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I’m guessing you don’t know what all a “cell” can do? Music, route tracking, tire pressure and GPS. All controlled with the joystick. I love it.

The app and system are designed by Bosche Global and also design MySpin used in high end European vehicles like Land Rover.

Just pairing the phone to the bike will get you music from any music app like Apple Music, SiriusXM, Amazon, Google etc. Just have the music playing or paused when you turn the bike on.

Both Sygic and Genius Maps are offline GPS capable. Work very similar to the ol’ Garmin. Just
Much faster because of way faster processor.

the video shows the odd occasion when the phone doesn’t connect. I’ve had this problem with my AirPods and car.

 

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BRP Go did nothing to Bluetooth as it’s a part of the phone’s system. The app only lets certain other apps work the the dash.
You don’t use the Go app to pair, you use the Bluetooth in the phone’s settings. You pair the phone and headset and plug it into the USB (with a data capable cable) and once the dash boots up you use the joystick to start music and the button on the back of left grip to open and see the apps in the dash.

The reason it sucks for many is because many don’t know their phone and how to use it. The BRP Go app has simple instructions and makes it simple to do if you follow them.

There are many that use it and find it easy to use. I love it and I’m glad I didn’t waste $$$ on an old tech Garmin unit. Slow and difficult to manipulate while moving. The joystick makes it so easy, I can find a gas station or change my route or check my tires without taking my hand off the grip.
 

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You “think” you know how it works but can’t get it to work??? How funny!!!
YOU DO NOT PAIR EACH AND EVERY APP TO THE VEHICLE! You pair the phone by using the Bluetooth in settings. You did not need to have the Go app to pair it.
 

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We RIDE A MOTORCYCLE not a car! We don’t need to be texting or emailing or whatever, we need music and navigation. It’s nice to know the tire pressure and it’s cool to track where you ride.
You pair the phone to the bike the same way you do for any car/truck.
You seem to want to do it your way and it doesn’t work. Try reading the instructs doing it they way it’s supposed to work.

My “so called” insults are a RESPONSE to nasty comments because they can’t get it to work and so they bash it and complain about it. Many are finding it works pretty well.
 

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With my Mini Cooper I can only pair a phone as there is no need to pair anything else. It seems the OP wants it to work his way and can’t get that to happen. There is. I reason to be able to pair anything other than a smartphone as it has GPS, music, tire pressure etc.

Please provide info on what other devices you can BT pair to a vehicle that you need to use while driving. We are riding a motorcycle not a car and there is a big difference.
There are simple instructions in the BRP Go app. Follow them and it works.
 

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I have been using the BRP system since I got the 2018 RT. I now have a 2021 F3. I’ve used several iPhones and all easily paired to the bike. Many have found it easy to set up and use. I found a BRP Go Facebook group and most of them watch videos and follow instructions and it works.
Problem is a few figure to set it up the way they think it should work only to find it doesn’t and then complain about it.
Tone down??? Why? so others can bad mouth me because they can’t figure it out???
 

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My experience is helping many others with both Android and iPhones. Been working/using it for over 4 years.
Pairing either type of phone works the same way. You pair it to the vehicle’s system using the settings in both phone and bike. So trying to use the Go app won’t work. Complaining about how they can’t get it to work doesn’t help either. The initial post was a rant about hating it due to not being able to figure it out, and my trying to help only got more of it. I give up!
 

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What GPS were you using? Google maps and Waze rely on cell service for map data whereas Sygic and Genius Maps download map data just like a Garmin. Neither a Garmin or smartphone can loose GPS signals as they are satellite signals.
 

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Not sure how the phone can loose connection unless the cable isn’t plugged in good. The Bluetooth is for sound and music only and would not affect the GPS. The headset should only be paired to the bike. (Not to the phone). As long as the OS and apps are up to date it shouldn’t be a problem.
I have Bluetooth connection hiccups due to the higher security Apple has with their devices. I have had problems when using my AirPods and car. I’ve learned how it works and have no problems. I would never buy a Garmin as it’s no where near as fast and convenient as my phone.
 

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One thing to remember is since we carry our phones in our pockets, lint and bits get into the power port and can cause connection problems. Get a can of compressed air and wood toothpicks and keep it clean. Then the cable will plug in and work.
 

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:ROFLMAO: A WOOD toothpick will only help pick out the fluff, it obviously won’t harm or damage the phone. Check YouTube and see for yourself.
 

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I have been in the electronics field for about 60 years now and have SEEN the damage that can be done with a toothpick in the hands of an amateur.
NOT a good idea, in general.
Then recommend a better way to clean the port!

Compressed air doesn’t always clear it and the Apple tech told me to use a wood toothpick. Love to see what damage a toothpick can do. :-D
Oh, and I’ve worked with electronics, both building and using, for 40 years and never heard of a wood tool doing any damage.
 

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A vacuum cleaner with a tiny little attachment usually works best.
HIGH pressure air can do some damage in some cases too.
It can force the containment farther INTO the device instead of removing it.
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