I've read elsewhere tha th maps team are blaming the firmware team but if that is the case why do other nav apps bluetooth work properly? the playing music workaround is no good for me as it cuts out the bike to bike comms continuously instead of only interrupting when giving instructions...
I just bought a Nokia X7 despite discouraging remarks from friends even the sellers. I really regret it. Every now and then an unpleasant surprise is always waiting for me. The phone hangs on boot up. Got a 1 to 1 exchange. Nokia Maps software glitches have to send the replacement phone to Nokia care centre to reset the map software. After it worked, spent $25 on a bluetooth headphone only to realised that it can only answer phone calls but not voice guidance in navigation for ovi maps. Ovi store is a pain to use and I can never figure out how to download apps via my pc in ovisuite as it keeps demanding that i download it from my phone which incurs data charges when my pc have a dedicated broadband. Most of us bought a Nokia for alternate free GPS. Other than that I am sad to say that Iphone and Androids spell death for Nokia. People in Nokia better start peparing for the funeral. There is no hope if you want to make life difficult for Nokia users. RIP
Simplifying from your post up above, to listen to OVI Maps via Bluetooth:
1 - Record a file, with 2 minutes of quiet - no sound.
2 - Save 'quiet.mp3' to your music directory on the phone.
3 - Open the music player and play 'quiet.mp'
4 - Set music player for continously repeat play
5 - Open and run OVI maps
6 - Connect blue-tooth device
7 - you will get the sound directions via Bluetooth
Quick question - will this work with N8 both before and after upgrading to 'anna'?
Thanks for posting!!!!
You are a genius, It works. Please note that it will not work if the MP3 file is total silence as it will not trigger the bluetootly headphones. I took an existing MP3 file from my Nokia X7 memcard/sounds/digital and use audition to cut the DB way down. Thereafter I activated the music player to loop it by repeating the song. Immediately I hear voice guidance thru my bluetooth earpiece. However, when the voice guidance kicks in, the song correspondingly amplified ie. gets louder with the voice guidance. Nevertheless, it is bearable and most important voice guidance is available thru bluetooth. May you live to more than 100 yrs and sorry to folks at Nokia.
Any idea if this feature was removed by design or by accident?
If by design, why?
If by accident, why hasn't it been fixed?
The problem is not the phone or the software, in this case, Belle. I have N8 and recently updated to Belle and have 2 cars , Mercedes Benz and Mazda and both audio receivers have bluetooth and N8 (Belle) connected with both in a few minutes and get music and direction at the same time . The navigation direction comes over the music and so there is no interruption of music . If I want to just drive with direction, I just don't play any music and I get voice from the navigation.
Check your audio receiver and see if there is a driver update for your unit . My audio receivers have 2 different set of instructions for pairing but in both I have to turn the phone on and enable the bluetooth first before turning the car receiver on to connect .
So one thing is clear and that is N8 and Anna & Belle are not the problem .
I believe it is a matter of software driving the bluetooth device on N8. As I told in this topic /t5/Nseries-and-Symbian-Smartphones/N8-don-t-upgra
I never got a relply if there are more people with first bluetooth call not heard, am I the only one ?
Last night I formatted, hard-reset and re-flashed my N8 with Nokia Software Updater. This morning the car stereo received my Maps' voice guidance via bluetooth. This hasn't worked for ages so I'm quite happy now.
What's even better is that the N8 rebuild has also fixed the connection issues with Google Maps, Nokia Trailers and Nokia Drop and all three apps now work perfectly.
Hope this helps.