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  1.    #1  
    I am looking at purchasing a TomTom setup (Bluetooth) for my Treo 650 and had a few questions for current users of it:

    1. How well does it interact with music players (I use Pocket-Tunes)? If I have the map up and Pocket-Tunes playing in the background, what will happen when a voice prompt from TomTom occurs?

    2. Can I use the bluetooth GPS receiver with my laptop? I have a Thinkpad T42p with bluetooth (that works great for syncing my Treo) and it would be great to have the option of using Streets & Trips on my laptop sometimes (I realize that if it does work it will only connect with the Treo or the laptop, not both at the same time).

    3. From reading some reviews, it sounds like the GPS reciever and wireless headsets work reasonably well together. I realize that they can't be used simultaneously, but you can use the GPS, when a call comes in the GPS feed shuts off, when the call ends the GPS feed picks back up again - is this true?

    Thanks,

    Britain Crooker
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    I have a full review of TomTom5 working on my treo650, and Lifedrive over at PalmOSC.com
    http://palmosc.com/?q=node/305
    My findings are I could not listen to Music and TomTom at the same time, if music was on, and I started TomTom, the player stops and TomTom started, but it is true about the calls, it will go back to GPS.
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    I do both daily. I have Pocket Tunes running in the background and TomTom running with voice navigation. I use a cassette adapter through my stereo. I adjust the volume down on TomTom so the voice is not overbearing when a turn is coming up. I have done this for about 2 months with no problems.
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    I've also run ptunes and Tomtom simultaneously. I use ptunes to stream a shoutcast station, and the Tomtom directions can be heard simultaneously.
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    Does it matter which you start first???
    Mine seems to close out Pockettunes.
    Looks like I will try some more.
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    RE: Streets and Trips.

    I use my BT338 with streets and trips 2001 w/ no problems. You must have the GPS plug-in for s&t, tho. Check under tools on s&t to see if GPS is active. If not, you can get the plug-in free at MS. Then pair, configure, and your on your way.

    Although the laptop screen is much larger, won't you miss Lori's (TomTom) calming voice?
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    how big of a SD card do i need for US maps and a voice?
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    I have these three maps on my card.

    141mb for South Central States
    133mb for Plains
    219mb for Major Roads
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    1) I keep realplayer running in the background with TT5 and it works perfect....It's cabled directly into my car stereo so I get great Music from the Treo and the GPS commands play right over the music (without interruption). You can set the TT voice over volume separately (as a % so it plays over the music so you can hear Lori tell you what to do).

    I've also tried Pocket Tunes, but I had some issues related to the goodlink software that I also have running in the background (not enough DBcache for the 3)

    2) Yes, I have a BT338 and it works great with the laptop also

    3) I've got a 1Gb card but the entire California/Nevada map only takes 73Mb...I've got MP3 and Apps on the card + some extra room to load other maps when I travel
    Last edited by davisdog; 10/24/2005 at 10:39 PM.
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    What do you use to keep the Treo visible to you. I have an ECover case on it.
  11.    #11  
    Quote Originally Posted by mnylen
    What do you use to keep the Treo visible to you. I have an ECover case on it.
    I have my Treo in a ProClipUSA mounting kit for my car which works great.
  12.    #12  
    Quote Originally Posted by davisdog
    1) I keep realplayer running in the background with TT5 and it works perfect....It's cabled directly into my car stereo so I get great Music from the Treo and the GPS commands play right over the music (without interruption). You can set the TT voice over volume separately (as a % so it plays over the music so you can hear Lori tell you what to do).

    I've also tried Pocket Tunes, but I had some issues related to the goodlink software that I also have running in the background (not enough DBcache for the 3)

    2) Yes, I have a BT338 and it works great with the laptop also

    3) I've got a 1Gb card but the entire California/Nevada map only takes 73Mb...I've got MP3 and Apps on the card + some extra room to load other maps when I travel
    Thanks for everyones comments - I received my stuff yesterday (GlobalSet BT338 & TomTom Nav 5) and it works great (other than the install issues that seem to plague everyone). The 3D view while driving works phenomonally.

    I was also able to connect it with my laptop without issue.

    It seems to work with my Pocket-Tunes just fine as well.
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    Leave Lori alone. She's mine. I love her. She loves me. I can tell.

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