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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 18:48   #1
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Hi all,

I'm looking for a Bluetooth handsfree calling solution for our S40. I feel Volvo's dealer offer of 350 is way too steep.

Then I thought of a good quality Sat Nav (as many now incorporate Bluetooth calling). Again, Volvo's factory option is 400 at least!

Can anyone recommend an excellent Sat Nav for in or around 200? (UK/Ireland/Europe mapping with speed camera alerts would also be great).

Many thanks,

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Old Mar 18th, 2009, 19:25   #2
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Not sure about the Sat Nav - I have a tom tom one - cost 70.00 and it has the ability for phone connection but I don't use it.

However I am having an I O play system fitted to my S40, cost 130 fitted and it means I can connect any device sat nav,ipod or phone via bluetooth.
All sound then goes through the cars speaker system.

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Old Jun 29th, 2009, 00:49   #3
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Many thanks Ant - (I lost internet for a few months, and just got back online) The I O looks like a neat solution - Did you get yours fitted? And are you happy with the results?

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Old Jun 29th, 2009, 03:03   #4
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Yeah its a great system. I would suggest buying one new off ebay and then ask a car electrical place to fit it / or fit it yourself etc
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I have been using the iO-Play system for a while now, excellent bit of kit, whilst the Sat Nav units can be used as handsfree the quality and reliability of a Nav unit for calls isn't anywhere near as good as the iO-Play. Have a look at my blog for some details on fitting it and a Nav unit plus powered phone holder to my V70 it might give you some ideas.

As for price, e-bay is the cheaper way to purchase the iO-Play, This being about the cheapest on their at the moment for a straight purchase rather than bidding.

@anton77 your TomTom One does have Bluetooth and will accept a connection to a mobile phone but only for a data connection to connect to the TT server for information such as Traffic/ Weather/ Buddies etc, bear in mind some of these extra services need a subscription and you will also incur carges via your mobile phone service provider for the data traffic. Something from the TomTom Go range will act as a HandsFree device, but the iO-Play will outperform it every time in my opinion - Mike
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Anton & Mike,

Many thanks guys - It's unbeatable peace of mind to have good solid recommendations. Thats one almost sorted - now to trawl ebay!

Many thanks again lads.

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