If you’re not already driving with a hands-free connection to your smartphone, you should be. California is one of 14 states in which it’s prohibited to use a hand-held cellphone while driving. In some of the more rural parts of California, it might make sense to ignore all calls and text messages until you get to where you’re going or can at least pull over, but in San Diego, that’s just not happening. So, rather than risk the wrath of the law, stay legit and connected with Bluetooth technology.
But just in case the whole legal thing isn’t enough to sell you on hands-free connectivity, the following five benefits should do the trick:
Phone calls and more
You probably already know that with hands-free technology, you can safely converse with callers through your car’s speaker system while driving. But with a Bluetooth Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP), you can also view your contacts, appointments, and call logs on your car’s display. Just think: no more scrolling through your phonebook while heading up to Moonlight Beach. With voice command, all you need to do is say, “Call Mom,” and boom. Done.
Statistics show that the average San Diegan spends approximately 40 hours per year in traffic. Ugh! That’s a full workweek. Music or audiobooks streaming via Bluetooth through your car’s speakers can make the difference between losing your mind and keeping your cool in the morning slog on northbound 805 at Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.
Bluetooth technology plus your phone’s bi-directional text access means you can hear your girlfriend’s racy texts through your car’s speakers and dictate the appropriate response. All while navigating through the Mission Valley Mall parking lot. In other words, Bluetooth promotes safe…texting.
While the State of California does allow the use of a cell phone’s map features without a hands-free device, using Bluetooth is just plain better. You’ll hear the directions more clearly when they’re coming from your car’s speakers than you will if they’re coming from your phone. And you certainly wouldn’t want to risk missing an exit when you’re already running late to your boss’s kid’s quinceañera.
If you’re one of those people who can’t remember what life was like before Siri, it should put you at ease knowing that with Bluetooth, she remains as close as ever. Even while you’re flying up the I-5, you can ask her to tell you what’s playing at the Cinépolis in Del Mar, or to play songs by Katy Perry (no one has to know). Who cares what life was like before Siri? The key is that it never has to be that way again.
At Car Stereo City in San Diego, we can help you stay safe and connected. Drop by and see what we have. Our knowledgeable and professional sales team will answer your questions and set you up with the perfect Bluetooth system for your needs, your car, your lifestyle.
Using hands-free technology is not just about following the law (although there is that); it’s about changing your driving experience for the better. And at Car Stereo City, that’s what we’re all about.