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Old 10-29-2014, 08:29 AM   #21
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We helped introduce the Eartec's to the cruising community a few years ago. Because of that, we're offered evaluation units of almost every device out there.

We still use the Eartec's for real use. We've been giving them some suggestions for a next generation unit because there are some things that would make it even better.

If you're using a cell phone/Bluetooth solution, you have to have cellular connectivity for it to work - that's definitely not a given in many of the areas we all cruise.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:18 AM   #22
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I am on the verge of getting a set of Eartec COMSTAR units.
Are you saying there will be new model(s) coming out?
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:28 AM   #23
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The problem is there is a sequence of button pushes that you have to go through to activate them, and you need to be together in the same place to coordinate the sequence.
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We use Eartechs successfully ( for 8 years), but they do require a degree of patience that when it is dark and stormy can be a bit trying. But a lot easier to master than a so called smart phone. I view them as a safety device when getting ready for docking or leaving the dock so that the person securing the lines and fenders can be heard.

Ahh the beauty of solo cruising where no communications are necessary.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:34 AM   #24
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I am on the verge of getting a set of Eartec COMSTAR units.
Are you saying there will be new model(s) coming out?
Oh gosh, no. We're suggesting some options to them. They really need a great solution for women to secure them - some type of lanyard that actually works. I'd also like to see some replaceable battery options.

Even if they loved the ideas, it would take a couple of years for them to come out.

Get the Eartec's - they meet the need exceptionally well.
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