CX-5 Android Auto / Apple CarPlay

The laggy maps could no question be your LG Fiesta! That';s the name of your phone. And I simply cannot type Fiesta! without an exclamation point. Fun name for a phone. :D the Fiesta! is a midrange phone and is now 3-4 years old so yea, your Google Maps lag and drops could be totally because of that. You don't need a Premium Samsung, a Premium LG would do, too. :D

There is no Speeding info in Google Maps. Thankfully. I'd prefer Google now know that about me. Amazon musics issue is Amazon, not Google or Mazda. Amazon and Google are at war and they don't play nice together.
Yup, this phone is quite the party! It works fine on its own (handheld mode) Google maps runs seemingly without lag. In AA it wasn't a smooth experience. The Amazon music issue is big to me and might push me to explore Google Music more.
I'll be testing with Waze tonight and see if that is better.
All in all from reading other forums, where AA really pays off is its voice commands, so ill work on using those more often.
Thanks for the info, maybe a good excuse to finally upgrade from this phone if I find more usefulness within AA itself.
 
I used Waze last night and prefer it over Google Maps while in AA mode. No lag and ran fine. The one annoyance was in the upper left hand side Waze displayed a small task bar type icon which covers the remaining mileage to destination. Also nice to see I can add an alert to other drivers about police or road debris, same function Waze has in handheld mode.

Using the voice commands to send a full text message back to my wife was a huge plus. (Compared to the Mazda Connect pre-defined text message responses)
 
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2014 & 2019 CX-5 Touring(s)
Does anyone have the touch screen functionality working with Android Auto apps? I tried mine with Google maps and no response. (Yes, I do have the MazdaAIO hack to enable touch use while driving.)

I'd be interested to know if it works with Waze (I do not use Waze currently)
 
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2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring with PP
I used Waze last night and prefer it over Google Maps while in AA mode. No lag and ran fine. The one annoyance was in the upper left hand side Waze displayed a small task bar type icon which covers the remaining mileage to destination. Also nice to see I can add an alert to other drivers about police or road debris, same function Waze has in handheld mode.

Using the voice commands to send a full text message back to my wife was a huge plus. (Compared to the Mazda Connect pre-defined text message responses)
It just started doing this in the last several weeks. Must have been a Waze update issue.
 
Hi all, sorry if this is the wrong place for this. Brand new to the forum. I bought a 2019 CX-5 signature yesterday and am trying to get everything figured out. Is there a way for Google maps or Waze directions to appear through the heads up display? Or only Mazdas terrible Nav?
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5, GT-R
hmmm, anyone else notice that the Waze 'box' that is usually on the far left side of the screen seems to have migraged over a bit closer to the center? It's subtle but now it covers more of the map / route.
wasn't sure if this was a Waze issue or AA.
I even upgraded to the newest version of AA this morning and it did not resolve it.
 

brillo54

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'16 CX-5 GT FWD
hmmm, anyone else notice that the Waze 'box' that is usually on the far left side of the screen seems to have migraged over a bit closer to the center? It's subtle but now it covers more of the map / route.
wasn't sure if this was a Waze issue or AA.
I even upgraded to the newest version of AA this morning and it did not resolve it.
I saw this article the other day and I think it's what you are referring to.
 
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2018 Mazda CX-5 GT
Android Auto has a setting for "Show Group Message Notifications" - Perhaps yours is toggled off.
Hi MountainCruzin,

Sorry for the delayed response. The "show group message" notifications is set to "ON". However I do not get group (MMS) notifications. Version 5.0.500224-release of AA. Can anyone else confirm they get MMS messages on AA?
 
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