E90Post
 


GTB Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > AUDIO/VIDEO + BLUETOOTH + Electronics/Alarm/Software > how good is navigation part in Idrive?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-22-2005, 01:39 AM   #1
slimer
New Member
 
Drives: 116i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: norway

Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

how good is navigation part in Idrive?

hello guys.

I have just ordered e91 318TD and it will arrive in april
Have not completly decided about what equipment I want to have, but there is one thing that I rally like.
It is navigation and I drive.I have read few places that bmw navigation is not that good actually, that portable navigations are better at that part.

So I am asking you, what do you think, what are your experiences??
Here in norway Navigation costs 3000 us $ and if I am to pay that mch money for it then I sould be DAMN good.

One mroe thing, what are advantages f I drive compared not having it.
Offcourse besides Navigaton.

I think That the interior looks muuch better with I drive but like I wrote earlier, It should be DAMN good for the price it costs here in Norway.

So please, come with your experiences and thoughts...
slimer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 10:14 AM   #2
slimer
New Member
 
Drives: 116i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: norway

Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

noone that can help me here?
I have hard that handhelt devices like tom tom and are better for then BMW-s original.
Then what is the use..
slimer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 10:27 AM   #3
bimmer4me
Captain
 
bimmer4me's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern Virginia

Posts: 997
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
iDrive's Nav is better than Tom Tom in integration, larger screen, better positioning. Tom Tom is better in price and slightly better regarding POI (so I've heard). With iDrive you get more than just Navigation. You also get more flexability to configure your car, a better looking interior (IMO) and better bluetooth and PDC integration.
__________________

2006 330i Monaco Blue | Grey | Walnut
...Manual | Sports | Premium | Cold | Nav | Comfort Access | PDC | Sirius | Sunshade
...M-Tec Steering Wheel | M-Tec Shifter | TLC
...Performance Center Delivery | Oct 14, 2005
bimmer4me is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 12:06 PM   #4
slimer
New Member
 
Drives: 116i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: norway

Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

Ok..
That is kind of answer i wanted,,
I have specified my car wit PDC but not bluetooth.
I really hope that It has good nav. system..Because it costs..
And yet..Much better looking interior..which is important.
Then again..what the hell is Sirius?
Have read some posts about it but could not exactly figure out what it is
slimer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 01:19 PM   #5
gmcwv
Private First Class
 
Drives: '06 330i Sport
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern WV

Posts: 112
iTrader: (0)

Sirius is Satellite Radio, but I am surprised that they would offer it over there. I thought you could only get it if you lived in the US or Canada. You can go to www.sirius.com to find out more about it. I have it for both my cars and my house. It is really nice to have on long drives and you don't have to hunt for a radio station and you don't have to worry about static, but for as it is satellite you do have to worry about tall buildings, tunnels, and bridges. Most larger cities here in the US though have ground repeaters so you don't lose signal. The best thing about it....no commercials...ever. Over 100 stations so they surely have something you like to listen to everything from music, news, weather, and talk channels. Hope that helps.
gmcwv is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 01:38 PM   #6
slimer
New Member
 
Drives: 116i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: norway

Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

ok..thanks.
We do not have that in europe, at least not in Norway.
We have something called DAB, digital audio broadcast, and it is on its way to become popular.
Same think, but it is not sattelite reception but ground senders that are digital, and you either have the signal or not.
As well, many more stations to listen to.
slimer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 01:42 PM   #7
bimmer4me
Captain
 
bimmer4me's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern Virginia

Posts: 997
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmcwv
...you don't have to hunt for a radio station
true

Quote:
Originally Posted by gmcwv
...and you don't have to worry about static
True, but you don't have to worry about static because you lose your signal.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gmcwv
...but for as it is satellite you do have to worry about tall buildings, tunnels, and bridges.
True, I lose my signal all the time in tunnels, under bridges and in parking garages.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gmcwv
The best thing about it....no commercials...ever.
Not true. PLEASE, Sirius, no more "go to my pc" commericals!!!
__________________

2006 330i Monaco Blue | Grey | Walnut
...Manual | Sports | Premium | Cold | Nav | Comfort Access | PDC | Sirius | Sunshade
...M-Tec Steering Wheel | M-Tec Shifter | TLC
...Performance Center Delivery | Oct 14, 2005
bimmer4me is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 02:13 PM   #8
KillDork
First Lieutenant
 
KillDork's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 MY '06 320D
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Oslo, Norway

Posts: 310
iTrader: (0)

Hi there, I'm from Norway as well and I've got a 320d E90 with Navigation Professional. I'm very happy with it. Be sure to order the voice recognition also, as it is a free option from september production on.

You could argue that the price difference between the integrated iDrive and a stand alone solution is ridicilous, but it makes for a much nicer solution than having cables for charging the GPS-unit etc. The POIs is ok as well. I've got PDC front and back, and Bluetooth phone connection. The phone integration is great. With a Sony Ericsson-phone you can even browse the phonebook on the iDrive-screen. If you drive a lot in your work it's great to use.
__________________
2006 E90 320D Sparkling Graphite
Aluminium trim|black Dakota leather|Xenon|Comfort Access|Sports seats|Steptronic|iDrive Professional|Bluetooth|Voice|PDC front & rear|sun shade rear window & sides|auto dim outside & inside mirrors|Comfort|Dynamic|Advantage
KillDork is offline   Norway
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 02:53 PM   #9
flipmde786
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 330xi
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Long Island, NY

Posts: 513
iTrader: (0)

Is it necessary to have iDrive to upload your phonebook and browse through contacts, or can this be done with non-iDrive models too? Just wondering...because I want to use bluetooth, but I wasn't planning on ordering iDrive...
flipmde786 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2005, 03:08 PM   #10
gmcwv
Private First Class
 
Drives: '06 330i Sport
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern WV

Posts: 112
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmer4me
Not true. PLEASE, Sirius, no more "go to my pc" commericals!!!

LOL...I only listen to the music channels, I forgot that some of the talk and news channels can have commercials, that can get annoying.
gmcwv is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-23-2005, 01:19 AM   #11
slimer
New Member
 
Drives: 116i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: norway

Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

ok..
I will be driving through europe next summer and that is why I would like to option for Navigation as well because car loks much better with it, It will be easier to sell in a few years and but also because I love gadgets hehe..
Does anyone of you from Europe know if Croatia and Bosnia and Hercegovina are on the navigation DVD?
It would supprise me if Bosnia was....
slimer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:30 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST