Bluetooth, HFL, and the Droid
The Droid is not on Honda’s list of officially compatible phones. Heads up to this forum: it seems to work just fine! The link-up was quick and easy. The car will lead you through the process through its audio help. You need to get the phone into discover mode and then the phone will discover the car (not the car discover the phone). All the features I tested seemed to work. Only one wish list feature so far: an easy way to either share all or part of your contact list with the car or have the car search your phone’s contact list when you begin the call. Currently, you need to manually load the car’s calling list.
One final note – there were posts in other forums about Honda’s HFL being a little too aggressive and when the user was standing too close to an empty idle car and a call arrived, then the car would grab the call in Bluetooth mode. Not any more – fixed. I tried calling my cell phone from my house phone while standing next to the Crosstour (parked and off, Droid’s Bluetooth on and attached) and it behaved very nicely and let my cell phone answer the call (this test was without forcing the car to disconnect). Hooray!