Saturday, March 7, 2009

March 7 2009, 68,649km

Today I made a testdrive with the Zumo 550 and Camos BTS-230 bluetooth headset. Even with my earplugs in I could hear the instructions quite well thanks to the good screen of the Pan. Negative point is that the headset reacts too late to the spoken instructions. Each time I missed the beginning and this is rather important since the instructions start with the distance to the next junction. I could solve this by playing mp3's through the Zumo, but firstly I'm afraid it will drain the battery of the headset too fast. Secondly I don't want to listen to music all of the time. Thirdly the quality of the music is quite bad (dunno if the Zumo is to blame, bluetooth or the speakers). And fourthly the music is mono. You hear only one channel of the stereo.
So I've got to do some research to find a fix.
All in all navigating was much more easy with spoken instructions than without. It takes away most of the uncertainties when you've got to rely solely on the screen.


Blogger Panamaniac said...

You need to get a Autocom and you'll get clear stereo music, clear Zumo and anything else you want to plug in to it! I have yet to find a better system and it's cheaper than most other options.

March 7, 2009 10:18 PM  

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