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Connection problem between a nokia n95 8gb and zumo 550

Hi there - great site. I'm having problems getting my zumo 550 to talk to my nokia n95 8gb correctly. I have had the voice working but since my dealers swapped the system over, it doesn't work but I'm sure that is a configuration issue. However, the phone book and other data such as caller ID don't appear to work with the new n95 - they worked with an earlier non-symbian version of the Nokia, a 6110 or similar. Any ideas? I've updated to the very latest nokia and garmin software via the web for the units, but apart from some minor improvements with the other features - no change on the bluetooth.
Regards Philip Andrews.

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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    Same problem here...

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    same problem here with Nokia e51 ....
    Using E51- zumo with bluetooth headset. Every second call I do is lost ...
    Need to restart Zumo :-(

  • jaithip Jul 02, 2008

    It seems to be a common problem with all Nokia E- or N- models. I am very unhappy with that Nokia (E50) mobile phone because I have exacetly the same problem and I also tried to solve the problem without success.

  • Vic Fkiaras Feb 18, 2009

    Works great until you swith the Garmin off and then it loses the numbers :(

    I have a $50 prepaid phone that work give me to use when I'm on call and it works perfectly with the zumo.



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I have recently purchased a Zumo 550 and successfully copied across selected phone book entries from a Nokia N95 without the need to use any additional apps:-

1) Assuming the N95 and Zumo are paired via BlueTooth
2) In N95 Contacts - use 'Mark' / 'Mark All' as necessary to select the contact entries you wish to transfer to the Zumo 550
3) In N95 Contacts - select 'Options' then 'Send Business Card' then 'Via Bluetooth'
4) Select the Zumo 550 device from the list of paired Bluetooth devices
5) Contact data is transferred from N95 phonebook to Zumo 550 phonebook

Interestingly, Garmin don't seem to list the Nokia N95 as being a supported device on their website, but the above process worked for me!!

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Hi All ! you should download a small app. from nokia site
here is the link ...

from here you should download
that and install to your phone when you start the app. this will copy your phonebook to garmin ... hehe

Posted on May 28, 2008


I had the same prob. with my N73. I Had to copy all contacts manually to the zumo. After this, each time I start the zumo, the N73 connects, but the phonebook doesn't appear unless I send one contact via bluetooth (random). Then suddenly my whole addressbook is copied. Strange but works. I'll test my N95 when i got the time

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