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jimpal 12-14-2012 02:45 PM

Is The 2013 Nav Update Worth Doing?
 
I am pretty well satisfied with the Nav system in my 2012 535xi. Luckily I have had only minor issues, and none of the horror stories others have seen.

I received an email offer from TomTom for a $245 update to my nav system. I hate to change something that's working pretty well for an unknown new outcome. And, while $245 is not cheap, I would do it if I thought the results would be worth it.

I know there is another current thread with many well-justified complaints about the nav system, but there aren't many comments one way or another about whether the update is worth while.

I would appreciate learning if those of you who have done the 2013 update have found the improvements worth while.

dpritchett 12-14-2012 04:15 PM

I updated my 2011 528i... Purchased the update from Tischer. It's very easy to do. While I don't have firsthand knowledge of the 2012 maps, I generically think every other year is enough. Compared to the 2011 maps, it looks as though they've done a better job of showing street names in a readable way. I still think the daytime contrast is not good due to the gray background.

jimpal 12-15-2012 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dpritchett (Post 7250380)
I updated my 2011 528i... Purchased the update from Tischer. It's very easy to do. While I don't have firsthand knowledge of the 2012 maps, I generically think every other year is enough. Compared to the 2011 maps, it looks as though they've done a better job of showing street names in a readable way. I still think the daytime contrast is not good due to the gray background.

Thanks for your thoughtful response. Looks like not much other Bimmerfest experience with this 2013 TomTom Nav update to report yet.

shawnsheridan 12-15-2012 06:40 PM

...or you can download the Maps for free and buy an FSC Code for $50.

jimpal 12-15-2012 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by shawnsheridan (Post 7252491)
...or you can download the Maps for free and buy an FSC Code for $50.

Sounds good to me. How do you do that?

shawnsheridan 12-15-2012 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimpal (Post 7252607)
Sounds good to me. How do you do that?

PM sent.

PeterC4 12-15-2012 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimpal (Post 7250238)
I am pretty well satisfied with the Nav system in my 2012 535xi. Luckily I have had only minor issues, and none of the horror stories others have seen.

I received an email offer from TomTom for a $245 update to my nav system. I hate to change something that's working pretty well for an unknown new outcome. And, while $245 is not cheap, I would do it if I thought the results would be worth it.

I know there is another current thread with many well-justified complaints about the nav system, but there aren't many comments one way or another about whether the update is worth while.

I would appreciate learning if those of you who have done the 2013 update have found the improvements worth while.

So is this an update to the map...separate from BMW? It might be well worth it. How does it work...via CD I assume?

shawnsheridan 12-15-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterC4 (Post 7252710)
So is this an update to the map...separate from BMW? It might be well worth it. How does it work...via CD I assume?

No. TomTom is the provider of BMW Map software. The 2013 Update is done via a USB Drive and completely replaces your existing version.

Baquir 12-15-2012 09:23 PM

To add to Shawn's comments...it's not different than what BMW offers. The maps ship to you via USB if ordered from BMW versus getting them 'online'. What the dealerships make money on is the FSC code that every CIC enabled idrive needs and this is what you get at a discounted price. All you need is a Paypal account, $50 bucks and a 32gb USB drive :)

skohler 12-18-2012 09:47 AM

Shawn or Baquir- Please PM me with details as my map is from 2010 (10/2010 build).

Thanks,
Steve

Mr. Grumpy 12-18-2012 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shawnsheridan (Post 7252625)
PM sent.

Shawn, Can you please PM me this info as well?

shawnsheridan 12-18-2012 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skohler (Post 7257426)
Shawn or Baquir- Please PM me with details as my map is from 2010 (10/2010 build).

Thanks,
Steve

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Grumpy (Post 7257498)
Shawn, Can you please PM me this info as well?

PM's sent.

skohler 12-18-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shawnsheridan (Post 7257519)
PM's sent.

Thanks!:thumbup:

Comfortably Num 12-18-2012 01:30 PM

Also interested here in getting link for current map update and where to get unlock. Thank you

2012 528i

shawnsheridan 12-18-2012 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Comfortably Num (Post 7257879)
Also interested here in getting link for current map update and where to get unlock. Thank you

2012 528i

PM sent.

ms535 12-18-2012 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shawnsheridan (Post 7252625)
PM sent.

Shawnsheridan please PM me more info how to get the maps.

shawnsheridan 12-18-2012 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ms535 (Post 7258494)
Shawnsheridan please PM me more info how to get the maps.

PM sent.

interpolator 12-18-2012 08:59 PM

Shawn,

The update sounds pretty cool. Please PM me with the details. Thanks

dagoo98 12-18-2012 09:30 PM

Shawn I would like your help as well.....
 
If possible, can I get the info on the maps as well? Thanks in advance....

mr29 12-18-2012 09:31 PM

hmm good to know

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shawnsheridan 12-18-2012 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by interpolator (Post 7258755)
Shawn,

The update sounds pretty cool. Please PM me with the details. Thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by dagoo98 (Post 7258807)
If possible, can I get the info on the maps as well? Thanks in advance....

PM's sent.

HuskerAZ 12-18-2012 09:48 PM

Shawn, please send me the details via PM. Thanks.

shawnsheridan 12-18-2012 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HuskerAZ (Post 7258842)
Shawn, please send me the details via PM. Thanks.

PM sent.

Bomsheka 12-19-2012 04:40 AM

Shawn, do you mind sending the PM to me as well? Thanks.

Kristoph 12-19-2012 04:47 AM

Shawn, can you send the details to me? Thanks!


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