Received my 5200 and connected immediated to my BlackBerry PRIV. At first glance, it looks gorgeous and premium. The instructions were very easy to read, and connecting it to my smartphone was a breeze. I quickly connected to a call I was currently on and the sound was pretty good. I turned the volume up to the max just to see how loud it can get, and it is pretty loud. I made my environment noisy by turning up the TV and turning on some fans including the bathroom vent fan while talking on the
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phone and the person on the other end did not mention anything about how noisy it was. So I guess the noise cancelation worked like a charm. I've used the Plantronics 5200 for about 8 hours straight. As far as comfort in the ear, I had to change the ear pilow (that's what I call it) which was easy to change out, and it's comfortable and stress free.
Now, the bad part is that there is a hissing sound coming through the connection. It is noticeable, but I hope it's fixed with a firmware update. And not being biased, it may also be the quality of the Bluetooth connection on my smartphone. It's not bad to where you will have a horrible experience, but again it's noticeable.
Since I have an Android powered BlackBerry PRIV, I activated Google Now using the red button on the Voyager 5200 and it works flawlessly as long as your surroundings aren't noisy. To use it just push the red button for 2 seconds and release it.
When you receive a call, the Voyager 5200 says the persons name that is calling, which is cool. And the voice will asked you if you want to answer or reject. It picks up your voice very well.
The smart sensors are awesome. I took the Voyager 5200 off while still being connected to Bluetooth and I had a call and it answered the call by me putting on the Voyager 5200 on my ear. I also tried it by being on a call on my smartphone and transferring the call to the Voyager 5200 by just putting it on my ear which worked well. It works well vice versa. If you are talking on the Voyager 5200 and you need to charge it of put it down, when you take it off your ear, it will automatically transfer the call to your handset.
You can edit setting by downloading the Plantronics Hub app from your app store which is convenient since most of us do majority things on our smartphones.
Speech text works great if you are one who talks to text. It makes it even more convenient and safer using the Plantronics Voyager 5200.
Working even better. A must have device! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
This review was originally posted to plantronics.com.