Written on: 18/10/2008 by zerohero
In my experience I feel the bad points of the Motorola HS820 are -
1. Crackly sound
2. Erroneous manual - e.g button to be pressed is stated wrongly
3. Quiet audio I feel
4. The piece that suppose to be put around the ear, is too small for my ears.
5. The 'loud-speaker' is placed somewhere for the ear clove to listed to
6. Whenever I twist my head quick enough, it is enough to send the device flying into the drain
7. Walking while talking... forget about it.
Therefore I do not recommend this... (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2008 by Chilkoot (3 reviews written)
I have had this little device for about 2 years now and am very satisfied with it. Simple to use. Comfy to wear and have been able to pair it with all the phones I have owned. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2007
Good comfort, Good sound, therefore a good headset. I also like that I can use it on my ps3. (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2007 by mort1975 (2 reviews written)
Really find this to be an awful piece of kit. To add insult to injury Motorola sent this to replace a HS810 which died under warranty as apparently they no longer carry the HS810. Kept as an emergency back-up, but rarely used! (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2007 by OB14 (1 review written)
I have had no complaints as far as echos go with the Motorola HS820, found it quite clear although this is the first Bluetooth headset i've owned so nothing to compare to really.
Apart from the voice activation, which would be useful otherwise you still need to pick up the phone whilst driving to find a contact its been reliable and good value at a mere £25.
I think some people expect the quality of a top line headset that costs upto £100 and then some. Buy this headset if you want it to... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2006 by futuredoc
The Motorola HS820 bluetooth headset was great when I first bought it. I read the reviews and was sort of doubtful of the fact that they were negative, but I still bought the device. Now it is confirmed that this device is not good. The cost was admirable, but the quality of the headset is garbage, especially over a two week time period. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2006 by Starcaster
I have to hold the Motorola HS820 bluetooth headset in place so I can hear, which defeats the object somewhat.
I am very disappointed. It came free with my phone, but if I'd paid for it I would have taken it back. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2006 by willf
The Motorola HS820 bluetooth headset is very difficult to sync quickly to my Sony Ericsson phone.
It is also difficult to turn off, so it is difficult to conserve battery life.
Everyone complained that they could not hear me, and I had to hold the set right against my jawbone to say anything, so I might as well just be using the phone itself.
It's not ergonomically designed, so it feels like its about to fall off all the time.
The Motorola HS820 bluetooth headset is a waste of money. ... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2006 by carinajane0101
I have never owed a Bluetooth headset before today. I have used the Motorola HS820, and I don't know if it's because I'm a small girl, but it feels like it flaps around on my ear, and feels like it will fall off. Is this usual for headsets (maybe I need to get used to it)? Some people say I sound far away/echoey. Do I need to shout a bit to speak into these things? (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2006 by oberrak (1 review written)
I returned my Motorola HS820 bluetooth headset the same day I received it, because of the echo problem that everyone was talking about. I don't hear an echo while talking, but the other party that I am talking to hears their voice echoing. Although it doesn't bother me, it bothers the party that I am talking to. So if you are talking to your wife or your girlfriend for a very long time you wouldn't want to use this. (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2006 by drub (1 review written)
I use my Motorola HS820 bluetooth headset with a Motorola 815
It is a good device. No doubt. Amazing that so much is in such a small package.
Others complain they can't hear me. Maybe a boom would help?
Others complain of an echo.
I often have to hold the device to my ear canal. It does not line up on its own. Pity. Maybe it will work better for you. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2006 by gusad1960 (1 review written)
The Motorola HS820 bluetooth headset does not have enough volume for highway driving. In the city you'll be OK until a bus stops next to you at a traffic light. All windows up please!! (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2005 by iankwe (1 review written)
Although I like the Motorola HS820 headset, it's not balanced on the ear and many times it feels like it's going to fall off. It is also annoying to tell if it's on or off because you have to wait for the power light to flicker on and it only happens every 10 seconds. Volume is also too low and is barely adjustable. I also had problems connecting it to my phone (a Motorola phone).
The headset does get good range and the voice quality is still quite good. (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2005 by Rafabozzolla (3 reviews written)
I've had a Jabra BT200 and I currently own both a HS820 and a HBH-660, so I think I have some experience to talk about Bluetooth headsets. The Motorola's best feature is its comfort. I have very sensitive ears and I could still wear it for a long time without feeling any discomfort. And the speaker fits right on the entrance of my ear canal, making the sound loud and clear. I was pleasantly surprised to see how it paired seamlessly with both my T610 and my PC. Redial and voice dial also... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2004 by analogs (2 reviews written)
The size and shape of the Motorola HS820 is quite possibly perfect. I guess the trend with all headsets is toward an integrated design with no noticeable microphone boom. As long as there isn't too much background noise, this isn't a problem but the HS820 tends to pick up just about everything. I've seen other manufacturers tout their noise-cancelling capabilities but Motorola doesn't even seem to try. Realistically, if it's really noisy, people wouldn't be able to hear you very well... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2004 by klrbee25 (2 reviews written)
For a wireless headset, the Motorola HS820 has far exceeded my expectations. It finds the phone quickly (fast enough to have it off and turn it on when a call is coming through and still answer it), and the clarity and range are outstanding. I've charged it once in the last three days, although it didn't even need to be recharged. I've yet to run down the battery. My one gripe is that I don't like the BT headset mentality of using one multifunction button to turn on/off, answer/hangup,... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2004 by dontcomplain
I find the Motorola HS820 headset to be fine if not good. It does exactly what it says it should. It is a bluetooth headset, no more, no less. The range is good and I can here the people I'm calling very clearly and they can hear me. Battery life? it lasts a good two days I would not know as I charge mine every night when I'm not using it. I reccomend to anybody, with headsets, phones whatever, don't complain about batterry time, just frequently charge the thing. Overall a good headset. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2004 by abstractius (1 review written)
My first headset shouldn't have been too exciting, just charge-wear-forget. The range is fine (or great, can penetrate a couple of my walls). Unfortunately the battery life has been over-stated by Motorola (as usual), but by far the biggest problem of the headset (and I don't think its just MY headset) is the Blue Led of Death: the device seems to be moody and "lock" in some states occasionally, can't turn on or can't turn off or can't pair and stuff; If it was some other device I'd try the... (read more)
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