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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: DanieW on February 19, 2019, 06:52:29 pm

Title: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: DanieW on February 19, 2019, 06:52:29 pm
If this has been covered before, I do apologise.

I just wanted to hear what bluetooth headsets everyone uses and what you find irritating and exhilarating about the different devices? I'm planning to get a system where the wife and I can chat while 2up and listen to music. Any advice? Things to look out for?

Thank you in advance
Title: Re: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: Jughead on February 19, 2019, 08:33:24 pm
If you are travelling together with your wife as pillion, then Sena SMH5.
Title: Re: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: Manic on February 19, 2019, 10:04:53 pm
I bought the Sena 10s last week.

Of all the Units tested this one had the best sound quality  :thumleft: Very chuffed with it.

www.bikegear.co.za

They are the Importers and you can buy direct from them  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: Brucet on February 20, 2019, 08:01:15 am
I bought the Sena 10s last week.

Of all the Units tested this one had the best sound quality  :thumleft: Very chuffed with it.

www.bikegear.co.za

They are the Importers and you can buy direct from them  :thumleft:

Ditto although the first time I used it was on the way to CT three weeks ago. Had to do a reset as it kept telling me intercom failed. After the 10th time of it interupting the music I reset it and its been fine since.
It could have been something I did wrong in the setup so I wouldnt blame the unit. Havent had the same problem since.
Also bought mine from Bikegear.
Title: Re: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: Roadhawg on February 20, 2019, 09:04:37 am
I have a Sena 5 fmh thingy.   It works well, I just wish it was louder and the sound quality was better, very little bass....but I guess you can only get so much out of small, low profile speakers.

Will probably upgrade to the 10 at some point and put the 5 in my SO's helmet.


(I mainly use mine for listening to music, and taking a phone call now and then.  Haven't had the chance to pair with others and communicate really)
Title: Re: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: cracklin on February 20, 2019, 09:20:25 am
A few other factors to consider with Bluetooth headsets:

1.How user friendly is the unit particularly with gloves?
2. Does the manufacturer upgrade their firmware regularly- Sena are known for refining and improving their firmware on a regular basis. All upgrades are free .
3. Is online help available for the headset for example:

 https://bikegear.co.za/sena-intercom-help-videos/

4.. Do you really need all the functions that some units offer?Quite often a user does not require all the bells and whistles.

Give Matthew/Attie a call (at Bikegear 041 466 2553) and discuss with them what your needs are and they will advise on the most suitable unit and a dealer closest to you/ online purchase options
Title: Re: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: 3 Black on February 20, 2019, 12:19:39 pm
I have Scala Rider Freecom 2
Chat to the misses, listen to music, sat nav instructions and phone is paired all at the same time.
very happy with it. I use it on my day to day commute listening to the radio and phone paired and the battery lasts about two weeks before charging again.
Its waterproof and glove friendly.
Title: Re: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: Gérrard on February 20, 2019, 12:33:31 pm
Have a SenaS10. Works well and fulfills our needs. Chat, music and GPS. User friendly.
Title: Re: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: Roxtar on February 20, 2019, 12:41:46 pm
Bought 2 Fodsports units (V8 Pro) on Ebay for R800 each, works great  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bluetooth communication devices
Post by: madmax on February 20, 2019, 01:34:30 pm
bought sena10 ..2 weeks ago ..very happy ..mrs very happy ..gps 4 af r agents and installed into helmets and did basic setup for zar200 xtra
my senna 10 has phone and ipod linked .. mrs has her phone linked and the senna10 also has fm radio built in
...I was very apprehensive being old school rider ..but I still hear engine, cars etc whilst listening to music..
if intercom u need to manually on device switch over to music ..ie not automatic and ofcourse vice versa (from music to intercom)