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Bluetooth headset certified for BMW Navigator III

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post #2 of 10 Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 6:09 pm
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Site sez: *Please note. We only ship to UK addresses.* Reckon we'll get it this side of the lake soon??
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Cool -- a solution for those with non-music needs. Now if they'd just put together a VOICE II-compatible, stereo rig!

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Question Adaptor for earphones should work.

The ear speaker guys at CCR offered an earphone adaptor to plug into a normal helmet cord jack, so you should be able to plug in the bluetooth adaptor and it should work, the only concern is the 7 hours talk time, which if you are listening to music, would eat that up. I think I will wait for the longer battery life to come out. BTW the conversion for the single headset and adaptor is 177.71 not including shipping if you could talk them into shipping to US.

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Cool -- a solution for those with non-music needs. Now if they'd just put together a VOICE II-compatible, stereo rig!
A follow-up --

It would be an understatement to say that I was a "bit" ticked to find out that the NAV III would sync with my Bluetooth phone, but not put the audio or mic through the VOICE II to the hemet. Once again, an otherwise great idea compromised by a rushed-to-market, half-complete BMW implementation. Had I known this, I probably would have kept my old bike, which had a *functioning* Bluetooth car kit installed.

The only "good" news is that, as usual, we can expect that BMW will *eventually* get a solution out. My understanding is that they are looking at releasing something that will get the phone to work through the NAV III to the VOICE II headset. The bad news is that we're talking sometime next year(!) Unfortunately, I can't wait that long -- I'm going to have to find an interim solution, most likely an add-on module to plug into the VOICE II's phone jack.

More info if/when I hear something new.

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Mark,
Wouldn´t this
http://www.rainbowmotorcycles.com/ra...9C766BAE4.html
or this
http://www.rainbowmotorcycles.com/ra...6265BD422.html
be of any use ?.
It does look like though that it was designed to work through a System V helmet.
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Wouldn´t this
http://www.rainbowmotorcycles.com/ra...9C766BAE4.html
or this
http://www.rainbowmotorcycles.com/ra...6265BD422.html
be of any use ?.
It does look like though that it was designed to work through a System V helmet.
Alas, no.

The headset has no provision to receive the VOICE II output; i.e., you'd have to install two headsets in the helmet to get both music/intercom and phone funcitonality. Plus, the phone headset is battery-powered -- a pita.

The other unit appears to be one-way only -- allows you to hear audio output from the GPS (or the phone, either directly or via the GPS), but it appears that there's no microphone circuit through the device., so not usable for telephone applications.


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Have a look at this thread
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14385
though if the Nav III has no mic socket....

I have one of these
http://www.mavizen.com/servepage.asp?page=1

and if you make up a cable to plug into your voice Would it do what you require?

I have 2 so could send you one out to try.

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Thanks very much for the suggestions, Graham.

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Have a look at this thread
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14385
though if the Nav III has no mic socket.....
That's one of the differences between the NAV III and the 2820 -- no mic plug (location covered by the bike cradle)

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I have one of these
http://www.mavizen.com/servepage.asp?page=1

and if you make up a cable to plug into your voice Would it do what you require?

I have 2 so could send you one out to try.
This is a possibility -- It would be simple to combine the speaker and mic leads into a single 2.5mm plug to go into the VOICE II's phone jack. I'll have to think seriously about it; the battery aspect is a minor pita, but better than nothing. Thanks!

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I just ordered the Midland BT Bluetooh head set from here

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