OK. I’ve tried replying twice before but the review bounces. Let’s try for third time lucky.
I am very impressed by the new ComPilot. Let me give a few bullet points.
Battery - I put it on at 08:00, and use it all day connected to phone. Today I have done over an hour of phone calls, multiple email alerts, and listened to music for an hour. It’s now 19:20 and it is still going strong. The iCom wouldn’t have made it to midday with that usage.
Interference. The iCom was very suceptible to interference. Walking past a lampost, walking though barriers at train station, walking through doors on Voyager class trains were all enough to cause total breakdown of the connection between hearing aid and iCom. The ComPilot does not suffer at all. Incidentally, I have had three iComs, and all exhibited this fault, so it is not a one off device problem.
Audio quality is excellent using the MC1 microphone - people at the other end have stated how clear it is. Without the MC1, sound is less good, but still perfectly acceptable, and probably better than iCom.
Voice dial works OK, though does depend on the capability of the phone.
The one disappointment is that it is not fully compatible with my Phonak Audeo Yes IX aids. these were bought just over two years ago, with a 5 year warranty. It is disappointing that Phonak have abandoned development of products for these aids. How difficult could it have been to control these older devices as well as the new ones.
Finally, the voice notifications of callers is a nice idea, but the name pronunciation is pretty dreadful. I struggled to recognise my own name when I called myself!