Advance Unit

CHARGING:

Cable: Micro USB
AC Adapter less than 5V.  *Do not use higher than 5V or this will damage the IC unit and void warranty.
Please make sure the device is completely dry before charging.

BATTERY

Battery life – in use: 10 hours

Charge time:             2.4 hours

Charging:                  AC Adapter less than 5V

LED while charging:

Red = Advance Unit is charging

Blue = Advance Unit fully charged

LED while on:     

Blue = Battery life 100%-60%

Purple = Battery life 60%-40%

Red = Battery low

SPECIFICATIONS:

Inter-call talk time: 10 hours
Charge time: 2.5 hours
Weight: 62 g
Range: 1 mile (2 way communication – line of sight)
Waterproof: IPX 7
*must be in the waterproof case

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE:

Advance Unit Inter-call

Your devices come paired out of the box.  Power on and press one of the devices CH button once.  (It does not matter which device’s CH button you press) Use the CH button to Inter-call or hang up Inter-call.

Hands-free Headset for Cell Phone

Once connected via Bluetooth to your cell phone:

  • Press PHONE/MUSIC button once to answer or hang up phone call
  • Press PHONE/MUSIC button twice quickly to decline call or redial

Music Play

Once connected via Bluetooth to your cell phone:

  • Press PHONE/MUSIC button once to play or pause music
  • Press and hold for 2 seconds VOL+ button to forward track
  • Press and hold for 2 second VOL- button to play previous track

WARNING:

Do NOT modify or disassemble the device.

If your Advance Unit gets damaged, stop using it immediately.

If your Advance Unit gets wet, stop using and immediately turn off. Let it completely dry in a climate controlled area.  Do not try to turn your Advance Unit back on until completely dry.  If your Advance Unit takes on water, it is most likely damaged beyond repair. Water damage is not covered under warranty.

B. Ready to Use Out of the Box

When purchasing an A02R, the devices already come paired.  To turn on your Advance Units, press and hold the center button on each unit until the blue light comes on.  (3 seconds)

To connect, press the Blue No. 1 or the Red No. 2 button once (0.5 seconds). You only need to press one of the buttons.  After pushing either button, wait for both units to announce, “connected.”  You can now start to talk.

If you wish to dis-connect, it is the same as connecting.  Press either the Blue No. 1 or Red No. 2 button once (0.5 seconds).

If you go out of range, your Advance Units will disconnect.  To re-connect, get within 300 meters and press either the Blue No. 1 or Red No. 2, once the units announce, “connected” you are ready to talk again.

To turn off your Advance Unit, hold the center button until you see a red light.  (3 seconds) It is the same button to turn the Advance Unit on or off.

How to Connect or Disconnect 2 Advance Units once Already Paired (This is how they come out of the box)

How to Connect your Advance Units once Already Paired

C. Connect to your Phone/Music

While your Advance Unit is OFF, press and hold the center button until you see the light flashing blue and red.

Go to your smart phone and select BBT-ADV. (Make sure your phone’s Bluetooth is on)

You can now take calls or listen to your music through your Advance Unit.  To accept calls, press the center button once.  If you are connected to another Advance Unit, the phone conversation will be open to all parties connect.  From your Advance Unit, you can call out to the last number you dialed by pressing the center button twice.

After you have paired your phone with the Advance Unit, that same Advance Unit will automatically pair to your phone when you turn it back on.

PHONE CALL WITH MULTIPLE ADVANCE UNITS

If you have the latest firmware update, you can have up to 4 Advance Units in a phone conference from an outside call.  It is important to note that once this is set up, any phone call you receive will be open to all Advance Units on and paired to ADV UNIT #1.  (The latest firmware update is BA103.dfu)

STEP 1: Pair ADV UNIT #1 to your smart phone (follow steps above)

STEP 2: Turn on the Advance Units you are going to pair to ADV UNIT #1.   Following the pairing process in Section F of this page.

STEP 3: Place the phone call to the smart phone that is paired to your ADV UNIT #1.

If you are going to use multiple Advance units, remember that Advance Unit #1 which is paired to the smart phone must remain close to the smart phone.  Advance Unit #2, #3 or #4 can be far away.

NOTE: Next time you turn on the same Advance Unit and the same smart phone, they will automatically pair to all units that are on, as long as the Bluetooth is enabled.

How to Pair to your Smart Phone and Additional Features

D. How to Mute

To mute, both Advance Units need to be powered on and connected to one another.  

Press the volume up (+) and volume down (-) buttons at the same time on your Advance Unit.

You will see the blue light flash quickly on the unit, indicating this unit is on mute.

To cancel mute, follow the same process.

E. How to ReSet

While OFF, press and hold the Phone/Music and Volume + button at the same time until the purple LED comes on.

How to Reset your Advance Unit

F. How to Pair your Advance Units back together if you become Un-Paired/
Add Advance Unit(s) to your Existing Communication Set Up

If your Advance Units become unpaired or you wish to add an Advance Unit to your existing communication set up, follow the steps below.

You only have to follow these steps if your units become un-paired.  When you receive your 2-way communication package, the units come already paired. 

Step 1: ReSet all units

Follow the ReSet Instructions from the section above.

Step 2: Turn on all devices

Press and hold the center button (phone/music) until LED is on.

Step 3:  Pair Advance Unit 1 and 2

Press and hold Advance Unit #1’s CH2 button and Advance Unit #2’s CH1 button until red LED light flashes.

Press Advance Unit #1’s CH2 button once.  (You can also press Advance Unit #2’s CH1 button once .)  It does not matter which button you press to connect, you just press one of the unit’s channel buttons once.

Let the units find each other.  Once paired, you will see both units’ blue LED light flashing.  (If you have a head accessory connected during this process, you will hear “connected” once successfully paired.)

