If you travel far with the Nav 6 like I do, you will appreciate the real time weather map. I believe it costs $5 a year (traffic and traffic cams too) and I can divert around the major storms. I also get road info like stoppages on the top of the Nav6 screen. With free lifetime maps, I just connect it to my computer twice a year and it's done. On my Zumo 665, I had weather and XM for about $20 to 30 a month. If you stay on one channel XM plays the same 20 songs all day.. For me the Nav 6 linked to my GS and iPhone 8 was a great improvement.
Not sure if this applies to the NAV 6, but on the 665, the weather app, while appreciated, is far too general, explaining...I get far too many "Rain in the area" alerts. When I go to the weather map, it seems the "area" has a footprint of hundreds of miles, sometimes, iow, the "rain" could be a hundred or more miles away. To be clear, the radar map is usually pretty good and zooming is possible on it, but I would love a way to set the size of the "area" monitored and alerted, and there is not, afaik
. And I think it is about $20 a year, not a month. On XM I am usually listening to the stations that do not play the same 20 songs all day, often news, sometimes classical, sometimes sports, sometimes silence. The lack of XM was the deciding factor for me to choose the 665 over the then current Nav5.
I am not a fan of garmin and their hostile user interface. For example, all of the "alert" fonts ( like "Rain in the area" or Speed camera or traffic ahead, etc ) show in the same kind of SMALL box, with the same background color, and text far too small for these old eyes, even with my glasses on. In fact, the alert text is the smallest font on the whole device! Makes sense, right? Make the Alert
hard to see. If I am stopped I can see it easily, but having some ability to enlarge the font or color of the font on alerts--so that it can be EASILY read while underway-- would be very user friendly...that is not in the garmin vocabulary, nor, unfortunately, is taking user suggestions, nor is a user configurable interface, like every smart phone since the beginning of the current era.
I am surprised to hear and it's unfortunate that BMW intervention in the garmin makes it a worse performer in some eyes.
I really really wish someone like Google, or Motorola or Apple or Samsung would enter the market. I think people would flock to an alternative to the smugly self satisfied garmin "developers." It is LONG overdue.
I wonder who makes the Tesla user interface? I hear it's amazingly good.