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Acura maps on sale for $99- worth upgrading a 2015TLX with very old maps?

Hello fellow TLX'ers!


I have a 2015 TLX with old maps - my subdivision doesn't appear at all with the current maps since my subdivision was built in 2016.



I see the acura maps are on sale for $99 with free shipping. The details also list a software update - is it worth purchasing the update? I tend to just mount my phone and use google maps but the built in navigation seems like the better choice since there's a dedicated screen, turn info on the console and voice directions through the speakers while listening to music.



I would love to have android auto integration but NavTool is super costly and various members have mentioned quirks with backup cam etc so I'm leaning away from that solution.



I can't post links but here's the text version: https://acuranavi.navigation.com/product/Catalog/AcuraNA_Acura_TLX_2015/2019-Brown-DVD-Map-Update-V2/sku/Acura%202019%20Brown%20V2/en_US/AcuraNA/USD
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Good find. I also drive a 2015 with old maps. Actually even when the maps were current, I still used my cell phone. Seemed much easier and it was more current with better detail than Acura maps back in 2015. So I really never got used to the Acura GPS system. I do know that there are some who like the Acura GPS system and this appears to be a good deal.
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Yes, I like the Acura Navigation system and use it a lot.

The best thing I like about it is how it shows exactly when to turn on the dash as well as which lane to be in for the turn.

I am ordering the Brown R3 now.
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I upgraded my 2016 to the 2017 map and didn't see a big difference. But going from 2015 to 2019 might be an improvement.

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Not expecting anything but data updates... I ordered.... let you know what I encounter.

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Th R3 version says that there is a software update as well as the map update.


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I'm curious to know what the software update is; I'm guessing that the "software" update is the map update. Anyway, I have a 2015 and use the navi a lot just because it's easy and nicely integrated. Depending on where I'm going, I'll sometimes put the route into google maps to see if there are any major route changes due to traffic - otherwise I find the Acura navi to work pretty well.
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Hmmm map software update... I would be willing to be its nothing that the user would notice... but wouldn't it be magically if somehow they addressed the slow to start 3 minute "warm up" period.... OMG one could only hope.
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I'm curious to know what the software update is; I'm guessing that the "software" update is the map update. Anyway, I have a 2015 and use the navi a lot just because it's easy and nicely integrated. Depending on where I'm going, I'll sometimes put the route into google maps to see if there are any major route changes due to traffic - otherwise I find the Acura navi to work pretty well.

I like the idea but dislike using the input on screen for addresses. It's kind of slow and sluggish. I installed the acura app on my phone when I found out you can "send" addresses to the vehicle's GPS but it seems I have to pay for the yearly acura service to use this feature - that was pretty disappointing.
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Drives me nuts that you can't do this while driving... its more of a distraction dealing with the limitations then using the system. Give me the feature and I will determine when it's not a distraction.

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