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iPhone 3G Pairing with TomTom GO 500

iPhone TomTom BluetoothIf you’re looking to buy an iPhone and wondering whether it will pair up on Bluetooth with your TomTom GPS, I can confirm that my iPhone 3G pairs successfully with my TomTom GO 500. The firmware versions are: iPhone 3G (v2.2.1 (5H11)) and TomTom GO 500 (v7.903).

It actually pairs up better than my Nokia 6300 which, as noted in a previous post, fails to properly import the phone book into the TomTom, choosing only to offer one number per contact. By contrast, the iPhone clearly tags each number with work, home, mobile.

I also now have names and numbers of incoming callers showing again on the TomTom. Since switching from my SE k750i to the Nokia 6300, I had lost this, as the Nokia did not pass any information to the TomTom about the incoming call.

  1. JP
    April 26th, 2009 at 17:10 | #1
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    How about music playing? Can you use your TomTom to play music stored in your iPhone? Or can you use your TomTom as a bluetooth speaker for iPhone?

  2. April 26th, 2009 at 17:17 | #2
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    JP, that’s never been a capability of the GO500 as far as I know. The iPhone bluetooth capability is currently limited to handsfree only. That may change with v3.0 firmware in July.

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