Nav V, iPhone, Itunes in GSA questions

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Astolfo, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Astolfo

    Astolfo Wicked Slow

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    I know about the other thread but it is huge and pretty difficult to follow.
    so I want to keep specific.

    • how do you export music from iTunes/iPhone to the NAV v
    • How do I export my playlists, does the Nav V keep things organized and how do you syc things up.
    • does the Nav display any music information?
    TIA
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  2. Astolfo

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    anyone please!
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  3. modestmuscle

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    Not sure if it's the same, but with my Android device all I did was link via bluetooth and the NavV has a new screen to get into all of your music.

    So link device to NavV, link NavV to headset, enjoy music and use phone for calls.
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  5. Zuppy51

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    There is absolutely no reason why the manufacturer did not create a usable manual for this product. Its remarkable.
    Rant aside.
    A couple of different ways: Using the spare space on the unit it self. Or adding a MicroSD.

    I created a .mp3 copy of the songs, then sorted them into a playlist.
    Once the NAV V is plugged in via USB, you can view the filesystem.
    Create a MP3 folder, then just drag and drop from itunes into the folder.
    Really simple.
    From there, you need to create playlists and sorting with the NAV V. Not that intuitive.
    Anyway, I've created a SD Card folder as well.
    Just drag and drop onto the card.

    This is the best write up so far:


    http://globeriders.com/article_pages/article07_gps/article07_nav5.shtml
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  6. Raaze14

    Raaze14 Studly(?) Adventurer

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    I'm curious as to why people are using an SD card to add music to the Nav V instead of just using their smart phone to play the music. I'm planning on using my iPhone to play my music to my Sena, bypassing the Nav V completely. That should work, no? :hmmmmm
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  7. Zuppy51

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    I do for multiple reasons. No need to charge the battery on my iPhone. It's easier to accept calls and visually see who's calling you. Also easier for skipping tracks, pausing, muting, etc.


    For BT Headset I use a cardo scala g4. It's integrated into the Nav Vunit for the phone.
    For Tele- I use a iPhone.

    In order to take calls, use the smart link from the garmin app, and have turn by turn directions from the Nav V, you need to link to the Nav V.

    Otherwise, no issue, just connect to your iphone from your BT Headset, and play music accept calls.

    Nothing will be routed through the Nav V.
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  8. Astolfo

    Astolfo Wicked Slow

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    let me see if I understand correctly :) I use the Shuberth SRC which is (I believe a Scala g4)

    I link my iPhone to the Nav V, then the Nav V to my SRC/G4 this way I can:

    • Answer calls
    • Make calls using Siri
    • Stream Music
    • get turn by turn directions
    • use the GSA wheel to control the volume and music.
    Ideally I would move the music to my Nav V so I do not waste my iphone's battery.

    am I correct?

    thanks, I am sorry but a little slow when it comes to this stuff....

    Am I right?
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  9. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Partly correct.

    When you pair your iPhone to the NAV5 and then the NAV5 with the SRC-S in the manner outlined you can only stream music from the NAV5. As for activating Siri, you can by pressing the Phone App button and then pressing the Voice Dial button, BUT, you only have ~30sec to talk and hear the response before the NAV5 drops the Voice Dial connection (it's expecting a call connection).

    The SRC-S doesn't have the flexibility of the Sena SMH10 units when it comes to connecting to multiple devices. Once my SRC-S failed (internal wire connection broke) I replaced it with a Sena SMH10R.

    This is my current configuration:
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  10. Astolfo

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    thanks! So how would you recommend I pair the phone and nav V to the SRC to gain the most flexibility for a gadget impaired rider?
    TIA
    Astolfo
    BTW I appreciate your information and help without being a smart ass :clap
    Cheers
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    If you want the most from your iPhone (Music, Phone, Siri) you should pair the iPhone first with the SRC as a Mobile Phone. Then pair the NAV5 as a GPS device. See how that works out for you.
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  12. Astolfo

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    thanks again, I will get the Nav V next week and try it.
    as is I am having issues (my own stupidity probably) getting the src to do what I want, like get Siri on and making a call!
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