Garmin Bluetooth Compatiblity List

 

How likely is your phone to work with Bluetooth on a Garmin unit if it's not on the compatibility list at their site?

I didn't get a Bluetooth Garmin because my phone wasn't on the list. I'm in a rural area and we don't have a major cell provider here.

Is there any chance that my phone would have worked even though it isn't on the list? Should I have bought one of the Bluetooth units and tested it?

Thanks for your help.

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List Is Not Accurate

Garmin does not maintain the list very well. You should definitely test a unit with your phone. It may not have all of the functions (phonebook, text messages, etc), but it will probably work.

Just try it yu might like it.

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Garmin does not maintain the list very well. You should definitely test a unit with your phone. It may not have all of the functions (phonebook, text messages, etc), but it will probably work.

You are absolutly correct Gadget Guy, I have Motorola v750 and it works perfectly. So you have to try yours.

Bob

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Bluetooth

True, Garmin doesn’t maintain it’s list of compatible phones for Bluetooth and it’s adding new ones all the time. When I got my 360 and the 660, my phone was not listed but it worked fine with all the bells and whistles. Now, with the 780, and a Motorola Razur it works but will not pick up the text messages and lists made and received calls backwards, oldest calls first. I can put up with that because I hate to drive and talk on the cell phone. It’s dangerous. Bluetooth makes it possible to talk without having the phone stuck in my ear, drawing the wrath of other motorists, and soon, the wrath of the law!

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Re: Garmin Bluetooth Compatiblity List

Hi grush,

What phone do you have?

tailspin

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Phone Model

tailspin wrote:

Hi grush,

What phone do you have?

tailspin

Hi tailspin!

I have a Samsung SCH-U520 on the Alltel network.

Mot W385 works fine!

BobDee wrote:
GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Garmin does not maintain the list very well. You should definitely test a unit with your phone. It may not have all of the functions (phonebook, text messages, etc), but it will probably work.

You are absolutly correct Gadget Guy, I have Motorola v750 and it works perfectly. So you have to try yours.

Bob

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Motorola V750

BobDee wrote:
GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Garmin does not maintain the list very well. You should definitely test a unit with your phone. It may not have all of the functions (phonebook, text messages, etc), but it will probably work.

You are absolutly correct Gadget Guy, I have Motorola v750 and it works perfectly. So you have to try yours.

Bob

I also have the Motorola V750. It works fine but I don't see any SMS (text messaging) options with this phone on my nüvi 760.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Garmin Bluetooth

Thanks for all the answers you guys!

I probably should have checked this out before I got the unit and got a 765T instead.

I am fairly happy with the 755T and don't know if if it's worth it to me to go through the hassle of returning it and get a 765T for about $100 more. I got a very good price on the 755T anyway considering it hadn't been released at most retailers yet.

It's not like I really talk in the car too much anyway. It would be nice to have a hands-free unit though, instead of having to find my phone and risk an accident answering it.

Can any of you recommend an aftermarket Bluetooth standalone unit (non-GPS)like one that clips to the visor for calls that's any good?

Thanks again everyone for your comments and your help!

Handsfree Bluetooth device

grush wrote:

Can any of you recommend an aftermarket Bluetooth standalone unit (non-GPS)like one that clips to the visor for calls that's any good?

I don't know of one that clips to the visor, but one that is extremely good at around $130 is the Jawbone "Noise Assassin." This one has an active noise reduction circuit much like the Bose quiet zone headsets that is really outstanding. neutral

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re: Handsfree Bluetooth Device

a_user wrote:

I don't know of one that clips to the visor, but one that is extremely good at around $130 is the Jawbone "Noise Assassin." This one has an active noise reduction circuit much like the Bose quiet zone headsets that is really outstanding. neutral

Thanks a_user!

I'll check that one out.

Re: Garmin Bluetooth Compatiblity List...

Hi grush,

Garmin’s Bluetooth Compatibility list...

http://www8.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.jsp

...doesn’t list the Samsung SCH-U520. Cell phones are pretty cheap nowadays, so you might think about getting a Garmin Bluetooth compatible cellphone...

Just my 2¢...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

re: Garmin Bluetooth Compatibility LIst

Thanks, Tailspin.

I'll check it out. I'm not sure if Alltel even has a Garmin compatible phone.

