Mazda Connect (Nav) update for Feb 2021

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17 CX-5
Nice, thanks. I always have it as a backup to Waze when I road trip through areas with bad signal.

I wonder how much has changed in it though, since this is the longest it's ever taken for it to download and update.
 
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2016.5 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech
When doing the update and it does a backup, does it back up to the SD card or to a Mazda account online that I login with via the ToolBox app (or maybe stored locally)? Wondering if these backups are using up space as today it said Backup8.
 
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Chicagoland
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2019 CX-5 GT-R
When doing the update and it does a backup, does it back up to the SD card or to a Mazda account online that I login with via the ToolBox app (or maybe stored locally)? Wondering if these backups are using up space as today it said Backup8.
The help section for Mazda Toolbox says that backups are stored on "secured Naviextras servers". I'm guessing the backups are not the full contents of the SD card, just whatever preferences, addresses, etc. that are user customizable.
 

PaulZooms

16.5 GT Sensing
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Lakewood, CO
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2016.5 CX-5 GT
The help section for Mazda Toolbox says that backups are stored on "secured Naviextras servers". I'm guessing the backups are not the full contents of the SD card, just whatever preferences, addresses, etc. that are user customizable.
Bingo! No reason to store the huge map dataset for each user - just the relatively tiny custom stuff and the map version date.
 
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-- 2016 CX5 GS
The updated firmware 70.00.367 already contains the newest gracenote but the maps were updated Feb 2021.
 
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-- 2016 CX5 GS
Is there any significant change since the September 2020 upgrade?

As far as the maps, I'm not sure, probably depends on the area, they always add new stuff that was still under construction, etc.

I updated from 2018 maps as that was what the SD card contained I purchased from Amazon. :)
 
Do the new maps have the renumbered junction numbers [or those soon to be] being rolled out in MA? i.e. replacing sequential numbers with milepost value. The I-90 (Mass pike west from Boston) is apparently complete e.g. the I-90 turnoff onto I-95 is now 123 [was 14]
www.wwlp.com/news/massachusetts/mass-pike-exit-renumbering-project-completed/
Probably not. They still list construction lower speed limit traveling through downtown Springfield which has been finished for over a year now.

They also don’t list a street we are building a home on in South Carolina. There are countless omissions if you look hard enough.
 
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-- 2016 CX5 GS
That’s why google maps are usually better because they spy on you while driving and get instant feedback for which roads are there :)