My wife was a sweetheart and gave me some way cool new toys for my birthday, a Motorola SLVR iPod cellphone, and the latest of the Motorola bluetooth headsets, the H700. They’re both darn cool, but I can’t figure out how to get them to pair. Can you help me out?
Well, we wouldn’t want you to be prevented from fully enjoying your birthday presents, so let me tell you the secret tip for getting the H700 into bluetooth pairing mode, arguably the trickiest part of the entire process.
First off, you want to have the H700 fully charged up and it’s probably good to have the Moto SLVR fully charged up too. Now turn off the H700 (the ring around the talk button should not be flashing blue every few seconds) then push the talk button for about five seconds, until the ring around it displays a purple color. Immediately let go of the button and flip open the tiny microphone extension. Now it’s in pairing mode and you can leave it while you fiddle with the SLVR.
On the SLVR cellphone, you want to push the “OK” button to get to your main tools area:
Choose Settings on the lower right (the wrench), then choose Connection:
Now you’ll be able to pick which type of connection you want:
You want bluetooth, of course, so pick that and you’ll be here:
Now you can specify that you want to add a new Handsfree device (even though, logically, you should go to Setup in my eyes):
I’ve paired my SLVR with my Toyota Prius already (that’s what “HANDS FREE” is) but we want a new device so I’ll select Look For Devices, at which point the SLVR cellphone will scan for available units in the bluetooth frequency spectrum and hopefully find your H700 bluetooth headset. Assuming it does, it’ll cheerily report the news:
If your SLVR doesn’t find the headset, I suggest that you run the scan another time or two. Also make sure that the H700 is still showing purple, not blue or flashing blue. That should be all you need to do!
Once the Moto SLVR has found the Moto H700 unit, you need to actually pair them, so don’t stop here. Select the H700 and you’ll be asked if you want to bond the two units:
You want to say “YES”, of course, at which point the SLVR will ask you for the bluetooth passkey of the H700, which, like all Motorola bluetooth headsets, is 0000. Enter it:
Choose “OK” to proceed to:
The phone has saved the pairing passkey, now it’ll disconnect and search for it again in regular connection mode:
Hopefully it’ll still find it, and verify the PIN:
And, if the bluetooth Gods are smiling upon you, it’ll succeed with:
Now, look at the H700. Notice it’s no longer in the purple “pairing” mode but has switched to the regular slowly flashing blue mode. You’re up, running and ready to enjoy the generosity of your wife’s gift!