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So my son decided to give me his over used iPhone. Took me a week or two to figure out how exactly it all works, but its pretty great. I gave up my old samsung flip phone for it, but the headset i use while on the road does not work. In my search for a new headset my son mentioned bluetooth....so im here asking. Ive seen a few of you out there with these things in your ears...are they worth it? Do they work good? easy to use? I noticed they have speaker phones as well, i have been eyeing this Jabra Cruiser speakerphone, just wanted some advice before i bought something i know nearly nothing about!
 

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you married? got kids? did ya know anything about that before you took the plunge? Just kidding, marriage and kids is easier than phones
 

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My wife and I both have iPhones. We both have VW's for autos and have the bluetooth hooked up to go thru the autos audio system for hands free talking. She has a Jawbone bluetooth headset that she hooked up to her phone all by herself. And it works. She usually uses it in a casino so I can call her and have her hear me. I don't use one as my hearing aids are in my ears. We are looking at a NOLAN bluetooth communication set for our helmets, but the cost is too high yet.
 

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I have it in my car and my kids complain it's like I'm talking on a speaker phone. They hate it so I don't use it any longer.
 

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I have a Cardo Scala Rider headset that I hook to my phone for hands free talking... When I don't want to be bothered with the phone,,, I link to my ipod touch and listen to music and I cruse down the highway...
 

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I use a Plantronics over the ear blue tooth with my htc smart phone. Works great. It is good for driving and talking in the car. I do not use it on the bike, so I don't know about that. tom
 

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+1 on the Scala Rider/iPhone combo. Helmet to helmet wireless communications, built-in FM radio and with Bluetooth, I make and receive calls on my iPhone. I also use the iPhone for a GPS and get audible turn-by-turn instructions over the Bluetooth, and can also play MP3 music on it to the headset. I ride a 400 and can hear everything at all speeds, even when I use earplugs on the highway :thumbup:
 

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I have the Shark bluetooth system. I used it with my iPod Touch for music and my RAZR for phone. I've only ever received one call while riding and it was while I was on the super slab. The noise inside the helmet was so great the caller just said to call him when I was off the bike. He later said he could just barely hear me over the wind noise. That said, the ring interrupted the music which was cut off when I answered the phone until I hung up.

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S II which I hope to use for both music and GPS. It would be really great if I could HEAR the GPS because seeing it can be really difficult in sunlight and a distraction in traffic.

I'm torn between getting better helmet speakers w/o a mic (as I have in my other helmet) and keeping what I have. It should be OK with the phone if I'm off the highway.
 

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I have a TomTom Rider 2 GPS.. It comes with a bluetooth headset for turn by turn directions... My phone will hook up to the GPS via Bluetooth and I will get calls while riding threough the headset.. it works OK..
 

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I have a TomTom Rider 2 GPS.. It comes with a bluetooth headset for turn by turn directions... My phone will hook up to the GPS via Bluetooth and I will get calls while riding threough the headset.. it works OK..
 

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I have a BT1 headset with MIC in my helmet and it works well with my iphone and my Android. The only issue I have is if I get up on the highway at higher speeds there is almost too much wind noise. Phone portion works very well, I wish it was just a little louder. I guess if my helmet kept out more noise the same affect would be achieved.
 

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I have a couple of headsets, A Scala Rider, and can Bluetooth into my cars.

I use to use it a lot, but seem to use it a lot less now. If I'm going on a long journey in a car, I'll pair up for hands-free, but for shorter journeys or if I'm on the bike, there's nothing that can't wait!

It is useful, but will affect battery life. Try it, and see if you like it.
 

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Good thead - i too am interested in the headset for my Iphone but nobody phones me - everything is text - so useless for that most of the time but would like to use it for music - i have an HJC IS BT headset so i think im limited to the chatterbox stuff - which looks cheaper too
 

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It is useful, but will affect battery life...
To make my iPhone handy, I use an Otterbox belt clip which I clip to a couple of small diameter shock cords wrapped around each arm of the handlebar. For the battery issue (especially when using the phone as a GPS), I ran an iPhone power cord from the glove box outlet (using a short, 12v plug with a USB port), out the back of the glove box through the battery access, up through the front of the bike (anchored in several places with zip-ties) and out the same hole the top of the steering head comes out. Whenever I have the phone on the mount, I just plug it in. When not in use, I wedge the cord past the parking brake handle on one side and it keeps the cord from flopping around. I recently got a second belt clip so keep one on the bike all the time. Otherwise, it is easy enough to take it off my belt and clip it to the two shock cords. :cheers:
 

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samsung Galaxy S III here.

Yea, a couple of months ago I installed a Kenwood deck in my Isuzu truck that has BT capability with my phone, so I have awesome handsfree speakerphone. It has a sep. mic I mounted above the visor (I have a '90 isuzu Space Cab 4x4).

I use an Emerson BT rechargeable speaker system to play audio from my phone (TuneIn, Pandora, etc as well as stored MP3 files) around the house. I think I paid $15 for this at a local Big Lots: http://www.amazon.com/Emerson-Wireless- ... roduct_top


You can get various Bluetooth headsets as well, but you need to do some research on them before spending $50 or $100. With BT, yes, the more you spend the better quality you get, to a point. Jabra makes good units, as does Plantronics, etc. I have had several of those 'clip on the visor' Bluetooth speakerphones for the car and two of the three were doo-doo (yea I had a couple of the Jabra over the years- the sound quality sucked and the volume wasn't loud enough). The third one, while good, lost it's recharge capability about 6 months after I got it. so I tossed it. But those units I had, oh, several years ago.

Best to just read the reviews on Amazon for various devices and make your choice:

http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-CRUISER-Blu ... eakerphone




ExcitedJime said:
So my son decided to give me his over used iPhone. Took me a week or two to figure out how exactly it all works, but its pretty great. I gave up my old samsung flip phone for it, but the headset i use while on the road does not work. In my search for a new headset my son mentioned bluetooth....so im here asking. Ive seen a few of you out there with these things in your ears...are they worth it? Do they work good? easy to use? I noticed they have speaker phones as well, i have been eyeing this Jabra Cruiser speakerphone, just wanted some advice before i bought something i know nearly nothing about!
 

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I have a jabra speaker. I hang it on the visor when driving truck. need to be hands free while driving with a log book. works pretty well. sometimes I need to adjust position to be heard clearly. I bought the $100 model not the cheaper one. It suits me okay.
 

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I have been using the LG HBS-700 for the past few months, works great, give it a try... will do a detailed review later one.

I don't answer or talk on the bike but wanted an all around bluetooth solution for biking , bicycling and stationary work.
It also wanted something that used small ear buds so I could use foam earplugs for hearing protection when riding.

Would highly recommend it.


 

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Scala G4 and iPhone 4 works fine on BT and then on the car or at home I use an industrial level Blue Parrot.


insane battery life and talk time and hooks up correctly every time.
Amazing sound isolation but as a result bit of missing top end.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Blue-Parrot-B ... e/11070555
 
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