|05-09-2007, 07:50 AM||#1|
Sharp and Pointy
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Zumo and 478: GPS, MP3s, phone questions
A question about setting up my GPS with other gadgets. As with many others posting here, it’s between the Zumo and a 478. The operational features comparisons have been beat pretty much to death, so I will not go into that. When comparing the GPS units, I prefer the 478 to the Zumo. If that is all I would ever want, then I would get the 478. However, I also want the MP3’s, and the cell phone.
If I understand correctly, the Zumo has an MP3 player and Bluetooth built in. All I need to do is upload my songs to the GPS, and hook a Bluetooth compatible phone to it. I am curious exactly how the phone is hooked to the GPS. Is it a wireless connection between phone and Zumo, or are the connected by a cable? Either way, it seems like a pretty clean installation with a minimum of wires. If I also wanted an intercom or bike to bike communication, would the GPS output then be sent into an Autocom or Starcom unit? There is a whole slew of other questions I could ask here, but I’ll try and limit the scope for now.
With the 478, again as I understand it, the GPS audio out would be connected to an Autocom unit. A separate MP3 player would have to be wired to the Autocom, as well as the cell phone. Sounds like I am starting to get quite a few wires and connections running around here.
With the Zumo, everything (GPS, MP3, and phone) is controlled from the Zumo unit. With the 478, I have to deal with each of these as separate devices, right?
If I am wrong about any of this, please set me straight. I know very little about Bluetooth, Autocom units, etc., so anything you would care to add here would be appreciated!
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|05-09-2007, 08:25 AM||#2|
Joined: Aug 2006
I dicided to go with the Zumo so this is what i will try to address here.
For Bluetooth, you also need a bluetooth compatable headset for your helmet to recieve blue tooth calls from your phone. this is wireless. When you upload the MP3 format songs (The only format Zumo recogizes for music ther than XM) you transfer them onto a sandisk card from your computer or upload them. This is only limited by the size of the disc memory, currently the largest I thnk is 4megs.
Now this is where it get tricky. I believe you need the media cable installed to here all music. I know for sure you do need the cable for XM radio, but MP3 I am not 100% on, but feel confident you do need the wire. You also need the wire to take full advatage of the voice directions offered by Zumo. Blue tooth is for Blue tooth compatable phones and rider to passengr communication with bluetooth compatable helmet gear, musice transfered by wire. I also believe the Audiotours offered by 3rd party downloads also may need the media cable.
For quicker replys and additional knowledge on this I would suggest going to http://www.zumoforums.com/zumo/ and joining or reviewing existing threads. I am very sure you will recive more hits here on your questions.
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|05-09-2007, 12:47 PM||#3|
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Boras, Sweden
Since I allready have the Starcom1 Advance system here's how I'm going to connect it:
Zumo Audio out (3.5mm stereo plug) to Starcom Audio In with Starcom MUS-04 isolated cable.
Zumo Mic In (2.5mm mono plug) to Starcom Phone out with Starcom MIC-01 isolated cable.
Starcom Stereo headset (installed in helmet) to Starcom Advance unit with Starcom cable.
Bluetooth phone paired with Zumo.
This way (hopefully) I can answer or make phonecalls with Zumo, hear Zumo guiding voices and listen to MP3's in stereo.
At the same time my pillion can also listen to music and talk to me.
If you use Bluetooth headset in your helmet paired with Zumo, you can not listen to stereo music, but you can make phone calls.
|05-10-2007, 03:08 PM||#4|
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: DFW area of Texas
Sounds about right
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|05-11-2007, 07:26 AM||#5|
Kool Aid poisoner
Joined: Mar 2004
I currently have the 478. If the Zumo had been out at the time, I would have bought it instead and I could care less about the MP3's. I'd rather listen to XM radio myself. The Zumo is a better unit and more suited to land navigation. The one thing the 478 has over the Zumo is a bigger screen, and NEXRAD capability which I don't even subscribe to.
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