I am considering getting the Zumo XT but being on a fixed income, I need to make sure it will do what I need it to do. I would like the XT to connect to 3 devices if possible. The order of importance are:
1) Sony XB400 or equivalent ear buds. ( I cuurently have a wired J&M headset in my helmet for my CB radio and intercom)
2) Bluetooth MP3 PLayer
3 Android cell phone.
Is the XT capable of connecting to 3 Bluetooth devices? I suppose I could put the MP3's on the XT itself and this would eliminate one device.
Please give me your thoughts and suggestion as to how I should proceed. I appreciate any and all input.
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It can connect to a phone and a headset. I guess you like the ability to use your MP3 as I would suggest put your music on the Garmin and use the MP3 interface there. There may be some scope to connect your phone to the XT and your MP3 if your phone is newish (<3 years with dual BT) but that is going to be try it and see
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Haven't you been paying attention? Go back though the different sections for different devices and among the most common trait of all the different Garmin models is Bluetooth problems. It's never been right, it's never worked reliably, and it seems to be nothing but a giant PITA when anything with a Garmin name on it is involved. Garmin Corp has yet to figure out how to make it work reliably and repeatedly. Users with yrs of experience are still creating (and passing along to newbies) all the work-arounds to sometimes make it work and it seems to always come down to something like "unpair everything and try again in a different order" or "do a master reset".
Why in the world would you voluntarily step up and abuse yourself in this way? You're better off putting your mp3 in your pocket, mounting your phone on the handlebars and turning Bluetooth off in the Garmin. My experience with Garmin Bluetooth stopped long ago with a nuvi 780. Never could get it to work without fiddling with it all the time. And I still see it with a few folks I ride with. They are constantly trying to pair and re-pair to talk on the phone and talk to each other. At every stop we have more delays, more griping, and more annoyances for the people not using it.
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