Step 4:  Pair Advance Unit 2 and 3

When you are connecting more than two units, the units are paired like a chain:  1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4. 

Press and hold Advance Unit #2’s CH2 button and Advance Unit #3’s CH1 button until red LED light flashes.

Press Advance Unit #2’s CH2 button once.  (You can also press Advance Unit #3’s CH1 button once .)  It does not matter which button you press to connect, you just press one of the unit’s channel buttons once.

Let the units find each other.  Once paired, you will see both units’ blue LED light flashing.  (If you have a head accessory connected during this process, you will hear “connected” once successfully paired.)

Step 5:  Pair Advance Unit 3 and 4

Press and hold Advance Unit #3’s CH2 button and Advance Unit #4’s CH1 button until red LED light flashes.

Press Advance Unit #3’s CH2 button once.  (You can also press Advance Unit #4’s CH1 button once .)  It does not matter which button you press to connect, you just press one of the unit’s channel buttons once.

Let the units find each other.  Once paired, you will see both units’ blue LED light flashing.  (If you have a head accessory connected during this process, you will hear “connected” once successfully paired.)

After your devices are all paired together, they will stay connected.  For your next use, simply turn on the devices and click the Channel button once to start to use.

How to Pair your Advance Units

G. Live Recording with Smart Phone

You can record live video with our Advance Unit.  See our BbCAM Section on how to capture your moments in real time.

BbCAM is a free app

H. Live Recording with Garmin Camera

You can record live video with our Advance Unit and select Garmin Action Camera’s.  The Garmin VIRB ® ULTRA 30 4K and VIRB® 360 will pair with our Advance Units.

How to Pair with the Garmin: 

Enable Garmin’s Bluetooth search mode.

While the Advance Unit is OFF, press and hold the power button (phone/music) until the LED flashes blue and red.

Go to your Garmin screen and select “BBT ADV”

Both the Garmin and Advance Unit are now paired together.

NOTE: Next time you turn on the same Advance Unit and the Garmin, they automatically pair.

A maximum of 3 units can be used in conjunction with the Garmin camera.

Once ADV Unit #1 is paired to the Garmin, you can then pair additional units.  ADV Unit #2 will pair to ADV Unit #1.  If you wish to add a 3rd ADV Unit, that pairs to ADV Unit #2.  (The Advance Units pair in a chain)

If you are going to use multiple Advance units with the Garmin, remember that Advance Unit #1 which is paired to the camera must remain close to the camera.  Advance Unit #2 and #3 can be far away.

I. Live Communication/Remote Coaching

This section instructs you on how to establish live communication between anyone in different locations utilizing your Advance Unit (s) and smart phone.  Your smart phone provides the live stream video with either FaceTime or Google Duo.

You can pair up to 4 Advance Units and utilize live communication.  ** You need to have the latest firmware update to connect 4 units: BA103.dfu

For coaching, a key benefit of this feature allows a student to receive instruction from a coach anywhere in the world.

In order to have live remote communication, you MUST have an excellent cell phone signal in BOTH locations. 

STEP 1: Pair ADV UNIT #1 to your smart phone. (Follow steps in Section C of this page above.)

 STEP 2: Turn on the Advance Units you are going to pair to ADV UNIT #1.   (Following the pairing process in Section F of this page above.)

STEP 3: Have the remote user Facetime or Google Duo call the smart phone that is paired to your ADV UNIT #1.

If you are going to use multiple Advance units, remember that Advance Unit #1 which is paired to the smart phone must remain close to the smart phone.  Advance Unit #2, #3 or #4 can be far away.

NOTE: Next time you turn on the same Advance Unit and the same smart phone, they will automatically pair as long as the Bluetooth is enabled.

Live Communication with Shaun Murray

J. Connect 5-6 Advance Units

If you purchased your Advance Units from BbTALKIN USA after 12/1/2018, you have the updated Firmware to be able to connect 5-6 people for communication.

Distance is limited as well as your Advance Unit positioning.  Please follow the instructions carefully in order to keep connection with all users.

If you are doing long distance activities, such as kite board, we recommend having 3 users connected at the maximum.

For short distance activities, such as sailing, you can connect up to 6 users.


PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS:

Distance will be 200m between each unit.

All users are required to stay in line and in the same position as they were originally connected.

If any user goes out of line, the chain will be broken and you will disconnect.  For example, unit 3 cannot go behind unit 6, it should always stay in-between unit 2 and 4.

K. How to Pair your Advance Units with our Older Model Units, Main or Master

There are three different models of our units throughout the years.  From 2015 to March 2018, we produced the Main and Master Unit.  Starting in April 2018, we started producing the Advance Unit.  The Advance Unit is the most current model we produce today.  Below are photo comparisons showing you the differences between each unit.

 

The Advance Unit is compatible with all our existing products.  Each and every head accessory and prior model units work with the Advance Unit.  The Advance Unit is now our only available unit to purchase with the Main and Master Units are no longer for sale.

The Advance Unit is compatible with all previous Main and Master Unit models.  When pairing the new Advance Unit to your existing products, you will still benefit from the amazing new features the Advance Unit has to offer.

See the chart below on the different variety of connections you can make using the Advance, Main or Master Units.

1st DEVICE

2nd DEVICE

3rd DEVICE

ADVANCE

MAIN

MAIN

ADVANCE

MAIN

ADVANCE

ADVANCE

MAIN

ADVANCE

MASTER

ADVANCE

MASTER

ADVANCE

ADVANCE

MASTER

MAIN

How to Pair Advance Unit + Main Unit

How to Pair Advance Unit + Master Unit

How to Pair Advance Unit + 2 Main Units