Re: Zumo 660 sees Sena SMH10 headset but fails to pair!
I am the Original Poster. Been trying to pair my phone to my Zumo 660 (no problem there), and retain my A2DP pairing between my my BMW R1200RT with OEM Audio motorcycle and my Sena SMH10 headset (has worked fine for around 10 years) - But trying in vain to connect the headset to my Zumo in HFP (aka mono) mode. Note that I have been doing that with other Garmin products, my Garmin/BMW Nav III GPS and my Garmin StreetPilot 2820; both of which are about 10 years old! Went back and forth with Garmin over the last few days. Their comment: Cannot be done; I cannot pair my headset to the Zumo in any mode other than A2DP. So, I have to give up a BT pairing to my headset from the BMW. I will be able to still listen to my BMW's sound system, but ONLY using its speakers; not my helmet. Since I wear a helmet and earplugs, I know I won't be able to hear my BMW's audio system over around 40 mph. I don't believe in blasting my radio around other folks at stop lights, etc, so I'll only be able to rarely use that.
Just thought I'd post this so people understand that they cannot BT pair their headset to their motorcycle/Spyder's audio system and get any audio from their Zumo. According to Garmin it cannot be done.
For anyone interested, I've clipped a portion of Garmin's reply to me:
Thank you for clarifying what you are needing regarding the Bluetooth connection. By design your device has to ways to paring, one is to a phone and the other to a headset. In order to hear any audio from your Garmin Zumo 660LM you must pair it as a headset and not another phone. If your headset is already paired with another audio device then your zumo may not be able to provide proper audio to your headset until you only pair it with the Garmin device in the audio option.
By design, in order to hear any audio (phone calls, music, navigation, etc.) from your device, your headset must be paired to the Garmin device as a headset and not a phone. Please let us know if you have any questions.
PS - I hope the spelling and punctuation errors in Garmin's reply are not indicative to their technical prowess. I did decide to replace my aging Nav III with the newer Zumo mainly because of the larger screen and its simpler operation. But I'm gonna hang onto my Nav III and Garmin 2820 for a while to see how the Zumo works for me.
Deek aka adVentureMan
2013 BMW R1200RT
2015 Honda Rancher ATV 4x4
2012 Triumph Tiger 800
2009 BMW R1200RT
2006 BMW R1200RT
2007 Royal Star Venture
2007 V-Strom DL1000
2006 VTX 1300R
2005 V* Classic