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do anything fo the systems come with bluetooth?? not sure if you can use it as a speaker and link it to your cell but i thought it was true....

i'm talking about the tom tom's/garmin stuff btw

i've seen some of them say Built-in Bluetooth technology lets you make convenient hands-free calls using your nüvi (cell phone with Bluetooth capability required, not included)

what would you need to do this?
 

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some of the Garmin Nuvi ones have Bluetooth built in like the Nuvi 360, Nuvi 760 just to list a few some of them have built in mp3 players and are voice activated just depending on what you are lookin for, check out Garmins website and you can see all the different models they offer and compare features.
 

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someone told me i'd have to pay extra a month for that service, is that true?
 

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I just picked up a Nuvi 760 so I can lend a hand here.

The 760's big selling points are larger widescreen (4.5")

Bluetooth

MP3

Traffic updates

FM Transmitter

There are some other features that I don't even know what they are and thats why I didn't include them.

The bluetooth is a cool feature - once you pair your phone with the unit the phone will push its phone book to the garmin and you can then make calls with the garmin. I haven't tried the MP3 function yet. The manual says that if you're listening to your music off the garmin it will either pause or mute your music when the GPS needs to tell you about a turn.

When I was first looking at Garmins I didn't think that the Bluetooth or GPS was a big selling point - I mean who wants to listen to MP3s and cell conversations over a small weak GPS internal speaker. Well - then I read that the FM transmitter will allow you to listen to you MP3s and phone calls over your car stereo - that sold me. Unfortunately I'll say that the FM transmitter is pretty damn weak, I get static on any FM frequency that I pick and on my wife's Audi its almost unbearable. I was hoping this would negate the need for a DICE unit for my ipod but it looks like I'll be purchasing one of those in the future.

I haven't tried the traffic update feature yet - you get something like a 3-month free trial and after that its something like 10.99 - 15.99 a month (can't remember the amount). I'm planing on waiting for vacation to try out the traffic feature.

The only feature that you need to PAY for is the traffic updates.

Let me know if you have any more questions.
 

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Do some research here: http://www.gpsreview.net/
And check out this thread: http://www.gpsreview.net/confessions-of-nuvi-owners-introduction/#more-1541

I was debating between the Garmin Nuvi 760 and the TT Go 930. I ended up buying the Garmin because of the auto-on feature (automatically turns on when you start the car) and the simpler interface. The 930 looks better (both the enclosure and the GUI) and is more customizable.

There are cheaper options with Bluetooth capability however, including the Nuvi 360 mentioned above.
 

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hmmm, i don't really want to pay 400-500 for one, the 360 seems to be cheaper but it's smaller, 3.5 screen is too small....anything in the 4.3 size thats roughly around 200 bucks?
 

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Can't really go wrong with any Garmin.
... unless you want a model with Bluetooth. Make sure that your phone is supported.

http://www8.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.jsp

Actually I'm interested in the latest Magellan widescreens. And they support my phones properly. :)

http://www.magellangps.com/products/bluetooth_maestro.asp
http://www.magellangps.com/products/bluetooth.asp

Here's TomTom...

http://www.tomtom.com/phones/compatibility/

For TomTom you need to check mark the phones you want to know about, then the site shows which options are supported.

I don't have experience with the Harman Kardon, LG, Mio, etc but the one person I know with a Mio Digiwalker thinks it's the greatest...
 
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