"Beware of the HYPE & Promises. Good headset!!!"4.0 starson by EGIRXBass
Pros: Good size (almost too small), good sound, great battery & charge time, options galore for a headset
Cons: Beware of the hype on its ability and options that must be signed up for. See review for fine print. Some things may not be all Cons, just not as straight forward as you may think
Summary: This is a high rating for what I give products. My 4 stars may stem from my only other BT comparison, The Original Jawbone. It worked good for me, but it was bulky, volume was ok and earbuds/loops had to be replaced. I actually would have given this 1/2 a star "more" if I had been able to further learn of some of the issues with this headset. I am not that negative, just picky.
Pros- As I said, this headset works well as a headset. It connects quick, turns on easy, sounds very clear (from both ends of the call) and lasts quite a long time. You can hit the only button to get battery life and toggle thru volume (I know....redundant) Music is clear and switching between calls is just "two taps of the headset". Again, good headset, but see what I have to say next to help your decision.
- Phone. I have a samsung sgh a897 aka Mystic (see my review if you like). Some of the issues are specific to being paired with this phone. Therefore, I cannot speak of the iphone battery app, etc
- Cons- luckily the headset fits fairly well in my ear on its own. I like having an earloop, but the single flimsy earloop takes some acclimating to put on, so unless I plan on running or being out for a while, I just leave it off. I have some connectivity issue. Once or twice a week, my 1st call says I'm connected but myself & the person cannot hear a thing. The fix is I have to turn off the set, establish a conversation & switch it back on. Sort of annoying. Now the hype....The MyTalk Account you must set up to customize the headset is slow (as metioned by others). The Caller ID Name part must be mannually entered in to MyTalk and it limited to 10 phone numbers. I have yet to get the names to be said. However, all incoming calls have the phone number stated. It is nice to customize the voice that alerts you of calls, etc. 8 different voices but just a few other languages. The propriety (only button) can, at this time, work for 1 function at a time. Here is my delemna. My phone has voice dailing. The headset knows that. When I press & hold, I get my voice dailing options. However, I signed up for Dial2Do (an option necessary for TEXT by Voice) The account is free for 1 year, but you have to leave a credit card to use the text. You get a 20 sec recording that is transcribed and sent to the recipient(s). Dial2Do is pretty helpful, but is also can be a proprietary function. Therefore, if I want to use both, I have to leave Voice Dailing as my main option & use it to call the Dial2Do phone number to access Dial2Do functions. Other options are available (see the MyTalk part of the Jawbone website to get examples. At this time, you are limited to certain tasks with this headset if you want the "extra" functions. Maybe with the ability to upgrade, things may change. For now, it is a great headset, that can do alot of little things, just not a lot of everything it says it can do, all at once. Hope this helps