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Old 04-21-2011, 07:53 PM
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Re: Question - Can someone review Overland Bluetooth

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Microphone quality and location (does the person your talking to hear a bunch of road noise?) This is the first time callers on the other end didn't know I was on hands free. They claim it is very clear

-Speaker and sound quality (can you hear the person clearly and is it easy to carry on conversation) Good to excellent for both phone calls and streaming music from my iPhone 4

-Does it connect quickly once entering the vehicle? It downloads my contacts within seconds from entering the vehicle. No issues what so ever.

-Is the system easy to use? VERY
I agree with all, AND at least with an 730 RHR and an iPhone, it shows you the signal strength and battery level.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:17 PM
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Re: Question - Can someone review Overland Bluetooth

BT in my Summit also works great. I have made it a point of asking callers how they hear me and so far all responses were good to great. I am very happy with my purchase!
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Re: Question - Can someone review Overland Bluetooth

10-4 here on the iPhone 4 with the 730RHR. I'm real picky about talking to someone on bluetooth because i hate being talked to via bluetooth because it can sound terrible. i have asked 4-5 people if they can tell a difference between regular phone and when i'm on bluetooth and answer is no... i'm good with that.

i stream pandora via bluetooth often. works great.
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Re: Question - Can someone review Overland Bluetooth

I'm pretty happy with the bluetooth with my 730N rer. Paired with a first gen Droid and my wife's Iphone 4. (I flashed the firmware myself awhile back)

Call quality very good. Coverage is as good as Verizon Wireless is and I've only had one dropped call. (but think it was an issue with the Droid) Pairs very quickly. No complaints at all.
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Wow, I greatly appreciate the stellar feedback. All my questions have been thoroughly answered and even better, verified by several of you. I must admit, I have been through 2 5-series BMW's and a Lexus GS in the past 2 years and the Bluetooth is miserable. I constantly get the "are you in a tunnel?" question. Very frustrating.

Thanks again. Now I just have to choose color Blackberry/frost or Dark Charcoal/frost.

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I use a Blackberry 8520, and have 730N (RHR) w/bluetooth

Microphone quality and location (does the person your talking to hear a bunch of road noise?) Everyone that I talk to hears me better than if I had the handset direct to ear, or with a Jawbone, etc. Quality = outstanding.

-Speaker and sound quality (can you hear the person clearly and is it easy to carry on conversation) Flawless, and when calls come into the car or when I dial outbound, the stereo goes silent and number pops on screen. The system performs well.

-Does it connect quickly once entering the vehicle? Frankly, I'm having issues here with my BB not always connecting properly. Further, the irritating part is that I'm having serious issues with the voice prompt system recognizing my dial commands at times. The stereo voice prompts work very well, as do the NAV commands, so I'm pretty sure the issue is with the bluetooth preferences and/or connection from my BB and the 730N. Sometimes it works very, very well which is why its frustrating when it doesn't sync (randomly). When it's out of sync, it renders the voice nav prompt useless. Working it out with dealer, but confidence is high that I'll resolve. When it works right...it's really awesome.

-Is the system easy to use? YES
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Re: Question - Can someone review Overland Bluetooth

Just piling on to all of the comments above. Overland with 730 RHR here, paired with both my wife's iPhone as well as my LG I-don't-know-it-was-free-when-I-signed-up-for-service-4-years-ago-that's-how-bad-of-a-phone-it-is. Quality and ease of use are excellent. I've been very impressed with the voice recognition. Our RHR has "rebooted" a few times - always when my wife has been talking on her phone - so I don't know if that's related or coincidence. Otherwise it's been flawless.
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Re: Question - Can someone review Overland Bluetooth

Is everyone listening to there iphone/pod via bluetooth or are you hooking it into center counsel?
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Re: Question - Can someone review Overland Bluetooth

I mostly use the sync via bluetooth. When it's plugged it, you loose the sounds made when someone sends a text message or email, and it automatically goes to the ipod setup. i only use the center USB connection to charge my phone when it's low.
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I've had my RHR for about a week and been using it with a TMobile myTouch 4G (made by HTC) that runs android 2.2. Call sound quality is fine, no complaints so far. I get battery and signal strength displayed on the radio screen. The phone connects pretty quickly when I start the jeep unless I've forgotten to turn the Bluetooth radio on (I turn it on and off as needed to save battery) in which case if I've started the jeep and then turn on Bluetooth I sometimes have to force the RHR to connect to the phone using voice command...no biggie.

The only real problem I'm having is with the downloaded phone book. The RHR downloads the phone book automatically with no issues but it is missing many of my address book entries, particularly several people I call frequently. I haven't been able to figure out how it is identifying which phone book entries to download so I just manually entered the people I call most into the default address book folder on the RHR...I think that will work better for me anyway as I change phones a lot and also have a work blackberry that I will also pair and use on a rare occasion. I actually wish I could just disable the download and only use the entries I manually store on the RHR, but don't think that is an option unless on my phone (haven't looked).

Oh one other thing, I can't see any option to read or send SMS text messages as per the RHR user manual...guessing my phone isn't compatible so that feature doesn't show up?
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If you find out how to read text messages on the screen of the 730, please post.
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Re: Question - Can someone review Overland Bluetooth

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I mostly use the sync via bluetooth. When it's plugged it, you loose the sounds made when someone sends a text message or email, and it automatically goes to the ipod setup. i only use the center USB connection to charge my phone when it's low.
Thanks... bluetooth works very well indeed. A quick check shows the cable method to sound better, but its hard to beat the covenience of leaving the phone in your pocket! How do you stick with btooth when you plug the cable in? Doesnt yours override it?

OT... anyone figure out how to upload custom POI's? Id love safety camera alerts!
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