how to use blue tooth on my garmin 265wt... can not make calls out..

 

I do not know how or doing it wrong..
My S/O tried to make a call out using the 265wt blue tooth garmin unable to do so.
She is able to get calls on it with the blue tooth...but not to call out..
Any suggestions?
new to the site.
thanks..

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rt1

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About all you can do is to try re-pairing the nuvi and the phone.

It could also be that the phone is not fully supported.

Garmin's Bluetooth leaves alot to be desired. If it works as advertised with your phone with all features working, consider yourself lucky.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

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rt1 wrote:

She is able to get calls on it with the blue tooth...but not to call out..
Any suggestions?

You don't say what phone -- is it on the Garmin list of compatible phones?

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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.

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It really shouldn't matter whether your phone is supported or not because there are standards - but unfortunately Garmin doesn't support the full set and as such we don't get such niceties as SMS messages on our screens the way TomTom users do.

And Garmin gets VERY defensive about this shortcoming.

For example, I have a Nuvi 760, a Zumo 550 and a Zumo 660. My Nokia N95-4 connects with the Nuvi and the Zumo 550, but has all sorts of issues with the Zumo 660 - so, after writing to them and after speaking with them the problem is CLEARLY that my phone isn't on the 'supported list'.

Huh?

And, when you ask why it works with the other two navigators, all that comes back is silence.

While there are no guarantees, some phones allow you select the 'profile' that they use with Bluetooth connected devices. Normally, the device tells the phone what it is and the phone autoconfigures - I gather that in some cases this just doesn't happen.

For example, if you have a Palm 650, you get to specify whether you are connecting to a 'car kit' or to a 'headset'.

Obviously a headset doesn't initiate calls, while a car kit does. With the Palm, the symptom you see is that the phone is 'disconnected' when things are quiet and it 'connects' whenever there is an active call coming in or otherwise in progress.

So, you may have to read your phone's manual (heaven forbid!!) to see how to set things up.

Then there is the matter of the phone's directory. Some phones transfer it automatically each time they connect. Some phones require that you explicitly send them for storage in the navigator - again the Palm 650 is an example of the latter.

The only way to figure out how to make the directory work with my Palm 650 when I had it was to search the internet - in this case Google is your friend.

Hope this helps.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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Just to add onto what bmfrank said...

My Moto RAZR (Verizon) pairs just great with my nuvi 760; all features work, the phone book transfers over 100% of the time, voice dial works 100% of the time. No matter if the nuvi was turned on before or after the phone was (or vise-versa).

Now I try to connect the exact same phone to the nuvi 765 and 95% of the time, the phone book does not transfer over (or is garbled) & voice dial does not work. Sometimes, I can get it working if I power cycle the phone, then turn on the nuvi, then turn on the phone...sometimes.

Works great with one nuvi but not the other...

Please Garmin, don't try to humor me and tell me it's the phone. rolleyes

FWIW, here's Garmin Bluetooth page with a link to the phone "compatibility" list.

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

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

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One issue is that Garmin has been decreasing costs in their newer navigators.

It was tyhe Sirf GPS chipset - the MTC is nothing like the Sirf.

And it is the switch from the Parrot Bluetooth chipset to the garbage Motorola one.

Hopefully Garmin can fix the problem with software - if it isn't a hardware issue.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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The Bluetooth chipset used in newer nuvis is a Texas Instruments BRF6350

The previous Bluetooth chipset was a Parrot CK5000 which was used in the non-xx5 series units.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area