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Smart Phone as GPS
« on: March 21, 2016, 08:25:54 pm »
I am getting conflicting stories.  I have been told that the Garmin Zumo 660 will not connect with the mount from Triumph although I see several people have made it work.  I am now wondering if I get a smart phone would I be able to have the GPS directions run through the TTSE speakers???

Thanks for any help or advise. 

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Re: Smart Phone as GPS
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 08:41:53 pm »
The Triumph CNC mount is SPECIFICALLY  designed for the 660/665 Garmin systems.

I can confirm that the 590 series also fit without any modification.

Some have fitted the older 550 series but there they needed to modify the back plate or create an extra intermediate plate.

Others have also successfully fitted Tom Tom units.

The smartphone out put for voice directions will work through the bike sound system, speakers or headset... I have used this method. Drawback is if you need to see the screen for directions too then a RAM mount option seems the best way. Personally, I left the phone in the glove box and just listened out for the voice prompts.
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Re: Smart Phone as GPS
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 11:32:08 pm »
Great thanks.
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Re: Smart Phone as GPS
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 03:34:21 am »
I mounted my phone and use the app called waze for directions, road hazards, police hangouts, and other road goodies. can be a little tough to see in direct sunlight, but i just follow the voice prompts when necessary,.

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Re: Smart Phone as GPS
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 12:29:00 pm »
In any city with a lot of traffic, or road construction
waze is hard to beat.

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Re: Smart Phone as GPS
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 02:03:01 pm »
Greygoose you with your phone mounted to the bike do you have it running blue tooth through the speakers?  Sorry if the questions are so stupid but I don't have a smart phone yet and before I pick one up I want to make sure it will connect with my TTSE.  Thanks again for the input all. 

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Re: Smart Phone as GPS
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2016, 02:31:12 pm »
While using sygic for GPS, I connect my phone via Bluetooth and it work, but when starting a sentence, you will hear only the last part of the initial word, but the rest of the sentence was fine.

Example; If the instructions said Turn right, I would hear "rn right". :157:
I suspect that the issue had to do with Sygic, since music from the phone play just fine through the speakers and phone calls directed to my Uclear, sound excellent.

The  workaround,  was to connect an audio cable to the TTSE and problem solve.  :350:.
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Re: Smart Phone as GPS
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 03:59:12 pm »
Lemuriano

Sorry to be a pain in the rear about this but I am not that mechanically capable.  How would you go about connecting and audio cable to the TTSE.  Would I need to remove everything that they do when the hard wire the GPS to the bike or is there a simpler way?


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