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Zach C. Calculating status...
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Jun 17, 2009 11:20 AM
Did they mention anything about being able to use a bluetooth headset w/ built-in microphone?

I was able to pair the bluetooth headset that I have but I cannot get my touch to recognize the microphone in it.
Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Mac, PC, and Linux user
  • AlexYoung21 Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 11:30 AM (in response to Zach C.)
    I'm wondering this as well, except i can't even get my iPod to pair with my bluetooth headset (jabra BT 4010)

    if we use headphones with a mic built in, would VoIP applications work?
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • d1a2r3k Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 11:41 AM (in response to Zach C.)
    Yah this is very strange, the device cannot see my Jawbone headset, but see's my phone just fine. Wish there was someway to truly know what syncs with the bluetooth and what doesn't.
  • andyman11 Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 12:18 PM (in response to Zach C.)
    I tried to pair a Motorola H700 with my 2G touch on 3.0 with no luck. Not even recognized at all.

    I was hoping 3.0 would finally let me use a microphone for voice recording, skype, etc. on my touch without needing to buy a corded headset.

    Anyone else have any luck with pairing a bluetooth headset?
    12 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.x), iPod Touch 2G (3.0)
  • jimyac Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 1:21 PM (in response to Zach C.)
    Having Bluetooth problems too. I turned on 3 different Bluetooth devices to see if the Touch could see them and it just keeps "Searching..." I was able to use my cellphone and my laptop to see the Touch. When I tried pairing from either one, the Touch responded and gave a menu to add the device passcode and then the Touch will list them as a device but listed them as "Not Connected". My main reason for upgrading to 3.0 was to be able to use a Bluetooth headset with the Skype app to make calls. Hope this can be resolved.
    Lenovo T60p, Windows XP Pro, Lenovo S10e - Ipod Touch - Ipod Mini
  • gnomcho Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 1:37 PM (in response to Zach C.)
    well, this is a bit of a problem. My MacBook Air sees the Touch and its name, but when it comes down to pairing it fails...Nothing happens when I try to pair it with a headset or a phone. All in all the bluetooth just doesn't work. Really frustrating, I was looking forward to using the headset for skype.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • dh7adr Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 1:40 PM (in response to Zach C.)
    With my Tek Connect the microphone will also be not detected or displayed, too.
    iPod touch 2G, Other OS
  • mjs16 Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 7:38 PM (in response to Zach C.)
    I'm glad to know that I am not the only one with a problem getting my iPod Touch to recognize my Bluetooth headset. Mine also just keeps on "searching." My unit is a Cobra CBTH1.
    iPod Touch, iPhone OS 3.0
  • applegenius18 Level 3 Level 3 (890 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 7:39 PM (in response to Zach C.)
    You can't pair a headset with the iPod Touch and have all the features of the headset fully operational. The A2DP is only for audio out.
    iMac 20" 2.66GHz (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPod Touch 2nd Gen (Firmware 2.2.1)
  • enziobodoni Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 8:35 PM (in response to andyman11)
    I have the same problem with my ipod touch 2G running 3.0 OS, which won't pair with my H700 headset. The H700 will pair with my MacBookPro and it works fine for input and output, and the ipod touch will pair with the MacBookPro but then only gives a "not connected." I wonder if these are functions that will be "unlocked" for another 10 dollars at some point....Oh, well, at least the google maps street view has been enabled, which is cool.
    MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • www.timbullard.com Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 8:56 PM (in response to jimyac)
    same here. i've got a stereo bluetooth voyager plantronics 855 too.
    http://www.plantronics.com/northamerica/enUS/products/cat1150057/cat5420035/voyager-855;jsessionid=AKVRNQLHVK3W2CQBGNYCFEY KAEZXAIV0
    i've been looking forward to this moment and kersplat.
    pc, Windows Vista
  • donsherio2 Calculating status...
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    Jun 17, 2009 9:51 PM (in response to Zach C.)
    The iPod Touch uses a Bluetooth Profile called "A2DP". A2DP is for Stereo Audio output to allow a device to send high quality, stereo audio signals to a receiving device, eg: Headphones. Stereo headphones often come with a microphone built in to be used with phones, however to use this, the other device needs to support a Bluetooth profile made for audio input, either Headset (HSP), Hands-Free (HFP) and Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP) profiles. The iPod Touch doesn't support HSP, HFP or AVRCP and thus doesn't allow you to use your headset as a microphone.

    Basically, the bluetooth in your iPod is a one-way street. Sorry guys, I'm disappointed too

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    As for pairing your device, try putting your device into discoverable/visible mode (the non-iPod device). Most headphones just need you to hold down the power button a couple seconds longer. This will allow your iPod to see the device.

    Good luck!
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • Conal Ho Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Jun 17, 2009 10:19 PM (in response to donsherio2)
    Well, that is unfortunate and plainly suck_s. No need to upgrade to iPod touch 2G for me then! The only reason I'd want to is to be able to use Skype on it. Other than that, my 1G version works just as well. Boo on Apple.

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    MacBook Pro 15" 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB / MacBook Air 1.6 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • thehabermas Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2009 12:54 AM (in response to Conal Ho)
    I agree completely Conal Ho. I wouldn't have upgraded to iphone os 3 if I had known that the "bluetooth" supplied by apple is only for headphones. MAJOR disappointment
    iMac Core Duo 2GHz 20'
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