map update 2013

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map update 2013

Postby mazz » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:35 am

I just received a map update for my 2013 M37x. Installation went smooth, although it takes over 2 hours while car is idling to complete the 4 or 5 DVD install. It was about 160 bucks. I haven't taken it for a drive yet to see what the updates are all about. I assume some local roads and HWY and ramps are added with many new points of interest. After 6 years I think it's worth a couple bucks to keep that part current. Still enjoying my 2013. I recently looked on line at used 2019 M37 and they are under 30k. For the most part I guess mine would be 15k. Not much changes and most of the depreciation is out of mine.
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Re: map update 2013

Postby armybrat » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:34 am

mazz wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:35 am
I just received a map update for my 2013 M37x. Installation went smooth, although it takes over 2 hours while car is idling to complete the 4 or 5 DVD install. It was about 160 bucks. I haven't taken it for a drive yet to see what the updates are all about. I assume some local roads and HWY and ramps are added with many new points of interest. After 6 years I think it's worth a couple bucks to keep that part current. Still enjoying my 2013. I recently looked on line at used 2019 M37 and they are under 30k. For the most part I guess mine would be 15k. Not much changes and most of the depreciation is out of mine.
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Mazz
Cool I probably need to do mine too...last update I did was in 2016, took about an hour and 15 minutes.

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Re: map update 2013

Postby Ilya » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:33 am

This is one of the biggest reasons why I went with a unit that will give me Android Auto, free, instant map updates. After 5 years, it'll pay for itself.

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Re: map update 2013

Postby mazz » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:49 am

I know if i switched to unlimited data on my cell phone i would have same info as the cost as this update but i prefer the info i get from the map on built in navigation , probably old fashion backassward thinking until i try it your way.

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Re: map update 2013

Postby reggiebrown40 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:57 am

I used to be a fan of map updates but not so much anymore. I did an update maybe two years ago and I didn't notice any additional roads, changes to existing roads, or any new map features for that matter. At a cost of 100 dollars it ended up being a huge waste. I used to laugh at people who would have vent mounted phones doing their navigation for them -- until I used Apple maps on a recent trip. Apple maps (and Google maps) tell you the correct lane to be in, traffic updates like road closures and detours, and many other things. You even speak into your phone and plot the directions - which is a tedious process on the factory system. When manually entering an address you have to sit there typing one character at a time on an unresponsive screen. Infiniti should just abandon the map game at this point.

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Re: map update 2013

Postby kmiles » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:02 pm

My last two rentals were 2020 Altima's with Apple CarPlay. The screen is about the same size as in our cars, but the functionality was massively better. I could choose a location using either Google Maps or Apple Maps and everything was there on the Altima touch screen. I don't know about the rest of you, but I would be willing to pay to upgrade our electronics to native functionality with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. I've tried two of the USA Spec add-on systems in my M35 and found it to be less than satisfactory - there were always compromises with both the USA Spec systems and the Infiniti systems. Toyota is selling retrofit systems - why can't Nissan? https://9to5mac.com/2019/04/29/carplay- ... 2018-cars/

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Re: map update 2013

Postby Ilya » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:02 pm

mazz wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:49 am
I know if i switched to unlimited data on my cell phone i would have same info as the cost as this update but i prefer the info i get from the map on built in navigation , probably old fashion backassward thinking until i try it your way.


I use my built-in screen, not my phone. I have the GROM Audio VLine VL2 infotainment system installed. My HowTo can be found on here and my video review (2 of them actually) can be found on YouTube.

kmiles wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:02 pm
My last two rentals were 2020 Altima's with Apple CarPlay. The screen is about the same size as in our cars, but the functionality was massively better. I could choose a location using either Google Maps or Apple Maps and everything was there on the Altima touch screen. I don't know about the rest of you, but I would be willing to pay to upgrade our electronics to native functionality with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. I've tried two of the USA Spec add-on systems in my M35 and found it to be less than satisfactory - there were always compromises with both the USA Spec systems and the Infiniti systems. Toyota is selling retrofit systems - why can't Nissan? https://9to5mac.com/2019/04/29/carplay- ... 2018-cars/


See above.

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Re: map update 2013

Postby JCesar » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:40 am

I'm waiting for the update to be $99 again in a few months to buy it.

I thought about the time it takes to load and i was thinking on using a battery tender/maintainer and just having the car to the ACC position

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Re: map update 2013

Postby emm3seven » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:08 pm

JCesar wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:40 am
I thought about the time it takes to load and i was thinking on using a battery tender/maintainer and just having the car to the ACC position
I hooked mine up to a battery charger and put ignition in ON position (engine stopped). Have done two map upgrades this way and works great, saves gas too.

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Re: map update 2013

Postby JCesar » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:28 pm

emm3seven wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:08 pm
JCesar wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:40 am
I thought about the time it takes to load and i was thinking on using a battery tender/maintainer and just having the car to the ACC position
I hooked mine up to a battery charger and put ignition in ON position (engine stopped). Have done two map upgrades this way and works great, saves gas too.
Awesome!!! I will do that too. right now the update is at the $150 regular price so i'll wait a little. I see the $99 promo at least twice a year. during the Summer and Winter

https://infiniti.navigation.com/home/en ... nitiNA/USD


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