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Old 05-31-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
Cerberus83
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Location: Cleveland, OH
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@North - make sure the puck (Garmin antenna) is pointing straight up and has a clear view of the sky. Out of 3 bars, I keep getting 1-2 bars, but I do get 3 if I put the puck on my top case.

Pairing BT with Zumo is actually quite easy and straightforward. I'm using SENA for my setup and have it paired with my phone and GPS. Actually, that's not entirely correct; the phone is paired to Zumo and Zumo is paired to SENA.*

I would say the biggest learning curve is going to be using BaseCamp. I'm not going to say that it's terrible, but then again, I wouldn't be too far off with that statement either... However, once you learn how to use it, planning trips/routes does become (somewhat) easier. I still like to use MS Street & Trips and Google Maps.

I'm still on "I'm liking Garmin" train and hopefully I will stay on it when it comes to bike GPS...


*If you know how pairing devices works, then you probably don't need to read this. If not, then I will try to explain this in a nutshell. Without going into too much detail or technicality, bluetooth uses two profiles: HFP (hand free profile) and A2DP (stereo). You can only use one A2DP profile at the time. What this means is that if you pair your phone using A2DP (to listen to the music through Pandora for example), you can only pair your GPS using HFP (which will give you voice direction only; you WILL NOT be able to listen to Sirius). The same is true if you pair GPS using A2DP: you will be able to listen to directions AND Sirius, but you will not be able to listen to Pandora (music) via your phone -- you will only be able to make/receive calls. In case of Zumo, it is a bit quirky and the best way to pair it is to pair your phone to Zumo first (you can make/receive calls) and then Zumo to your BT device. Otherwise, Zumo may start to compete for the priority and as a result the connection could get disconnected from your BT. In summary, you can listen to the music via BT using ONLY ONE device at the time.


@Alec - Sorry for highjacking your thread!
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