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    Connected ride cradle
    on: February 15, 2022, 09:57:27 pm
    February 15, 2022, 09:57:27 pm
    Received the cradle the other day,  done a video to show its features and whether it will out do the nav 6.


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    Re: Connected ride cradle
    Reply #1 on: February 16, 2022, 02:01:24 am
    February 16, 2022, 02:01:24 am
    Good job 😎👍🏽. Will be interesting to see how it works in action and whether you think its worth the money and if vibration is a longer term problem for your phone?With the voice recognition the bike obviously did not want to go to Cardiff Centre so try Barry Island next time 😁

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    Re: Connected ride cradle
    Reply #2 on: February 16, 2022, 03:55:23 am
    February 16, 2022, 03:55:23 am
    I think this is interesting technology and I think it will be successful, meaning, the smart phone will replace the GPS.  But I am not ready to jump into it now.  1) this is brand new and it will have growing pains.  2) I depend on my phone for too many things to expose it to the motorcycle mount, rain, vibrations, and accident exposures, this is more risk than I want to take with my phone.
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    Re: Connected ride cradle
    Reply #3 on: February 16, 2022, 08:36:38 pm
    February 16, 2022, 08:36:38 pm
    Seems like the charging indicator should be located somewhere else.  Can you see it while riding? 

    Can you rotate the phone the opposite way?  It seems like it would help prevent water/dust from getting into the charge port of the phone.  Not to mention, that the cradle would block my lock/power button in the orientation you have it.  I only ask because the app seems to not rotate unless you have the cradle connected and I am not sure that it is designed to rotate the other way since it is a design limitation in the first place.

    Thanks for testing and showing us!

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    Re: Connected ride cradle
    Reply #4 on: February 16, 2022, 09:16:11 pm
    February 16, 2022, 09:16:11 pm
    Hi mate
    I’ve done another video which I’ll upload in the next. Day or two of how the unit is when riding.
    You can put the phone in either way it matters not the app will rotate the right way.

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    Re: Connected ride cradle
    Reply #5 on: February 17, 2022, 08:06:11 am
    February 17, 2022, 08:06:11 am
    A couple of things for me why it won’t replace a Nav. You can leave the Nav locked in place and step away for whatever reason but not so with your phone, It would do my head in to clip, unclip, oops forgot to unclip etc. How many times would need to clear messages off the screen just as you need for directions in a town/city, very annoying. I used a more basic not gen cradle for a while, it’s in a box in the garage somewhere now.  :151: :110:
    And oh yes, phones aren’t glove friendly.
    Last Edit: February 17, 2022, 08:07:43 am by Spiceboy
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    Re: Connected ride cradle
    Reply #6 on: March 23, 2022, 08:20:08 am
    March 23, 2022, 08:20:08 am
    2oothless quick question buddy,
     i have a cardo  bold and iPhone , which i think is the same set up as you
    If i connect cards bold and iPhone to tft, i get all the phone / music features on the wonder wheel but voice commands “hey cardo” it doesn’t work or works badly,
    If i connect just phone to tft and Cardo  to phone i get full access to “hey cardo and siri” but the phone and music feature on tft does not work on the wonder wheel
    Just wondering if the new cradle fixes this problem?
    Keep up the tube videos and keep us posted about your iPhone camera , whether it survives
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    Last Edit: March 23, 2022, 08:22:56 am by Thezed111

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    Re: Connected ride cradle
    Reply #7 on: March 23, 2022, 09:25:35 am
    March 23, 2022, 09:25:35 am
    If you connect your phone and cargo to the tft you can’t use the hey Siri fucnctions unless you have the bmw comms system.
    It’s a choice you have to make use the job wheel to control the phone and tft or by pass the tft to use hey Siri 🤷‍♂️

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    Re: Connected ride cradle
    Reply #8 on: March 23, 2022, 11:11:18 am
    March 23, 2022, 11:11:18 am
    Thanks , that’s kind of what I thought , undecided whether to get one, i like the idea of wireless charger, and the way it fits perfectly into the sat nav mount  but £200 for it not to work correctly with my cardo is a lot of money, no way I’m changing the cardo, love how good the voice commands are,
    Think ill wait and see if BMW rectify the issue, I doubt they will as it encourages you to buy BMW products only ,,,,
    Thanks 2oothless

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    Re: Connected ride cradle
    Reply #9 on: March 23, 2022, 12:09:29 pm
    March 23, 2022, 12:09:29 pm
    *Originally Posted by Spiceboy [+]
    A couple of things for me why it won’t replace a Nav. You can leave the Nav locked in place and step away for whatever reason but not so with your phone, It would do my head in to clip, unclip, oops forgot to unclip etc. How many times would need to clear messages off the screen just as you need for directions in a town/city, very annoying. I used a more basic not gen cradle for a while, it’s in a box in the garage somewhere now.  :151: :110:
    And oh yes, phones aren’t glove friendly.

    Good points, but IMO I think most of those are worked out already.
    -forgot my phone in the cradle- I never leave the cradle in overnight, and I pay everywhere with my phone,its one device for music, nav, payments etc,  so it would be hard to forget it in.
    - messages on the screen, actually in android auto, the map is on the screen and everything else is in the background, so no annoying messages or disruptions.
    - my phone is glove-friendly. Also, I know my old sony had a setting to switch from captive screen mode to glove-friendly mode and that reacted onto anything that touched the screen. 

    reasons I won't get a separate nav: I hate too many devices, this is one device I need to do it all.
    that new cradle can be nice, it saves you from using gloves and tapping on the screen which at the same time may save you from accidents.