The Bluetrek G2 supports
both Headset and Hands-free profiles. We tested it with
the HP iPAQ 6315, the XDA
II, Sony Ericsson
P800 and the
Nokia 3650 (which has only Hands-free profile). It is very
stable with the iPAQ 6315, and we had no trouble transferring
calls, resuming from standby or using MS Voice Command.
Pairing the headset was easy on all devices. Holding down
the multi-functional button in the middle of the headset
until it flashes red and blue alternately, discover it
with your phone, enter the default pass code (0000) and
voila, you’ve got
The voice quality is very good on all
the phones in our test. Both incoming and outgoing calls
are clear without added white noise or static. The noise
canceling worked well in quiet and medium noisy environments.
A slight hissing sound can be heard if you use it in the
presence of a noisy car engine (think sports car or diesel
engine). Sound transferring between the phone and the headset
is very speedy. On all the phones we’ve tested, the
headset was always intelligent enough to know when a call
came in or you dialed an outgoing call, and picked up the
sound quickly. You can listen to system sound or MP3 on
PDAs and use voice command to talk to your PDA via the
The range didn’t perform as well
as the sound quality. We get maximum of 10-15 feet between
the phone and the headset before we start getting random
noise and voice quality degradation. The landline test
faired well. The G2 has very smooth sound on both receiving
and outgoing voice. The noise canceling worked very well.
The Bluetrek G2 supports some key phone
features such as voice dialing, mute calls, redialing the
last number and rejecting calls. However, the redialing
and rejecting call functions only work in Hands-free profile.
The headset also supports Microsoft’s Voice Command
on the iPAQ 6315. You can use the headset to open contacts,
see your calendar, etc. on your PDA by just talking to
it via the headset, providing even more hands free options
when using the headset with PDAs with voice command capability.
Another great feature is that it can work with two mobile
phones, supporting multiple pairings. You can pair the
headset with two phones and make calls on the primary phone
and receive calls on both via the headset.
The Bluetrek has a rechargeable lithium
polymer battery that takes less than 2 hours to recharge.
We get 5-7 hours of talk, PDA sound/voice command usage
per charge. The standby time is about six days, which is
very good. The G2 manual recommends charging your headset
only when you’ve
drained the battery. You should not leave the headset on
the charger for a long time. They state that if the battery
drains completely, it might take up to 10 hours to charge
it fully back up again.
Pro: Sleek design with just the right size
and weight. It’s easy to operate and pair with a variety
of phones. The voice quality is quite good and noise canceling
function performed well in quiet and somewhat noisy environment.
Supports duo profiles and some important features such as
voice dialing, mute calls and sound transferring. Great battery
life compared to most Bluetooth headset currently on the