Garmin external mic with Nuvi

 

Purchased & later returned the Garmin external mic ($15.00) bought at BestBuy. It was my hope it would improve BlueTooth usage,(echo on my end) yet results were just about equal with or without. Perhaps if a user was in a VERY noisy environment it "might" be useful, BUT then you wouldn't hear "them" thru your speakers LOL

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nuvi' 2450

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Echo is usually related to the phone itself (and perhaps its Bluetooth firmware). It's usually not related to the GPS unit.

Works well... when it connects

I have trouble with my phone - the Treo is famous in my company for being difficult in many areas of functionality - bluetooth is no exception.

When I can get it to connect okay, I'm told the quality is better than when I was using one of those bluetooth things that hang on your ear.

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- John

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cellmerch wrote:

It was my hope it would improve BlueTooth usage,(echo on my end) yet results were just about equal with or without.

Does your phone have a setting, that says whether the attached peripheral is a 'Headset', or a 'Hands-free' device?. For 'headsets', the speaker can be active even when you're talking, but for handsfree it can't (because you get echo).
I remember seeing this as a setting on a Nokia 3650, but I've not noticed it on other phones.

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My 660 connects too good

I have to be sure to shut down my 660 in my driveway..I was getting phone calls but could not talk..the Nuvi was getting my calls..I was standing out side about 45 ft from the truck...
But people have told me is just sounds like Speaker phone..

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

Hornbyp......Phone Setting

Thanks, but no setting that I am aware of. I find BlueTooth operation with phones at least to be tinny, buzzy, noisy, spaz at best. One would think it possible to get a nice pristine transmission ( especially for the very short distance and for what they charge for the BlueTooth stuff. I've had Motorola and even LG earpieces in the past, all crap. Bought my son a JAWBONE earpiece ($150.00). Was shocked that it also was crap and returned it. Expected it to be "end all be all". sad LG/Mototola/BalckBerry, nothing ever decent IMHO

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nuvi' 2450

BT Been Very Very Good To Me

cellmerch wrote:

One would think it possible to get a nice pristine transmission ( especially for the very short distance and for what they charge for the BlueTooth stuff. I've had Motorola and even LG earpieces in the past, all crap. . .(LG/Mototola/BalckBerry, nothing ever decent IMHO

I think you are looking at the wrong devices for the problem. I have a Plantronics and my friend has a Motorola headset. We both have Garmins and we both have Razr V3 phones. Connection is great whether through headphones or 360/660 GPS units. Feedback/echo in cars with GPS units if audio via radio speakers is too high, but quality is good. You might want to look at phones or interference as the source of the problem.

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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.

external mic worked brilliantly for me

i bought the external mic from best buy, and now when I call people there is no more echo. I know some others have had problems, but I find the best place to clip is on the driver side visor, directliy above your head, with the mic clipped so it's facing down. Hope this helps anyonme having trouble with the external mic. It is sometimes hit or miss, and believe it or not, if you have an SUV the echo might be more pronounced.

It helped me out though.