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#1 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 01:45 PM
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I'm having a hard time finding information on the bluetooth connection for the new rav4's. My wife wants to mount her motorola droid to the windsheild for the navigation, and at the same time be able to play her music thorugh the stereo.

I've read that some (maybe all?) options only play music through the front two speakers. What's the best way for her to connect her phone? We have not bought yet and want to make sure we get the right option. In her last car she connected through the stereo's input jack, but that made a lot of clutter and was prone to interference.
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Rav 4 has a similar input jack, so that is the option you have. The only bluetooth for the Rav 4 is for answering calls.

I'd rather have a dedicated Garmin unit or the factory navigation package for that. I have yet to find a phone that does GPS as well as my Garmin.
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I'd rather have a dedicated Garmin unit or the factory navigation package for that. I have yet to find a phone that does GPS as well as my Garmin.
Phones that can run Garmin Mobile XT do GPS as well as any Garmin, although they lack text to speech. The included software on most smartphones is pretty junky, though. There are a few rare exceptions.
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When we take a trip we use my wife's Verizon, Storm 2 Blackberry, we sign up for the Navigator subscription gps option ($10 per month but prorated for the actual days you use it). It works really well, always has the current road and traffic data and the graphics are really useful. I bought a bean bag dash mount that works perfectly.
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yeah, no bluetooth audio function in the Rav4, on that note, the google nav is awesome on the droid. I just plug mine into the input jack and make sure the nav directions are on so I can hear it. Don't feel the need to see the map.

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