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      07-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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M Power App

So, I can't seem to find any updates on this. But back in June there was talk of a new M app being released. Any update in that?

And another random question, how does one check for updates on our Nav system software? Are they posted on BMW's website to download and install?
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      07-17-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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The App has yet to be released, but we'll all be notified via front page of bimmerpost.

Types of updates:

- Sat Nav maps require updates via dealership, or downloading from an internet source and then obtaining an activation code, neither methods are completely free.

- iDrive software update is free, just go to settings and update - download of the update is done via the vehicle's wireless data connection.

- BMW ConnectedDrive update is also free and is done by going to Connected Drive menu, selecting Service Status and then Update Services - download of the update is also done via the vehicle's wireless data connection.

There are also plenty of new BMW Online Apps available, like Hotmail, GMail, Wiki etc. All available via BMW Online within the ConnectedDrive menu.

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      07-17-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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The app is out now ive had it a few weeks on me 4s :-)
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      07-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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The app is out now ive had it a few weeks on me 4s :-)
It's not out yet. You have the wrong app I'm afraid. You probably have the BMW M Power Meter app, right?
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      07-17-2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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Thanks, mlhj83! Really appreciate the info!

I figured there would be a big announcement. I thought it was supposed to be released last month but I guess they're still working out some stuff.
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      07-18-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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It's not out yet. You have the wrong app I'm afraid. You probably have the BMW M Power Meter app, right?
Your right mate...I never knew anything till my friend told me...cool little app ..
Whats this new app ??
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      07-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #7
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Your right mate...I never knew anything till my friend told me...cool little app ..
Whats this new app ??
M Power Meter app is ok, not great, as it's using the iPhones sensors, which aren't accurate enough to measure vehicle performance properly.

This is the app we are all waiting for:

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Hopefully it'll be available outside US.

It uses the vehicle's sensors, which are far more accurate.
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      07-21-2013, 08:54 PM   #8
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M Power Meter app is ok, not great, as it's using the iPhones sensors, which aren't accurate enough to measure vehicle performance properly.

This is the app we are all waiting for:

Link

Hopefully it'll be available outside US.

It uses the vehicle's sensors, which are far more accurate.
Thanks for the reply
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      07-23-2013, 04:46 AM   #9
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M Power Meter app is ok, not great, as it's using the iPhones sensors, which aren't accurate enough to measure vehicle performance properly.

This is the app we are all waiting for:

Link

Hopefully it'll be available outside US.

It uses the vehicle's sensors, which are far more accurate.
In the linked page, it says:

* Can be used for any BMW model (not only M cars) with BMW Apps option

Is the BMW Apps available in 1M, I can't find that in my iDrive。。
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      07-23-2013, 06:55 AM   #10
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In the linked page, it says:

* Can be used for any BMW model (not only M cars) with BMW Apps option

Is the BMW Apps available in 1M, I can't find that in my iDrive。。
You need to have the apps feature afaik.


Connect the Smartphone/iPhone to the USB port and in the iDrive screen appears 'external device' or something like that. Go to your BMW Aps in your Phone et voil...at least with mine.

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I had to order "BMW Apps" as an option when I ordered my car.
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      07-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #12
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In the linked page, it says:

* Can be used for any BMW model (not only M cars) with BMW Apps option

Is the BMW Apps available in 1M, I can't find that in my iDrive。。
It was a stand alone option so not all 1Ms with nav/idrive necessarily have it.
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      07-23-2013, 11:11 AM   #13
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BMW Apps is retrofittable according to realoem (there's a retrofit pack for it) as long as you specced Pro Nav with your 1M and have Telephone USB Audio Interface (Music Interface for Smartphone), not just USB Audio Interface.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...11&hg=84&fg=95

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      07-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #14
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I have apps, but no iPhone . . . . my work is still stuck in the dark ages of blackberry. I may have to borrow my wife's iPhone for track days, LOL.
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You need to have the apps feature afaik.


Connect the Smartphone/iPhone to the USB port and in the iDrive screen appears 'external device' or something like that. Go to your BMW Aps in your Phone et voil...at least with mine.

Cheers
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Now I guess I don't have that option because my iphone just act like a flashdrive when plug it into the USB port, I can only play music in it.... disappointing..
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