Garmin launched a new navigation solution for motorcyclists i.e. BMW Motorrad Navigator VI. The navigator combines Garmin navigation with BMW-specific functions, the new Navigator VI. It features a resistive 5-inch touch window display that is easy-to-read, particularly under bright sunlight conditions because of the circular polarizer filter.
To enhance the motorcycling experience, this new navigator introduces a new GPS and Glonass receiver that allows it to spot additional satellites at any given time. The Navigator VI also has the power to stream music via Bluetooth®, which lets riders control their favorite music from a compatible Apple® or Android™ device as well as other Bluetooth media sources through the navigator to a Bluetooth headset.
To provide the most efficient riding experience, the Navigator VI is pre-loaded with BMW Motorrad Dealer points of interest as well as trip planning capabilities to create trips with 30 via points and approximately 125 shaping points between each via point. A tracking app is also available to share locations with friends and family during a ride. On select BMW motorcycles with navigation prep, riding enthusiasts can even use MMC (multi-controller) commands that guide motorcyclists to their favorite locations while their hands remain firmly on the handlebars.
Additionally, the Navigator VI can be used to control Garmin VIRB action cameras (sold separately) wirelessly to record video, snap pictures during a ride, and show off meaningful video with G-Metrix sensor data built within the action camera that can show how far, how high, and how fast users went during a ride.
Also, with the new Round Trip Routing feature, riders are given access to route configurations by taking time, distance and temporary destinations into account to make the most of their ride. In conjunction with curvy routing mode and the alternative to avoid motorways, the Navigator VI has the option to deviate from unchanging and often wearisome major roads that can take away from the thrill of an adventurous ride.
The BMW Motorrad Navigator VI is expected to be available April 2017 at BMW Motorrad dealers in Europe and North America.