Hive (BTHS-849) user manual (English)

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Avantree Hive User Manual

Bluetooth Stereo Headphone


1. Product Description

Avantree Hive is a Bluetooth stereo headphone with MIC from the Avantree family. It delivers clear voice transmission and high quality sound wirelessly. And with 3.5mm audio jack, it provides corded option for non Bluetooth-enabled phones, MP3 players, etc. The Avantree Hive is stylish and comfortable for all-day comfortable use.


2. Product Overview

1). Multi-function button (MFB)
2). Play and Pause
3). Indicator LED
4). Power ON / OFF
5). Microphone
6). Charging socket / External audio socket
7). Volume control / Track change

What’s in the box -

A. Avantree Hive Headset
B. USB charging cable
C. 3.5mm audio cable
D. User manual
E. Warranty card


 3. Charging

Avantree Hive uses a special 3.5mm USB charging socket.
1). First time, please charge the device for more than 4 hours to make sure the headset is fully charged and the battery reach its full capacity.
2). Afterwards, each charge cycle may take up to 3 hours.
3). LED will indicate red in charging and off when charging is complete.
4). If you have not use the item for a few months, LED might not turn red when first charging. It might take 15-35 minutes before the LED turn red.

• Suggest to use Avantree certified charger only. Or consult Avantree support if intend to use other 3rd party charger.
• When battery power is low, the red indicator light will flash red every 3 seconds.


4. Turn On / Off

Turn On: Switch the Power ON/OFF button to ON side and the indicator LED will flash blue.
Turn Off: Switch the Power ON/OFF button to OFF side and the indicator LED will flash red.


5. Working with mobile phone (Tutorial online)

It is important to pair the headset with your Bluetooth mobile phone for the first time use.

5.1 Pairing procedure:
A. Turn on the headset.
B. Press and hold the Play and Pause button for 7 seconds until LED blink blue and red alternately.
C. Search the device from your phone.
D. Once found “Avantree Hive’’, follow the steps and enter pin code 0000 to pair, some phones don’t need this pin code.
E. Connect the headset to the device.
F. Headset is ready for use now.
Once paired and connected, the headset will be automatically connected to the device whenever you turn the headset on again, provided the device is in the range.

We found most of the online technical support questions are caused by improper pairing between the headset and the Bluetooth device. Please follow the instruction step-by-step.

5.2 Basic Operations:
Answering a call: press MFB button once to answer the call.
Ending a call: press MFB button to end a call.
Reject a call: press and hold the “MFB” button for 1 second to reject the call.
Voice Dial: If your mobile phone has voice dialing enabled, when in standby mode short press the “MFB” and say the name you wish to call.
Last number redialing: In standby mode, press “MFB” button twice.

5.3 Music Streaming:
Volume Up: Hold on Volume +
Volume Down: Hold on Volume -
Play Music: Press “Play and Pause” button
Pause: Press “Play and Pause” button
Previous Track: Press “Previous” button
Next Track: Press “Next” button

Note: Some functions are dependent on the mobile phone being used with the headset and may not work with some phones where those features are not supported.


6. Working with PC/ Laptop (Tutorial online)

With PC running Microsoft with Built-in Bluetooth

6.1 Pairing procedure:
A. Ensure your PC with built-in Bluetooth. Turn on the Bluetooth of PC.
B. Get Hive into pairing mode.
C. Double click Bluetooth icon, click “Add a new device”.
D. Once found “Avantree Hive’’, follow the steps and enter pin code 0000 to pair;
E. Connect the headset to the device.
F. Headset is ready for use now.

6.2 Streaming the Music
Before streaming the music, you need to change the sound setting first. Go to “Control Panel” – “Sound” – Playback, change the audio setting to “Bluetooth Stereo Audio”.
Play music from your player
Pause: During music streaming, press “Play and Pause” Button, press “Play and Pause” Button to resume it.
Volume Up: Hold on Volume +
Volume Down: Hold on Volume -
Previous / Back track: These two functions dependent on your PC system, some system, you can control it on Headset Previous / Back buttons, some system does not support.

6.3 For Skype Call
• Some PC system can change the sound setting automatically, then you can make Skype call right now.
• Some PC system needs change the sound setting first, go to Skype Tools – Options- Sound Devices, select “Audio in” / “Audio Out”/ Ringing all three modes to “Bluetooth AV Audio”, save it. Then you can make Skype call.


7. Product Specification

• Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
• Support headset profile, hands free profile, A2DP, AVRCP.
• Bluetooth Class 2, 10 meters (extended)
• Talk time: Up to 18 hours
• Music time: Up to 18 hours
• Standby time: up to 8 days
• Charge time: about 3 hours
• Charge Voltage: DC5.0V, 300-500mA
• Battery type: 500mA (Rechargeable Li-Polymer battery)
• Weight: About 180g
• Size: 180(L) * 170(W) * 71(H) mm

Note: The music / talk and standby times may vary when used with different mobile phones or other compatible Bluetooth devices, usage settings, usage styles and environments.


8. Safety Information

• To avoid any damage or malfunction of the device do not drop device from high places.
• Keep device away form humidity, water and any other liquid. If the device is exposed to water, moisture and other liquid, do not operate it to avoid any electrical shock, explosion and damage to the device or yourself.
• Do not place or keep this device near any heat source, such as, direct sun light, radiators, stoves or other apparatus which produces heat. It may cause explosion, degrade the performance and/or reduce battery life.
• Do not modify, repair or disassemble device at discretion (Especially battery: It may cause an explosion). Doing this will avoid the warranty.
• Do not place heavy objects on the device.
• Use only supplied and approved charger.
• Replacement or service must be done by qualified service center or manufacturer.
• Unplug this device when unused for long periods of time or during lightning storms.

The battery used in this device may present a risk of fire or chemical burn if mistreated.


9. Declaration of Conformity

9.1 FCC Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

9.2 RF Warning Statement
The device has been evaluated to meet general RF exposure requirement. The device can be used in portable exposure condition without restriction. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance. Could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radiofrequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

-- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
-- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
-- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
-- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help

9.3 EU
This product is CE certified according to the provision of the R&TTE Directive (99/5/EC). Declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.

9.4 Trademark Statement
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Avantree is a trademark owned by Avantronics limited.


10. Warranty

Please refer the warranty card included in the pack.




































Online Tutorial & Technical Support

For more information about this product and other Avantree Bluetooth products, including video user guides, product tutorials and online technical support, please visit the ‘Product Tutorial’ and ‘Download’ pages.

Due to the nature of our products, there may be software updates made without notice. Please always refer to the Avantree website for the latest information.




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