Bluetooth Wrist Band

Everything goes better with Bluetooth… or so you would think with the proliferation of Bluetooth enabled devices. One of the more innovative uses of the technology isn’t a headset but it does extend your cell phone.  .

Here’s the scenario- you don’t have your phone in your pocket and can’t be seen holding it in your important meeting. Unfortunately you also are expecting an important phone call. What are you to do? Well, with the Bluetooth Bracelet from LM Technologies you can slip on the bracelet and, so long as you are no more than 30 feet from your phone, you will silently be notified when a new call comes in. From there it is as simple as excusing yourself for a moment.

MobileFunUK was kind enough to send one to this side of the pond so we could take a closer look.


The Bluetooth Wrist band is a revolutionary product that gives the user discreet and increased awareness of an incoming mobile phone call by vibrating. The Bluetooth Wrist band is a user friendly device that can be connected and working in minutes.


  • Vibrating alert for incoming calls
  • Proximity vibration alert when mobile is 5 metres away

Product specification:

  • Bluetooth specification: version 1.2 – compatible with V1.1, V1.2 & V2
  • Bluetooth profile supported: headset and hands free profile

My Take-

This is one of those rather unusual items but you certainly can live without but still… it is rather interesting and unique anyway.

The product comes in a small metal tin.

Inside is a USB wall charger a short charging cable and the Bluetooth bracelet itself. Embrace was charged by plugging it into the small charging port on the side. The battery takes about two hours to fully charge and after that you’re good to go.

In order to pair the bracelet with your cell phone you go through the normal procedure for connecting any Bluetooth headset to a cell phone. Turn on the bracelet while holding the power button for a full 4 seconds. The pairing light will begin to flash green and blue. Turn on yourself a Bluetooth, could in pairing mode, wait for it to find the bracelet, and input the passcode. The bracelet will flash five times and then go into standby. That’s all it takes.

From that point the bracelet will monitor your cell phone when it is up to 10 m, roughly 30 feet, or wait. I call comes in the bracelet will vibrate in the red LED flashes. Depending on your cell phone settings you’ll either have to rush to the phone to take the message or check the voice message that was left because you get to the phone and time.


Overall I really like the idea. There are times when I leave my cell phone on my desk and I won’t know that it received a call because I missed hearing the call coming in. This could immediately alleviate such an issue. Unfortunately in actual use I found that it did not work at nearly the quoted distance. Within five or ten feet I was okay most of the time but after that it disconnected. Others have reported issues with constant loss of signal as well but I should note that another review on the site indicates no issues at all.

Whether or not the bracelet is for you is really a matter of aesthetics. While it isn’t “unattractive” it certainly isn’t my cup of tea when it comes to appearances. In addition while the clasp is made from stainless steel it doesn’t feel all that sturdy and I can imagine bending and breaking after a short period of time.

What I do think is that the company is onto something here. I can imagine using a lapel pin or some sort of button. The bracelet however, not my thing.

What I Like- Does what it says for the most part, good standby time, neat idea

What I Don’t- Range not what is quoted, some issues with disconnecting, clasp is a bit flimsy

The Bluetooth Wrist Band is available from MobileFun for 21.85 pounds or about $36 US dollars.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

5 Comments on "Bluetooth Wrist Band"

  1. Here’s what I’d like to see: A watch with Bluetooth that will vibrate when I receive a phone call and show me the number (or even better, the name) of the caller. I don’t need a whole phone on my wrist and I don’t need to talk into my wrist; I’ve got a BT earpiece. Just vibrate and show me who is calling and otherwise show me the current time. Seems simple enough.

    I can’t understand why nobody has done this yet.

  2. Perry,

    Someone has–namely Sony Ericsson, partnering with Fossil. I’m not sure if they’re still on SE’s site, so Google MBW-150 or MBW-100. (I have the 100 and may upgrade to the 150 at some point soon.) And for you women gadget gurus, look for the MBW-200. Any of these also acts as a remote control if you’re playing MP3s on one of SE’s phones.

    I’m not sure how well it works with other brands of phones, though I’d love to see a developer set this up, especially for the Palm Pre (once Palm gets going and supports more Bluetooth profiles!). On the upside, it’s part of the reason some of us have multiple phones!

  3. I was under the impression that those worked only with the Sony Ericsson phones. Are you using yours with a different phone?

  4. I was using it with a SE K790a and then sold that phone (to someone who was looking for an alternative to an iPhone). While I’m happy to test it with other brands, I haven’t seen what others have been tested with them.

  5. I was thinking about buying this bracelet, but it is much more useful to have a display and see who is calling you. But then if you have a bracelet with display it’s only logical to display time also – so BT watch was a better descision for me at the end.
    I have SE MBW-150 watch, I use it with my HTC Diamond with Windows Mobile and it works just fine.
    All you need is a free software from XDA-Developers SmartWatchM and you actually get even more features than with SE phone.
    Not only I get alerts for calls and SMS messages coming in, but I also get notifications about new mail (you can even read the message if you want), reminders, I can see battery status…
    Now when I’m at work, I can have my phone on silent and still see all calls, messages and notifications.

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