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Yesterday stuck in bad traffic and no LTE for my phone. Turned on Honda Nav (have Touring model) and was shocked to see live traffic reports. So, if my phone did not have LTE (or even 3G), how did my Honda Nav get info? I believe the answer is satellite, can somebody confirm that?

This page tells me more about HondaLink. Basic is available on all models and Link is available on EX and Touring; these features are complimentary - always available. Remaining features are by subscription. But no answer about Honda Navigation system. I don't even know if it becomes a subscription feature in the future.
 

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Was your HondaLink and ATT hotspot available immediately after you left the dealer or took a few days to activate? I bought my on Friday July 27th and it still says not active. Thank
 

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Was your HondaLink and ATT hotspot available immediately after you left the dealer or took a few days to activate? I bought my on Friday July 27th and it still says not active. Thank
Can't answer this for you - I didn't try the nav for more than a week, and haven't tried AT&T hotspot. Is AT&T hotspot free?
 

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Was your HondaLink and ATT hotspot available immediately after you left the dealer or took a few days to activate? I bought my on Friday July 27th and it still says not active. Thank
. Mine wasn't active for a week. Had to call both Honda and AT&T and it was fixed within a day.
Can't answer this for you - I didn't try the nav for more than a week, and haven't tried AT&T hotspot. Is AT&T hotspot free?
. No, it's 20 a month for unlimited or 10 a month for 15gb.
 

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I called Honda 6 days ago and still waiting for them to fix it. Called ATT for the hotspot and they told me that the Insight is not compatible right now, just my luck I guess!!
 

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Yesterday stuck in bad traffic and no LTE for my phone. Turned on Honda Nav (have Touring model) and was shocked to see live traffic reports. So, if my phone did not have LTE (or even 3G), how did my Honda Nav get info? I believe the answer is satellite, can somebody confirm that?
Per Owners Manual (p343), your GPS/satellite information was used by "Honda and Providers" to provide traffic information. The Navigation Manual (p101) mentions that the info relies on clear signal and information from local traffic providers, which varies by region.
 

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The traffic information can be broadcasted on FM radio. My wife drives a 2013 CFR-Z. It has no cellular/Wifi ability. It picks up traffic via FM radio broadcast.
 

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Per Owners Manual (p343), your GPS/satellite information was used by "Honda and Providers" to provide traffic information. The Navigation Manual (p101) mentions that the info relies on clear signal and information from local traffic providers, which varies by region.
Great info, thank you. When people find such things in the manuals I wonder if you actually read them cover-to-cover or if I might find the same info just by searching the index?!
 

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Great info, thank you. When people find such things in the manuals I wonder if you actually read them cover-to-cover or if I might find the same info just by searching the index?!
I think it's a little of both... knowing where to look because you think you've seen it before... and then taking the time to do so. :smile:
 

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I originally wanted to be given the option to evaluate reroutes for traffic, so I turned off auto updates of routes for traffic. However I found that I guess I'd have to pay a lot of attention to traffic notifications then or go in manually and tap the traffic indicator to make my choice to reroute. Otherwise I guess it stays on the original route at the time of request even if traffic changes quite a lot.

I went back to auto updating of routes for traffic because I found that manually it drew too much attention of the driver to the center display (and not the driver info display) and required multiple screen taps/views to make a decision. I had gotten used to a TomTom standalone nav device where alternate routes would be displayed on screen along with estimated time savings.

Curious how others who use Garmin nav configure their preferences to handle traffic.
 

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I’ve been using mine with the automatic route change turned off. But I wish they would enable voice commands for traffic.
 

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I’ve been using mine with the automatic route change turned off. But I wish they would enable voice commands for traffic.
It is unfortunate that the voice command system in the Honda seems a bit archaic and less intuitive than others I have tried. Well, the one other I have tried. 🙄
 
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