Re: Wonky Nav VI on '16 RT
I believe that the Nav VI came out in January of 2017? If so, I got mine in May of that year, so definitely an early batch. That unit had this issue and was replaced within 9 months. This second unit also has the same issues, but really became bad more recently, causing me to miss critical turns in areas I wasn't familiar with.
Ed, I read all 12(!) pages of that first link and am amazed on how widespread this seems to be. What's interesting to me is that they talk about getting hardware version V8 and mine is V5, so just a few revisions behind, lol.
There was some discussion about the Nav VI being discontinued, but someone posted an email from BMW about that. It just seems the model number or something internally was being changed and that was why people would see the "discontinued" label on the Nav VI web page. The Nav VI is not discontinued.
Then there's the new Zumo XT. Looks nice and at $499 is reasonably-priced. Would be nice to be able to fit it in the area the Nav VI went, but the body is about 1/2" wider than that opening. I also don't know if it's really "worth it" for a variety of reasons even though I like the more modern interface and some of the features.
Finally, I am not sure why the talk about how the Nav VI is integrated with the Wonder Wheel is even touted...all it can do is switch between a few pages and zoom in/out, unless I am missing something.
Anyhow, Garmin didn't even try to insult me about "troubleshooting" steps before exchanging it, so that's a plus for them.
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