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 [TOPIC] Garmin® ecoRoute™ hd via OBD II - Reviews
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jotne

Norway
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Posted - 05 janv. 2010 :  18:34:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Updated 20110301 : Garmin Mechanic for Android now available, see details on page 11.
Updated 20110105 : Mechanic EcorouteHD app for Android announced see preview on page 9

Updated 20100705 : The EcoRoute HD module is now shipping and we have some first user feedback on page 2 by speedlever (installed on nuvi 1690).


Original Message : Garmin® ecoRoute™ hd transforms your nüvi into a real-time onboard diagnostics computer

This is a device that reads information from your car using the OBD II connector.

More info here:
http://tinyurl.com/yl7qsdq

Edit: changed link


Previously owned : GPS "eTrex Yellow" "GPSmap 76S" "GPSMap 60CS" "GPSMAP 60CSx" "Nüvi 660"
Unit I have now :"Nüvi 760 EU" "Nüvi 765" "Edge 305" "Colorado 300"

Edited by - jotne on 05 janv. 2010 19:51:03

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SergZak

USA
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Posted - 05 janv. 2010 :  18:53:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alternate link using TinyURL:

http://tinyurl.com/yl7qsdq

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gpspassion

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Posted - 05 janv. 2010 :  22:45:53  Show Profile  Visit gpspassion's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good catch, I'm a sucker for all that kind of "trivia" ;-) We had discussed this before, possibly when someone read about it in a manual, anyway it's official now!

Apparently it's going to be a nuvi 1xxx only affair as per "ecoRoute hd will be compatible with many current and future nüvi models, including 1260, 1370, 1390, 1490 and 1690". I wonder what these units do that others don't. I'm not sure how many parts there are, we see one "part" of above, the "ecoRoute hd module" I suppose, but they also refer to a "transmitter" and then "one-time pairing with nüvi" which had me think it was Bluetooth.

Price seems a bit steep at $150 too.

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danham

USA
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Posted - 05 janv. 2010 :  22:58:35  Show Profile  Visit danham's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A lot of the new OBD devices use a BT dongle to send data, so maybe that's what the cable shown above is all about?

I'll bet I could strip its eco-gears in my new Diesel SportWagen. [g]

-dan

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hpatlik

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Posted - 05 janv. 2010 :  23:51:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More info from cnet at:

http://tinyurl.com/yk9g66x

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WknThDg

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Posted - 06 janv. 2010 :  17:38:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gpspassion

Good catch, I'm a sucker for all that kind of "trivia" ;-) We had discussed this before, possibly when someone read about it in a manual, anyway it's official now!

Apparently it's going to be a nuvi 1xxx only affair as per "ecoRoute hd will be compatible with many current and future nüvi models, including 1260, 1370, 1390, 1490 and 1690". I wonder what these units do that others don't. I'm not sure how many parts there are, we see one "part" of above, the "ecoRoute hd module" I suppose, but they also refer to a "transmitter" and then "one-time pairing with nüvi" which had me think it was Bluetooth.

Price seems a bit steep at $150 too.



Even though it says "ecoRoute hd will be compatible with many current and future nüvi models, including 1260, 1370, 1390, 1490 and 1690.", I don't consider only 5 models being "many current". Of coarse they are going to try to push us to buy one of those 5 newer models before they release the ecoRoute hd. After all. Garmin's trend is to have us buy a separate GPS for different needs (On the Road, On the Go, One the Trail, Into Sports, On the Water and In the Air). Maybe they will add "Into Fuel Economy" now...LOL. As danham pointed out "A lot of the new OBD devices use a BT dongle to send data" and that is what the ecoRoute hd module looks like to me. I would think that they would what to sell as many of these ecoRoute hd devices as they can. Hopefully, when Garmin says "many current" here, that will include any current Garmin GPS device that supports bluetooth and ecoRoute, will be ecoRoute hd compatible. Let's hope so...

Edited by - WknThDg on 06 janv. 2010 17:42:11
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NanaimoRick

Canada
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Posted - 06 janv. 2010 :  17:47:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Probably a better chance that "many current" will end up being the 1xxx series and any that are just about to be announced while the 2xx, 7xx, and 8xx will eventually be discontinued.

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WknThDg

79 Posts

Posted - 06 janv. 2010 :  19:14:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NanaimoRick,

I'd bet you are right. It would not be the first time Garmin has shot themselves in the foot trying to force us to buy another new GPS model just to support added features. Even so, in reality, this ecoRoute hd device could be have been made for models that only need to have bluetooth and ecoRoute for it to be compatible. If they did so, they will sell many more of these than if they did not.
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dcnuvi

Canada
155 Posts

Posted - 07 janv. 2010 :  05:48:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I like it, when time to upgrade I will get a model with this feature. Was almost going to buy a Bully Dog for the same features, plus engine tuning but the power/fuel gains for my truck were minimal. Still would like the Ecoroute features to aid in getting the best mileage possible thru driver ed.

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navxguy

133 Posts

Posted - 07 janv. 2010 :  17:21:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
... liking my 1XXX decision more and more
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ZX14NINJA

Canada
1010 Posts

Posted - 10 janv. 2010 :  18:06:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by danham

A lot of the new OBD devices use a BT dongle to send data, so maybe that's what the cable shown above is all about?

I'll bet I could strip its eco-gears in my new Diesel SportWagen. [g]

-dan


...and you would be 100% correct - it DOES require a Bluetooth enabled Nuvi to operate with. I saw it here at CES.
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darrengsaw

United Kingdom
54 Posts

Posted - 10 janv. 2010 :  22:24:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I presume you can't pair this device and a phone at the same time.

CES was not exactly exciting from a Garmin perspective IMHO, nothing very interesting at all.
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LawnGuyLander

USA
79 Posts

Posted - 20 mars 2010 :  18:01:35  Show Profile  Visit LawnGuyLander's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just picked up a Nuvi 765T on an Amazon.com one-day sale for US$184.99. When the prices start dropping like that, you can assume the model is about to be discontinued. A similar thing happened when I got my C550 back in 2008 with the price dropping to $165. It was discontinued right around the time that sale price came out.

I agree about the lack of EcoRoute HD support with existing models. It would appear the the 2x5 and 7x5 series could support the EcoRoute HD as long as the device supports Bluetooth (no 755T support). Perhaps Garmin will release a firmware update for the older models in order to spur sales of the EcoRoute HD dongle. I for one would grab an EcoRoute HD if it becomes compatible with my 765T. Otherwise, I'll pass.
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gpspassion

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Posted - 20 mars 2010 :  22:18:49  Show Profile  Visit gpspassion's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A good bump, I wonder what's up with that module, will ask Garmin at the upcoming "mystery" presentation on April 1st...

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semka

20 Posts

Posted - 30 mars 2010 :  18:55:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
I agree about the lack of EcoRoute HD support with existing models. It would appear the the 2x5 and 7x5 series could support the EcoRoute HD as long as the device supports Bluetooth (no 755T support). Perhaps Garmin will release a firmware update for the older models in order to spur sales of the EcoRoute HD dongle. I for one would grab an EcoRoute HD if it becomes compatible with my 765T. Otherwise, I'll pass.


Just keep bugging Garmin about supporting ecoRoute HD on 765. If you don't, they wouldn't know that there is a demand for it. Sometimes they listen...
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gpspassion

93993 Posts

Posted - 03 avr. 2010 :  01:01:30  Show Profile  Visit gpspassion's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, it can't hurt ;-) As for the "mystery" presentation on April 1st...is was for the new Forerunner 110 and the Garmin "car guys" weren't around, it will have to wait until May 6th when they have the PND presentation...

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