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Date registered: Jun 2015
Vehicle: 2015 C300 4Matic
Location: West Tennessee, USA
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An update. First, the GPS in my car is the Garmin Map Pilot, not the Becker Map Pilot. I am not sure what if any is the difference.
First, anyone with a Garmin Map Pilot SD can download the MB Download Manager software (free, online) and use that to update the maps on their card (if needed). You'll be asked for a user name and password; just enter whatever (but remember them for the next time!)
I can confirm there is an Owners Manual on the Garmin Map Pilot SD card. Simply put the SD card into a PC and copy n paste the Manual pdf file onto your PC and read it. It is NOT as extensive as I'd hoped, but then the GPS program itself is not as "capable" as I hoped.....it seems to have very limited usefulness, at least for my needs.
Issues I am having with the Garmin Map Pilot software, and I hope others with more experience can help me:
1. I have not been able to save a favorite that I have created using the lat/long position. I can save favorites I created using an address, etc, but for some reason I cannot save a position. I would like to save as many positions as I can as Favorites, as then the GPS can find them using Voice commands while I am driving. Many of the areas to which I go do not have an address, hence I must use lat/long.
2. I cannot figure out how to save a route. I think there is no way to do that.....which had I known earlier I probably would have NOT gotten a GPS in this car, as I use that function a lot in my travels. A $150 Garmin GPS will do sooooo much more!
3. I suppose the "Safe mode" cannot be turned off. I understand why car companies do it (Shakespeare said it: first kill all the lawyers!), but it would have been easy to simply detect if someone is in the passenger seat, then allow manipulation the controls, for instance, finding an address while the car is moving. I understand "voice commands" still work while driving, but after having the GPS ask "Did you say 115 Grape Street, Sedgewick, Minnesota?" when I spoke "1015 Grace Street, Sedona, AZ" I decided she has a hearing impairment! <g>
Anyone know how to change the title of this thread from Becker to Garmin?