Motorola HS815 Headset Review
On the functionality part, you can’t be surprised by anything with the headset; if you’ve used another Bluetooth kit like this will know how to pair it – holding the multifunctional key for about four seconds while HS815 is off will put it in pairing mode; search and find it through your phone and enter 0000 for key.
While in standby mode, the calling key can be used in two ways: a simple quick click or holding it for a couple of seconds and releasing it, pleasantly indicated by a beep. Those two actions will respectively bring the voice recognition up or recall the last dialed number, or answer or reject an incoming call. You can’t mute the microphone during a call.
After the things we’ve written so far, you think that the design is the main drawback of the HS815 – but it is not; the voice quality is totally disappointing. During a call there is noise (poping) on the both ends and the other party hears you very low and crappy. The incoming voice is average in strength but muffled.
In our Battery test for continues talk time, the HS815 performed unexpectedly well! It scored 7 hours of talk time, which is 15%-20% more than the average headset’ score which is 6hours (see the chart below).
To test its performance in noisy or windy environment, we used our special fan and probably thanks to the big boom microphone, the results were better than those of the ultra-small headsets, but worse than those of headsets featuring hardware or software (digital signal processing) noise-canceling mechanisms.