Becker Map Pilot Navigation Mercedes - 8GB
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- PART NUMBER: A 166 900 62 15 | 8GB
- 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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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, turn/push control, voice-operated). Inconspicuously housed in glove compartment. Simple to remove for configuration or update via USB connection to PC/laptop (NOT INCLUDED). Supplied with map data and POIs for 44 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. Available as an optional extra or as a retrofit solution. Upgrades the Audio 20 CD to a fully fledged navigation unit. Compatible with the following vehicles: C class W204 facelift 2011 onward and C Coupe C204 2011 onwards. SLK r172 (2011 and onwards) B- Class 2011 and onwards M- Class 2011 and onwards A Class W176 CLS - Class C218 / X218 Some E class 2011 onwards.
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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.Read more ›
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.
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!!)
PS Excellent service ordered one day arrived the next - Well done Amazon!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good product, works as soon as you plug in, prompt delivery.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great product. Bought for my Aclass Mercedes and it's been absolutely fine.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
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PART NUMBER: A 166 900 62 15 | 8GB
BRAND NEW | SEALED IN BOX | LIMITED STOCK. Read more
5 star rating for this speedy fast delivery and a perfect product. Would highly recommend and also deal with again. CheersPublished 22 days ago by Ryan Watson
minor problem sorted out instantly with a quick phone call,seller was quick and helpful and had issue resolved.
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