My cell phone (nextel I880) isnt able to tranfer my address book through bluetooth. I am wondering is there a way to upload my outlook address book or an excel file?
Is this to dial? GPSrs' don't maintain an address book in their unit. They merely access your phone's to display. The Bluetooth is for hands-free calling feature and not a general-purpose data communication/exchange (like your Bluetooth headset).
If you're talking about uploading your addresses as POI, then look in FAQ for creating and loading POIs to your 660.
ok so evertime the gps turns off any address book info would be wiped clean anyways?
I believe that answers my question. Thanks.
GPSrs' don't maintain an address book in their unit. They merely access your phone's to display.
I was wondering about this...
I can't access the address book on any of the 4(!) phones I have tried with my Nüvi 310. However, with the phone unpaired, I can 'send' contacts one at a time - which then appear in 'Phonebook' when the phone is paired.
When you unpair the phone, they are inaccessible ... but re-appear without having to be re-sent when the phone is paired again.
If, after sending, I amend a phonenumber, it doesn't get updated on the Nüvi. In fact, there seems to be no way of updating an entry on the Nüvi, once it's been sent. Re-sending it from the phone, just results in two entries.
This implies that they're (sometimes) kept somewhere in the Nüvi...
They may be caching the info you actually used (many intelligent apps do for performance reasons), but I don't think it maintains it...nor allow you to upload the info...think of the security consequences when a phone accessories start maintaining a copy of your address book.
I could be wrong on this, but my gut feeling says Garmin wouldn't do anything that can become liable and if GPSrs start keeping a shadow copy of your phone, it is a potential problem.
It may be caching on a very short term basis - for instances when the phone & GPSr are briefly out of range so they don't have to fully re-pair each time they go in & out of range.
Now that I've mated two phones (RAZR and iPhone), I can definitely tell you that it is strictly caching and nothing more. None of those numbers I dialed with RAZR came up when I hooked up my iPhone...Even in the call history.
BTW, this post was done from my iPhone.
I noticed the same thing. The phonebook won't show on the GPS. I have to figure the best way to do this but I can make my own Excel file with phone numbers and use POI Loader and have it as a permenant file on the GPS.
I will need help as I don't know the best way to format the file since I don't need to enter colomn A and B for Lat/long. I just want person's name and phone number in alphabetical order
In order for a POI file to show up on your GPS unit, you will need to put something in the Long and Lat columns. It will not work otherwise. You can make up numbers, but the items will not show up in alphabetical order no matter what you do.
They will always show up in order of proximity (based on the lat and long entered in the file) to your current location.
Actually you can keep your numbers alphabetically, here’s how.
-73.17417 40.38065 Virgin America (877) 359-8474
-73.17418 40.38065 US Airways/America West (800) 363-2597
-73.17419 40.38065 United Airlines (800) 241-6522
-73.17423 40.38065 Swiss International Air Lines (877) 359-7947
1. I select a Longitude and Latitude off in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 45 miles from land).
2. Changing the Longitude by one decimal going up one number and never changing the Latitude.
3. Keep the list Alphabetized going backwards, meaning you start with the Z thru A and not A thru Z. This will create the addy book in alphabetical order.
Now I’m not sure how long my address book can be but I currently have fifty airline numbers in my custom poi that I use.
What would happen if you went 45 miles out in the ocean?
What would happen if you went to South America?
Would they still be alphabetical?
I was just commenting on what works for me and may work for others. I live and work in NYC and this is what works for me. Don't knock it till ya try it lol
Not knocking it. Just wondering.
okay, I'm sorry. I thought you were being a smarty pants. lol I can't tell you what would happend if I were in another location but I do think it would work well at least if your by the east coast.
Thanks Bandaid - very good suggestion that I have just implemented.
Next challenge: how do you display more than 50 names and phone numbers which is the maximum displayed on my GPS C530?
I haven't tried adding more numbers. This was just a persnal project of mine. Your welcome to create and test your own work. I will update this info when I do add more numbers. Good luck
For any POI list, the unit will only show the 50 locations closest to your current position. There is not modification to change this. The other locations are in there, but you would have to search them by name.
The way to get around this would be to split the POI file up into to smaller bits with 50 or fewer locations in each.
Hey Motorcycle Mama
Great idea!!! Why didn't I think of this before!
Keep up the good work - you have been very helpful for this and for many other topics.
Hey!!!!!! Only I can be the smarty pants...lol. But, like she said, what if it works in NYC (which is more then half way up the eastern seaboard) and you go to say, Maine will it be? What about Florida? Again, I am not knocking it, I am just wondering?
to add to the suggestions already prvided, you might use the alphebet as your "smaller bits" of information. Also if you have bluetooth capability you might consider using GeePeeEx as it will allow you to use the gps for hands free dialing.
Asianfire, you and Motorcycle Mama are right. What if? But I’m not somewhere else to know the answer “how and if it would work somewhere else”. So honestly, one would have to try it out and see if works. Rather then answering a reply to someone and say “it doesn’t work” I would like to show them that it is possible with some self testing. Nothing is really impossible until you rule everything out.
self note to be much clearer in my post
I will try it tomorrow. With the nuvi, you can "set location" as though that is where you are.
Ok, I tested it. The coordinates that were given above, I put in and when I am in VA, they are in alphabetical order. In Florida, same thing. However, if I am in Maine, then it is still in alphabetical order, but reversed. So all in all, it works pretty well, at least with this small sample and test.
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