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I am wanting to but a new Trailblazer. Cant find anyplace online but does it have its own stand alone vavigation or or only through your phone?
 

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My fully optioned RS does not have a built-in navigation. Thank goodness. Maybe GM is finally realizing their system is crap and update costs are ridiculous. I’ve had GM nav before and hated it.
 

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I havnt seen nav advertised but the link on this forum where the Asian Petrolhead tests an RS shows the one he tested has Nav and a flip up heads up display and also cooled seats. Must be a Korean model only?
 

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Hi! My RS doesn't have built in nav.... I either have to use on-star (paid subscription) or a tethered cord from my phone to display the GPS on the monitor.... I used the phone with the tether cord today to get to my destination today... Worked pretty good....
 

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Hmmm...I can connect my crapple phone to Airplay wirelessly. I wonder if that is a function of having the wireless charging in the Technology package?
 

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I tried navigation tethered with phone just sitting in the garage and it seemed to work. It wasn't because of the system not working. It was more likely the user in my case not knowing what I was doing. I have always relied on a Garmin unit. Which I find easy to use. My previous phone use for maps has not been favorable. I may have been to hooked on my Garmin to adapt properly.
I am curious if a call comes in does it take away the map?
 

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Hmmm...I can connect my crapple phone to Airplay wirelessly. I wonder if that is a function of having the wireless charging in the Technology package?

Yes. Wireless connectivity for Apply Carplay and Android Auto are included with the Technology Package. Without the Technology Package, the phone will need to be connected via a cable. This works fine IME, until you touch the phone or cable. The phone integration software for both apple & android are sensitive to continuous connection via the cable. If the plug shifts slightly, then it can cause a momentary disconnection and turn off the phone integration software. Sometimes it will boot right back up, but usually I have to manually restart the app. So, if I'm using Android Auto / Apply Carplay, then I just avoid touching the phone or cable and tuck them neatly in the little cubby area in the console.

This was another area of the vehicle where our dealership was poorly informed (like the V92 towing). We were told that all of the 2021 TB's had wireless 'because they were 2021'. This was demonstrably false during the test drive of our Activ without the Technology Package. When we searched the dealer inventory for our Province, there were zero TB's available in any trim levels that included the Technology Package. That made it an easy choice to go without.
 

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My current other vehicle is a Ford with the Sync2 MyFordTouch system. I paid for this specifically for the built-in navigation. The built-in system is cumbersome to use, and the maps were terribly out of date. Every few years an updated map SD card is avaiable ($150 CAD from Ford, $50 from eBay), but the maps are always several years out of date due to the incredibly slow processes of the 3rd party map company. I don't have extended experience with other companies' nav systems, but from the variety of test drives we took, I'd say that the cumbersome user experience was nearly universal.

These days I almost exclusively use phones running Android Auto / Apple Carplay and bluetooth the audio into the car's sound system. From what I've read online, I'm not alone in this. Chevy probably realized this trend when they made the choice not to include built-in Navigation on the new TB.
 
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