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Genuine Becker Map Pilot Navigation Mercedes Brand New and sealed - Latest Edition 8G

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  • PART NUMBER: A 166 900 87 12 | 8GB | MOST RECENT VERSION
  • BRAND NEW | SEALED IN BOX | LIMITED STOCK
  • UPDATE THE MAP AND UNIT FIRMWARE TO LATEST EDITION FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN 60 DAYS

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
  • Item model number: Q4
  • ASIN: B007T7QC7W
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 April 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 752 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Becker® MAP PILOT navigation module. Fully integrated into vehicle and on-board electronics. All functions and navigation details appear in instrument cluster and Audio 20 CD display. Can be operated using on-board control elements (multifunction steering wheel, controller, voice-operated). Inconspicuously housed in glove compartment. Simple to remove for configuration or update via USB connection to PC/laptop. Supplied with map data and POIs for 43 European countries. Route calculation based on the latest traffic conditions (TMC/Premium TMC) and personal preferences. 3D views, Lane Assistant, realistic display of motorway signs. Can store up to 200 destinations. Compatible with the following vehicles: * C class W204 facelift 2011 onward and C Coupe C204 2011 onward* * SLK r172 (2011 and onwards) * * B- Class 2011 and onwards * * M- Class 2011 and onwards * * A Class W176 * *CLS - Class C218 / X218 * It is also compatible with some E class 2011 onwards. Best way is to check with your local MB dealer before buying.* Please note that in order to update the maps/firmware, this product needs to be connected to PC (not compatible with MAC yet). However, if you own a MAC only, you may find a PC through friends or relatives and update the maps. You may only update the maps and/or firmware once every year so not having a PC should not stop you owning this great unit. Please check Harman Becker FAQ for more info.

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By merc mum on 3 Feb 2013
ONLY FOR LATEST MERCEDES VEHICLES WITH PRE-WIRING IN THE GLOVEBOX - CHECK BEFORE BUYING!

Wanted an integrated sat-nav for my new car. Becker unit seemed ideal. Suggestion by a previous reviewer that only 5 digit input possible is incorrect - full 7 digit postcodes CAN be input, but it's tedious - enter first 5 digits, hit `back' button and enter 6th, back button again to enter final digit. Easier to enter first five digits and pick from list of streets/building numbers.

Works seamlessly with the cars controls BUT:

No map updates available from Becker for over 12 months now, so maps are increasingly out of date. Some glaring howlers such as trying to guide me down a metre wide public footpath, so common sense required, not blind faith.

Subscribing to updates is expensive - check the Becker website - anyone subscribing 12 months ago at 139 euros for 2 years updates will still be waiting for the first one, despite the declared intention by Becker to update twice yearly. Hopefully Becker will get their act together soon.

Fixed speed camera alerts require additional 30euro subscription.

Upgrading software and downloading maps is PAINFULLY slow - My Becker was obviously old stock, so I needed to update to the `latest' (Nov 2011) maps, and it took several hours. Free updates only last for 45days, doubtless I will be out of time (and therefore have to pay) when Becker get round to updating.

In summary, cheapest TomTom beats Becker hands down for functionality, the Beckers only saving grace is its simple plug and play integration into my Mercedes. Certainly not worth the £495 Mercedes dealers are charging, but if you can pick one up for £200 or so from ebay you may be prepared to overlook the shortcomings.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By The Bazman on 19 Sep 2013
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As always when I buy something of the internet I read all the reviews. Prior to this system I had the full Command system on my old Mercedes. I have only had this Becker system for a day but I am quite happy with it as I does what it should do and effectively. I do have a complaint and maybe this is down to me. It took 5 computers to find one that would allow me to down load the updates and this was an ancient laptop (used to keep doors open) running Vista. Prior to this on every other system it simply said the USB had malfunctioned. Not being unused to seeing this I did try various leads and sockets to no avail until I plugged it in (as a last resort) to the old laptop.

That all being said from there on all is well and I am pleased. Frankly the old command system cost £200 plus to update maps and they were not really up to date so this I hope works out a lot cheaper. I will post another review when I have completely tested the unit. The motto is keep trying computers until you find on it works with. There is a bit of hint about this in preamble when it tells you it will not work on a Mac.

It lost one star because of the computer problems.

UPDATE AS PROMISED 13/12/2013

I travel to all sorts of places around the UK so an effective sat nav is very important to me.This one works perfectly no complaints. I have loaded the speed camera software and that seems to be very much up to date and effective. So after giving it a good going over I would have no hesitation in recomending this product (if you have an ancient laptop to hand!!)

Baz

PS Excellent service ordered one day arrived the next - Well done Amazon!!
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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Keith Bennett on 9 Mar 2013
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I would consider myself as an experienced Sat Nav user having owned at least 7 different ones, I am a 57 year old male with a 13 reg C220 estate. The becker arrived next day as agreed and upon opening there is a paper band around the device telling you to connect it to a PC. This I did.

Once connect (PC version only, not Mac) via the supplied cable to my Windows 8 laptop it started to download the required Home software for the device. This took about 3 mins on my i5 laptop via my medium speed wireless. Once download it automatically checks for versions of maps etc on the device and then starts to download them to the device (this took about 20 mins). Once downloaded the system asks you to backup the Becker to your Laptop - this I did and again this took about 15 mins. Once this is done the Becker is good to go and you can view the maps on the device and remove any European countries you may not want on there. As this is the new version of the Becker it has 8Gb of storage onboard and will easily accept all of western Europe to be downloaded - there is also an SD slot on the Becker which I presume you can download further maps (USA for example) on to to save space on the actual device.

The Becker comes with 45 days of free map update and I also noticed when I clicked on the 'Buy' button in the home software that there is an option to download the latest software update for the device... so at this stage I thought I would install both the updated software and the latest map updates (both show as free or €0). So I added both to my basket and checked out. The system then downloads each and installs them... I did one at a time, the software update first and then the latest map update. These both took what seemed an age, probably about 40 mins.
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