the Explorer 500 Fact Page


the Explorer 500 Fact Page
Packed with the latest audio technology, the Plantronics Explorer 500 Bluetooth® headset helps you
stay focused on life instead of your phone, delivering GSMA-certified HD Voice clarity to your calls
and interactions with Siri, Google Now, and Cortana. A power-saving hibernation mode keeps your
headset charged longer and the USB charging strap keeps your headset within reach when looped to
a bag or belt loop.
• GSMA-certified HD Voice clarity
• Voice control for Siri, Google Now, and Cortana
• Hear your music, GPS directions, and more
• Connect two smartphones and answer calls from either one
• USB charging strap loops closed with magnets
• Three language options for status alerts
• Designed to comfortably fit either ear
• DeepSleep mode extends battery readiness
• On-screen headset battery meter
• Free Plantronics apps enhance experience
Dual-purpose USB strap
Talk time
Up to 7 hours1
Standby time
Up to 12 days1
DeepSleep standby time
Up to 6 months1
7.5 grams
Noise Reduction
Dual microphones with noise-canceling DSP and GSMA-certified
HD Voice
Multipoint Technology
Pair and maintain connections with two phones and
answer calls from either phone
Headset controls
Power on/off, volume up/down, call answer/end, last number
redial² and activate voice-controlled smartphone assistant²
Status alerts
Whispered alerts in either English, Spanish, or French for power
on/off, phone connected, battery low, recharge battery, volume
Bluetooth version
Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP for music and audio streaming,
Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.6 and Headset Profile (HSP) 1.1
Charge connector
Micro USB (120 minutes for full charge)
Battery type
Rechargeable non-replaceable lithium ion polymer
Operating + storage
0-40°C (32°F-104°F)
Service and support
1-year limited warranty
1. Performance is dependent upon battery and may vary by device 2. If supported by phone and phone provider
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©2015 Plantronics, Inc. Plantronics, Plantronics Explorer, and DeepSleep are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries, and Explorer is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc. Bluetooth trademarks are owned by
Bluetooth SIG Inc., any use by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. Siri is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android, Google Play and Google Now are trademarks of Google
Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Patents: US 5,712,453; D717,771; patents pending. 2.15

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