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    Valentine One/Motorrad Nav. IV Bluetooth

    I'm sure this has been asked and answered, but a Google search didn't find any new or helpful information.

    I just bought a 2012 R1200GSA, and the BMW incentive for June, July and August is a free Nav. IV. I don't know a whole lot about it, but from what I have been told and read it does support stereo Bluetooth. I have a Valentine One that I would love to connect to my helmet via Bluetooth along with the Nav. IV, and I'd like to also connect my iPhone. I have a J&M Bluetooth headset installed in my helmet. Here is a drawing of what I am envisioning.



    Does anyone have any idea how I can do this?

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    An interesting approach- be interested to hear what you think of it after you get it working and use it for a while.

    There is an alternative based on light rather han sound- the "repeater" available from Legal Speeding that puts a red LED in the corner of your vision that flashes when radar is detected. Only drawback to the design is that it is battery powered (2025 coin cells) and needs a tool to do a battery change. Life expectancy of batteries is several days of all day use but can get killed quickly if left switched on overnight. Replacemnt batts are about $1.25 if bought in quanity from mailorder places.

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    You'll need a bluetooth dongle. The V1 will plug into it and it will convert it to a bluetooth transceiver. Try Kennedy Electronics on line, they normally carry them.
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    http://jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=40

    you can continue to be corded and they have the option of adding radar including the mount for the right handlebar. i went with this option along with a legal speeding radar box. http://www.legalspeeding.com/products.htm#radarbox

    it all works perfectly and i do not have to worry with charging any blue tooth wireless gadgets, just get on, plug in and ride on.
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    I use one of these dongles that works very well. Link
    The one problem you may have is that this is a stereo dongle and your Valentine output may be mono.
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    Previous similar question by me led to Senna SR10 for sending radar detector as bluetooth.

    http://senabluetooth.com/products/sr..._menu=overview
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    The Sena SR10 is a better solution (more money), but it does allow for more connections and you don't get the signal delay from using just a dongle.
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    What are your thoughts on bluetooth enabled radar detectors?

    Escort has SmartRadar, which has a bluetooth capabity to integrate with a smartphone, as does Cobra (iRadar)...

    Do you think they can be set up such that they CHIRP and/or give alerts via bluetooth (and not thru their own speakers)?

    All I am looking for is an integrated way for a radar detector to CHIRP thru my Sena SMH10. The thought of having a dedicated bluetooth sending device, or worse, and bluetooth blinky light in my helmet that needs to be recharged separately makes me cringe.

    Which begs the question... why cant they make an integrated GPS, sat radio and radar detecting unit? I would buy that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovineguy View Post
    I'm sure this has been asked and answered, but a Google search didn't find any new or helpful information.

    I just bought a 2012 R1200GSA, and the BMW incentive for June, July and August is a free Nav. IV. I don't know a whole lot about it, but from what I have been told and read it does support stereo Bluetooth. I have a Valentine One that I would love to connect to my helmet via Bluetooth along with the Nav. IV, and I'd like to also connect my iPhone. I have a J&M Bluetooth headset installed in my helmet. Here is a drawing of what I am envisioning.



    Does anyone have any idea how I can do this?
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    Here's another attempt at what I would like...

    But again, not perfect.

    The Escort Passport IQ is a combo GPS navigation device and radar detector.

    http://www.escortradar.com/iq/

    I wrote Escort to ask if they could develop a m/c specific version:

    a) shockproof
    b) waterproof
    c) bluetooth
    d) m/c mount
    e) a good OS that could manage the various bluetooth devices (phone, ipod, etc..)

    and possibly even XM like the 665...

    Would anyone else like everything bundled in one simple package?

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