Topic: *New Software Version 1.08*

A new software version v1.08 is available for the Parrot Zik from the Parrot website and also the Parrot Audio Suite app.

Release Note:

New features
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                              [HMI] Add the capability to enable / disable the Automatic Pause option (Head detection sensor). Requires Audio Suite 2.5 or higher (coming soon)
                              [Equalizer] Add a specific Lou Reed audio mode. This implies new frequency channels. Requires Audio Suite 2.5 or higher (coming soon)
               
Improvements
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[Bluetooth / Line-in] Audio quality improvement after head in/head out recognition in some cases

Fixed Issues
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                              [Battery] The level was not displayed in some cases
      Minor bugs fixed

Parrot UK & Ireland
E mail: http://www.parrot.com/uk/support/hotline/
0121 359 2380 UK 00353 1553 0062 IRL

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Nice but it still has not fixed the BT stack crashes when trying to use Zik as microphone input source in OS X.

Only been waiting a year for this bug fix  sad

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi Chuhaitime2,

Thank you for your feedback, Zik's microphone works only with the application which supports hands free mode (ex) skype

we can't use Zik microphone with these following use:
-Voice Recognition applications 
-Voice Recorder applications
-Dictate applications

Also we can only confirm compatibility with MAC OS x 10.6 and 10.7.

We are always working to develop new features and enhance compatible and we will make you aware with any development in future software.

If you have any further questions please contact support directly.

Parrot UK & Ireland
E mail: http://www.parrot.com/uk/support/hotline/
0121 359 2380 UK 00353 1553 0062 IRL

4 (edited by eddy29 2013-11-19 4:58:55 pm)

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

hello,,
just updated everything and RESET EVERYTHING,,, the only thing working is volume up/down...

NOT WORKING
Auto Pause (take off zik)
Tap STOP/PLAY
forward/rewind (left/right slide).


please help sad  sad  sad

iphone 5 iOS7
Parrot zik 1.08 (panel V1A)
Parrot Audio Suite Version 2.5

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi,

In the first instance delete the pairing to the Parrot ZIK from within the iPhone 5.

Remove the battery from the Parrot ZIK for one 1minute. 

If the above fails, If you have not done so already, I recommend to contact technical directly. If you are from outside of the UK/Ireland, please contact the technical support for your country, if you are unsure, E mail the team from the online form at: http://www.parrot.com/uk/support/techni … ntact_form

Parrot Advisor UK 3
Parrot UK & Ireland
E mail: http://www.parrot.com/uk/support/hotline/
0121 359 2380

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi Parrot,

I've updated to the newest firmware, and I'll think it really affects the battery life.
I'm using it as follow:

Bluetooth connected
Iphone 4S
ANC is ON
Tuned by Lou
volume around 25% on ZIK / 100% on iPhone

After fully charge, I turned it on and connected to my phone. Battery status says 100%. After 20 minutes of listening I only got 80% of battery left according to the App.

Is the new firmware draining so much more battery or degraded so fast after less than a year?

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi,

Not aware of software related battery draining issues.

Please contact technical support with your observations.

Parrot Advisor UK 3
Parrot UK & Ireland
E mail: http://www.parrot.com/uk/support/hotline/
0121 359 2380

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi Parrot,

I've done several extra test since yesterday, I'm pretty sure now that my headphone is using much more battery than it should, I'm not sure if it's related to this new firmware.

I've two batteries and both drain from 100% to zero in less than 2 hours. I bought mine in the Netherlands, where should I go for tech support?

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi,

Tech support for your country is France, we will run some tests of our own and let you know.

Parrot UK & Ireland
E mail: http://www.parrot.com/uk/support/hotline/
0121 359 2380 UK 00353 1553 0062 IRL

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi East,

Just an update for you.....

I carried out a test at the weekend with an iPhone 5S (7.04) with ANC ON , Lou Reed feature ON, volume on iPhone full and on the Zik (1.08) around 50% and got 5 hours 23mins playback from a fully charged battery.

Parrot UK & Ireland
E mail: http://www.parrot.com/uk/support/hotline/
0121 359 2380 UK 00353 1553 0062 IRL

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi Parrot,

I wish my worked for so long, I did some extra test recently and found out that one battery is preforming worse than the other. I doing a test today with the better performing battery. I've made some notes every few minutes to see how the battery is draining.

The first 40% (from 100% - 60%) happens in about 40 minutes from there on it's going slower. It took about 50 minutes to drain from 60% to 46%.

Iphone 4s with IOS 7.0.4
ANC ON
Lou Reed ON
Iphone volume 100%
Zik 1.08 volume around 25%
Room temperature is 21 degree Celsius
I'm listening to classical music for this test.

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi East,

My tests and further tests carried out by the team indicate there is not a problem with battery drain with SW 1.08. I would recommend you contact support or your place of purchase in regards to your specific observations.

Regards

Parrot UK & Ireland
E mail: http://www.parrot.com/uk/support/hotline/
0121 359 2380 UK 00353 1553 0062 IRL

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi Parrot,

I just bought a pair last week and I love it! But I would like to see some new features added to the already awesome headphones:
1) I own an iphone and an ipad and so it would be great if I can pair my zik to more than one device simultaneously.
2) It is a pain to open the app every time I want to check the battery life of the headphones... Is it possible to add a battery life icon on the status bar for the iphone/ipad?

Thanks!

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Thanks for the update advice below.  It worked a treat! smile

Re: *New Software Version 1.08*

Hi - I am about to purchase a pair of Ziks.  Can you pls confirm they will work with my iMac and Macbook Pro both running OSx 10.9.1. I also have a a Samsung S3 mini smartphone and I understand the setup must be achieved via this device with the Audio Suite app.  Once set up - does the Ziks retain the settings when used with the iMac?  Will there be an app for OSx?

Many thanks

Parrot Advisor UK wrote:

Hi Chuhaitime2,

Thank you for your feedback, Zik's microphone works only with the application which supports hands free mode (ex) skype

we can't use Zik microphone with these following use:
-Voice Recognition applications 
-Voice Recorder applications
-Dictate applications

Also we can only confirm compatibility with MAC OS x 10.6 and 10.7.

We are always working to develop new features and enhance compatible and we will make you aware with any development in future software.

If you have any further questions please contact support directly.