The smartphone as a navigator and assistant.
The ConnectedRide Cradle , presented by BMW Motorrad , is a solution designed for motorcyclists who use their smartphone as a navigator. Not just a device holder, but a system for simultaneously observing the navigation map and vehicle-related information such as lean angle, acceleration and more, via the BMW Motorrad Connected App and using the multi-controller knob .
Several smartphone models compatible with the ConnectedRide Cradle , specifically the specimens with the dimensions: minimum 130.1 × 65, 5 × 6.9 mm and maximum 162.5 × 78.1 × 8.8 mm. These include the following types:
Apple: iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
Samsung: Galaxy A3, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8 Plus, Galaxy A9, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (Tip: Insert into ConnectedRide Cradle with camera module bottom right), Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Huawei: P20, P30
Google: Pixel 2 XL
Given the individually adjustable side brackets, the ConnectedRide Cradle is adaptable, also allowing inductive charging via the Qi standard with up to 7.5W or by cable with a USB-C connection at up to 7.5W (1, 5 A to 5 V). An LED charge indicator, which can be dimmed, indicates the charge status of the device.
The ConnectedRide Cradle can be anchored to the motorcycle, even on older BMW Motorrad models such as the BMW R 1200 GS K5 , adapting to BMW Motorrad models equipped with the optional “Preparation for the navigation system (option 272)”, in addition to the models equipped with the multi-controller knob and being able to adopt the navigation system via the BMW Motorrad workshop system, apart from the models R 1200 RT, R 1250 RT, K 1600.
On vehicles without a TFT instrument cluster, the function can be used via a control device of the “Preparation for the navigation unit SA 272”. To display the vehicle data, the “Pro on-board computer (option 221)” function must be present.
The ConnectedRide Cradle cannot be used with the Navigator 4-Button Mount Cradle and the BMW Motorrad Connected App version 4.0 or higher is required to make full use of the functions indicated. We therefore recommend installing the latest updates.
The control of the app via the motorcycle controls is enabled through a Bluetooth connection and the connected device must be equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy, at least in version 4.2, in light of the LE Secure Connections security requirements. Smartphones with older Bluetooth versions are not supported, according to the indications.
Bluetooth pairing is possible in the BMW Motorrad Connected App and confirmation is required during initial setup.