How does sizing work with the ROBN H1/H2 smart harness?
The smart harness comes in three sizes which are a reflection of girth and breadth of shoulders rather than height. You can adjust the straps so that your smart harness sits comfortably and loosely on your shoulders and chest.
- Small 4’9” to 5’4” Petite to Lean (and youth)
- Medium 5’4” to 6’2” Slim to Average Build
- Large 6’2” to 6’8” Built to Full Bodied
How do I charge my ROBN H1/H2?
The battery unit for your ROBN H1/H2 is located on the inside right pocket of your smart harness (the logo side). Insert your micro USB charger cable into the charging slot on the side of the battery unit. You can access the port via the orange fabric slot, or by sliding the battery unit out of its pocket (no need to disconnect the speaker cable). When charging, the LED battery indicator will glow red. When fully charged the indicator will turn off. Estimated charge time: 3 hrs.
How do I pair my ROBN H1 with bluetooth?
Simple. Hold the power button on your ROBN down until you hear the power up tone. CONTINUE to hold the power button down till you hear the "Pairing" audio cue. Then go to the bluetooth settings on your phone and find ROBN H1 listed, and pair. Once you are paired you will hear a "Speakers Connected" confirmation. All you need to do to connect in the future is to switch your ROBN on in range of your phone.
How do I pair my ROBN H2 with bluetooth?
Simple. Hold the power button on your ROBN down until you hear the power up tone. If your ROBN has not previously been paired with your phone, it will enter pairing mode and you'll hear the "Pairing" audio cue. Visit the bluetooth settings on your phone and find ROBN H2 listed, and pair. Once you are paired you will hear a "Speakers Connected" confirmation. All you need to do to connect in the future is to switch your ROBN on in range of your phone.
How do I pair my ROBN H2 with a new device?
Your ROBN H2 will automatically connect to the device it has previously been paired with if it is in range. If you wish to connect your ROBN to a new device such as a new or alternate phone, either remove ROBN H2 from your prior device's connections, or temporarily deactivate bluetooth on the prior device in order to trigger pairing mode and connect to a different device.
Does my ROBN H1/H2 work with my smart assistant?
Absolutely. Feel free to “Hey Siri” or “Hey Google” to your heart’s content. Your ROBN H1/H2 integrates with your phone’s smart assistant so you can enjoy your time out in the open with hands-free help. Enjoy audio, stay in touch, manage tasks, and plan your day, all with the touch of a button. Bluetooth connection to phone is required. To activate your smart assistant hold down the LED button, or say “Hey Siri” or “Hey Google” within earshot of your phone.
How long does the battery last?
That depends on usage and how loud you listen to your audio. For the H1 normal usage will get you between 8 to 10 hours of usage. For maximum volume and usage ,expect between 5 to 8 hours. Note that in the cold battery life may decrease. You can always check check your battery power in the ROBN app. As with all batteries, after 18 months of heavy usage, battery life will decline (that means fewer hours of usage with each charge).
How does the Walkie Talkie PPT on the H2 work?
The ROBN H2 features a push-to-talk walkie talkie, connecting you with fellow ROBN H2 users in your group in any setting. The walkie talkie operates on a device-to-device basis and does not require cell tower connectivity. The range is between 1.5km to 2km in open spaces with reduced range in urban areas. If you hear chatter on your channel in urban areas, simply change to an agreed channel with your partner. Please note that the channel can only be changed when in Walkie Talkie mode (not Bluetooth + Walkie Talkie mode).
What's with the LED Safety Light?
For the security of added visibility at night, we recommend activating your safety LED. The safety LED only works when the device has power. To activate and deactivate your safety light, click the LED logo once.
How do I pair my PTT Walkie Talkie to another H2?
To speak with other ROBN users via walkie talkie, you simply need to be on the same channel. You have 16 to choose from, so agree with your group ahead of time. If you experience a busy or noisy channel, common in urban environments, then switch to another.
Where is the microphone?
The microphone is located on the control box of your ROBN H1/H2. Feel free to speak normally. However, for added clarity you can turn your head towards the left hand speaker. The microphone is covered, which reduces the sound of wind.
Can I take calls?
Yes. When someone calls, simply push the power button once to pick up. To hang up, push the power button again.
Can I use with a backpack?
Yes. We recommend putting the backpack on first to avoid the backpack straps triggering the ROBN controls, or covering them up and making them hard to access.
Should I wear my ROBN H1/H2 inside or outside my jacket?
You can do either, but generally the ROBN is worn outside of your clothing. When worn inside a jacket, you can still enjoy all the functionality, and audio will pass through clothing. That’s especially useful for skiing or snowboarding adventures.
Can I operate my ROBN H1/H2 at high speeds?
