Using Bluetooth with a convertible

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Question for those with Jeeps or convertibles with bluetooth
How difficult is it to hear or use the hands free phone and navigation?

can you hear Or use the phone with the top down and doors off? Can they hear you?

it’s been years since I had a convertible and they didn’t have Bluetooth





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Question for those with Jeeps or convertibles with bluetooth
How difficult is it to hear or use the hands free phone and navigation?

can you hear Or use the phone with the top down and doors off? Can they hear you?

it’s been years since I had a convertible and they didn’t have Bluetooth
I currently drove a 17 2.3 EB mustang convertible. Don’t have any issues in city. Interstate there is usually too much road and wind noise to use.
 

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I have the system in my Jeep w/ 38"s....while its technically possible, I usually just get off the phone because after 30mph, it becomes an unenjoyable conversation with the wind noise.

You're better off using one of those earpieces,and preferably one that has a mic as close to your mouth with noise cancelling...Never tried it but I believe you can rock one of those quite nicely with the top down...

It's essentially the wind noise through the mic that is the issue, not the listening part...

This is unless Ford is putting some kind of amazing tech in the Bronco that will zero out of the wind noise.... You listening @Ford ? Create a way for the mic to pick up without wind noise (maybe some kind of external mic with a good way to mount it near your mouth as an accessory, and you will sell a crap ton of them!). A flip up mic that mounted to the seat and was positioned near the mouth would probably work really well...
 

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AirPods work pretty well for calls in my Jeep with top down. Sometimes I roll up the windows.
 

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Up to a certain speed in my Mustang, I had no problems. I could use the voice recognition at normal freeway speeds with the windows up on a non-windy/no crosswind/no jeep with 38s next to me, haha, day.

I did, however, enjoy the silence that noisy tires on my JK provided. Sorry, can't hear you complaining about how loud it is over the sound of the tires; no annoying phone convos either. :LOL:
 

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I’ve got a Camaro SS convertible and use the Bluetooth pretty often. At interstate speeds it can be difficult to hear, but with the top down putting the windows up helps a ton. Of course if ya have doors off that’s not really possible, but for just around town and below interstate speeds(so up to like 55mph ish) I wouldn’t suspect any problems at all. And the mic is usually located somewhere that minimizes any wind noise. If ya have the doors on and can roll up the windows then even at interstate speeds it’d likely be fairly easy to have a conversation. Most of the time the people I’m talking with don’t even realize I’m in a convertible with the top down so the only issue is you hearing them over the wind noise(though I’ve never had an issue hearing navigation directions, always seems clearer than calls). Bluetooth and mics have both come a long way. I’ve got Bluetooth in my motorcycle helmet too, and even with my visor up I’ve had people that wouldn’t believe I was on the bike and moving while talking to them.
 

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In my Z4 I use my Bluetooth all the time around town, but not on the freeway. This is 2004 technology, so I am sure it has improved. I do though tell people I can’t hear them well when driving my Z4. It has become my time to wind down, listen to my music, and enjoy the drive.
 

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