Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cleveland, oh, usa
Re: Bluetooth GPS confusion
Thanks for all the helpful info everyone, here's what I've found out so far...
Dick: Good idea but I have an IPad with just Wi-Fi so no go on the GPS. Knew I shoulda sprung for the 3G
Flyinguy68: The Zumo 220 doesn't have MP3 capabilities which is a must if I'm springing for a new GPS. I have found one that fits the bill tho, for about $150. Read below for details if interested.
Bighopper: You sir, have hit the nail on the head! A call to Garmin tech support confirmed that the Nuvi 680 only supports phones. I need a GPS that supports Bluetooth with A2DP technology (which is an outputted stereo signal) The techie suggested the Nuvi 765, 775 or 785 models will all do what I want at a fraction of the cost. I have seen several on Ebay in the $200 range.
I am watching a few auctions on these and in the meantime will try and google other GPS units with A2DP. Although I like the Garmin and will probable stick with it because I am used to the interface.
Thank you all for your input. This has been quite a learning experience but it has been well worth it. As an aside, the Sena SMH 10 Bluetooth headset is truly the cat's ass! Easy to set up and both phone and helmet to helmet communication is superbly clear and loud. I couldn't be happier with it. I would also like to sing the praises of both Sena and Garmin's live phone tech support. I was on the phone with a live person in under a minute with both companies and they were both friendly, caring, intelligent and best of all, non-condescending. ("Unplug the power cord from the wall and wait 30 seconds") Standard cable company response. LoL
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