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    Default Advice on bluetooth car kits/satnav.

    I have the cash to put a bluetooth Hands free in the car . Question is what to get?

    I have my own Nokia 6230i and a company 6021 phone. Ideally I want to Pair them both up if possible.

    I was going to get the Nokia ck-7w until I spotted Spoons' Parrott 3200 on another thread . Than last night I realised that TomTom sat navs also have bluetooth capability.

    90% of my journeys are from home to work so the sat nav is more of a gimmick but I have the cash so why not.

    So questions:

    Who has experience with combined Sat nav and Bluetooth? Tom Tom etc Are they any good

    Can anyone point me point in the direction of a hands free kit?

    Do Parrott have a web site?

    What about bluetooth stereos?

    Any advice or recommendations welcome. As I'm getting confused!

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    A friend of mine has the new TomTom One which he has paired with his Nokia 6280i. He reckons it works great & has not once lost the bluetooth connection.

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    i have a ck-7w its great ,i dont think it will work with two phones at the same time, you can pair it with more than one but will only connect to one phone at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsmeets

    Cheers mate you're a star!

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    Nav with integrated carkit has one big drawback: you always have to take the Nav along, even if you do not need the nav function. TomTom's have nice navigation software but are bulky to take along outside the car (to prevent theft). Take a look at the sleek Garmin Nuvi 360 (software is not as nice as TT, but the actual route calculated is very good from what a friend showed me on his Nuvi 350 (360=350+carkit) but it is very small and can slip easily into a pocket. An other friend has a TT 700, and what I saw is that the carkit function is not as nice as compared to the Parrot CK3100 that I have myself.

    Parrot: sync's phonebook and call register automatically upon connection
    TT700: manual, need to select the function to sync the phonebook.

    Parrot: displays Networkname, Signal Strength and Battery status with many Phone models.
    TT700: doesn't

    Parrot: Has it own voice recognizition which works well in a noisy car and with an incoming call you here the name you recorded for this caller (if you did ofcourse).
    TT700: AFAIK it doesn't have voice recognizition, in the bestcase it relies on the voice recognizition of the phone itself.

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    I use the Parrot Ck3100 with a XDA Exec for the satnav/phone duties...all works a treat!

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    BTW: a Danish company called Kram produces adaptor leads to integrate the Parrot (ISO connections) with Vectra radio's. I'm about to order a set (at a reseller here in the NL (www.supplies4mobility.nl)) to get the Ck3100 up and running in my (now) 3 day's old Signum.

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    i use a parrot 3200ls and i think it is fantastic it is very clear, the voice recognition works really well. As sone as i get in the car it connects to my phone so i dont even bother taking it out of my pocket as it stores your phone book too. The wife has the earlier model the 3100, once again a great kit but its only a mono screen.

    http://www.siocommunications.co.uk/Parrot-Kits.html

    oh and i have the following lead for sale if anybidy wants to use a parrot kit with there stereo

    http://www.siocommunications.co.uk/SOT-122.html
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    Cheers all, Any more suggestions?

    I think I heading towards the parrot 3200. Found one for £120 delivered.

    No-one got the sat anv bluetooth option set up?

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