Bluetooth compatibity

 

Can anyone in this forum tell me which Garmin Nuvi is bluetooth compatible with my Sanyo Pro-700 please.I thank-you in advance.

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DriveAssist 50, Nüvi 2595LMT, TomTom START 45M

Don't know if this will help

Don't know if this will help but you can try:
http://my.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.faces

OOPS, I see someone beat me to it.

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Tight lines

I have a samsung sch-u370

I have a samsung sch-u370 and the bluetooth works quite well with my nuvi 1490. It's not on the list, but it still works. Sometimes the phonebook doesn't load onto the gps and other times it does-go figure!?!

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76 csx & Nuvi 1490t

The list is a joke

Aside from being out of date and incomplete, my experience is that in some cases the list is simply wrong.

I would ask why a phone has differing levels of functionality with the various models of navigator, even when they use the same BT chipset?

When I ask Garmin I am usually told that 'it is the phone'. Yet I wonder why this should be unless they keep reinventing the wheel with each model. Could it be?

The older navigators that used the Parrot chipset worked much better and more completely than those that use the Motorola.

My personal feeling is that you should choose your phone and then find a navigator that interfaces well with your phone - unless you are a professional driver you'll be using the phone more than the navigator.

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

old story

From my experience until you will not start using phone and gps together you will never know. Personally I'm not using BT because of dropped calls. I tried it, but after some time I get tired of sudden lost connection. Especially when you are in the middle of important conversation.

From this experience and from my friends experience it is somehow hit and miss game. Sometimes set phone-gps works like charm and there are no problems at all. But probably more often you will have some problems (the most annoying are dropped calls. And there is no rule to it either: sometimes it works for 30 min, but sometimes you have drop after 3 min.).

In addition when you are trying to get to bottom of problem it works like this: phone maker blames gps maker and gps people blame phone people. Even if you have both units on compatibility list. So basically you will be on you own.

Agree...

bramfrank wrote:

Aside from being out of date and incomplete, my experience is that in some cases the list is simply wrong.

I would ask why a phone has differing levels of functionality with the various models of navigator, even when they use the same BT chipset?

When I ask Garmin I am usually told that 'it is the phone'. Yet I wonder why this should be unless they keep reinventing the wheel with each model. Could it be?

The older navigators that used the Parrot chipset worked much better and more completely than those that use the Motorola.

My personal feeling is that you should choose your phone and then find a navigator that interfaces well with your phone - unless you are a professional driver you'll be using the phone more than the navigator.

The Buletooth SIG published the specification of Bluetooth. As long as the device meets the requirement, it should have no problem to pairing with another Bluetooth device.

I don't understand the purpose of the list Garmin provides. Maybe, that's the way Garmin tells the public that their so call "Bluetooth capable" devices really do not meet the Bluetooth specification. That is also why when you call Garmin, they told you to call the phone manufacturer. In reality, it is mostly the responsibility of Garmin, or any other headset manufacturers.

agreed

bramfrank wrote:

Aside from being out of date and incomplete, my experience is that in some cases the list is simply wrong.

I would ask why a phone has differing levels of functionality with the various models of navigator, even when they use the same BT chipset?

When I ask Garmin I am usually told that 'it is the phone'. Yet I wonder why this should be unless they keep reinventing the wheel with each model. Could it be?

The older navigators that used the Parrot chipset worked much better and more completely than those that use the Motorola.

My personal feeling is that you should choose your phone and then find a navigator that interfaces well with your phone - unless you are a professional driver you'll be using the phone more than the navigator.

The technology changes so quickly that nobody can keep up. When I got my droid x, the bluetooth kept dropping in my car. Never had a problem with the BlackBerry 8703, same car. The car forum, Motorola forum, Verizon wireless forum, nobody knew why. Droid x is not exactly an uncommon phone. In the end I figured it out on my own and posted to the fourms.

No problem....

johnnatash4 wrote:
bramfrank wrote:

Aside from being out of date and incomplete, my experience is that in some cases the list is simply wrong.

I would ask why a phone has differing levels of functionality with the various models of navigator, even when they use the same BT chipset?

When I ask Garmin I am usually told that 'it is the phone'. Yet I wonder why this should be unless they keep reinventing the wheel with each model. Could it be?

The older navigators that used the Parrot chipset worked much better and more completely than those that use the Motorola.

My personal feeling is that you should choose your phone and then find a navigator that interfaces well with your phone - unless you are a professional driver you'll be using the phone more than the navigator.

The technology changes so quickly that nobody can keep up. When I got my droid x, the bluetooth kept dropping in my car. Never had a problem with the BlackBerry 8703, same car. The car forum, Motorola forum, Verizon wireless forum, nobody knew why. Droid x is not exactly an uncommon phone. In the end I figured it out on my own and posted to the fourms.

I have a Droid X and have never had it drop from my car or headset bluetooth...I think it's those gremlins.....

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

No Gremlins here

Use Bluetooth capability on 1490LMT in conjunction with a Samsung T301G.
No problem with dropping out. Pairs up almost always within 5 seconds after I turn on GPS. Cell phone is always on in my pocket.
Sometimes Phone Book takes up to 1 minute to load onto GPS but that's acceptable to me.

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

the devil is in the details

cameotabby wrote:

The Buletooth SIG published the specification of Bluetooth. As long as the device meets the requirement, it should have no problem to pairing with another Bluetooth device.

I don't understand the purpose of the list Garmin provides. Maybe, that's the way Garmin tells the public that their so call "Bluetooth capable" devices really do not meet the Bluetooth specification. That is also why when you call Garmin, they told you to call the phone manufacturer. In reality, it is mostly the responsibility of Garmin, or any other headset manufacturers.

Standards don't state how the standard is to be implemented, they normally only detail the format and content of the required elements. The fact a phone pairs with another device at all shows the standard is being followed - otherwise it wouldn't even pair. It's the extras added to the standard, and of course the different versions of the standard that cause the problems. Moto may add extra layers to the Droid to handle stereo earphones but those extras aren't required for a simple "hanging off the ear" hands-free device. A message bock may be defined for transmitting phone book information, and the Garmin may well understand the request, but the standard may not define what is included in the data stream containing the phonebook information so the unit ignores or rejects the data as it doesn't meet what had been defined in it's programming.

Yes, the problem can be fixed by an update to the bluetooth firmware, but it may not be possible to update a device because the device won't accept new code.

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Bluetooth compatibity

My "not so smart" LG800G and Tracfone pairs right up to my 3790T. When I get in the car and plug my Garmin into the beanbag immediately I can wake up Jill and tell her to call my friend Paul. He answers and I ask if he can hear me OK and he said I sound wonderful.

3790T bluetooth compatibility

My Blackberry torch 9800 isnt listed on the site as a compatible device. But my phone syncs up immediately and address book downloads within seconds. No drop calls so far. My only problem is deciding whether to use the garmin for handsfree calls or use my BMW stereo handsfree system