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richr8
05-09-2010, 08:22 AM
Might be 2 complaints if I find out I'm not stupid or blind. Many times when I am in Map mode, the cross stree names do not appear (or sometimes just too late), and when they do they are often too small for me to read wiithout leaning over toward the display.

Is there an adjustment for this. I have no such issue with my Garnin in the 540.


Does anyone else have a problem with this?

grateful1
05-10-2010, 11:32 AM
What viewing distance do you have the NAV set on? I know that you can view the maps at a distance of 400ft, 800ft, 1/2 mile, etc. Perhaps you have yours set on something above 1/2 mile. I have mine set on 800 and don't run into the same problem as what you have described.

Billd104
05-10-2010, 01:03 PM
what viewing distance do you have the nav set on? I know that you can view the maps at a distance of 400ft, 800ft, 1/2 mile, etc. Perhaps you have yours set on something above 1/2 mile. I have mine set on 800 and don't run into the same problem as what you have described.

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bhutorin
05-15-2010, 01:28 PM
I have a similar experience with my 2010 528XI.
It tells you that you have to turn when you almost beyond of turning point at intersection.
I had 2008 528 with navigation running off DVD and never had this problem.
Looks like GPS has to be recalibrated.
I made a service appointment at the end of May. Lets see what BMW service is going to tell me

atmgr
05-15-2010, 04:36 PM
My 2010 528xi does the same! the guidance was quite accurate, as long as you are not driving too fast. But, the map was not great... No matter what distance unit I set up, 1km, 500m or 200m, etc. nearby street names are not showing up. It's no big deal when driving on the high way but once get into downtown or a residential area and you need to find the small streets, the map is not very helpful. Garmin was a lot more user friendly.

ChrisTO
05-15-2010, 07:20 PM
BMW navi is the worst! Acura/Honda far far superior! but i haven't experienced the latest navi....it looks very slick!

x3ronnie
05-15-2010, 07:40 PM
I just took a trip from Syracuse,NY to Burlington VT. The OEM Nav insisted I go north into Ontario, then east towards Montreal,then finally south to Burlington. This would have added approx 100 miles to 240 mile trip. I tried several revisions on the route prefs and couldn't get the unit to give me a reasonable route. My wife's $150 Garmin Nuvi does a much better job. Sad.:thumbdwn:

jpzeller
05-16-2010, 07:47 AM
my 2010 528xi does the same! The guidance was quite accurate, as long as you are not driving too fast. But, the map was not great... No matter what distance unit i set up, 1km, 500m or 200m, etc. Nearby street names are not showing up. It's no big deal when driving on the high way but once get into downtown or a residential area and you need to find the small streets, the map is not very helpful. Garmin was a lot more user friendly.

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