V1connection LE and V1Driver capabilities with older V1

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I have a V1 that I bought back in 2003 (software version 3.813) and unfortunately never got around to upgrading before they went "Temporarily out of stock" about 6 months ago. It was nicely concealed within a tank bag on my previous motorcycle along with the Remote Audio Adapter and the Concealed Display mounted above the GPS cradle. In the process of upgrading to a new motorcycle (BMW R1250GSA), I’ve completely changed the GPS and Bluetooth comm system making my previous method of hearing audio alerts no longer possible. With no current option to upgrade/replace my aging V1, I am curious what level of functionality (if any) my V1 would have with the V1connection LE and V1Driver (iPhone). I'm thinking it might be an avenue to get audio alerts via Bluetooth from my iPhone into my motorcycle communication system (Cardo Packtalk Bold).
 

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Your unit is too old, basically you need a ESP unit in order to benefit from the BT adapters. Maybe you can wire something through the remote audio adapter to work or just use wired ear bud?
 

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Your unit is too old, basically you need a ESP unit in order to benefit from the BT adapters. Maybe you can wire something through the remote audio adapter to work or just use wired ear bud?
Thanks, I was afraid it was too old. I'm already wearing earbuds plugged into the Cardo Packtalk Bold, so to get audio alerts into my helmet, they need to get there via Bluetooth.
 

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V1connection LE works with all V1s but its full capability is available only from V1s with ESP. (Check for the ESP logo on the front panel below the Control Knob.) On pre-ESP V1s, or when using a pre-ESP Concealed Display or Remote Audio Adapter, your handheld will serve as a wireless remote display of all of V1's front-panel warnings, but other functions and screens are unavailable.

@mswlogo Will a V1C operating in legacy mode work with V1Driver to announce frequencies?
 

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Unfortunately, everything is pre-ESP (V1, Concealed Display and Remote Audio Adapter). All I really want/need is the X, K, Ka and Laser alert tones coming through my iPhone and hopefully Bluetooth into the headset. Maybe I'll just wait another 2 weeks for the latest V1 release ;).
 

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Unfortunately, everything is pre-ESP (V1, Concealed Display and Remote Audio Adapter). All I really want/need is the X, K, Ka and Laser alert tones coming through my iPhone and hopefully Bluetooth into the headset.
The only way to do that with an older unit like that is to use a Bluetooth transmitter plugged into the headphone jack, as far as I know. Or else a wire from the headphone jack going to whatever device(s) with inputs are part of your helmet system.
 

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On my older V1, I used the audio adapter hardwired to a Blu Virtu B/T hub which talked to my helmet system. It worked well, but was a little bulky compared to my ESP V1 set up.
There are also small battery powered B/T transmitters that will do the job, but battery life may be an issue on long trips. You need one that still operates while on charge.
From another post of yours, I believe you have quite a crowded B/T environment on your bike.
Is there room for one more?
 

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V1connection LE works with all V1s but its full capability is available only from V1s with ESP. (Check for the ESP logo on the front panel below the Control Knob.) On pre-ESP V1s, or when using a pre-ESP Concealed Display or Remote Audio Adapter, your handheld will serve as a wireless remote display of all of V1's front-panel warnings, but other functions and screens are unavailable.

@mswlogo Will a V1C operating in legacy mode work with V1Driver to announce frequencies?
I don't have much experience with those older units, but I've had a few folks try and it had issues.

If, I'm not mistaken, upgrading the V1 itself to latest would be just the $80 and it would get TMF2 as well.
 

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On my older V1, I used the audio adapter hardwired to a Blu Virtu B/T hub which talked to my helmet system. It worked well, but was a little bulky compared to my ESP V1 set up.
There are also small battery powered B/T transmitters that will do the job, but battery life may be an issue on long trips. You need one that still operates while on charge.
From another post of yours, I believe you have quite a crowded B/T environment on your bike.
Is there room for one more?
On a previous bike, I was able to route GPS/Music and V1 audio into a B/T transmitter (Sena SM10) and then up into a Sena headset. It worked well, but required that I be pretty vigilant about turning it off when not in use. This bike presents a whole new can of worms, and is as you say a "crowded B/T environment". I appreciate all the input/help from the forum while I wind my way through this challenge. I think I'm now at the mercy of Cardo Systems tech support (manufacturer of my headset). I called and emailed them with a bunch of questions. Who knows, maybe I'll hear back from them in 2 weeks?
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I don't have much experience with those older units, but I've had a few folks try and it had issues.

If, I'm not mistaken, upgrading the V1 itself to latest would be just the $80 and it would get TMF2 as well.
Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat as everyone who want to buy new...
Our UPGRADE program for serial-number 804655XXXX is temporarily unavailable. When the program resumes, it will be announced here.​
 
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If, I'm not mistaken, upgrading the V1 itself to latest would be just the $80 and it would get TMF2 as well.
No, his is too old for that. It’s old enough that they just send him a brand new unit off the shelf for the upgrade. But since no new units are currently available, that’s not offered at the moment. That full replacement was $289. We’ll see if that changes!
 

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On a previous bike, I was able to route GPS/Music and V1 audio into a B/T transmitter (Sena SM10) and then up into a Sena headset. It worked well, but required that I be pretty vigilant about turning it off when not in use. This bike presents a whole new can of worms, and is as you say a "crowded B/T environment". I appreciate all the input/help from the forum while I wind my way through this challenge. I think I'm now at the mercy of Cardo Systems tech support (manufacturer of my headset). I called and emailed them with a bunch of questions. Who knows, maybe I'll hear back from them in 2 weeks?
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Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat as everyone who want to buy new...
Our UPGRADE program for serial-number 804655XXXX is temporarily unavailable. When the program resumes, it will be announced here.​
One last option is a separate B/T system just for the detector. Not ideal, but may be a last resort
 

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