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I'm a Garmin fan, I own two for my "old" vehicles and my 2016 Pilot has the NAV option also by Garmin. I have three issues:
1) The map itself is not as good as my old Garmin's and the Pilot. Its 3D perspective just isn't as nice as what I'm used to.
2) Putting in a destination is clumsy. The "old" Garmin's started with zip or state/city. The new Garmin wants an address; it assumes that you are near to where you want to go. Once it can't find the address, it then asks you for city/state information.
3) The default route programmed by the NAV isn't the shortest time route, at least not for the one road trip I took a week or so ago.

One positive attribute I found was that the NAV did not bug me too many times when I took a different route. The Pilot NAV could not figure out I didn't like the chosen route and I would have to tell it to detour. The new NAV suggested turning around about two times then did an auto recalculation and stopped being a pain.

Anyone else have issues with the NAV? I may just let my Iphone do the work and give up on it.
 

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We travel a lot each year. We have crossed the US 4 times in the past 2 years and toured much of Central Mexico. I have used a Garmin Nuvicam. I don’t want to say it’s perfect but it is 99.9% dead on and data entry is easy.

I have had 5 cars with built in navigation that are poor in comparison. My passport is on order and I was happy to see a Garmin unit in the dash. I hope to retire my Nuvicam - but at least CarPlay will give me options.
 

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Just took a drive with a known route to dinner at friends to test the directional capabilities of the Garmin. It took us miles out of our way and made us suspicious as to its programming. As in the 2012 Pilot I traded in for the PP, I'll learn the programming idiosyncrasies of the PP's Garmin and manage. However, it did take us right to our friend's front door and only ten minutes late.
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Every since my daughter turned me on to Waze, that has been my navigation app of choice. It is dead on 100% of the time. I like it telling me where cars, road kills, hazards, cops, etc. are located. It gives me the road speed limit and it is updated with detours, traffic, and speed limit. Not going back unless something better comes along.
 

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I have owned more Garmins than anyone in America including my airplanes, I think my new passport is my first car with a built in navigation that I have liked. I have always preferred my portable garmins that take an address as you would write it on an envelope. Hate entering state or zip code first. To me it was just not intuitive. However on longest trips I will revert to WAZE and will have to get a magnetic phone mount for my new passport
 

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The nice think about the wireless charging tray is even though you have to plug in to use Waze, it’s a convenient spot to put your phone.
 

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I will never again pay for a Nav system. With the new Android Auto, I get better-looking maps, better directions, access to Waze, if I want, and all that for a heck of a lot less than the $$$ the car companies charge for built-in Nav systems. The maps for the PP nav system look like cartoons, come on Garmin and Honda you can do better!
 

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With the new Android Auto, I get better-looking maps, better directions, access to Waze...
I had the new Android Auto for about a week -- then it reverted back to the old version. Can't get the new version back again no matter what I do. Very frustrating.
 

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Did you go to Android Auto settings and turn on the "Try the new Android? Once you turn that on you are all set.
Originally, yes (that's how I got the new Android for the first week). But once it reverted back to the old version the option to try the new Android is no longer there. I've researched it and found that I'm not alone, it has disappeared for other users as well. Frustrating.
 

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I have a Pixel 3XL phone so am running straight Google and no cell company add-ons,,,may be the difference.
Again, I already had it (for a full week) so it's not that my phone isn't capable of getting the update. It's just that it went away -- disappeared -- reverted back. A bunch of other folks are in the same boat. Look here.
 

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Your link didn't take. I was just trying to point out it could be your cell phone carrier or the model that causes the issue. I know that my wife's Samsung keeps tripping over stuff my Google phone doesn't. This is also still in the a Beta mode... so hopefully, it will get final release soon.
 

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I'm a Garmin fan, I own two for my "old" vehicles and my 2016 Pilot has the NAV option also by Garmin. I have three issues:
1) The map itself is not as good as my old Garmin's and the Pilot. Its 3D perspective just isn't as nice as what I'm used to.
2) Putting in a destination is clumsy. The "old" Garmin's started with zip or state/city. The new Garmin wants an address; it assumes that you are near to where you want to go. Once it can't find the address, it then asks you for city/state information.
3) The default route programmed by the NAV isn't the shortest time route, at least not for the one road trip I took a week or so ago.

One positive attribute I found was that the NAV did not bug me too many times when I took a different route. The Pilot NAV could not figure out I didn't like the chosen route and I would have to tell it to detour. The new NAV suggested turning around about two times then did an auto recalculation and stopped being a pain.

Anyone else have issues with the NAV? I may just let my Iphone do the work and give up on it.
I don't have NAV in my Passport but do have it in my 2018 CRV Touring. Compared to my actual Garmin units the software is at least two years out of date. For example, there are roundabouts in my area that were installed about three years ago. Both of them were in updates about two years ago. The Honda NAV system doesn't doesn't have them and Honda says i have the latest updates. I also hate the fact that Honda gives free updates forfive years while Garmin gives free updates for life and updates more than once a year, Also I no longer have tha irriitating "Recalculating" voice on my Garmins. I have never seen a in-vehicle GPS that i liked.
 

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The Garmin system is clearly the best revenue generator for Honda and the lowest option for the consumer. I have a Lexus LX 570 and a Tesla Model 3 and both runs circles around the Garmin solution. For me, it is the childlike screen and the lack of configurability that drives me nuts.
 

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My wife purchased a 2019 Volvo and it is intended to use the Android Car or Iphone connector. Needless to say it has a very rudimentary GPS system without the phone connector. As such, we both are so glad that the Garmin is in the Passport. It works, end of story.
 

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To get the "full" google maps your phone needs to be directly connected to your car. It will not work wirelessly, wireless is coming but it won't be retroactively available as there are hardware changes required in the control head to accomplish this. Once you connect your phone the full suite of google maps and other apps like Waze are available. I think the Garmin maps we have in the Elite are pretty basic.
 
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