1. Bonnie_Raitt's Avatar
    I've been trying all morning to pair my Garmin Nuvi660 GPS with my T-mobile Curve. Has anyone successfully done this and could offer some advice. Thanks
    Last edited by Bonnie_Raitt; 01-02-08 at 02:13 PM.
    01-02-08 02:09 PM
  2. aoprods's Avatar
    As in the singer?

    I had no problems pairing my ATT Curve and Nuvi 680. I would think your's would be the same. Turn bluetooth connection "on" (your curve). Go to bluetooth connection on your nuvi and enable. I think my curve asked to accept the connection (first time only), and that was it. Now, all I need to do is have the bluetooth set to on for my curve and the nuvi picks it up automatically. If this doesn't work for you, PIN me and I will try to talk you through it.
    01-02-08 02:36 PM
  3. Bonnie_Raitt's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately I did all the steps you outlined. I tried every phone offered under "troubleshooting" on the Nuvi without success. FWIW, I am able to pair my wife's RAZR withput a problem
    01-02-08 03:20 PM
  4. Elcuolo's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have a NUVI 660 and a Curve 8310 and have just had a quick fiddle to see if I could get it to work.

    The way I did it was...

    Ensure that your Blackberry bluetooth is discoverable

    To do this go Options, Bluetooth then press the Blackberry key (the key to the left of the trackball) then click Options and set Discoverable to yes then come back out and when prompted save the Bluetooth option.

    Then turn on the Nuvi click on the spanner on the right of the screen, then on the bluetooth logo make sure that the Bluetooth is enabled by tapping on the disabled option and setting it to enabled then saving it then on connection click add it will then search for the Blackberry and hopefully find it - providing it does it will promprt you to enter a pass key into your Curve and at that time your phone will ask you if you want to save the option to connect in the future (or something like that) click yes and then all should be ok.

    If after that you are still having problems have you recently updated your Garmin? If not there are currently updates to both the device and the bluetooth firmware if not go here (just found out I cant post urls so you'll have to Google Garmin Webupdater) and update your device and hopefully all of your woes will be gone!

    Hope this helps!!

    Cheers

    Eddie
    01-02-08 03:23 PM
  5. aoprods's Avatar
    Sorry, wish I could have been more help. I even went out to my vehicle to make sure I had the steps down, at least for mine, before replying. Wonder if it has something to do with your built in gps on the 8320?
    01-02-08 03:23 PM
  6. Bonnie_Raitt's Avatar
    Which phone did you pick on the Nuvi?
    01-02-08 03:43 PM
  7. Elcuolo's Avatar
    Not sure what you mean?

    The Nuvi should find your 8310 and any other discoverable phones in the area obviously you will need to click on your phones name and then follow the instructions.

    HTH

    Let us know how you get on!

    Eddie
    01-02-08 03:46 PM
  8. ericc's Avatar
    Just to let you know I have a Garmin 660 and a 8300, dont have any problems. The wife has a 8100 and that works fine also. Sorry can't be anymore help.
    01-02-08 03:50 PM
  9. Bonnie_Raitt's Avatar
    Not sure what you mean?

    Eddie
    When it doesn't find the phone, I go to the troubleshoot button and it brins up a lis of phones.
    01-02-08 04:35 PM
  10. Bonnie_Raitt's Avatar
    Well I have tried 2.4, 2.8, and 3.0 BT on the Nuvi 660 with the same results. Some people have said the next version of BB might fix it. If anyone has any other ideas, I would welcome them. I am leaving Monday on a 6 week road trip and it would be nice if my hands free would work
    01-02-08 05:51 PM
  11. Elcuolo's Avatar
    Hi,

    You didn't mention if you have updated your Nuvi from the Garmin website to the latest firmware yet - if you haven't try doing that.

    Providing your Curve's Bluetooth is discoverable it "should" show up when the Nuvi scans for the phone.

    If you are still having problems maybe try to take it back to the store that you bought it from and they will maybe be able to set it up for you.

    Good luck!

    Eddie
    01-03-08 03:51 AM
  12. Bonnie_Raitt's Avatar
    Yes, I've run WebUpdater on the Nuvi and have the latest. I'm disappointed not to be able to use the Curve and Nuvi combo on my upcoming road trip
    01-04-08 04:07 PM
  13. Bonnie_Raitt's Avatar
    Just an update on my BB Curve Nuvi 660 situation. I read in another thread that the sequence of discovery might make a difference. I tried enabling BT both devices and letting the Curve search for the Nuvi. This seemed to work as the Curve said it found it and asked for the password. I typed it in and the Curve said "Connection succeeded". However, seconds later, thr curve beeped and said "Connected terminated"

    I have now repeatedly tried connecting the Nuvi to the Curve with the same repeated connection-terminated actions. I am getting so frustrated. Has anyone made this work?
    01-04-08 05:02 PM
  14. dtwguy's Avatar
    Yes, I have made it work. It sounds like you are trying to connect through your phone rather than through the Nuvi. Be sure that your phone's Bluetooth options are set for your phone to be discoverable. Whenever I have had any problems this has usually been the cause.
    01-04-08 06:16 PM
  15. Norbinho's Avatar
    Bonnie,

    now that you are able to connect nuvian BB, you are one step closer to the problem solution.

