The bluetooth is always paired to my phone. With it paired, I don't hear any text tones through the phone. I don't want to have to wear my bluetooth all the time to hear the alert tones that are coming through the bluetooth only. Is this something that is going to get changed in a software release or was this the effect Jawbone was going for? I'm not a fan and at this point between the band aid fixes we're having to do to get Siri to work around the "Voice Dialing" alert that disables other functionality, the poor handoff between music and Siri (described in detail in my other post), and the handset not being allowed to push out alert tones, I wouldn't recommend this handset in its current form to anyone interested in using it with the iPhone 4S or other Apple products that may have Siri integration in the near future. The interface/compatibility between Apple's handset/software and the ERA software leaves a lot to be desired for the "premium" price being charged for these advanced Jawbone headsets. I've only had it for less than 24 hours and have already found several things that have me on the verge of returning the device...awaiting news of improvements ahead!
same situation, just bought ERA to try out for 30 days prior to deciding if I should return it. Although I just put it on, so far its good except for this major problem that I can't hear any txt alerts etc.. from either the phone speaker or the headset on iphone 4s. They need a software update to fix this. I only get phone vibration.
I think I know what the problem is. I think once you put the phone in standy or stop using a2dp (listening to music), it takes time for the bluetooth to realize something has occured on your phone and to activate a2dp. It is not always activated. If I am listening to music, I hear the txt message tone, but If I am not and the phone is in standby then there is no sound, sometimes you can hear something in the headset that sounds like it is activating a2dp, but that is after the txt sound has already occured.
Either Apple needs to fix this or Jawbone has to create an option to keep A2DP activated or figure out a way to come out of sleep faster.
My guess is that it is by design to improve battery life. Not sure it is a jawbone issue, but I'd gladly give up some battery life to maintain a constant connection. It is particularly annoying when using a GPS with turn by turn instructions as they fail to give adequate warning when a turn is approaching until connection is established. The first notification fails to occur if short, or the first part of it is cut off.
I agree 100%. received the Jawbone ERA as a Christmas Gift to use with my iPhone 4s. Purchased from the AT&T retail store, and they made no mention of issue with its intended use with the iPhone 4s. If these issues are not resolved, I will be returning this unit for a full refund.
The other feedback is not encouraging either.
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