Where To Buy: amazon.com
- Part Number: 100-99500000-10
- Manufacturer: Jabra
- Design: External
The Good: Jabra Motion provides great audio as well as call quality of hands-free. Motion tends to be comfortable also and securely fits once it’s attached. Phone app that’s companion of headset is quite packed with many useful features. Motion pairs with speed via the NFC with handsets that are compatible.
The Bad: with the big boom design of mic, Jabra Motion happened to be conspicuous and large. The fancy motion abilities of the sensor don’t work the way they are advertised and it is also expensive at $129.
The Bottom Line: When one can live even with the massive size, the clear audio as well as many Jabra Motion features are difficult to resist.
It is a fully premium headset with Bluetooth at $129. If one spends much time on phone making any deals or only plain chatting, the shortphone should be your priority. It is quite comfortable in wearing too. Though Jabra Motion tends to be quite a good alternative to compact Jawbone Era as well as stylish Plantronics Voyager Legend, many advanced features of Motion fail to operate.
The Design Of Jabra Motion:
When one opens box of Jabra Motion firstly and gaze upon headset, he is struck immediately by the massive size.
It supports over-ear and robust design and also big and flap-down mic. Jabra Motion is not what anyone could call fashionable. As unlike Voyager Legend, back side of Motion runs all way down one’s ears’ full length. Though, Jabra took the bold approach maybe for sake of the improved quality of call and the greater comfort, while using Motion there is no disguising that one has earpiece strapped on a side of face.
Motion tends to have wins of huge design under the belt. Motion is quite comfortable in wearing due to speaker that’s height-adjustable and one back edge which properly balances weight of headset and the soft eargels. There are three sizes of the eargels in box to be slipped into ear canal for forming fitted audio seal.
Volume controls that are fancy and touch-sensitive are used by Motion-the ridged band that’s placed on rear edge of earpiece. The other buttons include big key for answer and end call which is quite hard to be missed on outer face of speaker and a little mute and voice toggle on boom arm’s bottom lip. Motion is charged through port for micro USB, and Jabra also claims that one single charge does provide 7 hours of talking time.
The Performance And Features:
One couldn’t deny that Jabra Motion in fact is serious wireless hardware piece. As tradeoff for the girth, device packs impressive whistle and bells’ array. Connecting to the phones as well as tablets via the wireless 4.0 Bluetooth version, headset has the dual microphones for cancellation of noise is tough audio environments. Also, Jabra claims that comparatively larger speakers of Motion offer increased range of audio frequency and volume.
Indeed, in the test calls, in office or walking down hectic Manhattan streets, its sound was incredibly clear. When surrounded even by nearby construction’s vibration, roaring buses of city and the honking of car horns, the people whom I talked easily discerned the words I spoke. Surprisingly, the callers described audio performance of Motion same as Voyager Legend.
Motion also tends to feature NFC chip that’s for quick pairing of Bluetooth. One only needs to tap headset against any compatible phones for linking. This ability worked with no hitch on a test phone, HTC One, though there was failure in connecting when bumped repeatedly against test phone BlackBerry Z10. It means that settings menu of Bluetooth had to be dived into to achieve connection.
As the name implies, Jabra Motion tends to be equipped with motion sensor or accelerometer. With it, device’s supposed to work nifty tricks as automatically answering the incoming calls the moment headset is picked up, or kicking in additional cancellation of noise when continuous movement like walking is detected. In fact, it’s claimed by Jabra that Motion could adapt to environments that are din-filled quite intelligently due to motion sensor and dual microphones.
Any of the excellent Bluetooth headsets worth the salt needs to offer the internal commands of voice and Jabra Motion does not fail in this regard. The vocal commands as well as prompts that are spoken for the Caller ID tend to be built in. They are easily used to answer as well as screen the calls without even touching the phone.
One area where this Jabra Motion shines really is the companion application of smartphone. Available for Android and iOS both, app lets one pair with the nearby devices of Bluetooth, view current level of battery of Jabra Motion, plus allowing to select profiles of sound depending upon the situation.
According to Jabra, Motion offers around 7 hours talk time with one single charge.
It is clear that Jabra wanted only one step ahead of the rival, Plantronics Voyager Legend. It seems it did succeed in many ways. With price of $129, Motion for sure costs more compared to $99.99 Legend. With higher price, however, Motion trumps Voyager Legend over audio quality due to the rigid ear seal. Apart from that, Motion’s compelling combo of the features, performance of audio as well as cushy fit do put it into clear distance of ruling king of Bluetooth headset.