Is there anything like a bluetooth adapter that you can buy and hook up to a garmin non-bluetooth gps and turn it into a bluetooth gps? I know there are a lot of bluetooth gps available, but i talking in terms of someone that has a non-bluetooth gps and does not have the money for a new one that is bluetooth capable.
I haven't seen one yet, Bluetooth and GPS are new breed of technology. So, may be if we wait long enough, the after market can support the demand..!
I don't think that would work anyways because a non bluetooth GPS isn't going to have anywhere to plug in the adapter, nor does it have the software to incorporate a telephone conversation.
What I mean, is that with, let's say a cell phone, you can get an adapter to make it bluetooth, but it still uses the phone for the phone function. The bluetooth is only to connect the headset to the phone wirelessly.
GPSs that don't already have the phone function isn't going to be able to accomadate bluetooth for phone purposes.
Does that make sense?
yeh it does, but with technology these days u never know
That is true.
You might just look at a separate BlueTooth unit. I've seen them in Fry's.
I've seen bluetooth receivers here.
for less than $50 -- just the bluetooth unit. They have one with SirfStarIII for less than $50 right now.
That said, I personally prefer a dedicated, true navigator for the car.
I have seen some nifty avation software that runs on Pocket PC or a Tablet PC using a bluetooth receiver that would be worth the effort. Then again the software alone probably costs more than my Nuvi.
P.S. If you can find an adapter to turn a non-bluetooth GPS into a bluetooth GPS the GPS unit itself has to be able to put out a standard signal that can be read by your software, NMEA as an example, in order to be usable. My old Garmin 90 (an aviation model that is no longer supported with updates)
put out a signal that I could read with my DeLorme software on my laptop via serial port (and that was when laptops had serial ports). If I used a USB adapter I could probably still use that unit for war driving if I were so inclined. But ya know, if I were going to do that I'd simply get a little, inexpensive bluetooth receiver to use with bluetooth on the laptop -- sometimes the hassle is not worth it. Still sometimes proving the concept is fun.
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