    I had the same problem (connected terminated few seconds after pairing) with nuvi 770 and Blackberry Curve.

    You have to downgrade the nuvis BT firmware to 2.4.
    Ask Garmin Support to send it to you. I helped today somenone else with nuvi 660 and now his mobile phone never looses connection.
    01-10-08 01:46 PM
  16. 99ssconv's Avatar
    Just an update on my BB Curve Nuvi 660 situation. I read in another thread that the sequence of discovery might make a difference. I tried enabling BT both devices and letting the Curve search for the Nuvi. This seemed to work as the Curve said it found it and asked for the password. I typed it in and the Curve said "Connection succeeded". However, seconds later, thr curve beeped and said "Connected terminated"

    I have now repeatedly tried connecting the Nuvi to the Curve with the same repeated connection-terminated actions. I am getting so frustrated. Has anyone made this work?
    My 660 does the exact same thing, I got so pissed that I put it up. It worked flawless with my Razr. My curve connects then terminates the connection. Mine did work for a few days one time
    01-10-08 08:15 PM
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    01-10-08 08:17 PM
  18. tiger123sw's Avatar
    I too have a problem with my 8320 and my Nuvi and there is a good news bad news fix the good news is ..it is not us and there will be a fix .. bad news is it just is not fixed yet. It IS in fact a Garmin issue here is what they ( Garmin ) told me last night:
    Dear Steve,

    Thank you for contacting Garmin International.
    I am sorry for the issues that you are having with the Bluetooth feature. This issue is known and our engineers are working on a fix. We do not have a release date on this yet. It will be posted as an update to our website when completed.
    With Best Regards,

    Amy L
    Product Support Specialist - 2nd Shift
    2nd Shift Automotive Team
    Garmin International
    01-15-08 03:32 AM
  19. dcornell's Avatar
    Can you provide a status for the fix? I just purchased the 680 and can't pair the 8830.

    Thanks.
    01-26-08 08:50 PM
  20. Ralphster's Avatar
    I was having the same trouble described above. Things would connect fine and about 15 seconds into the connection it would be lost.

    I changed the setting for the Nuvi770 on my 8300 Blackberry Curve from Echo Control: Automatic to Echo Control: On. Just go to the Blackberry item under options, highlight the Nuvi, press the blackberry menu button on your phone, highlight device properties and you will see what I'm talking about.

    I haven't had a problem since.

    Regards,

    Ralph.
    02-13-08 09:18 AM
  21. snagbluetooth's Avatar
    I had the same problem,
    going crazy all day yesterday, pairing NUVI 360 to blackberry world ed. 8830... After two seconds the connection was terminated.
    You could almost tell it was the Nuvi stopping the connection, since it raised the "Phone is disconnected" OK box and then the Nuvi reacted a second after that.
    Anyway, I just went to the Garmin Site and first uploaded the LATEST Garmin APPlication Software and then uploaded the latest BLUE-TOOTH Firmware file.
    Presto ! It paired up successfully (and IT STAYS THAT WAY!)...
    I'd be skeptical to get earlier versions the Blue-tooth firmware,
    I would recommend getting the latest, since it just worked for me.
    Regards,
    09-10-08 04:02 PM
  22. Chief7's Avatar
    I have had issues, too, in pairing my 770 (none with the 660) and I got results that lasted when I put my Curve in BT discoverable mode and let the Garmin search for the phone. Success! And, it, too, stays connected. Good luck all!
    09-10-08 06:10 PM
  23. Borgie's Avatar
    I have had issues, too, in pairing my 770 (none with the 660) and I got results that lasted when I put my Curve in BT discoverable mode and let the Garmin search for the phone. Success! And, it, too, stays connected. Good luck all!
    I have a Garmin 660 and a sprint curve 8330. I'm just wondering why I would want to connect the two. What features would I gain?
    09-10-08 07:44 PM
  24. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    You could use the nuvi as a handsfree device in your car to conduct phone calls.
    09-10-08 08:03 PM
  25. Borgie's Avatar
    Cool.. I got it to work after I updated my Nuvi. Let me ask you guys who have both. Are you keeping your Nuvi because you like the navigation better? The sprint navigation powered by telenav seems to work well. Or maybe you don't have navigation with your plan?
    09-10-08 10:15 PM
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