Register Login
im Axle Specialists
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2010   #1
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 65
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
Zoomorphism has donated!
United Kingdom 
iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Hello guys,

I don't know if this is in the right forum or is best in the nav one, so be gentle :-)

My current satnav is on it's way out so was thinking of getting the Tomtom one for my iPhone, but I also like to listen to my music off it on long journeys. So my question is can I use both at the same time?

I would presume as the nav is just an app and doesn't play with blue and me it would be ok? Or does blue and me need full control over my little phone?
__________________
2010 500 1.2 Lounge Tropicalia yellow, Tan leather/Ivory ambience ESP Interscope and leather gear knob.
Zoomorphism is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 08-08-2010   #2
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 28
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Quote Originally Posted by Zoomorphism View Post
Hello guys,

I don't know if this is in the right forum or is best in the nav one, so be gentle :-)

My current satnav is on it's way out so was thinking of getting the Tomtom one for my iPhone, but I also like to listen to my music off it on long journeys. So my question is can I use both at the same time?

I would presume as the nav is just an app and doesn't play with blue and me it would be ok? Or does blue and me need full control over my little phone?

I have an iPhone 4 with Tomtom 1.4 installed on it, plugged into the grande punto with the blue and me iphone / ipod adapter.

It actually works really well having both the music and tomtom running at the same time. The music plays normally but when tomtom is giving directions or that, the music fades down (but still plays in the background) and the tomtom lady speaks over the music. Once tomtom is finished speaking, the music fades back up again.
Thanks Zoomorphism thanked for this post
__________________
1.4 8v Grande Punto GP 59 Exoctia Red
brobert99 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 10-08-2010   #3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 292
Thanks: 7
Trader Rating: 0
IronHorse has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Might go down this route myself rather than having to pay 250 for the TomTom for Punto Evo. I like that audio be routed through car sound system. I believe in Evo unit plays audio from the TomTom
__________________
Multi-Air Turbo
IronHorse is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 10-08-2010   #4
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 65
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
Zoomorphism has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Thanks brobert99, saves me a few pennies on a new one and i don't have to lug something extra round.
__________________
2010 500 1.2 Lounge Tropicalia yellow, Tan leather/Ivory ambience ESP Interscope and leather gear knob.
Zoomorphism is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 16-10-2010   #5
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Basingstoke
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Can you use the TomTom unit to control the music at all?

I got it shortly after buying a new Punto and am trying to find out how to do certain things, but it's not easy searching for solutions...

Any help appreciated.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

ajmcguk is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 16-10-2010   #6
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bucks
Posts: 59
Thanks: 4
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Hey,

As far as im aware, music cannot be controlled by the TomTom unit in the car. This is all controlled through your steering wheel controlls

As for where the voice comes from (tomtom unit or car speakers) i am unsure, if in the settings on the TomTom it says you can have the sound from either:
  • Internal Speaker
  • Bluetooth Hi-Fi Device
  • Line-Out (audio cable)
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

CrAiG 135T is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 16-10-2010   #7
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Basingstoke
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Okey doke - thanks.

I just thought it might because on the box it says that it is an 'ideal solution for all your music needs'.

I think that's just because you can connect it to bluetooth speakers maybe (but I'm pretty sure that doesn't satisfy 'all my music needs')
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

ajmcguk is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 19-10-2010   #8
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 292
Thanks: 7
Trader Rating: 0
IronHorse has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

I remember seeing that the Sat Nav unit produces its own Audio, but i would quite happily be corrected! Im wanting to get the Sat Nav myself but wanting it to integrate into the car and internal audio
__________________
Multi-Air Turbo
IronHorse is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 21-10-2010   #9
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Midlands
Posts: 12
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
ChubblyWarner has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Quote Originally Posted by ajmcguk View Post
Can you use the TomTom unit to control the music at all?

I got it shortly after buying a new Punto and am trying to find out how to do certain things, but it's not easy searching for solutions...

Any help appreciated.
Hi,

Just got my Punto Evo Sporting on Tuesday and I have the TomTom unit too. I can confirm that I can control the music through the TomTom satnav without any problem. I can search via album, artist, etc. It really works well and is more than I expected. Very happy.
__________________
Owner of :
Fiat Punto Sporting(135) Prog. Black, Leather Pack, Dual Climate Control, Style Pack
ChubblyWarner is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 21-10-2010   #10
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Midlands
Posts: 12
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
ChubblyWarner has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Quote Originally Posted by IronHorse View Post
I remember seeing that the Sat Nav unit produces its own Audio, but i would quite happily be corrected! Im wanting to get the Sat Nav myself but wanting it to integrate into the car and internal audio
The TomTom does do its own audio but it is pretty loud, however it doesn't cut out the radio or music so if you have you tunes on really loud you may have a problem. I've got the TomTom on 55% and I don't have any problem hearing it over my music.
__________________
Owner of :
Fiat Punto Sporting(135) Prog. Black, Leather Pack, Dual Climate Control, Style Pack
ChubblyWarner is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 21-10-2010   #11
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Basingstoke
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Quote Originally Posted by ChubblyWarner View Post
Hi,

Just got my Punto Evo Sporting on Tuesday and I have the TomTom unit too. I can confirm that I can control the music through the TomTom satnav without any problem. I can search via album, artist, etc. It really works well and is more than I expected. Very happy.
Shiny - how is it you control the music? My punto is 6 weeks old, and the TomTom was bought 3 weeks ago so it shouldn't require a software update...
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

ajmcguk is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-10-2010   #12
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Midlands
Posts: 12
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
ChubblyWarner has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: iPhone satnav and music at the same time

Quote Originally Posted by ajmcguk View Post
Shiny - how is it you control the music? My punto is 6 weeks old, and the TomTom was bought 3 weeks ago so it shouldn't require a software update...
When you setup the TomTom and pair it with the car you get a menu option called Car Menu. In that menu you can look at the phone you have paired as well as the trip computer and eco drive. The last menu option, as long as you have your music plugged in via the USB, is the media player. There you should be able to do as I described above.
__________________
Owner of :
Fiat Punto Sporting(135) Prog. Black, Leather Pack, Dual Climate Control, Style Pack
ChubblyWarner is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Correct Music format for Music Blue&Me Gusfiat Blue and Me 4 07-05-2009 10:33