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Incompatibility between Garmin Bluetooth 4.60 and iPhone 2.2

#1 Post by leeclw » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:47 pm

My new Nuvi 265wt firmware 4.60 cannot work with iPhone OS 2.2. The Nuvi shuts off automatically after a few minutes when iPhone is connected via Bluetooth.

Here is an official reply from Garmin International:

Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

We, apologize currently the IPhone software O.S.2.2 is not compatible with the Nuvi 265wt and is bluetooth firmware. We will be coming out with a software to resolve this and also please be sure to check with Apple soon for a new update to pair with a Nuvi.Currently the two are not compatible.

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The Nuvi 265W

#2 Post by jin1119 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:06 am

any one of here using nuvi 265w? can share more about it?what is the different btw 265w and 265wt?
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Re: nuvi 265w

#3 Post by SilverBeauty » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:23 am

The letter "T" tells that unit has Live Traffic feature Live traffic delivered via FM. Take note that this service is provided by the Traffic Message Channel and is respective country service provider dependant. It is useless here for now unless local vehicle authorities implement it.

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Re: nuvi 265w

#4 Post by cruiser » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:38 am

Thats right... its only handy when you take it abroad where designated countries provides the TMC transmission so, not a total loss if U R a regular traveller to many countries. :mrgreen:
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Re: nuvi 265w

#5 Post by exs » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:09 pm

265WT.
widescreen, FM lifetime traffic, Bluetooth® wireless, speaks street names, preloaded street maps for North America, optional MSN® Direct, Where am I?, photo navigation

Not sure about 265w though.

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Re: nuvi 265w

#6 Post by adilothman » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:15 pm

265 is really cheap in Australia. After conversion it is a shade below RM1000. If you have friends in Australia or going there - you can consider. Its difficult to find the handhelds though. Nuvis u can find anywhere. Dont forget to pay additional AUD15.00 for international warranty.
Malsingmaps is now an official partner of Garmin to produce maps for MY, SG & Brunei.

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Re: nuvi 265w

#7 Post by alexng168 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:29 pm

exs wrote:265WT.
widescreen, FM lifetime traffic, Bluetooth® wireless, speaks street names, preloaded street maps for North America, optional MSN® Direct, Where am I?, photo navigation

Not sure about 265w though.
The above features are correct, except FM lifetime traffic will only work if you plug-in the cigi-usb charger. In other words, 265 W is 265 WT without the plug-in 8-)

Its BT is very handy while driving. Speaker is loud & volume is adjustable via the mobile phone.

Disadvantage: it does not allow setting of 'Avoidance Route/Area/Road' (NUVI 2XX in fact) & my battery indicator drops every 30 mins (can someone comfort this please). It won't last for more than 2 hours :fire:

Overall, it is a good device to have.

Cheeers all.

P/S, I got it through Amazon, sent to USA address & brought back by a friend. Cost: USD 250 (Amazon's Friday night black out sales)

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Re: nuvi 265w

#8 Post by cruiser » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:23 am

alexng168 wrote: Disadvantage: it does not allow setting of 'Avoidance Route/Area/Road' (NUVI 2XX in fact) & my battery indicator drops every 30 mins (can someone comfort this please). It won't last for more than 2 hours :fire:
Cheeers all.
Full utilization on yr Nuvi will indeed drain seriously quicker than just viewing the maps and you'd be better off letting it stay plugged-in with the ciggy 12v outlet during the ride/drive. :thumbsup:
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Re: nuvi 265w

#9 Post by trajet2b » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:51 am

alexng168 wrote:The above features are correct, except FM lifetime traffic will only work if you plug-in the cigi-usb charger. In other words, 265 W is 265 WT without the plug-in 8-)
The FM lifetime traffic will only work in areas that is providing such service especially in the US and certain parts of Europe. The traffic data service is NOT available here hence, is useless for use in SG and MY.

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Re: nuvi 265w

#10 Post by Magixz » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:01 am

IMHO, I dun see the need for 265W, 255W would suffice...

1) Traffic service dun work in Singapore and Malaysia,
2) bluetooth is redundant as bluetooth headset normally comes free with handphone anyway.
3) I dun want all my passenger to hear my conversation.

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