Entertainment Electronics 2nd Gen Garmin OBD HD Gauges

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  1. Justa Jim

    Justa Jim Well-Known Member
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    For anyone following this product, like I was, it turns out that the adds are a bit misleading as to which GPS it will work with. Many, including me, thought that with an upgrade it would work with a Garmin that had bluetooth. I just received this responce from there product support:

    Jim,

    As of right now the HD OBD reader is only compatible with the Nuvi 1260,
    1390, 1390T and 1490T series. There may be an addition of older
    models, but at this time it has not been announced.

    With Best Regards,

    Gary H
    Product Support Specialist
    Outdoor/Fitness Team
    Garmin International
    913-397-8200
    800-800-1020
    913-440-8280 (fax) Att: Gary H, Associate #5962
     
  2. lotsie

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    We just bought a 1490T series, and it looks like Amazon is selling the OBD for $130. Prime no shipping.

    Mark
     
  3. Justa Jim

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    Let me know what you think of it. I really wanted it, but not going to buy a new GPS just to get it. I thought it would work with any Garmin with bluetooth.

    Jim
     
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    Should have it on Tuesday, will let you know how it works.

    Mark
     
  5. Justa Jim

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    Mark, just read a review by another owner and it sounds like it does everything they claim that it will do. Real bummer in my case, as I can't justify a new GPS right now.

    Jim
     
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    Can you post a link to the review?

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  7. Justa Jim

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    HEY, you took me to the sewing site, which always gets me in poo:incazzato::prrr::lol::lol::lol:.

    Thanks though:Thumbsup: Looks like it will do what I want on the Clubbie, plus let me hook it up to old Poco.

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  9. Justa Jim

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    I didn't know if I was breaking any rules here, so I started to PM you. Then I thought you said you were banned from there, so I just took a chance and gave you the link. :lol:

    What Garmin did you move from to the new one? I have the Nuvi 760, with bluetooth, traffic and such. My mount/charging unit is hard wired in so, is the mount/charger the same for the newer versions? My cable is run behind the dash and I do not want to take that all apart again.

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  10. Nathan

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    No rules broken. I'm not paranoid, links can go anyplace within the bounds of reasonable tastes...
     
  11. lotsie

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    I was given a holiday, but not banned. Don't say anything about a guy hiding behind a curtain over there:rolleyes5::ihih:.

    We have a Nuvi 350 that rides in Poco. The OBD will be linked to the 1490 that is in the Clubbie.

    Mark
     
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    Ha Ha Ha....
    You have got to be kidding me. In other words, they made you go sit in the corner, because you said something about a guy hiding behind a curtain over there? :frown2:
     
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    Well, he had his version of the guy behind the curtain, and I had my version of the guy LURKING behind the curtain:lol:

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    Wasn't there some talk of gauges and nav devices around here?
     
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    So what about the mount/charger? Are they the same?

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    Thanks Nathan, you have nothing to worry about. I am not sure if there was a post here about the Garmin HD or not. At any rate the information is out there now and I might have to try and figure out a way to get another GPS in the car without the wife realizing I did it. :nonod:

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    #17 lotsie, Jun 13, 2010
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    Sorry, forgot that part. The holder is different, but they both fit on the same suction cup base with the ball socket. The charger plugs directly into the 1490, unlike the 350, which plugs into the mount, but the plug is the same. So as long as you have the ball socket swivel you should be good to go.

    Mark

    I'll check tomorrow to make sure, then let you know.
     
  18. Justa Jim

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    Thanks Mark. As long as the plug is the same it should be fine.

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    For what it's worth Garmin was pretty clear on what units would and would not work with the Eco Route HD via the OBD on their website. Not to rub salt in the wound but they were pretty upfront about it
     
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    Both the charging plug, and the ball socket swivel thing are the same. Just tried the 1490 in Poco, which has an older nuvi 350.

    Jim, just tell your wife you did a software upgrade, and you got not only new software features, but it changed the look of the GPS:ihih::lol:.

    Mark
     

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