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Motorola H700 Review

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Connecting the headset to a telephone (or another Bluetooth unit) is a fairly easy or even, in our opinion, pleasant job. At the very opening of the microphone boom, the hands-free is ready to be detected and paired, which is indicated by a constant purple light. In case you need to pair the H700 to another device, just hold the call button for about 2 seconds while the headset is closed; when the purple light is on, simply open the microphone boom. Both procedures present an exceptionally easy and elementary way to connect: the designers of the device deserve our congratulations on this achievement.

The rest is rather traditional: you will be required to enter a code - 0000 by default. At this point you can once again set one of the two volume buttons for “up”, depending on your personal convenience.



Range - Motorola H700 Review

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Battery - Motorola H700 Review

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Performance:


According to information, supplied by Motorola, the headset’s 130 mAh Li-Ion battery is supposed to endure as long as 6 hours of talking time or 200 hours of standby. Bearing in mind, however, that on many occasions there are discrepancies between catalog data and reality, we subjected H700 to long-conversation testing at maximum volume and the unit was able to make 4.1 hours (247 min). This is quite a modest duration, but we should not forget that this headset features noise reduction and echo cancellation technology (DSP) and its result is still better than the one of Plantronics 655 (also with DSP), though worse than that of Nokia BH-600.

We also tried how the unit operated when it was at a distance from the phone. The H700’s achievement was merely 12 meters before signal quality dropped. As a result of this, another drawback may emerge: when you put the H700 in your pocket it is likely that there will be (though not all the time) interference during conversation.

While talking, the sound is very loud; however, speech is somewhat muffled and accompanied by constant background noise. At the other end of the line your voice is less loud and sound quality is worse, again somewhat muffled and with stronger bass frequency, at times even inarticulate. No matter how hard you try to talk loud when there is booming music, your words will be rendered unintelligible. At strong winds in the open, the headset’s performance is also mediocre, worse than that of models such as H670 and H800.

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