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Old 12-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #856
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So after shelling out the MSRP for the unit, next comes the question of the $30 extras: Live Traffic, photoLive and Advance Weather. Do all the features overlay the map? Im curious how these show up on the Nav V when in use. Can someone post photos of these 3 add-ons in use?
No pics to hand but the live traffic is very similar to Google maps and the road will turn yellow/red with delays...it also shows a select few accident symbols....all on the main nav map as you ride happly along.

However the live weather radar appears on its own standalone map...a shame...sure would be nice if it was a layer option.

Maybe Garmin will update this

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Old 12-19-2013, 08:24 PM   #857
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Does anyone know if the 660 sunshade works for the V?

Also gonna look at sloting the top hole over the holidays to try and get the frame to rack forwards so I can see the tack...if that don't work a simple 3 hole extension piece won't be too hard to make.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:34 AM   #858
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Just paired the Nav to my car system. works a treat , phone paired to the Nav , Nav paired to the car ! In fact the Nav in the car gives great functionality. I use my garmin car 660 mount and charger, and that is all I need to do.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:05 AM   #859
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Interesting, I hadn't thought of pairing the Nav V to the car. What model and year car did this work on?

Am I assuming you have telephone connectivity from pairing with the GPS and then pairing the GPS to the car's speakers and microphone?

Also, Do you have stereo pairing between the car and the GPS allowing the Nav V media player to play through the car's stereo system?

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Old 12-20-2013, 12:51 PM   #860
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Interesting, I hadn't thought of pairing the Nav V to the car. What model and year car did this work on?

Am I assuming you have telephone connectivity from pairing with the GPS and then pairing the GPS to the car's speakers and microphone?

Also, Do you have stereo pairing between the car and the GPS allowing the Nav V media player to play through the car's stereo system?

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Car is a Touareg R50 2009 Model
Your assumption is correct about pairing.
It is stereo and the media player works very well.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:21 PM   #861
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Excellent! I have an Audi Q5, 2011 with MMI so the chances are good for similar success.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:53 AM   #862
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Will this GPS pair with any phone that has bluetooth or only specific brands or models?
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:04 AM   #863
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There are always exceptions with the lack of standardized Bluetooth requirements. My experience is the Nav V will pair with most phones.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #864
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My niece spent 2 hrs lost this weekend when she lost cell service in the NC mts. A good reason why I want a stand alone gps. As an aside she had printed directions but was so used to her phone she forgot about the hard copy.. So far I really like my Nav V.
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #865
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I discovered some flexibility in searching when navigating a route.

Condition: You are currently navigating a route, and decide to search along it.

1. Click Where to



Then click on the Searching near box in the upper right corner of the screen.



The Search near default is to search near your current location, however, clicking on this brings you to another screen that lets you select where to search. As you can see, it allows you to choose searching near:

My Active Route
My Destination
Where I Am Now
A Different City
Recent Destination
Saved Place





(I included two images because the last choice could not be seen without scrolling down. )


I called up a route that started far away from my current location and ended even farther away, told the unit to Go (navigate it) and then searched for a steakhouse near my active route. It found one. I did not take the next step of telling it to go there, etc., but at least it seems like searching along the route is possible. It seems like there is a lot more flexibility to the searching than I had thought.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #866
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Had a couple of hours free today so I decided to slot the upper holes in the GPS mount.

Turned out the mount is made from aluminum so I just needed some needle files and some patience.

Stock view for me at 5' 11".


The tools.

The stock holes.

The slots.


Tada...new and improved view


Just thought I'd share....Merry Xmas.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #867
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Good tutorial Emoto. Thanks
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:04 PM   #868
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Had a couple of hours free today so I decided to slot the upper holes in the GPS mount.

Turned out the mount is made from aluminum so I just needed some needle files and some patience.

Stock view for me at 5' 11".


The tools.

The stock holes.

The slots.


Tada...new and improved view


Just thought I'd share....Merry Xmas.
So, this simply allows one to tilt it forward a tad? BRILLIANT!!!
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #869
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Good tutorial Emoto. Thanks
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:29 PM   #870
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...or, it pairs with Bluetooth in your car / truck ...
Glad that someone else finally got the Nav V to pair with their vehicle audio ... there were many negative results / remarks over the past 6 weeks about it not working... long after I was successful getting it to pair in two different vehicles.
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