I was wondering if the external mic is worth buying for the 680 and if anyone has had any experience with it.....sometimes the party I am talking to gets an echo........would an external mic help that?..........Dave
I use mine and think it helps a good bit. You will need to run the wire so the mic is in a closer location for better sound.
Thanks...........so if it helps I will try it
I bought the external microphone for my Nuvi 680 about two weeks ago and have thus far been satisfied with its performance. Better than the built in microphone for sure. I installed mine at the top of the window post and hid the wire behind the molding. Clean installation without any cutting or drilling in the truck. Microphone is pretty close to the drivers face in this location.
I got my microphone from Circuit City on-line. The offered the best deal when considering cost, taxes and shipping. They shipped it quick, I had the microphone two days after my order and I placed the order late in the evening (11:30 p.m.)
No, I don't work for Circuit City but I think when a vendor provides good service you should say so. Often times folks tell about bad experiences (of course that is very helpful) but don't seem to say much when things go right! Just my 2 cents worth.
Yes, I agree on positive feedback Stan. I love a company such as you mention......order late and have the item on your front porch within a few days. Cabelas is like that for me most of the time. So when you take the 680 off the dash you have to unhook the power cord plus the ext mic cord right? Thanks for your info Stan.......I am going to buy next weekend I think...........Dave
If you have "hard wired" the mic through the car then you have to at least remove it before taking the unit down. That is if you also remove the mount as well. I use the bean bag mount for my 660 and just before I get to my destination I remove the mic plug (not the power cord) and just grab mount plus the unit and tuck it at the base of the drivers seat. It is fairly hard to see once placed there. If I am going to be somewhere for a long time, then I remove the mic plug, drop the mount to the floor and take the garmin unit with me.
I use the suction cup mount and the microphone and power cord plug into the mount. To remove my Nuvi I simply press the button and the Nuvi is released from the mount with the microphone and power cord still attached to the mount. I then take the Nuvi into the house.
Some advocate removing the mount as well as the Nuvi for security reasons. I don't bother - just too much trouble and if it isn't convienent I wouldn't use it. If someone breaks into my truck thinking I was careless enough just to put the Nuvi into the glove box then they will be dissappointed.
Hope this helps.
This may be a dumb question, but what are you using the mic for? Is it for bluetooth and phone, or does your unit have some special thing that the nuvi 360 doesn't have.
I haven't been able to try using my bluetooth because I keep sending my unit back for problems. Is the mic on the unit not sensitive enough? I never considered getting one... I know I have recs for connecting the unit to the car stereo system because the sound is not always clear when talking...
yeah the mic is for the bluetooth. I am thinking about adding a headset jack to my c530. I believe that my unit (although it doesn't come with a jack) will support it if I can find the leads on the circuit board to solder the jack too.
I get it, thanks. I remember I couldn't hear anything in my car because it was too noisy (Civic- can hear and feel the road). I'm hoping that the cabin will be quieter when I get my unit back in another car. Thanks!
I have a related question(s). Does Nuvi 360 have jack for external mic and earbuds? Does one jack work for both? Does suction mount have the same jack? Is it illegal in some/all areas to drive with earbuds in? I was thinking that the police might think you were not able to hear and respond to emergency situations.
360 has both. Mic is on the mount and headphone is on the unit itself
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