Different with refurbished models in general, they are usually a bit older, and they may not be available in the size or color you want. But it was fine, and the savings can be worth it.
I saw the product on TV and bought the product last November for my father who is turning 70. He first had problems with Bluetooth, but customer support helped him with the settings, and now he hears great. He always uses the Olives for phone calls, and I am happy he likes it. My mother tried it on and said it sounded great, so I gifted one to her too. The application has improved and it is now easier to connect. I am happy they both love the product.
I am so excited about this product. Both my Mom and oldest brother suffer from hearing loss but neither can afford the thousands of dollars for hearing aids… until now! Thank you, thank you!
I was one of the first to sign up at Indiegogo for two Olives and was disappointed in the first couple of Olives and just gave up trying to use them. I was glad I ordered one of the new Olives - you guys out did yourselves from the very professional packaging and instructions to the actual new design. You deserve the 5 Star Rating I'm giving and if there were 10 star ratings I'd also give them. Well done Gentlemen.
A gift for my father, who started having hearing problems a few years ago.
We could not find him a good amplifier or hearing aid, and it seems we have finally found our product.
Like tech products now-adays should, it personalizes settings by connecting to the smartphone. Also, they do a hearing test on the smartphone to find the right settings for the user. My father was surprised at how good the sound was.
The stylish design is also a plus. Watching my father wear it makes me happy.
I have hearing loss in one ear.
I have been using a $500 dollar hearing amplifier for a few years, but this product is way better.
It works similar to a hearing aid, and do way more than turning volume up and down.
The sound sounds clearer and warmer than my more expensive amplifier.
The look is also a great perk, since I can wear it whereever I want without feeling embarassed.
These are the first devices I have ever tried, but it works very well!!
I have had a hard time hearing sounds, and now I hear a lot of things I didn't even know I was missing.
Great product, great app.
A gift for my father, who has been having serious hearing problems.
I was hesitant on giving a hearing device to my father since of the looks, but this product is very cool and he likes it a lot as well.
I helped him with the initial set up, and now he can controll it easily on his smartphone.
It has only been a few days, but he says it is really making a difference!
Received mine here in Lewisville Texas. so far, so good. Easy to set up. The equalizer is the trick to fine tuning!
I received my Olive last week. Seems to work fine, but I’m still getting used to it. Very well designed.
Received today, Dec 31, 2019. I have two units and while I have only had them for a little over an hour, I can see I am going to really going to enjoy hearing what I have been missing. It was like WOW I hear all kinds of noises now.
Nice and amazing hearing aids
When I first started using them, I had trouble with Bluetooth connection, so I called customer support.
I did not know of the company at the time, and was a little bit nervous, but the customer support was really really nice and helped me through the process step by step.
I am using the product every day now, and my hearing is much better. Thank you so much!
I received my Olive order. it works great. It was easy to set up and install. i now don’t have to have the TV up so loud and ask repeated questions. Thank you for a great hearing solution.
Great sound and functions. Way better than other amplifiers I have tried so far.
I have had these for a few weeks, and they work quite well.
I would recommend them to anyone who uses smartphones and has hearing troubles.
I bought black for my father and white for my mother. She likes it very much and uses it better than I thought. The instructions are easy to see, so my mother, over 60, was able to do the smartphone and Bluetooth connection all by herself. The normal Bluetooth earphones needed to be put in both sides, so it was hard to hear the surrounding sound, but 'Olive Smart Ear' can only be worn on one side and is good for hearing correction and earphone function. Thank you for making a good product!
I gave it to a person who can't hear low sounds due to hearing difficulty, and he says it ss good because it doesn't look like a hearing aid.
Six years ago, I used a similar voice amplifier, but the app was no longer updated, and it was a little under-functioning.
The Olive Smart Ear has a sleek design, ear tips, three sound modes, and a satisfactory voice amplification feature. The overall design, including charging cradles, is luxurious.
I use this with my iPhone. It is more than a hearing aid as you can listen to the music as well. The sound and controlling quality is far more better than the expensive one.
I gave it to my mother as a gift. I'm very proud that my mother likes it so much that she says she can hear things she wasn't able to before.
Fortunately, I think it suits my mother.
My mother used to use an expensive hearing aid, but she lost it and didn't buy it again. I bought this just in case because it is not expensive, but I am very satisfied that my mother said she can hear very well.
My mother also likes the design better because it doesn't look like a hearing aid. She was very happy when I tought her how to do a Bluetooth phone call. Thank you for releasing these products. I'll buy it again when the upgraded version is released.
Now I can hear, finally I can listen conferences and sermon at church. Thank you much
These work great when I am talking or listening to music on my i-phone; also in noisy situations. I find it helpful when I watch the TV or having conversation with my friends.