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post #1 of 13 Old May 6th, 2008, 10:02 am Thread Starter
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Zumo 550 XM puck and BT

Just found out via the Garmin site that if you have the Garmin XM puck connected to your Zumo and your Zumo connect to BT headset the XM radio does not transmit to headset.
All the other features do connect to BT headset..MP3 music, phone and nav.
WOW now this sucks...
I guess I did not read the fine print.
Anyone else run into this?
Is this a feature of Zumo which might be addressed or DC (designer choice)

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Re: Zumo 550 XM puck and BT

No big loss; the audio output to Bluetooth is mono so you'd need to use the audio out cable to get stereo sound for MP3.

I have too many portable devices that either eat batteries or that have to be recharged.
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Re: Zumo 550 XM puck and BT

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Just found out via the Garmin site that if you have the Garmin XM puck connected to your Zumo and your Zumo connect to BT headset the XM radio does not transmit to headset.
All the other features do connect to BT headset..MP3 music, phone and nav.
WOW now this sucks...
I guess I did not read the fine print.
Anyone else run into this?
Is this a feature of Zumo which might be addressed or DC (designer choice)

Thanks
Jim
I have the same issue using the GXM-30 with my 2820. I called Garmin and talked to a Garmin tech rep about it and he said that bluetooth didn't have sufficient bandwidth to receive signals from the GXM-30. Not being a techy type, I couldn't really dispute the issue with him other then letting him know that I thought it was misleading not to disclose that to customers.

When you play mp3s through your Zumo, is the output mono (a lower bandwidth, not stereo)? My 2820 plays mp3s through my headset in stereo only if I use the AUX output of the 2820. If your Zumo plays mp3s in stereo (higher band width) then what the Garmin tech rep told me about insuffient bluetooth bandwidth for the GXM-30 doesn't make sense. Maybe someone on the forum here can comment on bluetooth bandwidth.

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Re: Zumo 550 XM puck and BT

Get one of these,
http://www.helmetshop.com/itemdesc.a...D1000V&eq=&Tp=
Plug it in to the headset jack on the Zumo & you'll have XM to your bluetooth headset.
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Get one of these,
http://www.helmetshop.com/itemdesc.a...D1000V&eq=&Tp=
Plug it in to the headset jack on the Zumo & you'll have XM to your bluetooth headset.
+1 on the wiRevo. Really outstanding audio. I tried mp3's via the BT build into the Zumo and then switched ot the wiRevo. It's like going from an old transistor radio to a really good hifi. Just make sure your headset can receive BT V.2. Otherwise you won't get the full benefit of the upgrade.

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Re: Zumo 550 XM puck and BT

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Get one of these,
http://www.helmetshop.com/itemdesc.a...D1000V&eq=&Tp=
Plug it in to the headset jack on the Zumo & you'll have XM to your bluetooth headset.

the web address gives a whole page of helmets...what is it we need to get xm to bt???/ thanks... kirk
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Re: Zumo 550 XM puck and BT

Here's a link to the wiRevo unit I use.

http://www.benchmarkhelmets.com/prod...d1000v_40.html

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I'm a bit slow this morning. Can I take this gadget and plug it in line with the audio cable going into my helmet so that I can received BT input from my phone?
I have a non BT Garmin 2610 and I'm using an Autocom Pro 1 system.

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I'm a bit slow this morning. Can I take this gadget and plug it in line with the audio cable going into my helmet so that I can received BT input from my phone?
I have a non BT Garmin 2610 and I'm using an Autocom Pro 1 system.
The wiRevo is designed to work the other direction so If I understand what your asking the answer is no.

What you need is some kind of device that pairs with your phone and then sends the audio into your helmet and gets the mic input back. I'm not familiar with a device of this type, but I'd bet they're out there.

Try searching for hands free kits for autos. Some are made to plug into the newer car sound systems. You will probably find something that could be made to work.

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+1 on the wiRevo. Really outstanding audio. I tried mp3's via the BT build into the Zumo and then switched ot the wiRevo. It's like going from an old transistor radio to a really good hifi. Just make sure your headset can receive BT V.2. Otherwise you won't get the full benefit of the upgrade.

Since you have one, what is the second stereo male plug for?

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Re: Zumo 550 XM puck and BT

That is for plugging into a laptop computer. Most recent models of the WiREvo have a mini-usb connector instead of that 2nd male stereo plug.

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Re: Zumo 550 XM puck and BT

I just bought one a week ago, and it has the second male plug along with the mini USB connector. One of the plugs is marked with a microphone symbol, and the other with a headphone symbol. I haven't done anything with it yet, as I am awaiting the release of the Vemar Bluetooth helmet next month. What I am hoping to do is capture the stereo out from my Sirius radio and send it to the helmet speakers. We'll see.

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Re: Zumo 550 XM puck and BT

Yes there is a model of the WiRevo with two plugs... here is a posting that references that additional plug for use of a mic for doing VOIP (voice over internet, internet telephony) with a computer....can't use it for another device to be sent to the BT headset.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28314

You can plug the WiRevo into any device that has an audio output port and it will be transmitted wirelessly to your BT headset in helmet. I currently combine the output of two devices, a Zumo and a Valentine1 with a Y cable from radio shack and then plug the WiRevo into that to send them both to my headset (Camos BTS 200). It works, but I had to add a small audio amplifier (Mix-it2) to get the volume up to where I wanted it.

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