Motorola R7 Accessories
You may have noticed that we’re pretty hyped about the new Motorola R7. With unparalleled audio quality and a host of new features, they are many reasons your business should upgrade to the Motorola R7.
But what about Motorola R7 accessories? What accessories will be compatible with Motorola Solutions’ latest and greatest two-way radio?
Below is our guide to the best accessories for your MOTOTRBO R7 two-way radio.
Remote Speaker Microphone
When you’re working a highly mobile, hands-on job, you need quick and easy access to your two-way radio. The WM500 Remote Speaker Microphone from Motorola Solutions provides the simplicity and security your workers need to communicate in any situation.
Compatible with the MOTOTRBO R7 two-way radio, this accessory lasts up to 40 hours without the need to recharge, which allows you and your employees to remain focused on the job at hand.
If you need a remote speaker microphone that operates in inclement and hazardous weather conditions, we would recommend that you check out the Motorola Impres Windporting Mic (RM760).
This speaker mic is capable of delivering 102 phons of audio loudness—4x louder than a motorcycle revving its engine just a few feet away. This perfectly matches the audio capability of R7, making it the perfect windporting microphone.
As the best work-when-wet remote speaker microphone, the Impres RM760 carries an IP68 rating, meaning that it will still work even after being submerged in water for up to 30 minutes!
When it comes to Motorola R7 accessories, these two remote speaker mics give you options depending on your Push-to-Talk (PTT) communication needs as an organization.
Earpieces for the Motorola R7
As we mentioned in an earlier article about Motorola radio accessories, earpieces make for a great tool in your two-way radio communications arsenal when discretion is a must.
If you find yourself in situations in which you need hands-on communication, but don’t want to broadcast your conversations to those surrounding you, go with an earpiece in addition to your remote speaker mic.
The PMLN7650A Earpiece with its translucent tube was designed to be plugged into a remote speaker mic, giving you the audio quality you need to receive private conversations between your R7 two-way radios.
Batteries for Your MOTOTRBO R7
When it comes to accessories for your Motorola R7, none are more important than your batteries. During operations- and mission-critical situations in which PTT communication is a necessity, the last thing you want stopping you is a dead battery.
The Motorola R7 comes with a 28-hour battery life on a single charge, so you might be wondering: why do I need to buy an additional battery?
Out of the box, the R7 comes with a very good battery—a 2,200 mAh Li-on rechargeable battery, but it doesn’t come with the very best. Upgrading your Motorola R7 with a 3,200 mAh Li-on IP68 battery will give you even longer talk time before needing to recharge.
Like the phone itself, these batteries can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes without damage. Additionally, when used with Motorola IMPRES chargers, you can increase the life of these batteries by 43%.
Multi-Unit Chargers for the Motorola R7
You’ve invested money in buying the very best two-way radios for your fleet. Don’t skimp on your chargers. When you and your organization deploy more than two radios, you need multi-unit chargers to ensure that your getting the most out of them.
The IMPRES Multi-Unit Charging Station with Display offers automated and adaptive reconditioning of your radio batteries while maximizing the talk time and lifecycle of your Motorola R7s. Yes, your radios will last longer when you use the right charger.
Additionally, the IMPRES Multi-Unit Charging Station delivers advanced cooling capabilities so you can leave your batteries in their dock longer without having to worry about them overheating. With its display, you’ll also know how much longer you have until your battery completes its charge.
If you want, you can also give your employees the ability to charge a single radio from the convenience of their offices or workstations with Motorola’s Desktop Chargers compatible with the R7.
Belt Clips and Wrist Straps
Sometimes it’s the most obvious and easiest solution to deploy that makes all the difference when it comes to your employees' experience with their radios. Users of the R7 deserve comfort and usability that coincides with the technological power of their radios.
With replacement belt clips and wrist straps, you can provide your radio users with a simple and cost-effective way to enjoy their technology more. Remember your communications technology is a long-term investment. You don’t want your workers misplacing their radios simply because they lost their belt clip.
Belt clips and wrist straps make for a great accessory for the MOTOTRBO R7 precisely because they are such an easy way to protect your investment against loss and theft. Encourage your employees to carry their radios on them at all times!
Do you know the easiest way to expand the coverage and range of your radio? It’s not a repeater or trunked radio system, although these are sometimes absolutely necessary depending on how far you need your signal to carry.
But oftentimes you don’t need to invest thousands of dollars in a repeater if you’re at a single site that is relatively enclosed. Sometimes all you need to get the most out of your Motorola R7 two-way radio is a replacement antenna.
Finding the best antenna for your radio shouldn’t be a chore. If you discuss your coverage issue with an expert in two-way radio communication, they will be able to steer you in the direction of the best solution to your problem. Sometimes it’s as simple as buying a $10 radio antenna.
One of the primary reasons you bought the Motorola R7 in the first place is because of all the features they offer the user. These are smart radios, capable of doing everything from detecting gas leaks to audio playback for missed messages.
But you need to purchase software applications to unlock all of these features. Having a trusted expert in two-way radio communication who can provide you with the software options you need to fully utilize the R7’s unparalleled audio capabilities is essential.