Creating Phone Shortcuts on the Garmin

 

I use the Bluetooth feature on my C550 and was wondering if there is a way to create phone number shortcuts on the Garmin, similar to the "Call Home" shortcut. Is this possible. Does anyone know of a way to access the keyboard shortcuts already programmed into the phone?

Reverie

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Unfortunately, customization like this is not currently available. The closest thing you can do is to make them favorites.

Getting a c550

MM I am getting a c550 and should have it next week. And I to use a bluetooth for my Blackjack ll. How could I do this on my c550

jolleyr c330 and soon c550.

PS I will look at this tonight I have to go to Fort Erwin to pick up some jar heads and take them back to Camp Pin latttter

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Phone Numbers as Favorites?

How do I save a phone number as a favorite? Wouldn't that give me a bunch of locations rather than phone numbers?

Reverie

Add Phone Number to Favorite

Reverie wrote:

How do I save a phone number as a favorite? Wouldn't that give me a bunch of locations rather than phone numbers?

Reverie

Once you have a Favorite location, choose the favorite, choose Edit, and you will be give the option of changing the phone number -- just add it.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Fav

So you have to add the location, any way to do it without location, such as a cell - guess you can just add a random point?

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Yes, all Favorites must be tied to a location. You can enter a bogus location if you want. Just remember that the Favorites are listed on the menu in order of distance from current location.

What About

What about creating a gpx POI with a dialable number. If you make the filename the name of the individual, it is easy to find.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Hm.

bentbiker wrote:

What about creating a gpx POI with a dialable number. If you make the filename the name of the individual, it is easy to find.

Hm. That might work! Try it and post your results here!

- Jon

Separate file for each phone number

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

Yes, all Favorites must be tied to a location. You can enter a bogus location if you want. Just remember that the Favorites are listed on the menu in order of distance from current location.

He could make a "Phone Numbers" folder and then put a separate GPX POI file for each person in the folder. The names would list alphabetically then. But he would have to select the name twice; once to "open" the John Smith POI file, and again to select the single John Smith entry that is in it.

Seems like a lot of work since he has to have a phone paired via bluetooth, anyway. Why not just use the phonebook in the phone? Or do I misunderstand how the Nuvi's with bluetooth work when paired with a bluetooth phone?

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Yeah, that would work, but it certainly would be a lot more button presses than just using the phone's phonebook. Using the Phonebook menu on the GPS unit is usually the way to go. On most, the numbers should be displayed alphabetically.

For anyone looking to program "extra buttons" on Garmin units, that ability doesn't exist. And probably won't ever exist at least not in the near future.

I recommend Favorite typically in this situation because they are somewhat easier to navigate to quickly on the menu screens.

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While my phone is paired with the nüvi, I can use the phone to select the number to dial. I use the phone favorites to quickly dial with one press.

I don't know if this works will all phones, but the iPhone can do this and also has the ability to switch from paired device to phone or back as desired.

I find this quicker and safer while driving. It is kind of like having a remote control for the GPS for dialing.

Bill

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nüvi 880 - nüvi 760 - nüvi 660 - StreetPilot 2620 - Portland, Oregon

Phone Shortcuts

If your phone supports voice dialing, you may have success using this feature to create shortcuts.

I found it best to use numbers rather than names for voice dialing. Both my phone (Sanyo 7050) and Garmin 660 had trouble recognizing names with more than one syllable, especially while I was driving.

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phone shortcuts

I have a motorola with verizon and i use all features with it phone book, voice dial and all works great.I HAVE A 660

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T