Originally Posted by Kieth
Examples: When one turns off 1 device (zumo) and then does not turn off their cell phone, the 2 devices have problems pairing back up. They must be turned on and off at the same time to go into discover mode.
Example 2. Version 2.0 is supposed to be compatable with version 2.11-------not on your life, so many mfgs produce the bluetooth interface it is almost guaranteed that the 2 versions from different mfgs will not work seamlessly.
Example 3: Battery life and the bluetooth headset?
Example 4;, the vox on most of these systems is only up to the task behind a barn door windshield. If there is a lot of side wind or buffeting from your windshield it drives these systems crazy.
I would like to include my experience with the G4. I have it linked with the BMW Navigator IV (Nav IV) and a Nokia 3109 (via the Nav IV).
Once I had the bugs eliminated it is a very nice set up. I am having issues with the new software upgrade from Garmin but that is another issue.
Example 1 - The Nav IV will automatically connect to both the phone and G4, without having to constantly discover it. Using the latest "upgrade" it works best if the Nav IV is the last to be turned on. It does have issues in finding the G4 but this is the fault of the Nav IV and not the G4. (It worked fine before the new software was updated - I needed to update because I had a replacement Nav IV.)
Example 2 - I cannot comment for certain on this but The Nokia (which is not listed as Nav IV compatible) works with the Nav IV and G4. However please do not attempt to have the Phone paired to both GPS and intercom - it causes problems!
Example 3- Recently I had a little tour round Ardennes, Luxembourg and Saarbrücken area of Germany. As it was my first long distance tour I over estimated the distance we could cover. It meant for long days just riding, and not enough time to see some of the beautiful spots we went through. The G4 was able to last all day, with us chatting. So far I am impressed with the life of the battery.
Example 4 - I have tested the intercom to a speed of 120kmph (70-80 mph) and it gets difficult to hear, but that is due to the wind-noise. The noise cancellation is working fine (You need to almost swallow the microphone for it to be effective!)
We used to use an Autocom wired system, however given that Autocom is not really represented in Belgium, and the issues of listening to MP3 music via wires we opted for the Bluetooth option.
There are times I would have liked the wired system (it is a known and proven technology), but mainly I am very happy with the G4.
As has been said by Zeke, this is my opinion, and I recognise the right of others to have a different opinion!