by Kimberly Deas
We have heard the rumors that putting a cellphone to your head can cause all kinds of medical issues. So what is the alternative? A Bluetooth earpiece that allows you to use your phone and play it safe. But if you are like me, you'll remember the old Bluetooth devices that were hard to hear and uncomfortable. Today’s Bluetooth devices are much more advanced, and even many new cars are designed with Bluetooth technology built in.
The Bluetooth connection is via a radio wave and although this is a low interference connection, unfortunately, this connection does use quite a bit of battery from your cellphone. So when you are not using your Bluetooth connection, just turn it off to expand the life of your battery.
If your state has laws about driving while using a cellphone, a Bluetooth device is a must. Most devices are small and can be used up to 30 feet from your phone. Many have built-in volume control for talk and music. This makes using them easy.
Connecting to your Bluetooth device is simple. Just access the Bluetooth settings and make sure the connection is “on.” Then search for other Bluetooth devices to “pair” to and select the device you wish to “pair” with. You will likely be asked for a passkey to confirm a secure connection. Connecting to a new Bluetooth device is really just that simple.
When choosing which device is right for you, try them on (if possible). Some devices will fit better than others. Also, consider how and when you will be using the device. If on a motorcycle, you will want to consider a different device.
Author: Kimberly Deas combines her 10+ years’ experience in telecommunications with a background in personal coaching and results-oriented training.