Yes you can. In fact we aim to make activities safer by helping you hear your environment, and keeping you away from the distraction of your phone. Make sure you concentrate on your surroundings when operating your ROBN H1/H2.
Are you listening to me / recording me?
Never. ROBN does not collect or store any recordings of your voice. When you are using your smart assistant, the information is processed by Apple and Google respectively.
Is there a ROBN app for (iPhone, Android)?
There sure is. The ROBN app, available for Apple or Android smartphones, opens up a world of features to help you get more out of your ROBN smart harness; track your usage activity, check your battery level, see FAQs, and access powerful voice chat functionality (group voice chat is iOS only for now - Android brothers and sisters, we're coming soon). The ROBN app allows you to setup your own channels to speak and share music real-time with friends, teammates, and classmates, or join theirs (think slack for audio). They don’t even need to have a ROBN smart harness. ROBN voice chat requires connectivity to function.
Do I need the ROBN app to use my H1/H2?
No. You can enjoy your ROBN H1/H2 without downloading the app. However, we promise you will get more out of your ROBN experience with the app, especially with our group audio chat functionality to speak and share music in real-time with friends, teammates, and classmates.
Can I use group voice chat out of cell tower range?
No. Our ROBN group chat is a VOIP service that requires the ROBN app and connectivity to function. H2 users can reach other users without cell tower connectivity using the PTT walkie talkie.
I can only find group audio chat on on iOS, but not Android!
We are in the process of bringing ROBN audio chat to Android. Hold tight!
What am I paying for group voice chat?
Nada, nilch, nothing at all. It’s completely free to users of the ROBN app.
Can I use group chat without a ROBN device?
Yes you can. Simply download the ROBN app, register and use your phone to setup and join voice channels.
What are the maximum operating conditions (cold, heat, etc)
Your ROBN smart harness is built to last and can handle temperatures between -4° to 122° F (-20° to 50° C). It’s maximum operating altitude (not in a plane) is 10,000 feet (3000 m). Astronauts... you should be fine in zero gravity.
Is my ROBN H1/H2 waterproof?
Your ROBN H1/H2 is designed for a wide range of activities (as well as for your sweat). Your H1/H2 is water-resistant, allowing you to enjoy outdoor activities in the rain, mud, and snow. Do not go swimming in or submerge your ROBN H1/H2 and avoid using in heavy rain (the kinds that gets your socks wet).
Can I put my ROBN H1/H2 in the washing machine?
No. That would not be good. But with a little care you will be able to enjoy your H1/H2 for a long time. Soil is best removed using warm water and a brush or damp cloth. Here are detailed instructions:
- Wash carefully by hand at max 30 °C.
- Air dry, leave to dry at room temperature.
- Store at room temperature in a dry place
- Submerge in water (water resistant is not waterproof)
- Bleach, iron, dry clean, machine wash or tumble dry
- Expose to a heat source like an oven or radiator after washing.
During a deeper clean, remove the speakers, control box, and battery pack from the smart harness, but leave the power cables in place.
What's the warranty?
We offer a six month no-questions asked warranty on battery packs, and twelve months on on other parts such as speakers and control packs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Return Policy?
ROBN will accept returns for items that are in their original condition, unworn and free of damages, within 7 days of receipt of the item. For a full refund, email email@example.com to begin your return process. If you experience technical issues with your ROBN within the first 30 days of receipt, ROBN will replace or refund the item. For technical support, email firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the issue.
Can I buy another battery pack?
No, we do not offer battery packs at this time. If you are having issues with your current battery, reach out to email@example.com.
The adjustable strap mount buttons are squeaky!
Not a problem. That's most likely due to a little dirt between the button and the mount. Unclip your adjustable straps from the body of your ROBN H1/H2, take a Q-tip / cotton bud, apply one drop of oil, then clean the inside of the button. Clip it all back together and go. Be careful not to get any oil on the fabric of your ROBN H1/H2.
My ROBN is connected, but I cannot hear any audio from my phone!
In rare cases your ROBN will establish a phantom bluetooth connection where it is connected to your phone, but does not play audio from the device. To correct this, delete the connection from your phone - on iOS in bluetooth settings click on "Forget This Device" - and follow the pairing steps for the H1 and H2.
My ROBN H1/H2 is not responding?
First step is to make sure it’s charged (low battery may affect performance). Try switching your ROBN H1/H2 off and then on again to reset the device. If you still have issues after charging then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
My Bluetooth connection is dropping on & off!
Make sure that your ROBN battery levels are sufficient and that you are in range of your phone. Make sure your ROBN is not connected to another device. If you have issues, then remove your ROBN from your "my devices" list on your phone and pair the device again.
I plugged the USB-C plug from the speakers into my computer!
What did you do that for? You must charge the battery via the micro-USB port on the side of the battery unit, NOT the USB-C cable running to the speakers. That won't do anything for you.