My wife and I have a family and don't really use the phones much. They're mostly for emergencies.

I'm seriously thinking when our contract is up in April or May of just getting a couple Net 10 phones or something like that. I don't think any even have bluetooth. Will check some of the pay as you go plans from local providers, but don't think I want to be tied to a 2 year contract again.

LG VX8550 (Chocolate v3)

This one works fine (voice and dialing) with the 760. I don't use SMS text messaging so I can't tell you whether that is functioning as well.

This one isn't listed on the very short LG Compatibility potion of the list.

Bluetooth

Most of the new phones are not listed, but your 99% sure they will work.

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FJM

bluetooth

My phone works but without all the functions. Interestingly all functions worked until I accepted an upgrade via Garmin updater

Bluetooth works fine with 4.2 firmware on my 760

I have both a c550 and a 760 and both have worked with every fimware version so far with our LG Voyager and LG VX8300. The only function that does not work is the SMS text messaging but that is because the phones do not support that not because of the GPS units.

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cell phone

i have a Samsung SGH-d357 and was not listed, yet it works great on my nuvi 760

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marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

What?

rjrsw wrote:

... The only function that does not work is the SMS text messaging but that is because the phones do not support that not because of the GPS units.

Do you mean that the phone doesn't support SMS Text Messaging over Bluetooth?

Nope!

LaManchaDQ wrote:
rjrsw wrote:

... The only function that does not work is the SMS text messaging but that is because the phones do not support that not because of the GPS units.

Do you mean that the phone doesn't support SMS Text Messaging over Bluetooth?

Yes, the LG phone line does not support it. If you look through the Verizon site there are very few that support it. As I recall the ones I remember that do were some of the Motorola Razor models.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Re: Phone Model...

grush wrote:
tailspin wrote:

Hi grush,

What phone do you have?

tailspin

Hi tailspin!

I have a Samsung SCH-U520 on the Alltel network.

Hi grush,

Next time you’re in a place that sells Garmin Nuvi’s w/Bluetooth, ask them if you can attempt to pair your Samsung SCH-U520 to it. Then you’ll know if it would‘ve worked...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

re: Phone Model

Thanks for all the info Tailspin.

I'm sure I'll be using it in the future.

Unfortunately the 755T I bought doesn't have Bluetooth. I probably should have bought a 765T, but for $100 more for the Bluetooth, I'm not sure it's worth it to me as I don't use my cell that much, and when my contract is over, I just may end up with cheap prepaid phones that don't have Bluetooth.

After hearing how the units aren't that particular about phone compatibility, I'll get a Bluetooth unit for my next Garmin.

re: Phone Model

Hey, Tailspin, sorry for the last comment. I swear I was replying to a post that I think you wrote, that doesn't seem to be there anymore. I've been working a large project lately and posting in between, so maybe I'm losing my mind!

That is an excellent idea to try my phone in a store. The question I have is, do the display models in a store usually have enough battery juice in them, if they've just been removed from the box?

Ericsson w580i works well

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Re: Phone Model...

Hi grush,

Good question...

My 670 shipped with an AC charger, however, not all models ship with one. The store selling the GPS may have an AC charger they can plug into a demo unit, to allow you to check Bluetooth compatibility with your phone, if the out-of-the-box battery is insufficient.

Try a store that sells a lot of Garmin models and you may be able to find an answer your Samsung SCH-U520 Bluetooth compatibility question...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

re: re: Phone Model

tailspin wrote:

Hi grush,

Good question...

My 670 shipped with an AC charger, however, not all models ship with one. The store selling the GPS may have an AC charger they can plug into a demo unit, to allow you to check Bluetooth compatibility with your phone, if the out-of-the-box battery is insufficient.

Try a store that sells a lot of Garmin models and you may be able to find an answer your Samsung SCH-U520 Bluetooth compatibility question...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

Thanks, Tailspin.

I wasn't thinking. The 755T I just got didn't come with an A/C adapter, but I forgot the older ones did.

Garmin's getting cheap I guess. I bought an adapter for $2.80 on Ebay which seems to work fine.

Now to find a store that will let me test my phone. Not too many stores around here. I doubt if Walmart will, maybe Office Max.

Bluetooth

I agree with the previous statement, the Jawbone seems to work pretty well. I also like the Cardo scala because you can page it when your kids loose it for you!

