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humber
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: best bt for tom tom Reply with quote

hi , i have a toshiba e750 wifi with a belkin cf bluetooth module fitted and am wanting to purchase a bt receiver, is the tom tom bt receiver a good choice because i may want to use it with tom tom mobile 5 also, and have heard that the software is only set up for tom toms own receiver on the phone. also what about best price,any suggestion folks? thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Humber,

What ever you choose I would advise going for a Bluetooth with SiRF Star III chipset. The TomTom Bluetooth is a fantastic unit with its only draw back being the lack of replaceable battery. There are others available.

Check out this link for more details

www.globalpositioningsystems.co.uk/latest-bluetooth-gps.html

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Jonathan Bowes
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www.globalpositioningsystems.co.uk

YooNoo Ltd
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: sirf 3 Reply with quote

hi, does anybody know if you have to use a tom tom gps reciever with tt mobile 5 or will any work?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi humber,

Any bluetooth will work, however the trick is to make the software think it has found the TomTom receiver. So you will need to change the name of your receiver within Bluetooth Manager to TomTom Wireless GPS MkII (Case sensitive).

As all legitimate TomTom MOBILE 5 software is only available as part of a bundle, complete with TomTom Wireless receiver, you will always have this GPS as back up. We've had no complaints from anyone using this GPS receiver.

Jonathan Bowes
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www.globalpositioningsystems.co.uk

YooNoo Ltd
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

intertoto wrote:
Hi humber,

Any bluetooth will work, however the trick is to make the software think it has found the TomTom receiver. So you will need to change the name of your receiver within Bluetooth Manager to TomTom Wireless GPS MkII (Case sensitive).

As all legitimate TomTom MOBILE 5 software is only available as part of a bundle, complete with TomTom Wireless receiver, you will always have this GPS as back up. We've had no complaints from anyone using this GPS receiver.

Jonathan Bowes
Product Manager
www.globalpositioningsystems.co.uk

YooNoo Ltd


Err - is this correct? I have seen several legitimate retailers selling TT5 without TT's receiver - or is it my imagination?

As for the first bit - how come my Ipaq and TT5 talks to my Parrot BT sat nav receiver without any renaming? Although like a lot of others on this forum I had to lie to TT5 and say it was a serial receiver not BT.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterc10 wrote:


Err - is this correct? I have seen several legitimate retailers selling TT5 without TT's receiver - or is it my imagination?


It's perfectly legal to split up packs and sell off the bits individually.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi peterc10,

I think you may be a little confused, the discussion thread is about TomTom MOBILE 5 (for SmartPhone), not NAVIGATOR 5(for Pocket PC/Palm).

NAVIGATOR 5 is very easy to split boxes and sell components seperately as the software is compatible with many different units.

However MOBILE 5 is much more product specific and therefore not as easy to split. This is why most software only versions of MOBILE 5 are appearing on eBay and not through legitimate resellers.

As Mark mentioned it is perfectly legal to split TomTom packs and sell them separately, only TomTom themselves will be in a position to complain about this.

Jonathan Bowes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops .... sorry. Since the Toshiba is a PDA not a mobile phone I assumed that we were talking about TT5.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peter,

Possibly Humber got a little mixed up also, but I think we have covered both NAVIGATOR 5 and MOBILE 5 bases Laughing

Jonathan Bowes
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humber
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:19 am    Post subject: helpful advice Reply with quote

thanks guys for the advice, i will be purchasing a sirf 3 gps receiver
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

humber wrote:
hi, does anybody know if you have to use a tom tom gps reciever with tt mobile 5 or will any work?


intertoto wrote:
Any bluetooth will work, however the trick is to make the software think it has found the TomTom receiver. So you will need to change the name of your receiver within Bluetooth Manager to TomTom Wireless GPS MkII (Case sensitive).


This is not correct for the e750. I've got TTN5 (which is, I think, what humber is using) and a sysonchip smart blue mini and I did not have to change it's name at all. TT found it in a second without changing anything.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry! my mistake for not reading the first post correctly. I don't know about TT mobile.... But works fine with TTN.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are going to go for a different GPS receiver then look for the SiRFstar III receivers as they have high sensitivity like the Holux 236, see the link below.

http://www.totalpda.co.uk/Holux-GPSlim236-GPS-Bluetooth-SiRF-Star-III-receiver-.aspx
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