My BT sucks too. Agree with almost all said, but gonna try and look for silver linings in this, listed below, in no order.
-my Bluetooth sucks at moments while in the car, on various headphones, wireless speakers, dslr’s, and drones. Never felt like bluetooth was/is ready for prime time anyway. Love it when it works tho.
-work hard often using my phone to get things and experiences like a OW in hopes of using the phone less.
-not sure if it digitally tracks/documents rides if you don’t activate app (or bring a phone, or watch) but don’t care. Doesn’t affect the fun.
-have seen faster mph via app in real time than ever registered in my phone on rides. Don’t care.
-glad I can float while leaving phone at home. If phone was required, could be a deal killer for me.
-as a fun machine that takes a beating, guessing my phone BT works better cause it’s not buried underneath all the stuff that makes the Pint indestructible (so far)