Bluetooth with iPhone and Garmin Nuvi 660?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Clix Pix, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

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    I attempted to pair my iPhone with my Garmin Nuvi 660 and while both devices "see" each other I am stymied because of the passkey requirement. The Nuvi requires that you input a numerical passkey, which is not working on the iPhone's keypad because of the way in which the iPhone automatically puts in the "1" and then the area code in parentheses (123) and phone number. I've tried every possible way to get this to work. Has anyone been able to do it?

    ETA: OK, problem solved! Ahem....user error!! I went out and tried it again and THIS time the special keypad came up so that I could input the passkey. Bingo! I think probably before I was confusing the phone and the Nuvi by repeatedly trying over and over. Now it is up and running just fine!!
     
  2. acarney macrumors 6502

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  3. Clix Pix thread starter macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

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    The iPhone does have Maps and you can do a search and get a location, but it is not really a GPS system. I already had the Nuvi 660 prior to buying my iPhone, and only yesterday realized that I could set up Bluetooth in both devices to have hands-free phone conversations if someone calls me in the car or if I need to phone someone while I'm on the way somewhere. The Nuvi 660 shows the contacts list/address book from the iPhone but does not use some of the other features.
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I just got a Garmin Nuvi 760. While it pairs with the iPhone without any problem, the iPhone keeps disconnecting and reconnecting about every 30 secs or so. Very annoying and it renders the functionality useless -- this really stinks. Apparently, this is an issue people have noticed with the iPhone 1.1.3 update. I hope it's fixed soon.
     
  5. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    This is fixed (and confirmed fixed) with the iPhone 1.1.4 update.
     
  6. Clix Pix thread starter macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

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    I've been having that problem recently, too -- glad to see that it has been fixed! (Heads off to click on Software Update....)
     
  7. cashjgps macrumors newbie

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    iPhone & Nuvi 760 Bluetooth

    After owning the Nuvi 760 for several months and unsucessfully trying to pair them via Bluetooth, success! The answer, which should have been more obvious, was to use the Web Update feature on the Nuvi for a Bluetooth firmware update. That plus V 1.14 iPhone update equals a beautiful relationship!:)
     

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