Getting it All Going
The great thing about Bluetooth technology is that everything is standard, so connecting it was a matter of turning Bluetooth on the device, searching and then pairing the Garmin puck, and then starting the XT software.
The first time you start the program you have to go through a few setup screens. The GPS service is not a one-time fee, but a yearly fee so you will need to have an activation code which works like your access key.
I have to mention that I did have an issue at this point because the Blackberry that I was using was not connected to a BES, so I didnâ€™t have full TCP/IP, which threw a network connection error. I looked to see if there was setting where you can choose your carrier like most Blackberry programs but unfortunately Garmin seems to build specifically for the carrier. I got around this by just using a Blackberry connected to a BES.