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Offline rvrover

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Re: Sat Nav
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2017, 11:00:03 am »
The dealer tells me the Scorpione models are excluded by Abarth because it is "already a strong deal". So the choice is plug in my phone, and get maps, live updates , etc for free or pay anything from £60 upwards to buy the SD card that will put maps on the 7" screen.
Easier to read, etc, but no-one can confirm to date if it offers full functionality, particularly live traffic updates. The ebay sellers have not responded to the question.
No rush, I usually know where I'm going!

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    Offline themro

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #16 on: November 17, 2017, 11:50:44 am »
    Apologies for the delay in replying. To be honest, I can't tell you what the card covers as I have not yet picked it up from the dealership. As soon as I have it and plugged it in then I'll update the thread.
    Interesting that the dealership says your model is not included. I would go back to Abarth customer services to get that confirmed as the dealership I got my Spider from were not even aware of the promotion! Try having a live chat with them if it is easier.
    Also, the guy at Abarth CS dealt with all of this for me rather than telling me to speak direct to the dealership. Make sure you get a case number from them as this has to be followed up and can be dealt with in two ways. If it becomes a complaint then obviously the dealership gets penalised.
    FYI I have a full-fat Spider and not the Scorpione.
    Good luck!

    Offline flozgk

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #17 on: November 22, 2017, 11:15:52 am »
    Hey Guys...
    I got mine before September (full fat abarth) so wouldn't have got that, I bought a card on ebay... I get full Sat Nav functionality - points of interest, postcode search (oddly hidden in the enter town box) etc and I 'think' also RDS traffic, maps can be updated via a PC too. but I don't get live traffic updates - the option is grayed out. From reading around I think that only works in the states on cars with the little boot lid Fin for sirrrus? but not 100% sure...

    The Sat nav is pretty good to be fair, the directions are clear and I like the announcements in the head rest speaker...Also there isn't a really good spot to mount your phone other than one of those horrid windscreen suckers! I generally check traffic before hand on WAZE for longer journeys and then use the in car nav when driving.
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    Offline rvrover

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #18 on: November 22, 2017, 09:53:05 pm »
    Heard that the US shark fin antenna is  for Sirius XM and the GPS reception is built into the head unit on the infotainment module. Once you get the maps it should be activated.
    The 124 infotainment  website  lists historical traffic patterns as part of the functionality, but also says you can add "connected services" for info on  cheap fuel, live traffic and weather updates.



    Offline rvrover

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #19 on: November 23, 2017, 10:51:20 am »
     Connected Services is a subscription based add on that provides live traffic, etc.
    It can be downloaded via the Fiat Toolbox. Explains the lack of traffic updates on the sat nav cards purchased after-market.
    Anyone using the system and can comment on performance?

    Offline Snoopy

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #20 on: November 24, 2017, 01:03:11 pm »
    I works fine. You have to make your handy to a hotspot and access this hotspot from the radio.
    You can test the traffic (wheather etc.) for one or two month. After that you have to pay aprox. 50 Euro per year. I use it an d i like it.

    Offline rvrover

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #21 on: November 24, 2017, 04:01:55 pm »
    Thanks Snoopy.

    Offline flozgk

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #22 on: November 27, 2017, 02:11:58 pm »
    Ah, thats how it works... thanks snoopy/ Rvrover... will try this and report back...
    fiatprofessional-talento.naviextras.com register here and then hook up SD card to PC to enable.

    I did think it was odd - as I have other 'live' features inc weather, Fuel prices, speed cameras, speed limits, POI's etc but don't have the live traffic, which would be useful.

    Sat nav is pretty good to be honest, a cut above other integrated systems i've had - I the like speed limit alerts (london, grrr)and the graphics are very clear.

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    Offline Reev

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #23 on: November 27, 2017, 07:51:02 pm »
    I'm picking my Scorpione up on Thursday and have ordered one of the SD cards from eBay for £65, I'll feed back at some point over the weekend once I've had the chance to test the sat nav out a few times.

    I'm curious to see if the lower spec Abarth has any differences over the proper spec one.

    Offline rvrover

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #24 on: November 27, 2017, 09:03:04 pm »
    The Scorpione doesn't have heated seats, microfibre  instead of leather, and they have deleted the Bose speakers and sub-woofer.

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #25 on: November 27, 2017, 10:51:27 pm »
    Oh, forgot, and no Brembo brakes.

    Offline flozgk

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #26 on: November 28, 2017, 02:05:08 pm »
    I don't think the normal abarth has bose? (mine doesn't) its a fairly punchy option about £800 from memory?
    standard stereo is similar except no sub and no speakers in passenger headrest, drivers headrest also only gets 2 speakers not 4.

    Scorpione also not available with metallic paint or heritage options. (automatic version also unavailable, having driven it that is not a bad thing IMO).

    The brakes and the enormous wait for a Scorpione to be built dissuaded me in the end...
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    Offline Reev

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #27 on: November 28, 2017, 07:35:30 pm »
    The Scorpione doesn't have heated seats, microfibre  instead of leather, and they have deleted the Bose speakers and sub-woofer.

    Sorry I meant any differences with regards to the sat nav!

    Offline Reev

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #28 on: December 02, 2017, 11:42:31 am »
    Just thought I'd come back and confirm for anyone considering one of the eBay cards/reading this thread in the future that my £65 SD card works perfectly fine in my Scorpione.

    Can't post the eBay link but the seller is 'oneshopnavi'.

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    Re: Sat Nav
    « Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 04:49:39 pm »
    I tried speaking to Abarth Customer Services about the free sd card and they said speak to the dealer.  The dealer knows nothing about this!