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BMW Motorrad presents the Navigator VI

New Navigator VI GPS Receiver Introduced by BMW Motorrad | BMW Motorcycle Magazine

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Re: BMW Motorrad presents the Navigator VI

No price? Hmmm?

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No price? Hmmm?
If you have to ask, you can't afford it. :-)
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Re: BMW Motorrad presents the Navigator VI

A post by a British rider said ~$850 US for the Nav VI, ~$950 with a four button cradle for bikes without a built-in mount. I'm not sure where they obtained the info. A different forum said $900, but I can't locate the post right now.

I'm content with my generic Chinese GPS and my smartphone for music. I just don't see enough added value in the Nav units to justify the price difference.

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What are the odds that BMW will lower the prices on the NAV V now and how much do you think they will lower it? I still want one but havent justified the $$$ yet. Every time I have decided to take the plunge something has happened to encourage me to wait a while longer. Ole lady told me a few weeks ago to go ahead and get one now I see this. Steve
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All I want is for Garmin to provide a polarized filter for the NAV5 and match the routing algorithms to their damn Basecamp software. There is nothing so frustrating to use Basecamp to plan routes and then have their GPS units send you someplace else. I am forced to use an excessive number of waypoints to keep it in line. MAYBE their new "curvy" road algorithim in the NAV6 will do a better job, but I'm not buying it unless I win the Lottery.
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Re: BMW Motorrad presents the Navigator VI

BMW will probably drop the price of the Nav V a bit to clear out inventory.

You can probably also get a good deal on a lightly used Nav V on this board as some folks start to upgrade to the Nav VI and sell their old GPS here.

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Re: BMW Motorrad presents the Navigator VI

I have the V and, yeah, it was pricey. But to me it was worth it because I can toggle through all the maps and options safely and easily since it's integrated with the bike's electronics. Especially useful for zooming in and out without taking my hands off the handlebars.

The Garmin software proved to be too tedious for me to plan the trip in advance so I just leverage a little manual stuff here and there.

Having weather and traffic info alert me proved useful, too.

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All I want is for Garmin to provide a polarized filter for the NAV5 and match the routing algorithms to their damn Basecamp software. There is nothing so frustrating to use Basecamp to plan routes and then have their GPS units send you someplace else. I am forced to use an excessive number of waypoints to keep it in line. MAYBE their new "curvy" road algorithim in the NAV6 will do a better job, but I'm not buying it unless I win the Lottery.
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Turn off the auto recalculate function and follow the magenta line when things look funny. You can always manually recalculate.

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Wonder if they upgraded screen with a good effective polarizing filter ????
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From the first paragraph of the article linked in the first post above:

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Like the last model, the new Navigator VI has a 5″ display but it has been updated to include a circular polarizing filter, which should enhanced readability, particularly in strong and even direct sunlight.

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Turn off the auto recalculate function and follow the magenta line when things look funny. You can always manually recalculate.

HTH,

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The other important hint is to make sure that the "avoidance" settings used to plan the routes is identical to what you have selected in Nav V, otherwise the preference in the unit will supersede and send you around the perceived avoidance!

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Re: BMW Motorrad presents the Navigator VI

Yes... another tip... (at least on my car's Nuvi)

There is a setting to choose...Fastest Route, or Shortest Route.

This can get confusing if you think you know the path of travel and then the device routes you to a somewhat different path.

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