You need one Advance Unit for each person you wish to be in communication with.
Our standard set of 2, Advance Unit package, is shown above (SKU: A02R).
You can connect up to 4 total users into a conversation. (6 people can connect with limited range.)
You DO NOT need your cell phone or a wireless network to connect. Our Advance Units connect with one another without the need of a cell phone or wireless network. All our Advance Units are compatible with one another. This means at anytime you purchase an Advance Unit, if you purchase one at a later date, it will connect with the units purchased earlier.
You can add on additional users at any time by purchasing additional Advance Units (SKU: A01R). Our single unit package is shown below.
Next step is to select the headset you wish to plug into your Advance Unit. Your headset has the microphone and speaker.
Our headsets are specially designed with a secure waterproof connection. It is up to the customer to always make sure your headset is securely tightened at all times during use. We have a selection of headset’s that are completely waterproof with IPX7 rating. We also have a selection of weather resistant products with IPX5 rating. Our headset microphones have superior wind and noise cancelling technology designed to be used in extreme conditions.
Lastly, if you wish to use a headset from another brand, all you need is a multi-connector to keep your Advance Unit sealed from any water intrusion. (The headset from another brand will not be waterproof.)
Below are the headsets we offer.
What Makes It Waterproof?
Where Does My Advance Unit Go?
Customers have multiple different options on where you can mount your Advance Unit. The higher the Advance Unit is mounted, the longer your range is for communication.
You can easily move your Advance Unit from one location to another. This gives the customer the flexibility to use their Advance Unit anywhere and for any activity. You can mount your Advance Unit on a helmet, hat, arm band or clip. You can place your unit in your pocket, on your life vest or on your snow goggles. Simply put, your unit is light weight, portable and can be put anywhere.
When on the beach coaching, you can mount your Advance Unit to a Telesin Pole for extended height and range.
How It Works
Our Advance Unit has a proprietary intricate design that is light weight and easy to use. It is a self-contained, wearable electronic device with built in long range Bluetooth. Our unit enables wireless, hands-free group voice chatting without a WiFi or cell signal. You can communicate clearly keeping your hands free, there is no need to push to talk.
Our Advance Unit has a built in 3.5mm headphone jack with no need for a headset adapter. The unit is powered by a re-chargeable lithium ion battery. Every Advance Unit comes with it’s own waterproof casing making it submersible. You have control of your unit’s volume and can mute a unit when needed.
We have a variety of BbTALKIN headsets that plug into your Advance Unit’s 3.5mm jack. Our headsets have superior wind and noise cancelling technology. Therefore, in noisy outdoor environments our sophisticated audio signal processing algorithms suppress wind and other background noise. Our waterproof headsets can be submerged in the water, with an IPX 7 rating.
Our Advance Unit provides verbal notifications when your unit powers on, is connected and when the battery is low. When a unit starts to go out of range, your unit notifies you with a warning alarm prior to disconnection.
Once your Advance Unit is paired, it is easy to connect or disconnect. After powered on, simply press one button to connect or disconnect.
When you are connected in a conversation using our Advance Units, your conversation is private and secure. Unlike VHF radios which have multiple channels and can be heard by anybody in the vicinity that is using that channel. Our Advance Units have a secure independent connection where you do not need Wi-Fi or a cell signal to talk. You can have multiple different set up’s on the water having their own independent conversation.
With market credibility, our customers have confidence in our product as we have been servicing multiple industries since 2015.
Our Advance Units connect using built-in long-range Bluetooth, FCC approved. The Bluetooth built into our units have significantly longer range than normal Bluetooth devices. Your normal Bluetooth device range is only 20-25 meters. In the optimal situation, our Advance Units’ Bluetooth range is 1000 meters (1 km) for a two-way communication. The more units you add, the less range you will achieve.
Our Bluetooth frequency is 2.4ghz. Bluetooth frequency does not go through water, waves, snow or any obstacles. This is because Bluetooth connects by line of sight.
To obtain the best range using our units, you need to have the unit mounted in the highest position.
When using our units in the water, if your body is submerged and the unit is close to the water, your range will be shorter until you get on plane. If the Advance Unit’s antenna gets close to the water, the signal will be very weak. When using electronics on the water, any signal will be very weak when close to the water.
If your unit becomes completely submerged, you have 20 seconds to bring the unit back up out of the water. Failure to do so will disconnect your units from one another. If your units become disconnected, simply come within 200 meters of one another, then press one of the channel buttons to re-connect.
When connecting more than two Advance Units, they connect in a chain. If you break the chain, your connection will also be broken.
In the below scenario, Units 1 and 2 will still be connected, however, once Unit 3 drops out, Unit 4 will also get disconnected as the chain is now broken.
Battery life – in use: 14 hours
Charge time: 2.5 hours
Charging: Use an AC Adapter less than 5V otherwise this will damage the IC unit and void any warranty.
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
Ready to Use
Take your Advance Units out of the box and securely screw in your headset.
HOW TO PAIR YOUR ADVANCE UNIT TO YOUR PHONE
* Only units with an open channel can be connected to a cell phone. For example, if you have 3 units connected, units 1 and 3 can connect to a cell phone but not unit 2.
While your Advance Unit is OFF, press and hold the center button until you see the light flashingblueand 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.
Music is PRIVATE. In order to play music, you have to disconnect from another Advance Unit. Only one unit can listen to music.
Calls are OPEN. 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 connected. 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. You cannot have a unit paired to the same channel as your phone. You can only connect a unit or a phone to an OPEN channel.
For additional features such as live communication with your smart phone and Advance Unit, please refer to ourinstructions page.
We have a free video App, BbCAM, available for Iphone. (If you are using an Android, you can use the Cinema FV-5 Lite App)
1. Here is a link to download the BbCAM App directly.
2. After the BbCAM App is installed on your phone, Bluetooth your Advance Unit to your iPhone;
3. Connect Advance Unit to student;
4. Start recording video with iPhone;
5. Video is automatically saved into your iPhone’s camera roll;
6. When playing back video, turn Bluetooth off to hear audio.
To pair your Advance Unit with a Garmin Action Camera:
1. Enable Garmin’s Bluetooth search mode;
2. When the Advance Unit is off, press and hold the center button (5 seconds) until blue and red light flashes;
3. Select the “BBT ADV” on Garmin screen;
4. Connect Advance Unit to student;
5. You can now start recording video with live audio feed into your Garmin.