ConnectedRide Cradle, BMW makes the smartphone the navigator of the motorcycle

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BMW Motorrad includes the ConnectedRide Cradle among its motorcycle accessories, in practice a special support to integrate your smartphone, thus making it an on-board GPS, as is now customary for those who drive a car. And by downloading the BMW Motorrad Connected app, your smartphone becomes the nerve center of your BWM motorcycle, offering even more functionality.

ConnectedRide Crandle installs directly on the handlebar of the motorcycle allows you to safely position – thanks to the individually adjustable side clamps – your smartphone to be used as a GPS navigator while driving. But not only that, because thanks to the BMW Motorrad Connected app, In addition to the navigation map, the motorcyclist can also use the motorcycle data, including lean angle, acceleration or deceleration.

ConnectedRide Cradle, not just a smartphone holder

Another no less important feature, the ConnectedRide Cradle, compatible with different models of two wheels from the Bavarian manufacturer, is ideal (for its size) with different smartphone models. When this is placed on the ConnectedRide Cradle, it comes loaded with induction technology, according to the Qi standard with a maximum of 7.5 W. If your smartphone is not compatible with this technology, you can still take advantage of a wired charging via USB type-C with a maximum of 7.5 W (1.5 A at 5 V). In addition there is also an LED charge indicator (which can be turned off) which provides information on the charge status of the phone.

However, BMW specifies that the ConnectedRide Cradle cannot be used with the Navigator 4-Button Mount Cradle.

Furthermore, a Bluetooth Low Energy connection is required to enable app control via the motorcycle controls at least in version 4.2 to meet the security requirements (LE Secure Connections). Smartphones with older Bluetooth versions are not supported.

All smartphones within the following dimensions can be installed on the support: minimum 130.1 × 65, 5 × 6.9 mm and maximum 162.5 × 78.1 × 8.8 mm. Consequently, among the “most famous” compatible smartphones there are:

  • Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
  • Apple iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone XS
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini
  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Maxi, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini
  • Samsung: Galaxy A3, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Huawei P20, P30
  • Google Pixel 2 XL