTom or other similar unit, or the full BMW solution. After a lot of thinking, I went with the BMW solution, it seemed the simplest way to go even though it was the most expensive.

My problem/question is route planning. There are several options to get a GPX file to load onto the BMW system from what I can see, but I don't see a good solution for creating maps. People have commented about the Garmin Basecamp going away eventually. My issue is that it is not supported very well on newer Mac silicon which means I can use it. I have tried the TomTom route planning software which is not bad. TomTom also has an iPad/iPhone planning software but it has limitations too. Most allow you to say whether to avoid highways, dirt roads etc. Many also let you choose if you want to give priority to roads with lots of turns. All of this is great until you want to change something because a road is closed or is no longner paved after 10 miles, etc. Some software tries to reroute the entire route if you drag one line to go around something.

What are people using for their route planning software, and what is the process of getting the route to whatever they are using on their bikes?
 
What are people using for their route planning software, and what is the process of getting the route to whatever they are using on their bikes?

Basecamp. It's FAR from easy/user friendly, but, it works every single time and now that I know it well enough, I can very quickly build a route and have pretty good confidence my GPS will follow it exactly as I intended. I've not found anything as good/fast for getting routes to a Garmin device.

For quick rides, I just use Google maps. But for longer, more involved routes or those that I ride often, I spend the time to build them in Basecamp.
 
Basecamp. It's FAR from easy/user friendly, but, it works every single time and now that I know it well enough, I can very quickly build a route and have pretty good confidence my GPS will follow it exactly as I intended. I've not found anything as good/fast for getting routes to a Garmin device.

For quick rides, I just use Google maps. But for longer, more involved routes or those that I ride often, I spend the time to build them in Basecamp.
Thanks will Basecamp output a GPX for the BMW system or do you use something like Maps to GPX?
 
Thanks will Basecamp output a GPX for the BMW system or do you use something like Maps to GPX?

You can output a GPX from Basecamp. If you have the BMW Garmin (Nav 6), it's dead simple. If you just want the GPX of the route (or track), that's doable to, and you could then import it into any navigator that takes a GPX format. I've only done that a few times (to get routes onto my road bike GPS before I got a Garmin Edge), but I know it's doable (and wasn't a terrible process, like everything Basecamp, it took me some head scratching I'm sure!).
 
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