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Old 27th March 2014, 13:43   #166
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After almost a year's use thrown into the Parrot Handsfree Kit here are a few observations:

1. Sometimes the system does not recognize some names and dials the wrong number (dials a completely different contact that sounds weirdly similar). Highly inconvenient. I have changed the names so the unit can recognize our Indian names but to no avail.

2. Sometimes the unit does not power up automatically when the car starts moving

3. Sound quality (output) - no complaints. Loud and clear with the windows rolled up.

4. When the unit does start up automatically when the car starts moving, sometimes the unit does not connect with the phone. Restarting the unit solves the problem.

5. Sometimes the unit hangs and both the red and green lights stay on. No amount of pressing either buttons are any help. Plugging in the charger (even when battery is full) releases the 'hang' mode

6. Sometimes the call button (green) does not work. Unit has to be restarted manually

Hope this helps those who are looking to buy this device.
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Old 27th March 2014, 14:54   #167
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Any bluetooth car kit that does not need to be charged? Maruti (MGP) used to have a car kit that directly connects to the car battery, but they do not stock it anymore.

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Old 28th March 2014, 12:55   #168
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Any bluetooth car kit that does not need to be charged? ...
All of them work off a power supply (they don't have batteries). Check - it will come with a box that feeds off a cig lighter socket. It is possible to wire to the Accessory 12V line, if one doesn't have a cig lighter socket.
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Hey Guys,

Any feedback on any of the MGA handsfree kit listed here?

I am interested in buying one for my New Dzire.
Any suggestions are most welcome.
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Old 2nd April 2014, 14:01   #170
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Any feedback on any of the MGA handsfree kit listed here?
Here is my feedback on the Parrot kit. I would suggest you to try another device that MGA offers and not consider the Parrot kit for reasons listed in my post.
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Here is my feedback on the Parrot kit. I would suggest you to try another device that MGA offers and not consider the Parrot kit for reasons listed in my post.
Thanks aditya, this removes the parrot option.

Now there are 4 options from blaupunkt in MGA. Any reviews on those would be great.
As I was reading other posts on this thread, I got to know that MGA installation includes internal wiring for charging the device & hence I am inclined towards MGA. Is it possible to hide the charging wire with other devices as well?
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Reason for choosing the Tour over the competition:
Trusting my old pal- Raj's analysis, went ahead and ordered a Jabra Tour from Amazon for Rs.5128. This will compliment my car's bluetooth for the second phone...phew(all gizmo's!!).
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The Jabra Tour has arrived as expected from Amazon.in within time. The product, as Raj said is awesome and has good voice clarity. The motion sensors work perfect and removes the intervention daily to use the gadget. The voice command system needs some American accent training for us, however is good!
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The Jabra Tour has arrived as expected from Amazon.in within time. The product, as Raj said is awesome and has good voice clarity. The motion sensors work perfect and removes the intervention daily to use the gadget. The voice command system needs some American accent training for us, however is good!
@getsurya,

Seems I am following you every where.

After getting the Brio AT, 1st thing dad wanted was a BT car kit. How is the The Jabra Tour? I just started researching on the options available in the market and landed on this thread.

Have you set it up? Is the sound routed through the cars speaker or its inbuilt speakers? I wanted to know if the music is ON and a call comes, does it lower / mute the volume?

Thanks.
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Seems I am following you every where.

After getting the Brio AT, 1st thing dad wanted was a BT car kit. How is the The Jabra Tour? I just started researching on the options available in the market and landed on this thread.

Have you set it up? Is the sound routed through the cars speaker or its inbuilt speakers? I wanted to know if the music is ON and a call comes, does it lower / mute the volume?
Hi,

The Jabra Tour is a standalone BT unit which has its own speaker and battery. It does not interact with the Brio's speaker's or audio system and hence does not cut off the music when a call comes in.

The clarity is very good, so is the reach. The battery back up is awesome and the best part is the you walk into the car and the phone is synced up with the Jabra Tour and vice versa.
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Any bluetooth car kit that does not need to be charged? Maruti (MGP) used to have a car kit that directly connects to the car battery, but they do not stock it anymore.
Has Anybody tried the below HandsFree? Any reviews? I think it is attached to the inside of A-Pillar with a direct battery connection. It is an MGA, details below (Many other MGA HandsFree kits are also listed here).

http://www.marutimga.com/Mgaproduct_...Th0dfqFrkME%3d

Bluetooth Hands Free Kit - Rs 2999 - Part No. 990J0M83K19-010
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Has Anybody tried the below HandsFree? Any reviews? I think it is attached to the inside of A-Pillar with a direct battery connection. It is an MGA, details below (Many other MGA HandsFree kits are also listed here).

http://www.marutimga.com/Mgaproduct_...Th0dfqFrkME%3d

Bluetooth Hands Free Kit - Rs 2999 - Part No. 990J0M83K19-010
Hi Buddy,

I have installed the same kit in my Sx4. The kit works flawlessly with Lumia 920. The unit is directly installed Audio unit and battery, hence no hassle of charging it again and again.

Whenever i receive a call, the audio automatically stops and connected to BT.

The only drawback is, i am not able Telephone no or the name of the person who is calling on the audio screen, apart from this, i would rate 5 stars to the BT. The sound quality is also quite good. 9/10 times your phone would sync when you start the car int he morning, there are couple of instances when phone didn't pair up, in that condition, i just restarted my phone again.

As correctly mentioned, the unit is attached to the A pillar.

Amit

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Have been going through this thread since morning and after reading all the information about the devices, here's my query:

Last Sunday, I got home a Fiat Punto 1.3 MJD Active and since then have been cribbing about the ICE as it only supports FM and CDs. Initially, I had though of getting just a good quality FM Transmitter that fits into the 12V socket, but after going thought his thread today, I'm thinking of getting the Jabra Freeway.

I want to play music via my phone and through the car's speakers, which I plan on upgrading shortly. So, it plays like this if I'm not wrong,

Phone Bluetooth > Jabra Freeway > FM Transmitter > Car speakers

How's the quality for just the FM transmitter?

Also, reading the posts here, is the sound quality of Jabra Freeway such that I can live with it and not upgrade the speakers?

Any more suggestions on this front? Other options?
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Bought this pdt from snapdeal for Rs.2300, it is from Supertooth a French company have been using the same since a week and happy with built ,speech quality and connectivity.

Received the package with a Visor clip , USB to micro charging cable,mini usb car charger.The pdt has 2 yrs warranty.

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Folks using Jabra Free-Way -

1) How's the device now since it has been more than an year you folks purchased one?

2) While I am aware about the features in-general, what's your opinion on automatic pairing once you enter the car with your phone's bluetooth ON? If there are inconsistencies, how would you rate them? Successful 100/100, 95/100, 85/100, less than that?

3) How frequently have you found the device go into a hung state abruptly? I ask this since half way into your commute if you are to make or receive a call, and find that the device is not responding, you will definitely ask yourself the purpose of spending 6500/-

4) Related to pt-1 above, is the call clarity consistent to as it was on day 1?

5) I am using a Galaxy Grand as my primary phone and intend to buy this product. Would you recommend based on your experience?

Thanks for reading and appreciate your inputs.
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