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What is the Bluetooth difference between the GF829 and GF830?

Should I Buy a GF829 or a GF830?

Over the Christmas Holidays, the GF829 sold out, due to heavy demand in retail stores. Therefore, online orders were filled with the GF830, which is not yet available in stores.

What are the two differences between the GF829 and GF830?

The GF830 is basically the same unit as the GF829, but with Bluetooth capability.

  1. Bluetooth technology of the GF830 replaces the infrared technology of the GF829, in the remote control.

  2. In the GF830, Bluetooth technology is an alternative to (but does not replace) corded technology for song-streaming from a handheld device.

Both the GF829 and GF830 have a USB cable connection on the back for charging an MP3-MP4 handheld device, using the device's USB cable (no charging cord is provided with the GF829 or GF830).

What is the difference between infrared (GF829) and Bluetooth (GF830)?

Since the GF829 remote control is operated by infrared, the remote control must be within the line of sight of the GF829.

Since the GF830 remote control is operated by Bluetooth, it need not be within the line of sight of the GF830.

Bluetooth (low level radiowaves/wireless) may operate through the walls of a house, for a distance of up to 10 meters (about 32 feet) between devices.

How does Bluetooth technology operate?

Basically, Bluetooth is a wireless technology that utilizes low level radio waves of 2.45 gigahertz, in the same radio wave spectrum used in medical and scientific applications.

A clear discussion of how Bluetooth technology works, and avoids conflict with other wireless devices in the home, is found at How Bluetooth Works.