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, 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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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
Really good service and price. Ordered on a Sunday evening arrived Tuesday morning. Really happy with it. Would recommend 100%Published 9 days ago by Aiden Gaughan
Was unsure how good this item was before purchase , but i am delighted with it . Easy to use , voice nav great, door to door locations, would definately reccomend.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Device is fine but late delivery (with refund) took the shine off it especially as it was needed and I had to resort to an old Garmin. Read morePublished 21 days ago by timmo
This unit arrived in quick time, sealed and boxed as described. It was installed on the same day, after the required set up instructions were carried out and works great. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Ashton
for something that goes into a mercedes i was very disappointed in this product. its slow, not smooth, and the arrow is slightly behind actually position on the road. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mathias Chinyandura
Order arrived very quickly and well packaged. I had to collect it from the Royal Mail office as we were out when postman tried to deliver it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cathy H.
I have had two mercs now and both Beckers have been hopeless compared to a simple Tom Tom which is simple to operate and does what it says. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Can't believe Merc are 15years behind with this dismal technology, this went on a £40k SLK and wasn't even standard and you have to twiddle a dial to input your destination. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stevie