Munich. BMW Motorrad presents the new Navigator V
featuring a large and bright 5" TFT Display as well as functions
precisely tailored to the rider's needs. The premium-class, Bluetooth
capable GPS navigation system is not only a reliable guide on and off
the roads of Europe, but also when not in use on the motorcycle. With
an automobile mounting kit the powerful GPS unit can also be used as a
navigator in the car. The navigation system can be used as a
hands-free speaker phone for Bluetooth mobiles thanks to the
loudspeaker and microphone integrated into the holder.
The navigation unit is available either with preinstalled map
data of Europe, North America or without preinstalled maps. If a
customer decides on the version with preinstalled maps, he receives
lifelong access to map updates (Lifetime Map Updates - LMU). In order
to plan routes, the user can download the Base Camp tour planning
software free of charge at www.garmin.com or install it
directly from the installation file on the navigation device itself.
Memory capacity of the Navigator V can be expanded to up to 64 GB
using an additional SD card slot.
The new trip technology featured by the Navigator 5 defines the
state of the art with regard to route planning and routing. It allows
the user to create longer and more detailed tours with up to 3,750
shaping points per trip. The navigation instructions – e.g. via
Bluetooth using the BMW Motorrad communication system –are partially
spoken using Real Directions. For this the route is described using
clearly visible points of orientation. Instead of saying "turn
left in 100 metres" the system instructs: "turn left at the
yellow church". For safe offroad navigation, the Navigator V
displays a large compass.
Map zooming is finely graduated and offers many comfort features
such as a lane assistant and 3D building display in many cities. One
of the many other options the Navigator V offers to the rider is
PhotoNavigation: Geo-coded pictures stored in the device can be
clicked on to start navigating towards that location. The unit
features a fully-fledged travel computer, a home function for fast
routing to the home address and beeline offroad waypoint navigation.
The Garmin Smartphone Link is optionally available and provides
a lot of useful information during the tour. The free Smartphone Link
app is available from the Google Play store and the iOS app store.
After pairing the smartphone with the Navigator V, freely available
contents can be called up such as basic weather as well as live
services (subject to a charge) such as real-time traffic congestion
information and detailed weather reports. The Navigator V is
compatible with the free Garmin BaseCamp route planning software. This
can be used to easily create routes, waypoints and tracks and transfer
them to the navigation device.
Thanks to the 4-button mount cradle, the waterproof and
petrol-resistant housing of the Navigator V can be fixed safely to the
motorcycle and easily operated, even using gloves while riding. On the
R 1200 GS and K 1600 GT / GTL models many functions can also be
controlled directly using the multi-controller on the left of the handlebars.
The BMW Motorrad Navigator V is powered by an integrated and
exchangeable lithium ion battery which supplies up to four hours of
power. While riding, the battery is charged via the motorcycles
on-board power system. It can also be charged via mini USB at the
computer or using an optional charging unit.
The BMW Motorrad Navigator V is supplied with a micro USB cable,
a practical carrier bag, screw driver and lifelong map updates (only
applies to the Europe and North America version).
Unit dimensions: 136 x 83.4 x 24 mm
Display: 5" TFT, 800 x 480 pixels, 65,000 colours
Weight: 288 g
The Navigator V is available for € 750.00 incl.
VAT in Germany.