Strange Headphone Issue when connected to watch.

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  1. deathtotoasters macrumors 6502

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    I just got some Powerbeats 2 Wireless. I have paired the headphones with both my watch and the 6 plus.

    BUT.....

    Unless I unpair the powerbeats from the iphone.....it won't play through the watch EVEN THOUGH the powerbeats show paired and connected.

    Anyone else have this issue???
     
  2. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    So just making sure I get this right? You have Powerbeats 2 (I just purchased a blue pair for myself for running - so yay us). And you have them paired to both devices and have both devices with you? Then have you chosen source when playing music?

    I dont think you can connect one bluetooth device to multiple devices. Once the device has been connected to device A, connection attempts from device B will fail. At times there seems to be a conflict between what device the headphones are pairing to - I don't think that is specific to these headphones. I am guessing that headphones can only be paired to one "master" at a time.

    I'm running tonight so will check
     
  3. deathtotoasters thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the response.

    By your theory, I woul dhave to unpair and re-pair my iphone or my watch every time I wanted to use the headphones on the two different devices.

    I can hook up, and do currently hook up, my plantronics bluetooth headset to both my ipad and my iphone at the same time. They are NOT both playing through the headset at the same time...but they can both be paired to the headset.


    No issues...so I am thinking it is something primitive I am doing wrong or apple really screwed the pooch on this one.
     
  4. Gjwilly, May 26, 2015
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    Being able to pair with multiple devices is a feature of the device, not the Apple product you're pairing it with.
    With Plantronics and other headset makers it's a very common feature because they're designed to be used with phones and carrying multiple phones is now the norm.

    The Beats instructions imply that this feature is not supported.

    http://www.beatsbydre.com/support/how-to/powerbeats/bluetooth-powerbeats2-wireless.html
     
  5. deathtotoasters thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They may say it doesn't support it, which is fine. That is their choice. I think it is an idiotic choice. A choice that makes no sense to me. thats all
     
  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    No argument here.
    Just explaining that what you're expecting is not supported by the hardware you bought.
    It's not a strange issue -- it's working as designed.
    You should have bought a headset that supported Multipoint.
     
  7. deathtotoasters thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My issue is that I purchased 3 other wireless headsets and none of them were loud enough in the gym.

    I listen not just to music but also speeches, talks etc. and I cannot hear it over the gym music playing.

    Seem so strange why they do that.
     
  8. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    I understand completely. Its why I have huge Beats for the gym and powerboats for running. The larger ones drown out every sound in the gym and its fantastic
     
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    No way I could do the large headphones at the gym. I would sweat way too much.
     
  11. menace3 macrumors 6502

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    i hear you completely. I'm a sweat hog too from my head down. However, they stay on and I can wipe my face and head. I even do cardio with them on. I take them off once to wipe sweat of the ears and keep going. They actually stay put very well.
     
  12. deathtotoasters thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What exact model Do you have?
     
  13. echo4sierra macrumors member

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    force touch on music. select source as watch when you want to listen thru headphones when phone isn't near.
     
  14. menace3 macrumors 6502

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  15. deathtotoasters thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice idea but my phone is always within range
     

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