Maybe you’ve heard the word ‘Bluetooth®’ when people are discussing their vehicles, stereos or cellphones, but what is it? Bluetooth allows phones, headsets, earpieces, tablets, computers and countless other devices to interact with other Bluetooth enabled devices—without wires or cables. While this technology isn’t new, we thought we’d explain what it is, how it works and how best to take advantage of all it offers.
Bluetooth technology is standard in millions of products today. A Bluetooth signal makes a reliable wireless connection and frees up your hands to do other things—like drive and talk at the same time. So, you’ll feel more mobile than ever with Bluetooth devices connected.
Many people like wearing a Bluetooth earpiece or headset simply for the freedom and comfort it provides. Like how you can talk hands-free while using a laptop. Or, walking and talking with a phone tucked inside their purse or pocket cellphone. And, of course when you’re in the car.
If you’ve ever overheard a phone conversation through a car’s speakers, it’s probably working through the Bluetooth systems now pre-equipped in the consoles of many modern vehicles. It’s no problem if yours doesn’t have one installed though. We offer easy-to-use Bluetooth headsets that let you make and receive calls and also converse hands-free during activities like toting the groceries into your home or walking the dog.
Setting up a cellphone to use Bluetooth is very simple:
- Turn Bluetooth on (usually under your phone’s settings)
- Sync with headset or car system (also called pairing)
- Talk away!
Of course, if you ever need our assistance pairing your cellular devices to other Bluetooth devices, just give us a call. We’re always happy to help!
There are many fun uses for Bluetooth, too. Some vehicle or media systems allow you to play your music through the signal. Music stored on your phone or tablet can then be played across car speakers or a stereo without any wires or connections. Just see your car or stereo manual for step-by-step instructions.
You can also use Bluetooth to connect phones to other devices, so you can easily share information or a few photos between them. Many of us know too well the challenge of fitting both a printer and computer on a small desk. Bluetooth solves that issue, too, since many printers these days can connect wirelessly directly or through cloud storage—so you can print from your laptop, smartphone or tablet even when you’re a room away.
Just in case you’re wondering, Bluetooth won’t use your cellular plan’s minutes or data either. It doesn’t require internet or Wi-Fi because it create its own network. With Bluetooth, you can use your phone and other devices as never before, making life just a little bit easier. After all, who couldn’t use a little hands-free help?