We have been waiting almost a year for the My Triumph app to hit the App Stores, but finally Triumph have got around to producing both an Android and an iOS version which have been released at the same time. The app is available for free and although designed for Triumphs anyone can download it and use the features.
After installing the app, it requires you to enter some details - such as an email address, password, and your personal details - before it allows you to login. You can update your details later and add a picture if you really want to. You only have to login once and the app remembers your details. Turn-by-turn navigation is provided by Google and is the first thing you come across when you open the app (and login if required). We've not tried the navigation to see if it is motorcycle specific - Garmin and TomTom provide motorcycle routing which takes you down more interesting roads but Google haven't implemented anything like that themselves. In fact, that seems to be the main purpose of the app with the other features being secondary to it.
The other features require you to register a motorcycle with the app, either by Bluetooth (using the Triumph Connectivity system), by Triumph VIN, or manually where you can select from a number of makes (including BMW and Harley Davidson). You could add your Classic Triumph to the app if you really wanted to, but the only way you seem to be able to do this is manually and even then you have to select 'Other' as the make and enter the make as Triumph. You may also have to add your Hinckley Triumph manually also because the app doesn't recognise a lot of older VINs or gives basic information about them. We tried a Trophy 1200 VIN from 2002 and it couldn't recognise it, but it did get a Speed Four from 2003.
If you want to try out the app, you can find it in the Play Store or App Store by searching for My Triumph.
The app goes hand in hand with Triumph's Connectivity package for Triumph's with the TFT dashboards. That incorporates the world's first integrated 'GoPro' control system, turn-by-turn navigation on screen (via the My Triumph app), and music and phone operation. Any models that don't have the Connectivity system fitted as standard will need their dealer to fit the module to their machine and update the software.
Your phone connects to the Connectivity system via Bluetooth which means there are no wires and your phone can be kept safely in your pocket rather than in a cradle. The turn-by-turn navigation, music, and calls come through on the bike's TFT screen. You can also get some info on your Triumph.
The Connectivity system is currently available for the Scrambler 1200 XE and XC, and the Rocket III R and GT. It will eventually also be available for the Street Triple R and RS (2017 models and newer), Tiger 900 GT and Rally, Speed Triple S and RS (2018 models and newer), Tiger 800 (2018 to 2019 models), and Tiger 1200 (2018 models and newer. No mention of it being available for the Speed Twin though.