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      08-03-2019, 10:55 AM   #23
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Clear_Blue22 holtzgolfer ... a couple of questions about these MMI units (and I know they're different units).

What's the audio quality like? I understand they use the AUX input, not USB, so how does music sound?

What's the GPS accuracy like? Not sure if they are using the car's GPS or the phone and if it's the phone and out of sight, what kind of accuracy are you getting?
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Clear_Blue22 holtzgolfer ... a couple of questions about these MMI units (and I know they're different units).

What's the audio quality like? I understand they use the AUX input, not USB, so how does music sound?

What's the GPS accuracy like? Not sure if they are using the car's GPS or the phone and if it's the phone and out of sight, what kind of accuracy are you getting?
Mine isn't an MMI. I have mine FSC coded wireless CarPlay with bmw activation codes. It's only special because I'm not supposed to have CarPlay as an option from factory because I didn't order nav. Steve at codemybimmer.ca found a work around though for my entrynav2 HU

But the gps is straight from my phone and on waze/Apple maps. The audio quality is amazing. Way better than XM radio. Also of note though I have the bavsound ghost subs and the new amp
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Thanks Clear_Blue22 and sorry I misread that. I already have CarPlay (thanks to Steve as well) but the new MMI units from Bimmer-Tech (and presumably soon from others) now also support Android Auto. I am generally not an iPhone user so the possibility of AA really appeals to me. Currently using an iPhone 6S as a CarPlay device on a cheap prepaid SIM, but the possibility of ending that workaround and using AA is where I was going and the answers would be the same for both CarPlay and AA.
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Thanks Clear_Blue22 and sorry I misread that. I already have CarPlay (thanks to Steve as well) but the new MMI units from Bimmer-Tech (and presumably soon from others) now also support Android Auto. I am generally not an iPhone user so the possibility of AA really appeals to me. Currently using an iPhone 6S as a CarPlay device on a cheap prepaid SIM, but the possibility of ending that workaround and using AA is where I was going and the answers would be the same for both CarPlay and AA.
I'm that case, I have been following bimmertech for a while on the promise of a newly updated MMI unit this fall ish... not sure exactly when. Might be worth waiting for because I believe it's supposed to also support wireless
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i had a bimmertech carplay mmi plus retrofit installed in my 2017 bmw 230i.
https://www.bimmer-tech.net/shop/bmw...ts/carplay-mmi
The product is outstanding. Installation was performed in less than an hour by my car stereo guy at a cost of $80. So far the mmi plus does everything it was represented to do.
Happy to hear that. I have same car and am planning to install the plus model ASAP. But my guy quoted 2 hrs at $100/hr. Bummer!
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