I recently bought a 2016 Mazda-3, and I'm entertaining the idea of purchasing an SD card to activate the on-board navigation. I can get a card for $90 from Amazon with three years of free updates.
Having built-in navigation appeals to me since I won't have power cables dangling about, and there's limited space for my Garmin to sit.
Any experience for the Mazda's GPS? I believe Navteq makes their maps.
I guess I'll proceed then. Worse that can happen is I don't like it.
A search shows no posts on POI Factory with anything about Mazda.
However, there is extensive info on the Mazda site. It would be either a TomTom or a Mazda Connect. Here is a link for both. Software for the PC is available for download:
Other auto brands have been discussed on POI Factory. POI files can usually be loaded into the GPS, but proximity alerts such as red light cameras are not possible.
If the Mazda GPS is a TomTom, see our FAQs:
Proximity alerts might be possible in a Mazda/TomTom.
I was not successful in transferring my POIs into the Mazda Connect system, so I suppose I'll have to do it the old fashioned way.
Even though the 2016 Mazda 3 does not have Android Auto, there are instructions available online to install it using a USB drive.
Once Android Auto is installed, your Android phone running Google Maps navigation or possibly Waze, can be connected with the car using a USB cable. The navigation runs on the phone and displayed on the car audio system display.
Proximity alerts such as POI Factory camera files can be loaded as well as all POI files available on this site. See this thread for the apps needed. Credit goes to charlesd45:
It is an old thread but still would like to put an update on Mazda Maps and navigation. I just bought Mazda CX5 2019. It came with Microsoft Here maps now. Looks like Mazda switched from TomTom maps to Here maps now.
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