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Ideas for new satnav and bluetooth

I am just getting back in to biking and need some info on an entertainment system.

I currently have an autocom system, all wired etc etc to play my ipod through. However, I also need a new sat nav. I see some advertised have bluetooth that can play mp3 stuff in to the helmet, and have a phone (iphone?) connected. What I want is satnav; iphone or ipod connected; and passenger able to communicate and listen to music too. And with as few wires as possible. All to be fitted on a GS1200. I am overwhelmed with the stuff on the market. Any help would be appreciated. Based in Scotland. Are there any good stores that would fit the whole lot for me and even sell me the stuff straight up? Thanks.
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Have a look at the Garmin 550/660 on THE ZumoForums
Not sure it`ll meet all your requirements but............
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Bluetooth = chargers. It's great not having wires but if you're riding day in day out you'll be doing a lot of charging up, so you end up carrying a whole bunch of chargers with you.

If you want to combine as much in one thing as possible have a look at a Smartphone or PocketPC, HTC make some good ones with GPS, MP3, wifi, browser, etc, built in and there's a lot of free software out there. They don't have the cool of the iPhone, but they'll do everything and more, aren't tied to one network and there's plenty on ebay.
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