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Road tech 660

I have a chance to get a road tech 660 from a buddy and my question is when u receive a phone call do u have to have a headset to answer or can u answer and just talk while riding. My buddy never used it never took it out of box.


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I've connected my phone before. Even with a headset in you cannot talk on it unless you buy some special aftermarket adapter you have to splice in.( I forgot the name of it) Works good to let you know you have a call coming in though if you're inclined to pull over and answer.

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Then y the hell they Bluetooth on. I know one guy at my job has the garmin zumo 660 (not the HD model) and he says he answers and can talk. I thought this is a better model well I've done without all these years no big deal thanks.


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BklynRGU- the add on device is at hdbomm, take a look, I have a friend that called me to tell me he was on his cell, I said so, so am I , he said but I am doing 75 on the bike! It works very very well, but you do need to have a mike to talk into, to much wind noise otherwise they won't hear you. 660 is good unit
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BklynRGU- the add on device is at hdbomm, take a look, I have a friend that called me to tell me he was on his cell, I said so, so am I , he said but I am doing 75 on the bike! It works very very well, but you do need to have a mike to talk into, to much wind noise otherwise they won't hear you. 660 is good unit
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I have a Nuvi 855 it's the same size as the road tech and zumo it has a MP3 player. No Bluetooth and not water proof and no lifetime maps but for $90 I can. I just really don't use it and I think I might do the same with this I haven't seen anything different unless I'm missing something.


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hey lots of guys use the car navigation units for the bike and many it is a cost deal. The bike units are expensive to get glove friendly, weather proof, vibration proof, so each has to find what works for them. there is a new unit five inch display, Zumo 590lm and lots of cool features.
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I'm one of those guys that uses a car unit. If I truly believed the motorcycle units are worth the extra money, I'd have one, but so far I can't see paying 4 to 5 times the cost for a unit that does the exact same thing just because it's supposed to be waterproof, especially since I have a tank bag and a cover that keeps mine dry when it's raining.

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The only solution I'm aware of is to use a headset of some kind so you can actually speak to the other person on the line. I would highly recommend investing in a good headset. I went with Sena SMH-10, and I love it. From there, you have a few choices.

You can pair the phone to the GPS, and pair the GPS and the Bluetooth headset. Using that arrangement, the call comes in, and the prompts and interaction are handled on the GPS unit. Works good if you like to use the headset for listening to MP3s loaded on the Zumo.

The other option is to pair your phone with the Bluetooth headset. With this Sena SMH-10, you answer the phone by tapping a button on the headset. Alternatively, you can answer the phone using voice command "hello". To hang up, just tap the button again. This is the option I like to use, because I actually prefer the music and GPS commands to play over the fairing speakers.

Bottom line is, Bluetooth headsets provide all kinds of flexibility and untapped the potential of your GPS as a telephone communication device, with the intercom features for talking to your passenger or other riders in your group to boot. Get one.


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I should add that the other benefit to pairing the phone to the GPS, and pair in the GPS to the headset is that it provides the full control over your phones contacts on the GPS for initiating phone calls on the GPS touch screen.

The SENA SMH10 very well may have voice commands to do this, but I'm still learning this device, in addition to my GoPro Hero 3+. All of this stuff paid huge dividends on my recent trip to TN.


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