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 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
Inter-call talk time: 10 hours
Charge time: 2.5 hours
Weight: 62 g
Range: 1000 meters (2 way communication – line of sight)
Waterproof: IPX 7
*must be in the waterproof case
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.
Once connected via Bluetooth to your cell phone:
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.
Your units connect like a chain. When you receive your standard two way set (SKU: A02R), Blue No. 1 and Red No. 2 Channels are already paired together.
When using your Advance Units, to connect them, the process is quick and simple. You do not need to pair them together. Therefore, you only need to power on the units and press one button to connect them. This process is followed each time you wish to use your units. You only need to pair them if you run into troubles connecting your units or if you want to add a unit to your set up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While OFF, press and hold the Phone/Music and Volume + button at the same time until the purple LED comes on.
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.
Follow the ReSet Instructions from the section above.
Press and hold the center button (phone/music) until LED is on.
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.)
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.
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.
You can record live video with our Advance Unit. See our BbCAM Section on how to capture your moments in real time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.