Headsets from manufacturers such as Plantronics are being to include various technologies in their designs to accommodate how the devices are used in the real world and to improve their overall user experience. In the case of Plantronics devices, this technology has been dubbed Smart Sensor. Just what is Smart Sensor, and what does it do? Let's delve into the details.

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At the core of Smart Sensor is a very basic sensor, which detects if the headset is being worn or not. These sensors are located on the headset itself in the headset body as well as the ear piece. With the help of Smart Sensor, your headset suddenly becomes an altogether more powerful and somewhat spatially aware device.

By tracking if the headset is being worn, Smart Sensor enables several useful features. For example, if an incoming call is detected and the headset is not on, the call can be answered by simply putting the headset on. In a similar vein, if music is playing or audio is streaming from a video, removing the headset can pause the media right where you left off for easy later using. Simple features like this make the headset a device more in tune with the intuitive use of it in real-world scenarios.

Easily Transfer Between Phone And Headset

One of the neatest innovations of Smart Sensor is how easily it allows you to transfer call handling between headset and phone. If you answer a call without the headset on, it will be automatically disabled and the call handled by the phone. Simply put the headset on and the call is immediately transferred to the headset, and removing it transfers it back to the phone seamlessly.

Moving Forwards

Smart Sensor represents a new evolution in the Bluetooth headsets capabilities, making it an altogether more useful and useable device with a few simple features.