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HenryFSU Level 1 Level 1

I have a headest coming in that is Class 1 capable, and was wondering.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    I believe it is Class 2.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
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    Yes it will work fine.

    Class 1 is simply tthe power output & sensitivity, not whether it will work with other devices.

    The bluetooth profiles decide if it works with other devices.

    Class 1 puts out a max of 100mW and is rated up to 100 meters.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    Are you sure Chris? None of the prior iPhones were Class 1 and very few cell phones on the market are due to battery drain. I know my iPhone 5 is a Class 2, the only extended range is for low power under 4.0.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
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    The iPhone may not be a class 1 device but it talks BlueTooth, so the class is irrelevant (unless you are using it for distance).

    As long as the correct BT profles are there, it will work.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    The OP is talking about using a Class 1 headset they will only pair with a Class 1 equipped device regardless of the profiles that are present. Class 1 was a much bigger thing between 2006 - 2009 and later with home/office BT equipment. There were never many cell phones that supported it.

     

    Apple nowhere tells the Class BT on their devices but the Apple Bluetooth Manual that I found stresses that the connection is valid for a maximum of 33 feet. This would indicated their devices are Class 2 and not Class 1.

  • HenryFSU Level 1 Level 1

    I am just wondering if it will allow me to talk up to 300 ft away from the iPhone 5S?  I don't technically need 300ft range, but more than the normal 30ft that you hear out there.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
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    deggie wrote:

     

    The OP is talking about using a Class 1 headset they will only pair with a Class 1 equipped device

    Never heard of BT being capable of only pairing with same class.

    But Class 2 and Class 1 devices will only work at the lowest class distance (ie. class 2 ~30 feet).

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
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    HenryFSU wrote:

     

    I am just wondering if it will allow me to talk up to 300 ft away from the iPhone 5S?

    Extremely doubtful.

    You may get a bit more than 30 feet but don't bet on it.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    I seriously doubt it. I can't find any current cell phone models that support Class 1 incluiding the HTC One M8 and the Galaxy S5.

     

    I still have a Class 1 headset I used back in the day with a desktop phone system. I also had one of these: http://www.trust.com/en/all-products/13853-bluetooth-adapter-class-1-usb-bt180 to use with a computer. As you can notice from the link they are no longer available.

     

    The headset does not pair with my iPhone 5 nor a friends latest Nokia. There were a few computers that supported Class 1 but I never had one.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    I was told that the one I have should work with a Class 2 device but it never did. Called a higher level of tech support and they said it wouldn't work. It may be model dependent.

     

    Never did get 100m range, or anything close to it with the Class 1 and it was subject to far more interference than with anything else I ever used.

     

    To me they are a waste of money to use with a Class 2 device.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    100% agree with Chris, you will never get more than the 33 feet that Apple specifies and even that is only under ideal conditions.

  • HenryFSU Level 1 Level 1

    I'll test it tomorrow and let you all know how it goes.  I appreciate all the help!

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    Hope it works, but as Chris said you won't get anything about 30 feet most likely.

     

    Which headset did you buy?

  • HenryFSU Level 1 Level 1

    I bought a Jabra Motion UC.  It actually worked quite far from my iPhone 5S.  I would not call it 300ft, but I bet I was easily 200ft before the audio started to crackle.  So guess it's not 300ft capable, but way more than just 33 feet.

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