Go Discover and Bluetooth


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Hi All, I have a Go Live 1005, which I've loved, but which I now need to replace. About 3 years ago, I bought the Go 6200, which I found slow and unresponsive, so sold it on. I'm now looking at the Go Discover, which might meet my needs.

But one question I have concerns Bluetooth. I know that the Go Discover will need to get its Live Traffic data from my smartphone (which the 6200 didn't, as that model had a built-in SIM). But will I still be able to use the Bluetooth hands-free with my car's system to make phone calls? ie, can my (Android) smartphone be simultaneously connected by Bluetooth to the Go Discover (for data) and the car (for calls)?

Thanks
 
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canderson

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Your Discover can obtain traffic data from your phone when your phone is configured either as a Bluetooth or WiFi "hot spot", other times known as 'tethering'.
My own Android phone (Samsung S20) is perfectly happy connecting with my vehicle's BT hands free audio at the same time it is managing traffic data for my Discover. That said, I almost ALWAYS use the WiFi connectivity between my phone and Discover since I have the WiFi hotspot on the phone running for other purposes, so I may not be the best source. That said, no reason you can't do it just like I do and not have to worry over what all is connected to BT. You can just have the phone alone connected to your vehicle that way, and leave the traffic to WiFi.
 
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