BMW Motorrad Introduces ConnectedRide Cradle for Smartphones
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BMW Motorrad Introduces ConnectedRide Cradle for Smartphones

BMW ConnectedRide Cradle

BMW Motorrad has introduced the new ConnectedRide Cradle for riders who like to use their smartphone for map navigation.

The ConnectedRide Cradle serves not only as a simple cradle for comfortably using the smartphone as a satnav while riding.

In addition the navigation map and vehicle data, much more can be displayed via the BMW Motorrad Connected App, such as lean-angle, acceleration, deceleration, and more using the Multi-Controller.

BMW ConnectedRide Cradle

Thanks to individually adjustable side clamps, the ConnectedRide Cradle is suitable for many different smartphone sizes and charges the smartphone inductively according to the Qi standard with a maximum of 7.5 W or wired via a USB-C connection with a maximum of 7.5 W (1.5 A at 5 V).

An LED charging indicator (can be switched off) provides information about the phone’s charging status.

For security, the ConnectedRide Cradle can be locked to the motorcycle’s holder, if the holder supports this.

BMW ConnectedRide Cradle

The ConnectedRide Cradle can also be used on older BMW Motorrad models like the BMW R 1200 GS K50, and fits all BMW Motorrad models equipped with the optional equipment called “Preparation for navigation system”. It can also be fitted on models equipped with the Multi-Controller.

On older motorcycles without a TFT instrument cluster, operation is possible via the control element of the “Preparation for navigation unit SA 272”.

The prerequisite for displaying vehicle data is “On-board computer Pro (option 221)”. However, the ConnectedRide Cradle cannot be used with the Navigator 4-Button Mount Cradle.

BMW ConnectedRide Cradle

In order to be able to fully use the functions described, the BMW Motorrad Connected App version 4.0 or higher must be used. BMW Motorrad recommends that you always install the latest updates to ensure proper functioning.

A Bluetooth connection is required to enable the app to be controlled via the motorcycle’s navigation preparation control element.

The smartphone must be equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy version 4.2 at least in order to comply with the security requirements (LE Secure Connections) for the connection.

Smartphones with older Bluetooth versions are therefore not supported. Bluetooth pairing takes place within the BMW Motorrad Connected App and is only required once during initial setup.

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