Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Re: Blue ant Blue tooth
the Blue Ant system has two "channels," but unlike the Scala system which will automatically click over if you get a phone call if you set it up so that your phone is on the "primary channel," if you are using the system in "intercom mode," the ONLY way to access the second device/channel is to manually switch to it.
In other words, you have two channels
In your case, channel ONE may be for your phone
Channel TWO would be linking the two Blue Ant devices so you can use them as an intercom (that links when you hold the BIG button down for 3 seconds and the blue led flashes faster)
If you want to use the headset with your phone, you'd have to be on "channel one" but could NOT use it as an intercom.
If you wanted to use it as an intercom, you'd have to be on "channel two," and if an incoming call came in, you'd have to hurry up and switch over to "channel one" before the call ended.
If you used channel one for your gps and channel two for intercom, you'd have to switch off your passenger to listen to gps directions (not necessarily a bad thing...lol), then switch back to talk again.
I like the blue ant system because the volume is better than the first gen scala system (haven't used the S2 yet), but this functionality is a pain in the ass compared to the scala.
If you have many hundreds of dollars, then go with the high end.
Hope this helped, if you need advice, message me and I'll do my best