Last post on Jul 16, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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#8 of 11 Navigation System/Tech Package
Feb 04, 2008 (6:32 am)
I plan on purchasing an Armada in the near future. I already have a Garmin Nuvi so am wondering how good (or bad) the Nissan navigation system is. Have any of you updated the software and if so, how much does it cost?
#9 of 11 Re: Navigation System/Tech Package [pulmcc]
Feb 27, 2008 (5:14 pm)
I have no experience with other navigation systems, but am pleased with the Armada system. The display is easy to see and has touch screen and voice commands. We first used it on a trip from Oklahoma to Florida and it worked great.
I have not seen a need to update the software. If you elect the XM radio feature and Navtraffic, you will get road construction/delay information.
You can access the navigation manual at http://www.nissanusa.com/pdf/techpubs/armada/2008/2008-Nissan-06IT-Navi.pdf or go to http://www.nissanusa.com/owning/ and selet manuals from the left menu. Another nice feature, if you also get the DVD system, is the ability to watch DVD on the front (navigation) screen with the vehicle in park.
Hope this helps.
#10 of 11 Updating Armada Navigation Sys Software
Jul 15, 2008 (6:11 pm)
I have had my 08' Armada almost a year. On a recent trip into a major metroplex area, Dallas, TX, I found a housing development several yrs. old that was not displayed on the map. I saw the major roads around the area only. I could not see anywhere on Nissan's internet site, a part number to update my navigation software. Finally I called my local service location. They looked up their latest available software. It was 07' version. It's been a yr. and a half on this version. Shocking with the high tech environment in which we all survive. Why does Nissan not "out source" this feature with like Garmin Systems so that buyers of their cars have the latest and greatest navigation system available? Also, I had to laugh when the technician said that it cost $330 for the CD/DVD upgrade. An 07' version of software in now late 08', I don't think so. Is the Armada Navigation system compatible with any other mfgs software? Garmin features are much better than the current Armada navigation functions. Anyone wanting an upgrade too?
#11 of 11 Re: Updating Armada Navigation Sys Software [pazhi]
Jul 16, 2008 (6:42 pm)
That's about on par with all the other OEM systems. They are all proprietary to the mfg.
I have an 04 w/o Navi and built a carputer that has a 7" in-dash screen and I can update it whenever