GPS’s are mostly uninteresting to me since I have little use for one in NYC, so this post is mostly for my brother and his BMW.
It’s unclear what the “expanded relationship” is between Garmin and BMW Motorrad, but I’m pretty sure the announcement of the BMW Motorrad Navigator IV GPS is the extent of that whole business.
Anyway, the Navigator IV was built specifically for BMW motorcycles with a 4.3-inch touch-screen that’s glove-friendly and comes preloaded with the BMW dealer database among many other POIs. Turn-by-turn voice prompts can be transmitted via Bluetooth (A2DP) without the hassle of having to remove your gloves or helmet. A four-button mount exclusive to BMW allows for “many quick-key functions for extra control and usability.” Specific routes can be sent to other Navigator IV units via Bluetooth. You can even peep the Nav IV’s trip info page for speed, heading, altitude, or a customizable fuel gauge based on your BMW.
Look for the BMW Motorrad Navigator IV to drop in Q3 in NA and Europe.