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Have a question thought you sage V drivers could answer. Got me a Nuvi 780 and have the phone & bluetooth headset. But the phone will only recognize one or the other. I would like to be able to hear the voice commands (because I have trouble seeing the display, upclose blindness) from the Nuvi, but can't figure out out to link the Gamin to my headset...Ideas? Thanks all

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bluetooth is a point to point protocol, AFAIK you can only have one bluetooth device associated with one other bluetooth at the same time. some manufacturers get round that by having two separate logical devics so you can support two concurrent bluetooth connections.

Im afraid something is going to have to give
either the headphone or the cellphone.
you could connect the GPS to yur helmet using wires (say a headphine jack with in ear headphones. Ive seen people ride with their Zumo connected in thsi way.
the other alternative is to run the GPS with no voice prompts , connect the phone to the GPS and merely using it as a call waiting prompt
or go the route of fitting a bike intercom such as autocom
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I just did some quick research on the nuvi 780 and it appears to me the only way for you to get audio from it to a headset is through a cable. I think your cheapest/easiest solution healdem already suggested. Connect your cellphone to the gps through blue tooth. Then use a wired headset plugged into your gps. The only problem is you won't be able to talk to anyone with this setup. The nuvi only has an audio out jack but no line in for a microphone. Well that is my best guess for working with what you have and not buying a new gps or phone.


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Chatterbox makes a bluetooth unit you can plug the GPS into to communicate with a bluetooth headset.

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I forgot about that option. It's a good one to get the audio directions from the gps to the bluetooth headset. Here's a link to the device on chatterbox's site. It may solve the problem of not being able to pair 2 devices to your BT headset at the same time. It all depends on the capabilities of the BT headset.


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I have an XBi that can connect to the GPS and phone at the same time. I also have a Zumo 550 so it has BT and can also pair with a phone. This allows me to pair both of my phone and music. I can't say that the Zumo works great with my phone, but I don't intend to talk and ride. I use it more to see that someone is trying to call me so that I can pull off of the road if I want to talk to them. I do use it for listening to music. Really nice on longer rides. I am thinking about upgrading to the XBi2 since it will also work for bike to bike communications.

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Bluetooth the phone to the gps, then hard wire the gps to the headset.
That's how I do it.


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