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      04-12-2015, 11:29 AM   #23
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What if you already have a the back-up camera and Nav from BMW? Will this still work and would you still need both units?
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      04-12-2015, 10:36 PM   #24
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What if you already have a the back-up camera and Nav from BMW? Will this still work and would you still need both units?
No it wont. This unit only works on cars without nav.
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      04-12-2015, 11:54 PM   #25
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What if you already have a the back-up camera and Nav from BMW? Will this still work and would you still need both units?
Just to clarify, the reason why it needs the other BimmerTech unit is because it provides an AV input. The stock BMW system has no AV Inputs.
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      04-13-2015, 09:47 AM   #26
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Any way to mirror if we do have nav?

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No it wont. This unit only works on cars without nav.
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      04-13-2015, 08:51 PM   #27
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I do not have NAV but do have the back up camera, still no go?
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      04-13-2015, 09:35 PM   #28
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Any way to mirror if we do have nav?
We're still working on a solution for cars with Nav.
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      04-13-2015, 09:36 PM   #29
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I do not have NAV but do have the back up camera, still no go?
OEM rear view camera?
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      04-13-2015, 09:40 PM   #30
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      04-13-2015, 10:40 PM   #31
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Correct
Unfortunately no. Need a/v interface.
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We're still working on a solution for cars with Nav.
Thanks for the update Nelson... looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with.
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      04-28-2015, 07:09 AM   #33
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The product is officially available on our website

http://www.bimmer-tech.net/shop/bmw-...tech-smartview
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      04-28-2015, 09:17 AM   #34
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Any way to mirror if we do have nav?
We're still working on a solution for cars with Nav.
Do you think it's likely possible? This is an insanely cool feature.
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      04-28-2015, 05:16 PM   #35
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Do you think it's likely possible? This is an insanely cool feature.
Great news guys Smartview is now available for cars with nav only one minor trade off, you have to set your idrive to split screen. On the left hand side you will be able to see smartview and on the right side to whatever you want to view.
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Great news guys Smartview is now available for cars with nav only one minor trade off, you have to set your idrive to split screen. On the left hand side you will be able to see smartview and on the right side to whatever you want to view.
Any videos or pictures on what this looks like?

Also, would we still need the multimedia interface?
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Any videos or pictures on what this looks like?

Also, would we still need the multimedia interface?
Yes, you will still need multimedia interface.
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Here's a pic of the split screen view. On the left side which occupies 2/3 of the screen you will see the smartview set up. On the right side you have quite of few display options to choose from like audio source, map view....


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Here's a pic of the split screen view. On the left side which occupies 2/3 of the screen you will see the smartview set up. On the right side you have quite of few display options to choose from like audio source, map view....

Wow. Do you have a youtube link for this? It looks amazing!
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How is the navigation retrofit more expensive than OEM navigation unit..
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      05-19-2015, 12:11 PM   #41
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Wow. Do you have a youtube link for this? It looks amazing!
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How cumbersome is it to get into the screen and get the nav going? I saw the review, install seems easy enough, and once its going it looks great... but wondering if anyone has any youtube demos from start to end...

based on what I've gathered, you turn on the car, make a selection in iDrive, select wifi network, put phone into airplay, go from there... would like to see how easy/quick it is to go through those steps.
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How cumbersome is it to get into the screen and get the nav going? I saw the review, install seems easy enough, and once its going it looks great... but wondering if anyone has any youtube demos from start to end...

based on what I've gathered, you turn on the car, make a selection in iDrive, select wifi network, put phone into airplay, go from there... would like to see how easy/quick it is to go through those steps.
I'm installing one tomorrow afternoon. I'll post a demo.
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This is exactly what I have been looking for. I love this forum.
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