Can-Am Spyder Forums: The Y-factor Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: BRP Connect Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Can-Am Spyder Forums: The Y-factor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
10-31-2019 03:47 PM
Easy Rider While I like a "real" GPS too......
A phone GPS app is just as good because the phone actually has a GPS receiver chip and does NOT depend on the cell towers for it's maps, at least not on a continuous basis.
If you ride a really LONG way without any cell signal.....like more than 100 miles.....you might have a problem when it tries to load a new section of map.
10-31-2019 05:28 AM
Walrus My 2012 came with the Garmin mounted. It works great and it still works when I ride out out of cellular coverage, and that’s where you really need it. Never tried the new phone based system, but I’ve enjoyed exploring off grid areas that have no cellular service. Phones are fine if you’re in town and want to find Applebee’s.
10-27-2019 09:57 AM
Easy Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevekraft View Post
It's a cool bike and fun to ride but BUYER BEWARE.
And this applies to a LOT of new cars too.
Make SURE that ALL of the advertised features will work without being paired with some external device......phone or wifi.

Even if it all works now, what happens if you change phones and it STOPS working ?

They ALL (BRP, Ford, GM, Toyota, etc.) will just blame the phone and do NOTHING for you.
10-26-2019 08:09 PM
stevekraft
BRP connect

pitiful is the only description I have for BRP Connect. I have just given up using it. Used to really irritate me that it was so poor. I am pretty computer savvy and couldn't get it to work. I have reined three different dealers and none of them has a clue regarding it's set-up or use. BRP should be ashamed. I have an F3-T and the salesman told me BRP would reimburse cost of maps only to find out it was only for RT. It's a cool bike and fun to ride but BUYER BEWARE.
10-25-2019 03:56 PM
Spyder-Jim
2019 Spyder

I purchased the Garmin GPS because I ride in places with poor cell phone service. It turns out that the new Spyders will not output audio from the GPS through the speakers.
05-08-2019 09:07 PM
Flamewinger
Quote:
Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
That's a ridiculous statement to make.
But I guess it depends on your definition of "new".
I actually try to avoid Version 1 of any product.

Just because it is new does NOT also mean that it is not properly tested or that the design is defective on incomplete.

I try to reward companies that do their job right by buying their products........and NOT reward those who put out junk.
Good for you. Let others figure it out then you will have it easier. I like to help and love to try new stuff and instead of complaining I share my thoughts and learn from others. Quite a few time someone new has taught me a thing or two, and that's what this is all about, helping each other and not putting them down.
04-27-2019 07:28 AM
Easy Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flamewinger View Post
Then don't buy anything new.
That's a ridiculous statement to make.
But I guess it depends on your definition of "new".
I actually try to avoid Version 1 of any product.

Just because it is new does NOT also mean that it is not properly tested or that the design is defective on incomplete.

I try to reward companies that do their job right by buying their products........and NOT reward those who put out junk.
04-24-2019 11:27 PM
Flamewinger
Quote:
Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
A gross ASSumption that definitely is not correct across the board.

Making your customers alpha test your new technology for you is a stupid game that I refuse to play.
Then don't buy anything new.
03-03-2019 08:32 AM
Easy Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flamewinger View Post
Keep up with the new tech and new designs and you won't hate it.
A gross ASSumption that definitely is not correct across the board.

Making your customers alpha test your new technology for you is a stupid game that I refuse to play.
03-01-2019 08:47 PM
Flamewinger
Quote:
Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
Just because it came out of your head does NOT necessarily make it a fact.

People are allowed their own opinions......and none of them are "wrong".

YOu are creating an argument over OPINIONS and that is almost never productive.

And yes I like my integrated Garmin. It works right every time.

Just because things are new does not automatically make them better.

If you think that BRP changed over to making "enhanced" features available only via an owner provided cell phone.......you are being very short sighted. It was because of COST and PROFIT........and a LOT more owners hate it than like it, if you believe the ratio of posts that show up here.
I didn't say they were wrong. I'm saying that there are many that want to make the new bike like their old one. The fact that they are posting their opinions makes it a fact that it's happening. BRP is going tech because many other vehicles and motorcycles are doing it. Using Garmin on a smartphone is way easier than on a Garmin unit. If new owners actually tried to figure out the new dash they wouldn't hate it but since they're so far behind in technology is why they hate it.

Keep up with the new tech and new designs and you won't hate it. What's really funny is many spend much more $$$$ to buy the newest bike and then make it old and spending even more to do it.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome