Keeping your hands on the wheel & your eyes on the road
The BlueAnt Supertooth 3 handsfree speakerphone provides a safer, legal alternative to talking on your cell phone while you drive. Voice prompts provide assistance to help you connect the device with your phone and upload your address book. The Supertooth 3 announces the name or ID of the caller when the phone rings - just say 'OK' to accept the call. Install the Supertooth 3 in seconds for a totally handsfree experience.
Incorporating sophisticated 'Text-to Speech' software; the Supertooth 3 represents the very latest in Bluetooth sun-visor speakerphone technology. Its outstanding audio quality is a result of advanced Digital Signal Processing software to eliminate noise and achieve echo cancellation, regardless of whether the car is stationary or travelling at high speed. It also adjusts sound levels to compensate for loud engine noise or external noise created when the windows are wound down.
The device requires no installation and is quickly and easily installed and connected to your cell phone. Simply slide the metal clip onto your sun-visor and attach the Supertooth 3 via the magnets on the rear of the device. The voice prompts provide guidance and assistance to help pair the device and upload your cell phone's address book. When a call is received, the Supertooth 3 announces the incoming caller's name or number. Simply say 'OK' to accept the call. There is no need to take your hands off the wheel or remove your eyes from the road, making the Supertooth 3 a safer and legal alternative to driving while on the phone.
Incorporating a choice of 6 languages including American English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and British English, the Supertooth 3 can be easily programmed to suit your individual needs. The Supertooth 3 can be paired with up to 8 devices and supports voice dial activation, redial and call reject (mobile phone setting dependent).
BlueAnt Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Hands Free Car Kit Review
I4U News - Tech Reviews
Published on: 4/16/2009 12:07 AM
|The device measures 4.80" x 2.40" x 0.80" and weighs 4.05 ounces. BlueAnt uses a very slick method of securing the Supertooth 3 to your vehicle with magnets on the rear of the device and a pair of metal visor clips included to allow use in two vehicles. Other features include text-to-speech, which allows a human sounding voice to read incoming callers name or caller ID information. The device features noise suppression, echo cancellation, and automatic vibration sensor reconnection. Voice activated dialing and answering of calls is supported....read the full review|
Customer Reviews of BlueAnt Supertooth 3 Handsfree Bluetooth Speakerphone
offers you the ultimate convenience with their Supertooth 3 hands free kit. The small size of the Supertooth 3 makes it easy to mount up to the sun visor, and to remove it when you need it outside of the car. The digital signal processing in the Supertooth 3 can cut down on background noise to keep call quality crystal-clear
when i driven i can talk hand free ...it clear ...i love it ...
I like this product a lot, and am glad I bought it. Battery life is much longer than BT ear pieces, and it has paired with my phone everytime (and tells you that it did) without having to do anything. You do need to keep the unit close to your mouth - say 2 feet - definitely driver-side visor. After the 2 feet, your callers "complain" about hearing you. The magnet is mostly a good thing - makes it easy to remove to charge, continue call from car to office/home, toss the thing in second car, etc. - but I have accidentally knocked it down once like other people have said. Charging is mini-usb, so I use the same car-charger as my cell phones.
I had heard this was the hands-free set to get and I'm glad I did. The best feature of the S3 is its ability to auto-reconnect when you get back in your car. This makes it almost as good as an installed bluetooth hands-free. If you include the portability, maybe better.
NIce but still room for improvement5/4/2009
Great product. Clear, easy to use, MUCH BETTER than speaker on phone. My Blackberry Bold is not a speakphone. Do not try to use the feature in a car or other simular enviroment. Blueant works very well as a speakerphone, but is still short of what is needed for compelte hands free business calls. I am happy with the device as is, but it still leaves room for improvement.
this is how bluetooth should work4/18/2009
followed the 3 or 4 easy instructions and i was up and running in seconds, clarity is great battery life don't even ask i've had it about 3 wks now and charged it once, auto connect is a great feature , the voice command sucks like almost all voice command product.. but other than that perfect .. cant wait to get the BA head piece
Good product with one severe flaw.4/12/2009
First, I'm using the BT3 with an iPhone 3G, and it paired easily and works reliably. Many people are concerned about that, so here's a data point on that. The BlueAnt ST3 gives great in-car audio, though it's a bit bright/tinny. The unit's mic & processing is decent, but no one will mistake you for being in a quiet office when you call. I started using this unit after having a Jawbone with a custom earpiece for several years, and for in-car use I find the audio of similar quality, with much greater convenience. The feature where the unit will go idle after losing the BT connection to your phone and wait until it senses vibration from a closing car door to come out of standby works very well and is just as convenient as a built-in system. The clip for the visor that the unit attaches to by magnet has a depression for the ST3 on each side so you can easily move the ST3 to still face you if you flip the visor down. Battery life is excellent. I charged the unit fully the day I got it (around 3/25 or 3/26/09) and as of today (4/12/09) it hasn't indicated a low battery yet. I don't use it extensively, typically paired for 1-3 hours a day and talk time in the range of 10 minutes a day, but for me that means it has enough juice to last weeks. My only gripe with the unit was mentioned by another reviewer and I just confirmed the behavior on my unit. If a call comes in with a blocked CallerID, the unit gives NO indication at all that a call is waiting! Since it can't speak the caller name, it stays totally mum, not even giving a ring sound! My colleagues and I all block CallerID on our cell phones as we are consultants and it would kill us to have customers know our cell numbers. This flaw isn't fatal with the iPhone as the iPhone plays its normal ring-tone on an incoming call when using a BT device, but I've had other phones that don't ring on the unit when BT is active. When the iPhone rings, hitting the green "answer" button still accepts the call. I recommend those looking to purchase make sure their phone will still ring when BT paired, or else you might miss calls from blocked numbers! Other than that, I am very pleased with the ST3. The audio quality isn't perfect, but it's very good and much more pleasant to use than a BT earpiece when driving.
Wow! I ordered a second piece!!!! Excellent product! Works better than the built in system I have in my Acura MDX. The voice activated dialing is a very good feature and the sound clarity is so good with no noice at all! I have ordered a second piece because the first one was better than my expectations.
Wow! I ordered a second piece!!!!2/4/2009
Excellent product! Works better than the built in system I have in my Acura MDX. The voice activated dialing is a very good feature and the sound clarity is so good with no noice at all! I have ordered a second piece because the first one was better than my expectations.
Does what it says1/26/2009
Ordered this for my wife and she uses it each and every time she drives. If you want hands free bluetooth, this is the one!
Best one I've tried thus far1/11/2009
I did a lot of research before settling on this product. BlueAnt has another, older version of this which sounds like it works well, but this one has some upgraded features. Such as announcing the name of the caller (if you upload your phonebook into it). With the Centro, it takes some fiddling, and it turns out you can only add the ENTIRE phonebook at once. Sounds like yet another problem with how Palm implements its bluetooth. If you search the internet for more involved reviews, most reviewers are very happy with its performance. One review I found was disappointed that there was no voice-activated hang up feature. For many technical and logistical reasons, that is the silliest request I could imagine. The sound quality is pretty good, and you can get the volume to go pretty high. The microphone tends to be pretty good from what my callers tell me. My car tends to get pretty noisy when it gets to highway speeds--I don't have to yell, but I certainly need to speak up. I don't think it would do very well with windows down or the radio on. The battery life is great though. Probably lasts me several weeks at least. I don't talk that much with it, but at least I'm not recharging every other day.
Best Bluetooth Speaker Car Accessory11/19/2008
I bought this item for my brother to use it as Bluetooth Audio device for his car. He is pretty happy with this item so far and provided 5 star rating to me. So I am extremely with his feedback. Sound and Clarity is Awesome as it is working great on Indian roads where noise is everything.
I really love the BlueAnt 3. It has a long standby time and the reception is really good. Setup is very easy. I highly recommend it. It's perfect for people like me that only want to use a bluetooth when driving.
Very easy to use hands-free speaker phone10/26/2008
This device is exactly what I was looking for. It gives verbal recognition for all calls, allows you to answer, then gives quality sound through its speakers. It automatical downloads you phonebook including 'voice dialing' then tells you who's calling when a call comes in. No more earbuds that fall out or cause disconfort to my ear canal.
BlueAnt Hands free10/21/2008
I have had this item for about a year now, works excellent. I use it with my Palm Centro. The voice clarity in and out is great. Just read the instructions to get it to work properly. I see some other reviewers are getting feed back. This is because they do not have it on the correct settings, Phone/with the bluetooth. I had similar problems but not any more. One thing to watch for is if you leave it on and leave the car. If you are in close range the blueAnt is the priority so you cannot hear through your phone unless you disable the speaker. Just shut the blueAnt off befor leaving the vehicle. The reason I gave it 4 for ease of use. I cannot seem to get my wife's phone hooked up. Although it shows the bluetooth it will not let her take a call with it?? I have to work on that, otherwise for my phone only it works like a charm.
blueant3 is easy to use and simple to set up
So good I bought two10/6/2008
Just bought a second one for the wife, I've been using mine for about two months now. Works every time all the time, audio is loud and clear and the other end always reports loud and clear on the Supertooth 3's microphone. Battery lasts about 3-4 weeks between charges, handy car charger eliminates taking it in the house. My wife's T-Mobile SDA and my Blackberry Curve 8320 are both paired to both devices, so when we ride in each other's vehicles we can each access the hands-free. Highly recommended.
Easy to use Bluetooth speaker- like having a new c10/5/2008
This is very easy to use and to set up- however, it would not transfer the names in my address book. I have tried a few times. I bought another for a family member and wasn't able to transfer her phone book either. She has a new phone. I am not sure if it is because of my phone or the BlueAnt product. I will get a new phone this month and find out.
BEST SPEAKERPHONE SO FAR10/1/2008
THIS UNIT WORKS VERY WELL.. THE VOICE IS GENERALLY QUITE GOOD AND IS THE CLEAREST I HAVE USED SO FAR.
This speakerphone was VERY easy to set up. My wife is using it. She wanted it because Calif. has a hands free law and she does not like to put anything into her ear. The sound quality is great, however, on the receiving end, it is sometimes hard to understand her, however I don't know if she has her window down causing more background noise. Overall great speakerphone.
A Bit Over Rated9/25/2008
I bought this for my husband, who has an unlocked HTC TyTn II (similiar to ATT Tilt). Unfortunately, while listed as compatible, it required him to manual enter every contact that he wanted the bluetooth to recognize. In addition, the sound quality is "just" ok.
Works as advertised9/23/2008
So far I have been very happy with this purchase. It works as advertised. I am not a heavy user of this item but each time I've had the opportunity to use it, I've been very satisfied.
Not quite as good as factory installed, but not b9/22/2008
I have been using this BlueAnt model for about 2 months now with my BlackBerry Pearl and I am fairly satisfied with the product. Our newer car had the wireless phone feature installed when we purchased it and I wanted the same feature with my mini-van. I don't care for earpiece devices, so that wasn't an option for me. The quality of sound is a bit better than good, but as expected, not as good as our factory installed wireless device. As other reviewers have mentioned, the battery life is excellent; however, I wish there was an indicator to tell the user in advance about how much life is left before the battery life expires. Only one of my friends has complained about the echo on her end of the conversation, but I will try to adjust the volume on my cell phone as another reviewer has suggested. Sometimes the voicedial does not work very well where I'll call out the name I need repeatedly only to result in a misdialed number, or non-recognition. I end up having to dial the number I need on the phone, which kind of eliminates the convenience of "hands free". I only gave the device a 3 for "ease of use" as I had to literally read the manual word for word to make it work. Usually electronic devices are pretty intuitive when reading a digital screen, but without one, reading the manual is a must to avoid complications. BlueAnt stored all of my phonebook numbers without a problem. The device offers different languages... wish I could speak French, it sounded so pretty as an option! The American-English option is awful. It sounds so robotic and harsh to the ear. I ended up changing to British-English which has a nicer, more fluid tone. My family laughs when BlueAnt announces "Connected to phone" like Queen Elizabeth is greeting me! Which reminds me, BlueAnt recognizes and connects to my phone very well. So well, in fact, that when I'm in the house my phone may still be connected to BlueAnt. I discovered this when I tried answering my phone at home and after unsuccessul attempts to communicate with the caller I realized it was connected to the speaker 50 feet away! I only gave it a 3 on value because when I purchased BlueAnt 2 months ago I paid $12 more (Ah, technology!) I would recommend this product to others.
Love my BlueAnt!9/18/2008
I've been using my BlueAnt for over a month and can't imagine going back to a headset. I am using mine with an iPhone 3G. It works great both for calls and listing to voicemail. When I get into my car the BlueAnt automatically "wakes up" and greets me with a very nice voice, "connected to phone." When the battery is low, BlueAnt will tell you. Charging is quick and easy. The battery life is excellent. I have also heard this from two of my friends who have the BlueAnt. I have my BlueAnt clipped to my sun visor. The magnetic connection makes it really easy to remove. This is a very cool feature. Also, since it is on my sun visor it is out of the way and unnoticed by others. As for the echo mentioned by another reviewer, I have experienced this on rare occasion, but I believe it is more to do with the quality of the cell connection than the BlueAnt. I am very satisfied with the audio quality and would not hesitate to buy a second BlueAnt. It is really the closest to having built in hands free!
Not too impressed9/18/2008
I purchased this due to good reviews. Connects quickly and effortlessly to my Blackberry 8330 Curve. Speaker is good quality. Party on the other end of the conversation said it sounded like they were talking in a tunnel. Called BlueAnt customer service and determined that the volume on the phone was turned all the way up along with the speaker unit therefore causing feedback. Seemed to resolve that issue a bit but also have an issue with my voice sounding digitized when spoken into. I'm still messing with the settings to see if it is worth the purchase.
Great product but I will have the handsfree installed by dealer after market.
Not impressed at all.9/15/2008
The overall of it is good but no one can hear me. The ad says you can have the window down. I don't think so after repeating myself 100 times I closed it. I still have it in my truck but am back to using my 2nd generation Jawbone because it works way better. I wanted the BlueAnt so I did not have to have anything in my ear. So overall I am not happy with this item. I can hear people but they cannot hear me.
THE ANT DOES THE JOB9/10/2008
Suprisingly this inexpensive hands free device works well even in my convertiable. My wife who has very sensitive hearing and she doesn't even realize it is a hand free device. The 800 hour stand by time is great not having to think about charging it everyday like your cellphone. the text to speech feature is outstanding, it greets me everytime I get in the car, which let's me know it is working.
The only thing that would make this bluetooth speakerphone better would be voice dialing (for now, have your phone handle that task. Voice clarity is clear. Speaker volume great. I downloaded my contacts (my GoodLink enabled HTC Tilt did not download automatically) and it announced the incoming callers. Add to that some very impressive battery life and those BlueAnt guys have a winner.
Echo echo echo8/29/2008
Neet looking device and the audio from it is very good. The problem is the people on the other end tend to get an echo from themselves so the call quality on their end is bad since they hear an echo and me simultaneously making discussion difficult. I have to send this device back and will unfortunately be trying a headset.
Loud enough, won't answer without Caller ID !8/24/2008
I heard so much good about Blueant that I also bought the motorcycle Interphone version. I really wanted and expected this Supertooth 3 to be great but overall I'm disappointed. First the good stuff: The speaker is loud, great battery life, mounts with a magnet (easy to remove), lighted pushbuttons for answer/hangup, voice answer & call announce. When you come back to your vehicle it reconnects to the phone when it detects a mild movement like closing your car door. Works most of the time. Rest of the time you can just push the green button and it'll reconnect. People I'm talking with say I sound great. They can hardly tell I'm on a speaker phone. When the person calling has Caller ID it will ring then say their name.....but read on for the gigantic asterisk on this feature. Now for the bad: The worst thing is that IT WON'T SAY ANYTHING OR EVEN RING IF THE PERSON CALLING HAS BLOCKED CALLER ID! No kidding. Your phone will ring but the Supertooth 3 sits fat, dumb and happy doing nothing. I confirmed this "undocumented feature" with Blueant customer service. Their response is "If the caller ID is withheld the Supertooth 3 has nothing to act upon because it needs either the caller name or number to announce the call." This is absolute BS. Every other bluetooth device including Blueant's own ST3 and Interphone (which I also have) will ring without caller ID present. What happened here is that they gave the Supertooth 3 the ability to announce the name or number of the caller, but in doing so they designed it to REQUIRE the name or number or else it won't ring. It should say, "Call from 'unknown' " or just at least ring but it doesn't. This is very bad, and an obvious bug. Imagine if your phone didn't ring just because there's no caller ID. I told customer service that the Bluetooth device should ring if the phone rings and they said they'd pass along my comments to the engineers. The unit is NOT firmware upgradable. When you hear your phone ring and the ST3 isn't responding to the call you can still pick up the call by pressing the green button, but I mean, c'mon. Less worse but still irks me: You're supposed to be able to answer the call by saying "Accept call" or "Answer" or one of a couple other words. This feature works maybe 3 out of 10 calls and I end up just pressing the button to answer. I speak very clear English and even in a quiet environment it doesn't really work that well.
Great product, but won't connect to phonebook in v8/23/2008
This is a great product, it works just as its supposed to, and the call quality is almost as good as simply talking on the phone. However, I was on the phone with tech support (who speak perfect British English) for about an hour trying to figure out how to get the device to accept my phone book. I was using LG VX8550 (chocolate) from Verizon. The tech support guy told me that Verizon usually locks its phone so that it will only send things like the phonebook to Verizon supported devices. Because I couldn't get BlueAnt to accept my phonebook, when someone calls it announces the number instead of the name of the person calling - which is a little annoying. Then I actually have to look at my phone to see who it is. It is still pretty much entirely hands-free though - I just have to say "accept call" and it will pick up the phone.
Excellent product for the price8/17/2008
This is a great product and is simple to use. The only down side is I could not get my wife's phone book to down load into the device despite my best efforts however... not a big deal... she hardly uses the one in her own phone anyway!! :) I highly recommend this as a hands free device vs. an ear piece and despite any reviews you might have read... the speaker is MORE that loud enough and I have heard my wife call me on my cell phone, the house phone and call me at the office from this device and it has sounded crystal clear everytime.
Finally a Bluetooth accessory I love8/16/2008
After reading numerous user reviews on this product I decided to buy it. I love it! It downloaded my 380 contacts from my Blackberry w/o any problems. Speaker quality and sound is great, I don't even need to turn it up all the way. And I have not received any complains from the people on the other end. They say that they can hear me just fine although it is noticeable that I am using a speakerphone. What I love most about it is that it senses when I enter the car and connects automatically to my phone. The British accented voice is also very pleasing ;-) Battery life is also outstanding. I charge it once a week and have not yet received a low battery prompt. Even after hour long conversations more than once a week. I definitely recommend this product.
I owned a Jabra speakerphone but needed another for my wife's use. She didn't like the Jabra's ergonomics. Bought the Supertooth 3 based on reviews, and it really delivered. Set up is very easy, and the unit itself is easy to use. Controls are more distinct, and the voice feedback seals the deal. It's a little pricey, but highly recommended.
Overall the Blueant Supertooth III was as advertised. The set up was very easy to walk through. The ST3 was able to download the phonebook from my Razr, however the blackberry's did not work. This was identified in their instruction manual, so not a surprise. The choice of languages was fun. As long as you choose British English. American English, I almost swerved off the road. very brash. The vibration sensor is great. The ST3 will go into sleep mode, and as soon as I open a vehicle door, trunk, etc, it will connect. The only down point, may be a misunderstanding. The ST3 will pair with up to 8 devices, however my understanding is it would pair with up to 8 at one time. So both wife and I could be in the car and connected. Maybe a hoop dream but would have been nice.