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Bluetooth Technology

SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
edited March 8 in Acura
Sometimes referred to as "Personal Area Networks" this short-range radio frequency interconnect technology is all the rage with drivers.

Here's the place to discuss Bluetooth!


  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,015
    ok, nobody cares?

    Steve, Host
  • kfhmailkfhmail Posts: 199
    I have just found this site...I care...I want to know/learn more about bluetooth...


    Specifically...related to automobiles and Acura (RL & TL).
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,015


    I just got a Kensington wireless finder plus gizmo for finding wifi hot spots (saves having to turn the laptop on).


    It also sniffs for Bluetooth, but I haven't had that light illuminate yet.


    Steve, Host
  • OK - I'm another bluetooth user - hooked on my Moto V600 and Jabra BT250 headset (I've had people think I'm 'secret service' when I wear it!)...


    Are there any recommendations for bluetooth car audio systems - radio / CD combined with bluetooth phone?


    ...or one step further - any (non built-in) systems that include radio / navigation with bluetooth (dialing and personal directions from the nav screen)?


    Thanks for any info!
  • focusjcfocusjc Posts: 10
    Just noticed this site. One suggestion, Steve, could you list the Forum also under Acura TL and RL? I read a lot discussions about Bluetooth under TL forum and people had no place but to post them under Navigation forum.

    I love the Bluetooth HandsFree in my wife's TL so much, I went search and bought a Motorola portable speaker HF800 for myself. And it turns out to be even easier to use than TL's, but of course the sound quality not as good. I think Hands-free speaker would be one of the best application of Bluetooth.
  • focusjcfocusjc Posts: 10
    Hi njawdriver, you might like to check out the Motorola HF800 speaker which is a portable one I enjoy using in my old car. Sony Ericsson and Motorolla also make the systems you permanantly install in the car, using your car stereo's speakers.

    Acura TL and the new RL has this system built in. And they are nice you can talk and drive without the headset in your ear. Mercedes has the handfree system for long but did not use the Bluetooth and you have to have the right phone to plug in a socket. With Bluetooth, you just have your phone in your pocket, and it hooks up as soon as you get into the car.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,015
    Great suggestion! (d'oh).


    Steve, Host
  • Can anybody recommend adapter for my non-bluetooth cell phone(Kyocera 7135) so I can enjoy

    my RL ?

  • focusjcfocusjc Posts: 10
    Search the Web under "Bluetooth Phone Adapter" should get you some options. Jabra A210 for example, just plug into cell phone's 2.5mm headset jack. But I have no experience to tell how well they work with RL.
  • pscdocpscdoc Posts: 91
    A lot if not most of the vehicle manufacturers these days have some sort of 'handsfree' system integrated into their top end models, i.e., bluetooth. Before you purchase either the manufacturers hands free kit or a 3rd party kit make sure your current phone is compatible with the system. Blue tooth is a great tool and I personally luv using it. I mean I dont know how i lived without it before in my car. I currently use a sony ericsson 910 phone with the sony ericsson HBH-602 bluetooth wireless headset. I was going to purchase the u-connect handsfree kit for my '05 chrysler pacifica but there were issues of full compatibility with my current phone. So I went with the headset option. People who have not used or know of such a device should DEFINATELY go out and look into!
  • 1st time on. I get my TL in 1 week. I'd like to use the bluetooth, but Verizon only offers 1 phone, the Motorola V710. For those with experience, how does the V710 work with the TL bluetooth, and how is the phone overall?
  • If you live in California, based on this article, you are exactly the person that needs to get into this class action lawsuit. Apparently, Verizon limits the bluetooth capability of the 710 so that it cannot communicate with other devices (that aren't cell phones).

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,015
    The reports I've seen the last few days make the connection between Bluetooth and Lexus pretty nebulous, but if you'd like a little FUD for the afternoon:


    Lexus a nexus between cars and phone viruses? (CNET)


    Steve, Host
  • u04919u04919 Posts: 9
    My Verizon V710 phone works very well with my TL'05 via bluetooth.
  • An earlier response stated the Motorola V710 had problems connected with non cell phones and that there might be a class action suit pending. I'm in the bay area. Have you had any problems with calls going through to either cell phones or land lines. Also, hows the audio in the TL work when using blue tooth?
  • I am getting a Toyota Prius with Bluetooth for the phone. But my phone is a Nextel, How will the 2-way walkie talkie work with the system? or will I need to wear an ear piece or will it work through the car?


  • u04919u04919 Posts: 9
    I have no problem receiving or sending calls with my V710 while using bluetooth in my TL. The audio automatically adjusts when receiving or sending a call.
  • cericceric Posts: 1,093
    My Verizon V710 phone works very well with my TL'05 via bluetooth.


    "works very well"? Can you transfer phone contacts from you Verizon phone to the TL?
  • I've been using the Motorola V710 with the Jabra BT250 head set for a month, and I'm completely satisfied. But the best thing I like about the V710 is using the U-connect system in my 300C.
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