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Old 03-02-2011, 02:30 AM   #1
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Looking through the information on the 2012 GW I see that Honda seems to have made some improvements on the on board navigation system/software, including "Trip Planner". Does anybody know whether this is going to be available as an upgrade for the 2009/2010 models?

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Old 03-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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I think it's a new system, The 2012 takes a SD card, I don't think the earlier Navi systems have an SD card, but I could be wrong because I don't have a Navi system.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:27 AM   #3
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I think it's a new system, The 2012 takes a SD card, I don't think the earlier Navi systems have an SD card, but I could be wrong because I don't have a Navi system.
My 07 has a CF card. Besides its not the card, but the information on the card that is important. I doubt very seriously that Garmin will make them "backward" compatible. It would be a firmware change but who knows. I know they don't make their other GPS's backward compatible. Would be nice though..
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
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Emailed the Swiss Honda importer and got a reply that they don't yet have any information on the 2012 model, yet ... figures! Somehow I don't think they'll offer an upgrade as the Trip Planner supposedly stores its planning data on the SD card for transfer to the navigation system ... and that card is, as DreamWeaver confirms, for the map data ...

Ah well, just thought I'd ask if anybody has any different information. Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:31 PM   #5
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If I know Mother Honda and Garmin, based on previous examples, the upgrade will not be backward compatible. It's something new that's intended to make you want a new Wing. If you could get the same thing on an older model, why would you upgrade. Part of the marketing strategy.. BUT, they may prove me wrong, which won't be the first time....
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:09 PM   #6
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There is an upgrade for the 09/10 models due out this month so I am told by the Dealers.
It will be interesting to see how much is upgraded/updated. Quite frankly, it wouldn't be hard to improve on current ...... it's archaic ! Most dissappointing.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:26 PM   #7
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My '08 Navi shows at best those roads finished before '06. I don't use to tell me where I'm going, but to tell me where I am ( or somewhere near where I am or think I am or wish I were or close enough to somewhere that I could stop and ask for directions to find out where I am going....... ).
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #8
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My '08 Navi shows at best those roads finished before '06. I don't use to tell me where I'm going, but to tell me where I am ( or somewhere near where I am or think I am or wish I were or close enough to somewhere that I could stop and ask for directions to find out where I am going....... ).
Not good for "The Flagship" of the touring world is it ? Embarrasing at times ... better off with a $99 Tom Tom actually.

I find the whole thing frustrating. It's not as if Garmin does't have the information because they provide it on other systems.

But let's hope that the upgrade will be a good one.
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Any "upgrade" that Garmin offers will most likely just be to a newer version of Maps. I just keep in mind that a GPS is really just for telling you where you are lost at. And yes, its a shame that the Nav system on the wing is so limited. But...at least its purdy at night...
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My '08 Navi shows at best those roads finished before '06. I don't use to tell me where I'm going, but to tell me where I am ( or somewhere near where I am or think I am or wish I were or close enough to somewhere that I could stop and ask for directions to find out where I am going....... ).
I was going to tell you where to go, but my sense of fair play got the better of me.
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