I'm not sure what bluetooth

I'm not sure what bluetooth profiles the various nuvis support, but if your phone supports the following profiles it should work...

Headset Profile (HSP)
This is the most commonly used profile, providing support for the popular Bluetooth Headsets to be used with mobile phones. controls including the ability to ring, answer a call, hang up and adjust the volume.

Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
This is commonly used to allow car hands-free kits to communicate with mobile phones in the car. Most bluetooth headsets implement both Hands-Free Profile and Headset Profile, because of the extra features in HFP for use with a mobile phone. For example: last number redial, call waiting, voice dialling.

Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
This profile allows exchange of Phone Book Objects between devices. It is likely to be used between a car kit and a mobile phone to allow the car kit to display the name of the incoming caller.

Not sure which profile is used for SMS text messaging.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth_profile

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Nuvi 265WT

nice part of bluetooth in GPSr

As we drove into the beach community for our week of vacation, we decided to order pizza. We looked up the pizza place in the Garmin POIs, and then pushed the little phone button.

beep beep beep (etc.)
Hello, Tony's Pizza...

Then you can push "Go" and the nuvi will take you there!

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Galaxy NoteII, nüvi® 680

What should I do?

The online store I bought from originally advertised the 755T as having Bluetooth. When I brought that to their attention, they wrote me back offering free return shipping back and a full refund or credit toward another product. I recommend this store highly.

It looks like it would cost me $80 or so to replace it with the 765T.

Would like some input from you all, on what I should do.

Thanks a lot!

Return It And Wait

I would return the 755 and get a full refund and then wait a couple of weeks. Lots of people are reporting problems with the bluetooth on the 7x5 models. You would think Garmin would release a patch soon, but who knows.

What made you decide to get a 7x5 model? The 7x0 models are quite a bit cheaper and have the same features except for the new gimmicks (lane assist, 3D view, etc.)

Re: Return It And Wait...

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

I would return the 755 and get a full refund and then wait a couple of weeks. Lots of people are reporting problems with the bluetooth on the 7x5 models. You would think Garmin would release a patch soon, but who knows.

What made you decide to get a 7x5 model? The 7x0 models are quite a bit cheaper and have the same features except for the new gimmicks (lane assist, 3D view, etc.)

Hi GadgetGuy2008,

Where are all these people reporting problems with the Bluetooth on the 7x5 Nuvi models? I searched the site and couldn’t find the ”lots of people“ you’re referring to...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Phone list

Maybe miss poi will see this and we could start a list of phones that work with the Garmin bluetooth.
We could list the phone manufacturer, model # and which features work.

Re: What Should I Do?

grush wrote:

The online store I bought from originally advertised the 755T as having Bluetooth. When I brought that to their attention, they wrote me back offering free return shipping back and a full refund or credit toward another product. I recommend this store highly.

It looks like it would cost me $80 or so to replace it with the 765T.

Would like some input from you all, on what I should do.

Thanks a lot!

Hi grush,

I’d return it and get the 765T, in a heartbeat...

Just my 2¢...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Re: Phone List...

Philc5987 wrote:

Maybe miss poi will see this and we could start a list of phones that work with the Garmin bluetooth.
We could list the phone manufacturer, model # and which features work.

Hi Philc5987,

Garmin maintains a Bluetooth compatibility page, with the phone manufacturer and model number. You can find it here:
http://www8.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.jsp

Happy hunting...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Bluetooth

tailspin wrote:

Hi GadgetGuy2008,

Where are all these people reporting problems with the Bluetooth on the 7x5 Nuvi models? I searched the site and couldn’t find the ”lots of people“ you’re referring to...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

This isn't the only GPS forum
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=116177...

My phone

is a Motorola e815 and it didn't work with the 760 when I got it but after the 4.2 upgrade it worked with all options.

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John_nuvi_

Phone contracts are for the birds..

grush wrote:

Thanks, Tailspin.

I'll check it out. I'm not sure if Alltel even has a Garmin compatible phone.

I'm seriously thinking when our contract is up in April or May of just getting a couple Net 10 phones or something like that. I don't think any even have bluetooth. Will check some of the pay as you go plans from local providers, but don't think I want to be tied to a 2 year contract again.

