Just a note to those who might wonder.
I just acquired the Garmin 2797 and love what I have been able to figure out so far.
The 2797 paired up with my Samsung Galaxy S5 so fast, I thought there was a mistake.
Now, will it work simultaneously with a Bluetooth headset?
yes, and no. Depends on what you expect to happen, and for me it was different than I wanted, but it turns out it might be a "good thing".
Turned on the GPS (damn that thing boots fast!)
It immediately showed up on the S5 phone's Bluetooth page as "connected"
I then turned on my Blue Parrott trucker's headset and it also connected immediately to the phone......... but not the way it has done before.... it says "Connected as Media". hmmmm
Okay, opened up the dialer, Long Press on digit '1' brings up my voice mail.
The audio is routed thru the 2797 GPS and a lot louder, and immensely clearer than any other bluetooth device I have hooked it up to. (my car does not have bluetooth)
So, now my BT headset can only listen to MP3 stuff or Pandora radio app, etc...
I see an advantage that can be used for when our son calls us, the GPS can now be the "conference call" transceiver and his mom and I both get to listen to him... now that is a good thing, we have to share one on one because the phone's extSpeaker audio is the pitts, and its' microphone is worse... our son does not like to listen to us on speaker phone.
I am now trying to Make an outdial call from the GPS...
I can select a previous number, but it won't dial out.
I can bring up a kybd and type in a number, but can't make it dial out.
I open the phone up and all I see is the Home Screen...
Looking at the manual, it says to use Apps, Phone, Dial and you can enter a number, or use the phone book to select a contact from your own contact list.... that is nice....
except on my S5 it still refuses to dial out from the GPS.
oh well, I can use the phone to initiate the call, and then the GPS will be the Conference Call device.... all's well that ends well....
again, we have to adapt to what technology provides us, learn to use it, and get on with life
The 2797 is a huge leap beyond the Garmin 660, 600, 450, 1450 GPS devices I already own... some of which are now broken.... or I just simply got tired of their antiquated software and pitifully slow operations.