Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
Re: Zumo 665 questions and concerns
I installed the 665 before a round -trip 1600 mile ride. I paired it with a Scala G4. I had the volume up full on both devices, and it was just fine, in fact, the voice directions for the Nav side of the 665 were a little over modulated , so I brought the volume just a little on the G4.
My iPhone ran thru the 665. Both audio and caller ID worked great.
Display is weak in full sun, but that is to be expected.
I activated the XM. I have another subscription for my truck. If you truly wanted to get to one subscription, you could cancel you vehicle subscription, and move the 665 to your truck and listen to XM via the 665--- tho audio quality will certainly be inferior...unless you go with some type of a Bluetooth audio system.
Jawbone makes a great Bluetooth unit, called the Jambox. It is small, super sound, not cheap, long battery life ... I pair it with my iPhone for music at home and on our boat. Incredible audio quality.
But you would have to figure out a way to stabilize the unit in your vehicle.
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