Not knocking any particular phone service, but IMHO
it is not worth the trouble to be locked into a two year contract with any of them. I have ATT or Cingular, which to me IS the phone company, but I will not ever again commit.

You may pay more for a phone unit from your service provider, but at least you can walk away from them at any time.

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Re: Bluetooth...

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:
tailspin wrote:

Hi GadgetGuy2008,

Where are all these people reporting problems with the Bluetooth on the 7x5 Nuvi models? I searched the site and couldn’t find the ”lots of people“ you’re referring to...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

This isn't the only GPS forum
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=116177...

Hi GadgetGuy2008,

I stand corrected!!!

I’m not a member of gpspassion.com and was unaware of the problems Nuvi 7x5T owners were experiencing, with their Bluetooth connections. Just didn’t see it expressed on the poi-factory...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

I've been having issues with

I've been having issues with bluetooth on a 265WT. I wonder if the 7x5 and the 2x5 share the same bluetooth chip set and/or software?

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Nuvi 265WT

Bluetooth Trade

Ok, I have made arrangements to ship my 755T back and I'll have to wait until it's credited and then get a 765T.

Hope it works ok with my phone. I'll be GPSless for awhile.

Thanks everyone for all your feedback!

Garmin Bluetooth Compatibility List

My Nuvi 760 works perfectly with my LG VX8300. It was not on the list. I don't know how they would test every single phone. I saw one close to mine before I got the 760 and figured it would work since the Bluetooth functions are normally the same.

Yes they do

I have a Motorola e815 which is fully compatible.

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John_nuvi_

Me too

Johnny3 wrote:

I've been having issues with bluetooth on a 265WT. I wonder if the 7x5 and the 2x5 share the same bluetooth chip set and/or software?

The bluetooth of my 265WT has been inconsistant as well. Half the time the phone (Palm Treo 700p) is 1 foot away and can't make a connection. Really annoying, but it is the only bad thing so far with the 265.

Yeah, but it's not a complete list.......

tailspin wrote:
Philc5987 wrote:

Maybe miss poi will see this and we could start a list of phones that work with the Garmin bluetooth.
We could list the phone manufacturer, model # and which features work.

Hi Philc5987,

Garmin maintains a Bluetooth compatibility page, with the phone manufacturer and model number. You can find it here:
http://www8.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.jsp

Happy hunting...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

Bluetooth Compatibility

Chance are that your bluetooth phone would be compatible with bluetooth any equipped gps systems.

I took my nuvi 660 into my cell phone carrier's local retail store, and found that it was compatible with all the bluetooth phones they sell.

gwr50

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Oldrivers http://www.oldrivers.blogspot.com

Got My 765T

I finally got my 765T after sending back the 755T.

The only physical difference I can see is the on/off switch is black where on the 755T it was metal colored.

When I tried to pair using the phone, it failed. It did pair ok when I did it from the Nuvi.

The phone book didn't transfer, there's no call history either.

However the voice dialing does work, so I guess it will be ok. Also it's nice to be able to dial POI's directly.

Thanks for your help everyone!

Re: Got My 765T...

grush wrote:

I finally got my 765T after sending back the 755T.

The only physical difference I can see is the on/off switch is black where on the 755T it was metal colored.

When I tried to pair using the phone, it failed. It did pair ok when I did it from the Nuvi.

The phone book didn't transfer, there's no call history either.

However the voice dialing does work, so I guess it will be ok. Also it's nice to be able to dial POI's directly.

Thanks for your help everyone!

Hi grush,

I’m happy it all worked out for you...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Having Problems

After trying the 765T out further today, I'm having problems.

The volume seems a lot lower than the 755T I had, it's ok for navigation but very difficult to hear the party on the phone even at 100% volume without the FM transmitter being on.

Also after I hang up on the phone call, it turns off the volume completely. I can't make another phone call or hear the nav voice until I unplug the cord from the cigarette lighter, turn it off, plug it back in and fiddle with the cord and power switch to get it turned back on.

Are these things normal? Have any of you had similar problems?

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Like I said in my 10/27 post, there have been quite a few reports of bluetooth problems. So you just need to wait for Garmin to hopefully issue a fix.

re: Got My 765T

tailspin wrote:

Hi grush,

I’m happy it all worked out for you...

Regards,

Tailspin

Thanks a lot tailspin!

However after using it more, I'm having a few problems as I mentioned above.

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