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    Maybe some T/C user's feedback would be helpful with my dilemna; I like the idea of being able to use my 650 as a GPS device, however, it seems that the option of being able to use the phone at the same time is not possible. So, would it make more sense to just purchase a standalone gps device such as the Garmin or TomTom- the prices have come down significantly ($500-$700) and you can use your phone at the same time.
    The upside to the 650/gps combo would be integration and lower price but I'm wondering if the phonesacrifice would be worth it. As a realtor, I'm always an the phone and in my car so this may factor in. Any feedback, especially from realtors, would be appreciated.
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    It sounds to me like you've answered your own question. You need your phone available.

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    Have to agree with pheath. While I like having a combination unit (Treo 650 with Tomtom Navigator 5), my phone is not critical to me. I don't get many incoming calls and I often leave it turned off so they go to voice mail anyway If your cell phone is integral to your business, then using it for navigation at the same time might not work.
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    Good points; I guess my mind is made up. I keep seeing this commerical with that 8 foot Chinese basketball player (Yeow Ming?) hawking the new Garmin GPS. That might be the answer.
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    the advantage of the GPS and treo IMO is for people that travel and rent cars....you dont need another device...only the antenna.
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    I was under the impression that you could use the phone AND gps at the same time, as long as they were not both bluetooth devices, because of the only-one-bluetooth-device-at-a-time limitation.

    I would think that you could use a serial gps like a sedio cradle with a plug in gps or the 2350s cradle with integrated serial GPS or you maybe could put your call on treo speakerphone or use a wired headset.

    I realize that when you accept a call in the middle of a tom tom session, tom tom quits, but couldn't you just put your call on speakerphone, go to applications and then restart tom tom and then have your call and tom tom functioning at the same time?

    Has anyone tried this?
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    That doesn't sound like something that would be very safe.

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    That doesn't sound like something that would be very safe.
    You could just assign that side button to Tom Tom so when a call comes in, take the call, then just hit the side button and hit the "I agree" button.

    Seems pretty easy (if it works)

    I also have my treo mounted with a pro-clip mount and holder and it is mounted high on my dash, so I dont have to take my eyes off the road.
    car_designer
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    Parrot ck-3300 handsfree + BT GPS
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    In your case I'd vote for standalone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by car_designer
    You could just assign that side button to Tom Tom so when a call comes in, take the call, then just hit the side button and hit the "I agree" button.
    Why do you need to 'I agree'? you should only need do that the first time ttn is run.

    I use a BT carkit with a wired gps receiver. when a call comes in, call is automatically answered, ttn restarts automatically & gives visual directions until call is ended, then back to spoken directions as well.

    Simple!
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    I've ordered the EMTAC bluetooth GPS device; I'll give it a run and if its not suitable then I'll return it and go with the standalone. If the call interrupt function is acceptable then it might work. I also like the idea of it being small and compact. Its arriving tomorrow and I have a road trip to an unfamiliar town 30 miles away on Thursday; if you've ever been lost in Jersey you'll understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeProcter
    Why do you need to 'I agree'? you should only need do that the first time ttn is run.

    I use a BT carkit with a wired gps receiver. when a call comes in, call is automatically answered, ttn restarts automatically & gives visual directions until call is ended, then back to spoken directions as well.

    Simple!
    I'm interested in a similar setup. Do you use the Treo's speakerphone for the directions in nav mode?

    Thanks,
    elbastardocalvo
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo
    I'm interested in a similar setup. Do you use the Treo's speakerphone for the directions in nav mode?

    Thanks,
    elbastardocalvo
    Yes I do. It is plenty loud enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeProcter
    Yes I do. It is plenty loud enough.

    Cool, thanks.
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    Well, I received by EMTAC Bluetooth GPS unit and am quite impressed. The mapping software works great and the unit itself is very small! After receiving a call the unit picks back up after only 10 seconds or so from where it left off. All files run smoothly from the SD card and are quite accurate. My only issue is whether or not its possible to use the TomTom software and/or the price tag is worth the nicer graphics.
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    Ask yourself this: do you rely moreo

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    Ask yourself this: do you rely more on voice prompts or the map itself? If it is the voice prompts then the answer is no.

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