Sport Earbuds - Complicated / Hardly usable Device Switching
***Please don't merge with Multi-Device Support Tread as I'm not talking about an ability to connect to 2 devices at the same time, which is a lot more complex than this "easy fix"***
I have received my new Sport Earbuds today as an upgrade from SoundSport I had for a few years and I have to say I'm quite underwhelmed by the way connectivity switch is designed (or rather not designed at all)
Based on instructions on the BOSE support page:
Switching between Bluetooth devices:
- On the currently connected device, turn off Bluetooth.
- On the new device:
- Turn on Bluetooth
- In the settings menu, go to the Bluetooth device list and select the earbuds to connect
I use my headphones with a TV...
Connecting to TV:
Before I would navigate to TV with earphones and TV would say - "Your earphones are trying to connect. Allow / Don't allow"... 2 clicks on earphones, 1 click on remote - Done
Now I need to go into the TV settings to initiate connection from somewhere in the connectivity menu??
Disconnecting from TV:
Before I would switch to new device with 2 clicks on the earphone and I was done..
Now I need to go into TV Settings to deactivate Bluetooth... before going to another device to initiate connection from settings?
Is that really how Bose intended the device switching to work?
Is that really how Bose would like to use this product themselves if they used earphones to listen the TV?
Is there anything in the development backlog to address this issue? Can it be added to backlog?
For example it could be possible to:
Introduce Swipe down on the left earphone to scroll through devices (same feature as was added to the right headphone to change volume in the last update)
Introduce touch and hold on the left earphone to switch to the next device in the list...
Thanks for suggestions, support (incl Community) and feedback